On the Northumberland Coast Path, walking is enough. The beaches are golden and miles wide. Dolphins play in the water. There are many, many castles. And, when you stop walking, there are some excellent places to get a beer.
The thought of putting my soaked, icy-cold waterproofs back on in the dark at the bottom of Scafell Pike still makes me recoil.
I did it! Those of you who follow me on social media may have seen that my attempt of the Lyke Wake Walk on 14th July was a success. The challenge is to complete the 40-mile crossing of the North York Moors in under 24 hours: I managed it in 17.5. Pretty chuffed with … Continue reading #GetOutside: Finishing The Lyke Wake Walk
I was always told never to agree to meet anyone I met online, but this was different.
I saw the window in a photograph. A small pane of glass, surrounded by stone, looking down to a valley which cupped a silver lake. A river snaked from the hills, falling from the side of the slate bothy which held the window. Hills rose beyond the lake, blocking out the landscape beyond. The week … Continue reading #BothyBagging – Warnscale Head