Here you can find reports and pictures from most of my trips stretching as far back as 1995. The list includes some excellent walks in the UK and Europe (and even beyond), and some older reports from cycle touring and mountain biking trips. Feel free to drop me an email for comments/questions on any of the trips. Listed below are the latest updates.
Enjoyable trail from Hessle on the banks of the Humber to Filey on the East coast, with the dales providing some interesting landscapes. We were very lucky to get a mini-heatwave for most of the five days on the route.
Coast path round the Isle of Man, taking in an interesting mix of clifftop paths, small coves and harbours, wooded glens, beaches, castles, crumbling sand-cliffs, and even some hill summits.
Pleasant route along some nice coastline, with little villages. views out to small islands, good beaches which are mostly deserted, and some particularly excellent castles!
The brand new all-Wales coast path, stretching from Chester down to Chepstow. Apparently the world's first ever continuous path taking in the coast of an entire country, and with superb variety of coastal scenery throughout its 1400km (860 mile) length. Done in four installments, spread over 2013 and 2014.
The highly popular cycle route from the source of the Danube at Donaueschingen down to Vienna. Easy riding on superb cyclepaths, with good scenery and towns full of interesting historical sights.
The classic Wainwright trail from St Bees on the west coast of England, to Robin Hoods Bay on the east coast. All in all a pleasant trail, and I was rather lucky to get almost perfect weather for the whole nine days. Particular highlights included practically everything in the lakes, the old mine scenery between Keld and Reeth, especially the cracking stretch around Bunton Hush, and the high moors on the Cleveland Way.
The classic long distance trail in the High Sierra mountains in California, starting in Yosemite Valley and travelling south down to the summit of Mount Whitney. Some extra challenge from having to carry ten days worth of food, squeezed into a bear barrel!
Excellent circuit of the Queyras, in the French Alps, with some tricky passes due to late lying snow.
Superb route traversing the length of Wales from Cardiff to Conwy, and taking in some of the most spectacular scenery and much of the high ground on the way, through the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Plynlimon, Cader Idris, Rhinogs, Snowdon, Glyders, and the Carnedds. Good weather (mostly) too.
Nice trail from Wallsend through to Bowness-on-Solway, lots of of historical interest, including some cracking sections of wall. May bank holiday 2008.