Having missed the connecting train from Sheffield by about 5 minutes I mooched to a nearby cafe to stare at a map of the Dark Peak with a strong cup of coffee to decide where to spend the night. The combination of a warm and dry September and a bit of time on my hands […]Read more "A Bivi in the Wild Nothing"
Day 1 A 20kg pack on my back, an early farewell to the family and I was on my way not to be seen for another four days. The plan was to get the first stage of the Pennine Way under my belt and walk from Edale to Hebden Bridge, sleeping out upon the hills along the way. […]Read more "Getting sunny and soggy on the Pennine Way"
What better way to capitalise on a severe national drought than heading to the soggy old Pennines for a few days. I’ve always fancied having a crack at the Pennine Way, having bumbled around on Bleaklow and Kinder Scout for a few years there’s been an underlying desire to just carry on walking and see […]Read more "Off to the Pennines"
For a long time I’ve been umming and ahhing about taking Toby into the hills. Aside from a few small festivals when he was a baby and toddler and being strapped onto a back carrier for a few short hikes round exmoor, Toby hasn’t really had much of an introduction to the great outdoors. Topping […]Read more "Dark peak with a 5 and half year old"