Walking by rail in the Chilterns

Walking by rail in the Chilterns

It all started around lockdown. When I realised how important walking in the countryside was for me, I thought I would buy a book of walks in the Chilterns that I could do from train stations. There wasn’t one. So, with time on my hands, I put together a website...
Walking With Cancer

Walking With Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2022, there were, not surprisingly, a lot of things I was worried about. But high up the list, was the concern that my treatment would prevent me from being able to go for my usual 10-mile weekend walks. Over the last...
Navigating Norfolk

Navigating Norfolk

I upped sticks and moved from South London to Norfolk last summer (yes I am one of THOSE people!). While I was in London, I got into the habit of heading out nearly every weekend into the countryside of Surrey or Kent for long days of hiking and the more I did it, the...
Lincoln Trails

Lincoln Trails

Last weekend, Lucy and I were lucky enough to be invited to the historic city of Lincoln by the local tourist board and LNER. I’ve never been to Lincoln before and had very few expectations beyond something about a possible cathedral and a vague notion that it would...
An Unlikely Munroist

An Unlikely Munroist

Editor’s note: A Munro (for the uninitiated) is any Scottish mountain over 3,000 feet high. A ‘Munroist’ is someone who has climbed all the Munro summits (at time of writing, there are 282 official peaks).  “I like walking”, I had innocently announced to my partner...