From the 13th to the 15th of May, 2022, I walked the southern fifty miles of the West Highland Way path in Scotland. A fulfilling, ‘re-discovering oneself’ walk after a difficult couple of years. Especially pleased with how well my knees coped, having had suspicions of cartilage trouble – I am 57 – but they… Continue reading ► WEST HIGHLAND WAY, PART 1 – MILNGAVIE TO CRIANLARICH (MAY 2022).
► ACROSS THE ISTHMUS – A WALK ACROSS THE SOUTH-WEST PENINSULA IN JUNE 2016.
This is the story of a walk I took across the south-west peninsula isthmus in June, 2016. The south-west peninsula ‘isthmus’ is the neck of land which separates southern England from the Devon/Cornwall peninsula, and it is almost exactly 33 miles across. I fancied walking across the isthmus using a route of my own devising, which,… Continue reading ► ACROSS THE ISTHMUS – A WALK ACROSS THE SOUTH-WEST PENINSULA IN JUNE 2016.
► TO WALK LIKE BORROW.
A piece I wrote for The George Borrow Bulletin (Autumn 2017), with the kind encouragement of the late Dr Ann Soutter . George Borrow (1803-1881) was a farmer and author who went on long walks, sometimes lasting days or weeks, through the British countryside. EARLIER THIS YEAR  I went for a long walk through… Continue reading ► TO WALK LIKE BORROW.