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This all started as a simple personal home page that then gained a photo gallery at a time when such things were not common on the web. There was a travel directory too, and that is now a sort of travelogue. Lastly, there is a blog celebrating what has delighted me while walking or cycling through some alluring and soothing countryside.

My interests have changed all the while, too. First, photography became a more serious pursuit, while wanderings became as rural as they were urban. Then, hillwalking became an attractive way of savouring wilder parts, much as cycling had been. After those, explorations once limited to Britain became more international, with those of Ireland and the Isle of Man acting as staging posts for encounters with other places.

All have offered inspiration and delight. Both of these cause me to continue to share these experiences here in a way that other outlets like social media never could. There are times when a little added effort is deserved, be it the processing of selected photos or a longer account of a pleasant experience. Learning from trip planning needs a place to collate it too. All come together to produce what you find here.

Life's adventure continues and may bring new delights to share. Much-loved locations around Britain are not about to be spurned in favour of more exotic spots in Scandinavia, Alpine Europe or North America. There is much left to savour yet, and there remains the possibility that the Antipodes could be visited yet, even if they seem a long shot for now.

Of course, everyone has their own exploring to do, and I hope that what you may have found here might have inspired yours. After all, we all like reading each other’s accounts, and that is how travel magazines keep some of us reading them. What we do then doubtless is very much up to us...

Photo Gallery

Cathedral of St. Anne & St. Mary, Blackpool, Cork, Éire

St. Anne's Church, Shandon, Cork, Éire

North Channel, River Lee, Cork, Éire

St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, Éire

University College, Cork, Éire

The People's Gardens, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Éire

The People's Gardens, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Éire

Wellington Testimonial, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Éire

National Museum of Ireland, Stoneybatter, Dublin, Éire

St. Paul's Church, Arran Quay, Dublin, Éire

River Liffey, Dublin, Éire

Four Courts, Dublin, Éire

Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin, Éire

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Éire

Former Irish Houses of Parliament, College Green, Dublin, Éire

Campanile, Parliament Square, Trinity College, Dublin, Éire

Stephen's Green, Dublin, Éire

Statue of Father Theobald Mathew, O'Connell Street, Dublin, Éire

Clery's Department Store, O'Connell Street, Dublin, Éire

General Post Office, O'Connell Street, Dublin, Éire

Statue of James Connolly, Dublin, Éire

Custom House, Dublin, Éire

Ireland's Eye from Howth, Dublin, Éire

Castle Green, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Éire

Slieve Mish Mountains from Maherabeg, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry, Éire

Benoskee & Brandon from Camp, Co. Kerry, Éire

Ross Castle, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

Shehy Mountain and Tomies Mountain from Ross Bay,
Lough Leane, Killarney,
Co. Kerry, Éire

Innisfallen Abbey, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

Muckross House, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

Torc Waterfall, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

Muckross Lake & Shehy Mountain, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

Newfoundland Bay, Upper Lake, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

Upper Lake from Looscaunagh Hill, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

Looking towards the Gap of Dunloe from Molls Gap, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

King John's Castle, Limerick, Éire

Looking towards Robert Byrne Park, Limerick, Éire

1916 Monument, Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick, Éire

Tait Memorial Clock, Baker Square, Limerick, Éire

People's Park, Limerick, Éire

Drinking Fountain, People's Park, Limerick, Éire

Spring Rice Monument, People's Park, Limerick, Éire

St. Nicholas' Church, Adare,
Co. Limerick, Éire

Trinitarian Abbey, Adare, Co. Limerick, Éire

Great Southern Trail near Ardagh,
Co. Limerick, Éire

Castle Demesne, Newcastle West,
Co. Limerick, Éire

Statue of Gerald FitzGerald,
3rd Earl of Desmond, Newcastle West,
Co. Limerick, Éire

Banqueting Hall, Desmond Castle,
Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Éire

Great Hall, Desmond Castle,
Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Éire

River Arra, Newcastle West,
Co. Limerick, Éire

Old IRA Monument, Newcastle West,
Co. Limerick, Éire

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Éire

Springfield Castle, Broadford,
Co. Limerick, Éire

Killeedy Castle Ruin as seen from St. Ita's Graveyard, Ballagh, Co. Limerick, Éire

Statue of St. Ita, St. Ita's Graveyard, Ballagh, Co. Limerick, Éire

Healy Pass, Adrigole, Co. Cork, Éire

Trafrask, Adrigole, Co. Cork, Éire

Folinashrone, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Co. Cork, Éire

St. Finbarr's Oratory, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Co. Cork, Éire

Bealick & Com Rua, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Co. Cork, Éire

Com Rua, Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Co. Cork, Éire

Ysgyryd Fawr, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Abergavenny Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales

Abergavenny Castle Ruins, Monmouthshire, Wales

Sugar Loaf from Abergavenny Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales

Sugar Loaf, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Black Mountains, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Crug Hywel, Crickhowell, Powys, Wales

Fany Y Big, Brecon, Powys, Wales

Pen y Fan & Corn Ddu, Brecon, Powys, Wales

Corn Ddu from Y Gyrn, Brecon, Powys, Wales

Fan Fawr from Y Gyrn, Brecon, Powys, Wales

Moel y Gaer, Rhewl, Denbighshire, Wales

Moel y Gamelin & Clwydian Way, Rhewl, Denbighshire, Wales

Maesyrychen Mountain & Berwyn Quarry Spoil Heaps, Llandyan, Denbighshire, Wales

Maesyrychen Mountain, Llandyan, Denbighshire, Wales

Eglwyseg Mountain & Ffron Fawr, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

Moel y Gamelin, Llandyan, Denbighshire, Wales

Castell Dinas Brân, Guefron, Denbighshire, Wales

Creigiau Eglwyseg from Castell Dinas Brân, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

Castell Dinas Brân, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

Looking east along the River Dee, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

Plas Newydd, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

Fron Fawr & Creigiau Eglwyseg from Allt y Badi, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

Llantysilio Mountain from Vivod Mountain, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

Moel y Gamelin, Moel y Faen & Cyrn-y-Brain, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

Cyrn-y-Brain & Creigiau Eglwyseg, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

Beaumaris Castle, Isle of Anglesey, Wales

Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales

Harlech Castle, Gwynedd, Wales

Dolbadarn Castle, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Conwy Castle, Conwy, Wales

Remains of Castell Dinas Brân, Llangollen, Denbighsire, Wales

Marloes Sands, Marloes, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Rainy Rock, Marloes, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Martin's Haven, Marloes, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The Nab Head, Marloes, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Musselwick Sands, Marloes, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Newgale, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Ystafelloedd, Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales

St. David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Dinas Island, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Newport Sands, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Great Orme from Conwy Mountain, Conwy, Wales

Alltwen Fort, Capelulo, Conwy, Wales

Alltwen, Capelulo, Conwy, Wales

Nantlle Ridge from near Talysarn, Gwynedd, Wales

Beddgelert Forest & Nant Colwyn from Moel Hebog, Beddgelert, Gwynedd, Wales

Craig Wen and Yr Aran, Beddgelert, Gwynedd, Wales

Nantlle Ridge from Beddgelert, Gwynedd, Wales

Rhinog Fawr & Rhinog Fach from Y Llethr, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, Wales

Moelfre, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, Wales

Y Llethr, Rhinog Fawr & Llyn Bodlyn, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, Wales

Llyn Bodlyn & Diffwys, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, Wales

Cadair Idris from Cerrig Arthur, Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales

Cadair Idris, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

Carnedd Moel Siabod, Capel Curig,
Conwy, Wales

Llyn Teyrn, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Miner's Track, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Glaslyn, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Llyn Llydaw, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Glyder Fawr, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Cwm Clogwyn, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Yr Wyddfa from Cwm Gafr, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Tryfan & Glyder Fawr, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Y Garn, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Pen yr Ole Wen, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

Llyn Idwal, Ogwen Valley, Gwynedd, Wales

Cwm Idwal, Ogwen Valley, Gwynedd, Wales

Tryfan & Llyn Ogwen, Ogwen Valley, Gwynedd, Wales

Glyderau, Ogwen Valley, Gwynedd, Wales

Yr Elen & Carnedd Llewelyn, Gerlan, Gwynedd, Wales

Afon Caseg, Gerlan, Gwynedd, Wales

Cwm Llafar Horseshoe from Gerlan, Gwynedd, Wales

Pen Yr Helgi Du & the Carneddau, Capel Curig, Conwy, Wales

Black Lake, Lindow Common, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England

St. Bartholomew's Church, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England

Tatton Mere, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, England

Melchett Mere, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, England

Tatton Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, England

Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank,
Withington Green, Cheshire, England

Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England

St. Mary's Church, Nether Alderley, Cheshire, England

Nether Alderley Mill, Cheshire, England

Church of All Saints, Siddington, Cheshire, England

Church of St. James and St. Paul, Marton, Cheshire, England

Astbury, Cheshire, England

Little Moreton Hall, Odd Rode,
Cheshire, England

Mow Cop Castle, Odd Rode,
Cheshire, England

Gawsworth Old Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

Gawsworth New Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

St. Peter's Church, Prestbury, Cheshire, England

White Nancy, Kerridge, Cheshire, England

Pott Shrigley, Cheshire, England

Lyme Hall, Disley, Cheshire, England

Looking towards Langdale Pikes from Orrest Head, Windermere, Cumbria, England

Red Screes & Wansfell Pike as seen from Orrest Head, Windermere, Cumbria, England

Caudale Moor & Thornthwaite Crag as seen from Orrest Head, Windermere, Cumbria, England

Yoke, Troutbeck, Cumbria, England

Hagg Gill, Troutbeck, Cumbria, England

Kirkstone Pass, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

Pasture Bottom, Hartsop, Cumbria, England

Hartsop Dodd, Hartsop, Cumbria, England

Place Fell, Patterdale, Cumbria, England

Looking towards Helvellyn from Place Fell, Patterdale, Cumbria, England

Looking towards Blencathra from Place Fell, Patterdale, Cumbria, England

Martindale, Patterdale, Cumbria, England

Ullswater from Thornow End, Patterdale, Cumbria, England

Catstycam, Glenridding, Cumbria, England

Helvellyn & Striding Edge, Glenridding, Cumbria, England

Dollywaggon Pike, Glenridding, Cumbria, England

St. Sunday Crag, Patterdale, Cumbria, England

Fairfield, Rydal, Cumbria, England

Dollywaggon Pike & Grisedale Tarn, Grasmere, Cumbria, England

Grisedale Hause, Rydal, Cumbria, England

Looking along Tongue Gill towards Grisedale Hause, Grasmere, Cumbria, England

Grasmere, Grasmere, Cumbria, England

Loughrigg Fell, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

High Pike, Low Pike & Red Screes as seen from Loughrigg Fell, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

High Pike, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

Low Pike and High Pike, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

St. Mary's Church, Ambleside,
Cumbria, England

Langstrath, Stonethwaite, Cumbria, England

Great Gable as seen from Haystacks, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

Haystacks, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

Looking north from Scarth Gap, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

Fleetwith Pike & Warnscale, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

Fleetwith Pike, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

High Snockrigg, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

Whiteless Pike & Grasmoor, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

High Stile & High Crag, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

High Stile & Red Pike, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

Red Pike, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

Scales, Mellbreak & Crummock Water, Buttermere, Cumbria, England

Ashness Bridge, Grange, Cumbria, England

Blencathra, Threlkeld, Cumbria, England

Skiddaw, Keswick, Cumbria, England

Hawell Monument, Keswick, Cumbria, England

Clough Head from Jenkin Hill, Keswick, Cumbria, England

Skiddaw as seen from Little Man, Keswick, Cumbria, England

Great Calva, Keswick, Cumbria, England

Warkworth Castle, Northumberland, England

Old Coquet Bridge, Warkworth,
Northumberland, England

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England

Alnmouth, Northumberland, England

Cullernose Point, Craster, Northumberland, England

Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster,
Northumberland, England

Inner Farne, Bamburgh,
Northumberland, England

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, England

Humbleton Hill, Wooler,
Northumberland, England

Newton Tors & Hare Law, Hethpool, Northumberland, England

The Roaches, Leek, Staffordshire, England

Three Shire Heads Bridge, Gradbach, Staffordshire, England

River Dane, Wildboarclough, Cheshire, England

Shutlingsloe as seen from near Danebridge, Staffordshire, England

Shutlingsloe, Macclesfield Forest, Cheshire, England

Yarnshaw Hill & Whetstone Ridge, Wildboarclough, Cheshire, England

Shining Tor as seen from Macclesfield Forest, Cheshire, England

Forest Chapel, Macclesfield Forest, Cheshire, England

Hardingland & Shutlingslow, Langley, Cheshire, England

Shutlingslow & Ridgegate Reservoir, Langley, Cheshire, England

Lamaload Reservoir, Rainow, Cheshire, England

Rainow, Cheshire, England

Cat's Tor, Rainow, Cheshire, England

Errwood Reservoir, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, England

Windgather Rocks, Kettleshulme, Cheshire, England

Looking East from Spond's Hill, Kettleshulme, Cheshire, England

Rhodeswood Reservoir, Hadfield, Derbyshire, England

Longdendale Trail, Hadfield, Derbyshire, England

Footpath to Doctor's Gate, Glossop, Derbyshire, England

Shelf Brook, Glossop, Derbyshire, England

William Clough, Hayfield, Derbyshire, England

Kinder Reservoir, Hayfield, Derbyshire, England

Kinder Reservoir Dam, Hayfield, Derbyshire, England

Kinder Reservoir & Kinder Head, Hayfield, Derbyshire, England

Kinder Scout Mass Trespass Plaque, Bowden Bridge Quarry, Hayfield, Derbyshire, England

Grindsbrook Clough, Edale, Derbyshire, England

Mam Tor as seen from Grindslow Knoll, Edale, Derbyshire, England

Lose Hill, Hope, Derbyshire, England

Win Hill, Bamford, Derbyshire, England

Ladybower Reservoir, Bamford, Derbyshire, England

Monsal Viaduct, Derbyshire, England

Holy Trinity Church, Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England

Sheepwash Bridge, Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England

Bridge over the River Wye, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

All Saints Church, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Biggin Dale, Hartington, Derbyshire, England

Wolfscote Dale, Hartington,
Derbyshire, England

River Dove, Dovedale, Thorpe,
Derbyshire, England

River Manifold from Weag's Bridge, Grindon, Staffordshire, England

St. Chad's Church, Shrewsbury,
Shropshire, England

The Dingle, Quarry Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Porthill Foot Bridge, Shrewsbury,
Shropshire, England

United Reformed Church & Shrewsbury Abbey from River Severn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Caer Caradoc Hill, Church Stretton, Shropshire, England

Mott's Road, Carding Mill Valley,
Church Stretton, Shropshire, England

Pole Bank, Church Stretton,
Shropshire, England

Ashes Hollow, Little Stretton,
Shropshire, England

Paulith Bank, Pulverbatch,
Shropshire, England

Gatten Lodge, Ratlinghope,
Shropshire, England

Cranberry Rock, Stiperstones,
Shropshire, England

Shepherd's Rock, Stiperstones,
Shropshire, England

Skipton, North Yorkshire, England

Bolton Priory, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, England

Hebden, North Yorkshire, England

Loup Scar, North Yorkshire, England

Grassington, North Yorkshire, England

Dowber Gill Wham and Hag Dike Beck, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, England

Wild Boar Fell, Mallerstang, Cumbria, England

River Ure, Garsdale Head,
North Yorkshire, England

Ingleborough, Ingleton,
North Yorkshire, England

Twistleton Scars and Whernside, Ingleton,
North Yorkshire, England

Ribblehead Viaduct and Whernside,
North Yorkshire, England

Warrendale Knotts, Settle,
North Yorkshire, England

Grinlow Tower, Buxton,
Derbyshire, England

Broad Walk, Buxton,
Derbyshire, England

Upper Lake, Pavilion Gardens,
Buxton, Derbyshire, England

Lower Lake, Pavilion Gardens,
Buxton, Derbyshire, England

River Wye, Pavilion Gardens,
Buxton, Derbyshire, England

The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens,
Buxton, Derbyshire, England

The Pavilion, Buxton,
Derbyshire, England

Opera House, Buxton,
Derbyshire, England

War Memorial, The Slopes,
Buxton, Derbyshire, England

Town Hall, Chester, Cheshire, England

Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, England

The Cross, Chester, Cheshire, England

Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire, England

St. Michael's Church, Chester, Cheshire, England

River Dee from the Old Dee Bridge, Chester, Cheshire, England

The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, England

Queen's Park Bridge, Chester, Cheshire, England

Grosvener Park, Chester, Cheshire, England

St. John's Church & Roman Amphitheatre, Chester, Cheshire, England

Roman Gardens, Chester, England

Valley Gardens, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Crescent Gardens, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Cupid and Psyche, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Montpelier Parade, Harrogate,
North Yorkshire, England

Betty's, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Cenotaph, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Nidd Gorge, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England

Knaresborough Castle, North Yorkshire, England

New Walk from Skeldergate Bridge, York, North Yorkshire, England

Lendal Bridge over the River Ouse, York, North Yorkshire, England

The Minster from the City Walls, York, North Yorkshire, England

The Minster from Minster Yard, York, North Yorkshire, England

The Minster from Dean's Park, York, North Yorkshire, England

Kohima Memorial, Dean's Park, York, North Yorkshire, England

Clifford's Tower, York, North Yorkshire, England

Merchant Adventurer's Hall, York, North Yorkshire, England

Monk Bar, York, North Yorkshire, England

Micklegate Bar, York, North Yorkshire, England

Old Town Skyline, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle as seen from Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

New College from Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

The National Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scott Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland

Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Observatory & Dugald Stewart Memorial, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

Calton Hill from North Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Park as seen from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Royal High School & Calton Hill as seen from Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh, Scotland

Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh, Scotland

Dean Village, Edinburgh, Scotland

Fettes College, Edinburgh, Scotland

Exhibition House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland

Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

Holy Island, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Goatfell & Meall Breac, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Beinn Nuis, Beinn Tarsuinn & Goatfell, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Beinn Nuis, Cladach, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Goatfell, Cladach, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Duart Castle, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Duart Bay, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Maol nan Uan & Beinn Bheag, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Craignure Bay, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Camus Mòr, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Duart Castle from across Duart Bay, Isle of Mull, Scotland

M.V. Isle of Mull & Morvern from Duart Point, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Duart Castle, Duart Point, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Duart Point, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Loch Bà, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Isle of Rùm, Small Isles, Scotland

Gars-bheinn and Sgurr na Stri, Strath,
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Camasunary, Strath, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Loch na Crèitheach, Strath,
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Strath na Crèitheach, Strath, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Sgurr nan Gilleann, Minginish, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Bla Bheinn, Strath, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Ruadh Stac and Some Cuillin Outliers, Strath, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Marsco, Minginish, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Glen Sligachan, Minginish, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Sgurr nan Gillean from Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Square, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Quiraing from near Staffin, Trotternish, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Staffin Bay, Trotternish, Isle of Skye, Scotland

An Corran, Trotternish, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Sròn Vourlinn, Trotternish, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Eilean Flodigarry, Trotternish, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Rha Glen, Uig, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Dunvegan Castle, Waternish,
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Dun Deardail, Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

Carn Dearg, Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

Aonach Beag, Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

An Gearanach & Binnein Mor, Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

Loch Treig, Fersit, Lochaber, Scotland

Stob Coire Na Ceannain, Grey Corries, Lochaber, Scotland

Loch Arkaig, Achnacarry, Lochaber, Scotland

River Arkaig, Achnacarry, Lochaber, Scotland

Loch Lochy, Achnacarry, Lochaber, Scotland

Grey Corries, Glen Spean, Lochaber, Scotland

Ben Nevis & Aonach Mor, Lochaber, Scotland

Caledonian Canal, Gairlochy, Lochaber, Scotland

Ben Nevis and Carn Beag Dearg, Lochaber, Scotland

Ben Nevis, Fort William, Lochaber, Scotland

Meall an tSlamain, Fort William, Lochaber, Scotland

River Lochy with Beinn a' Chleibh & Ben Lui, Dalmally, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Beinn Eunaich, Glen Kinglass, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Loch Etive, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Ben Cruachan, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Bonawe Iron Furnace, Taynuilt, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Isle of Mull from Kerrera, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Ben Cruachan from Kerrera, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Sound of Kerrera, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Isle of Kerrera from Gallanach Road, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Oban Bay from Pulpit Hill, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Waterfront, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Maiden Island, Oban,
Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

Ness Islands and River Ness, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland

St. Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Inverness Castle, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Old High Church & Free North Church, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen, Scotland

Town House Tower, Union Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

Mercat Cross, Castlegate, Aberdeen, Scotland

Salvation Army Citadel, Castlegate, Aberdeen, Scotland

King's College, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland

Loch Lomond, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Balloch Castle, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Craigmore, Aberfoyle, Stirling District, Scotland

Rob Roy and Trossachs Centre, Callander, Stirlingshire, Scotland

River Teith, Callander, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Beinn Bhreac, Callander, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Craig Formal, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland

Schiehallion from Bealach a' Mhaim, Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland

Loch Errochty, Trinafour, Perthshire, Scotland

Pass of Killiecrankie, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland

Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry,
Perthshire, Scotland

Craigmichen Scar, Moffat,
Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Over Phawhope, Ettrick, Borders, Scotland

Earl's Hill & Fall Law, Ettrick, Borders, Scotland

Bridge End Hill & Capper Law from St. Mary's Loch, Borders, Scotland

Capper Law from St. Mary's Loch, Borders, Scotland

Bowerhope Law from St. Mary's Loch, Borders, Scotland

Priorsford Footbridge, Peebles,
Borders, Scotland

Looking towards Glentress Forest from Craig Head, Peebles, Borders, Scotland

Newby Kipps, Glen Sax, Peebles,
Borders, Scotland

Glen Sax as seen from Birkscairn Hill, Peebles, Borders, Scotland

Looking towards Penveny, Stobo,
Borders, Scotland

Ladyurd Hill & Penvalla, Stobo,
Borders, Scotland

Three Brethern, Selkirk, Borders, Scotland

Peat Law & Eildon Hills from the Three Brethern, Selkirk, Borders, Scotland

Melrose Abbey, Borders, Scotland

Eildon Hills, Melrose, Borders, Scotland

Lochan a' Chleit Ard, Ardvourlie, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Looking towards Liuthaid, Ardvourlie, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Gleann Sgaladail, Ardvourlie, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Abhainn Sgaladail, Ardvourlie, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Looking up Loch Seaforth, Ardvourlie, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Eilean Shðophort, Ardvourlie, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Gleann Mhiabhaig, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Uisgneabhal Beag & Uisgneabhal Mor, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Loch a' Siar, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Loch Bun Abhainn Eadara, Ardhasaig, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

An Cliseam, Ardhasaig, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Sgeotasaigh & Sgeir Ghlas, Tarbert, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Bridge between Harris and Scalpay, Western Isles, Scotland

Sound of Taransay, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Luskentyre, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Ceapabhal, Scarasta, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Roineabhal, Rodel, Harris, Western Isles, Scotland

Loch Teanga, Lochskipport, South Uist, Western Isles, Scotland

Loch Druidibeag, Stilligarry, South Uist, Western Isles, Scotland

Loch Àirigh na hAchlais, Lochskipport, South Uist, Western Isles, Scotland

Glaseilean, Lochboisdale, South Uist, Western Isles, Scotland

Beinn Ruigh Choinnich, Lochboisdale, South Uist, Western Isles, Scotland

Edale, Derbyshire, England

Edale Head, Edale, Derbyshire, England

Kinder Scout, Hayfield,
Derbyshire, England

Torside Naze, Longdendale,
Derbyshire, England

Green Withens Reservoir from Blackstone Edge, Littleborough, Greater Manchester, England

Stoodley Pike, Calderdale,
West Yorkshire, England

Looking towards Heptonstall Moor,
West Yorkshire, England

Walshaw Dean Middle Reservoir,
West Yorkshire, England

Brontë Plaque, Top Withens, Haworth, West Yorkshire, England

Flasby Fell, Gargrave,
North Yorkshire, England

Malham, North Yorkshire, England

Malham Cove, North Yorkshire, England

Malham Tarn, North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Fell from Silverdale,
North Yorkshire, England

Pen-y-Ghent from Silverdale,
North Yorkshire, England

Pen-y-ghent, Horton-in-Ribblesdale,
North Yorkshire, England

High Pasture, Scales Farm, Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, England

Snaizeholme Fell, Widdale,
North Yorkshire, England

Middle Tongue and Murton Pike, Dufton, Cumbria, England

Callerhues Crag, Bellingham, Northumberland, England

Burnt Humbleton, Kirk Yetholm, Borders, Scotland

Village Green, Kirk Yetholm, Borders, Scotland

Craigallian Loch, Strathblane,
Stirling District, Scotland

Dumgoyne, Kilearn,
Stirling District, Scotland

Ben Lomond, Rowardennan,
Stirling District, Scotland

Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel, Stirling District, Scotland

Doune Hill from Tom Beithe, Rowardennan, Stirling District, Scotland

Arrochar Alps from Tom Beithe, Rowardennan, Stirling District, Scotland

Dubh Lochan, Ardlui,
Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Beinn Challuim, Tyndrum,
Stirling District, Scotland

Ben More & Stob Binnein, Tyndrum,
Stirling District, Scotland

Beinn Dubhcraig & Ben Lui, Tyndrum, Stirling District, Scotland

Beinn Dorain, Bridge of Orchy, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Beinn Toaig, Bridge of Orchy, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Beinn Bhreac-liath & Beinn Udlaidh, Bridge of Orchy, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Beinn Achaladair, Black Mount, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Meall a' Bhùiridh, Black Mount, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Bà Bridge, Black Mount, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Meall a' Bhùiridh & Clach Leathad, Black Mount, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Buachaille Etive Mor, Glen Coe,
Lochaber, Scotland

Blackrock Cottage, Glen Coe, Lochaber, Scotland

Looking East Along Glen Coe,
Lochaber, Scotland

Mamores, Kinlochleven, Lochaber, Scotland

Beinn na Caillich, Kinlochleven, Lochaber, Scotland

Stob Coire na h-Eirghe, Kinlochleven, Lochaber, Scotland

Tigh-na-sleubaich, Lairig Mor, Lochaber, Scotland

Stob Bàn, Lairig Mor, Lochaber, Scotland

Meall an t-Suidhe, Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

Ben Nevis, Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

Sgurr a' Mhàim & Stob Bàn, Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland

Norðurbarmur, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Suðurnámur, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Gullfoss, Iceland

Bláfell from Laugarfjall, Haukadalur, Iceland

Strokkur, Haukadalur, Iceland

Bjarnarfell, Haukadalur, Iceland

Búrfell, Þingvellir, Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Botnssúlur from Þingvellir, Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Ármannsfell from Þingvellir, Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Þingvellir & River Öxará, Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Þingvallavatn, Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Esja, Reykjavik, Iceland

Akrafjall & Skarðsheiði from Reykjavik, Iceland

Sun Voyager, Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

Stjórnarráð Íslands, Reykjavik, Iceland

Menntaskólinn, Reykjavik, Iceland

Dómkirkjan, Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykajavikurtjörn, Reykjavik, Iceland

Nína Sæmundson’s Mermaid, Tjörnin, Reykjavik, Iceland

Hljómskálagarður, Reykjavik, Iceland

Höfði House, Reykjavik, Iceland

Slottet, Karl Johans Gate, Oslo, Norway

Statue of King Karl Johan, Slottsparken, Karl Johans Gate, Oslo, Norway

Slottsparken, Karl Johans Gate,
Oslo, Norway

Nationaltheatret, Karl Johans Gate,
Oslo, Norway

Domus Media, Universitet i Oslo, Universitetsplassen, Oslo, Norway

Domus Academica, Universitet i Oslo, Universitetsplassen, Oslo, Norway

Grand Hotel, Karl Johans Gate,
Oslo, Norway

Stortinget, Karl Johans Gate,
Oslo, Norway

Tower of Domkirke, Karl Johans Gate,
Oslo, Norway

Opera House, Operagata, Oslo, Norway

Kongshavn High School,
Ekeberg, Oslo, Norway

Hun Ligger, Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway

Havnelageret, Langkaigata,
Oslo, Norway

Akershus Festning, Akershusstranda,
Oslo, Norway

Rådhuset, Rådhusgata,
Oslo, Norway

Oslofjord, Oslo, Norway

River Begna, Hønefoss,
Buskerud, Norway

Ulriken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Lille Lungegårdsvannet at Nightfall, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Lille Lungegårdsvannet, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Byparken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Fløibanen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Looking towards Torget, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Bryggen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Rosenkrantztårnet, Bergenhus Festning, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Håkonshallen, Bergenhus Festning, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Munkebotsvatnet, Bergen,
Hordaland, Norway

Byfjorden at Sunset, Bergen,
Hordaland, Norway

Uburen, Høgsfjorden,
Rogaland, Norway

Sokkaknuten, Høgsfjorden,
Rogaland, Norway

Looking back towards Preikestolhytta, Vatne, Rogaland, Norway

Neverdalsfjell, Vatne,
Rogaland, Norway

Husafjellet, Vatne,
Rogaland, Norway

Revsvatnet, Vatne,
Rogaland, Norway

Skåpet & Aksla, Vatne,
Rogaland, Norway

Domkyrkan, Domkyrkoplan, Göteborg, Sweden

Kopparmärra, Kungsportsplatsen, Göteborg, Sweden

Vallgraven, Göteborg, Sweden

Palmhuset, Trädgårdsföreningen, Göteborg, Sweden

Lake Mälaren, Södertälje, Sweden

Looking towards Södertälje Canal, Södertälje, Sweden

Fountain on Övre Rudansjon, Handen, Sodermanland, Sweden

Årsjötjärnen, Tyresta National Park, Sodermanland, Sweden

Årsjön, Tyresta National Park, Sodermanland, Sweden

Tyresö-Flaten, Krusboda, Sodermanland, Sweden

Öringesjön, Öringe, Sodermanland, Sweden

Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

Stadhuset, Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

Riddarholmen, Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

Rikstaghuset & Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm, Sweden

Rikstag, Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

Kungliga Slottet, Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

National Museum, Blasieholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

Eric Ericsonhallen, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden

Junibacken & Nordiska Museet, Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden

Strandvägen, Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden

Husarviken, Norra Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden

Långängen-Elfviks Nature Reserve, Lidingö, Stockholm, Sweden

Kyrkviken, Lidingö, Stockholm, Sweden

Jesuitenkirche, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Pfarramt Saint Nikolaus, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

River Inn & Nordkette, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Großer Solstein, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Kleiner Solstein & Hohe Warte, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Nordkette, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Seegrubenspitze & Kemacher, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Looking towards Jägarkarspitze, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Looking towards Rumer Spitze, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Looking towards Tuxer Alpen, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Le Rhône, Geneva, Switzerland

Quai des Bergues, Geneva, Switzerland

Jet d'Eau, Geneva, Switzerland

M.S. Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

Les Voirons as seen from Geneva, Switzerland

Looking towards Stockjigletscher, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Unter Gabelhorn, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Chalbermatten, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Breithorn, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Zmutt, Valais, Switzerland

Matterhorn, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Gornergrat & Dufourspitze, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Dufourspitze & Liskamm, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Unterrothorn & Oberrothorn, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Rimpfischorn, Strahlhorn & Adlerhorn, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Dom & Täschhorn, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Dom & Leiterspitzen, Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland

Eiger near Alpiglen, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Wetterhorn & Mättenberg, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Wetterhorn, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Retti & Faulhorn, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Burg as seen from Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Winteregg, Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Douglas Bay, Isle of Man

Tower of Refuge, St. Mary's Isle,
Douglas, Isle of Man

Statue of Steve Hislop,
Onchan, Isle of Man

Villa Marina & Garden, Douglas, Isle of Man

Tynwald, Douglas, Isle of Man

Castletown, Isle of Man

On the Way to Scarlett Point, Castletown, Isle of Man

Bay ny Carrickey, Isle of Man

Calf of Man, Cregneash, Isle of Man

Clet Aldrick, Cregneash, Isle of Man

Port Erin, Isle of Man

Bradda Head, Port Erin, Isle of Man

View South from Corrins Hill, Peel, Isle of Man

Corrin's Tower, Peel, Isle of Man

Steam Heritage Trail & River Neb, Peel, Isle of Man

Peel Castle, St. Patrick's Isle, Peel, Isle of Man

Parc de la Mar, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Cathedral of Santa Maria, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Palacio Real de La Almudaina, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Parróquia Immaculada Concepció i Sant Magí, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Castell de Bellver, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Penyal Roig, Port de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain

Port de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain

Peninsula de Formentor as seen from Port de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain

Penya del Migdia, Port de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain

El Munt de Blat, Port de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain

Puig de l'Ofre, Biniaraix, Mallorca, Spain

Puig de na Maria, Biniaraix, Mallorca, Spain

Looking towards Cap Gros, Port de Sóller, Mallorca, Spain

Penya de Migdia, Biniaraix, Mallorca, Spain

Moleta de s'Esclop, Sant Elm, Mallorca, Spain

Puig de Galazó, Sant Elm, Mallorca, Spain

Sa Dragonera, Sant Elm, Mallorca, Spain

Roques de García,
Parque Nacional del Teide,
Tenerife, Spain

El Teide, Parque Nacional del Teide, Tenerife, Spain

El Peñon del Fraile, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

El Castillo San Felipe, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

Barranco de Valle Luis, Parque Rural de Anaga, Tenerife, Spain

Las Cadenitas, Parque Rural de Anaga, Tenerife, Spain

Macizo de Anaga, Igueste de San Andrés, Tenerife, Spain

Pinos de Tea, Igueste de San Andrés, Tenerife, Spain

Lomo de la Zapata, Igueste de San Andrés, Tenerife, Spain

Atalaya de Igueste, Igueste de San Andrés, Tenerife, Spain

Montaña de las Toscas, Antequera, Tenerife, Spain

Roque de Antequera, Antequera,
Tenerife, Spain

Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada

Goodacre Lake, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Legislative Assembly, Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada

Looking towards Hotel Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Active Pass, Gulf Islands,
British Columbia, Canada

False Creek as seen from Cambie Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BC Place Stadium as seen from False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Rowing Club, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Beaver Lake, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Totem Pole, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Diver Statue, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

RMS Empress of Japan Figurehead, Stanley Park, Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada

Lion's Gate Bridge, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Rice Lake, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Lynn Creek, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Alpha Mountain, Squamish,
British Columbia, Canada

Mount Coneybeare, Squamish,
British Columbia, Canada

Edith Lake, Squamish,
British Columbia, Canada

Outdoor Discoveries

One last escape before an onslaught

Leaving No Trace

An insurance price hike

An eventual completion of the Glen Sax horseshoe

Easter wandering around the Pentland Hills

From slim pickings to superabundance


More photos of North America

Something for muddy going

It helps to have good maps...



More time in Ireland

Records matter...

Thinly spread

A festive escapade

Aviemore, again

A return to North America


Jersey revisited

A spot of refinement

When promised sunshine scarcely appeared

Exchanging years while on Tenerife

Exercising added restraint within Parque Nacional del Teide on Tenerife

A New Year's Day adventure in Parque Rural de Anaga on Tenerife

New Year's Eve rambling on Tenerife, near to Santa Cruz

A break from Christmas preparations between Grindleford and Sheffield

From Hathersage to Sheffield with clag abounding but not obstructing

An Irish Year

Shoreline stravaiging in East Lothian

A time with little sun around the counties of Galway & Clare

A day on Aran

When sunshine arrived late on the way from Maam Cross to Oughterard

A grey day around Connemara

A damp hike along Clare cliff tops


It takes time to write

A short amble about Yr Eifl

Combining old ways around Barmouth

Grey at the start and at the end, lots of brightness otherwise

Why write?

A weakness for photo books & calendars


Season of transformation


Scottish return

A new weather map

Added meaning

Rekindling thirty year old connections

Unleashed yet reassociated



A Marsden project




Custom Styles

Recent changes in mapping technology

More Outdoor Activities Inspiration

Into nighttime

Musings on cycling

An insulated jacket for downpours

Curtailed adventuring

A bitter blustery day on Moel Famau


Visual treats

Hanging new calendars

A year when an unwanted adventure arrived

Welly walking

Subscriptions and home deliveries

A frosty February day spent around Rothbury

Lazy loading

Same month, two consecutive years, two very different seasons

Refurbish or replace?

A baptism

Virtually goes it


American authors

Vicissitudes of publishing

Traipsing through two countries and three counties

From north to north

On stress & tension

Spending a day going from Bamford to Hathersage via Stanage Edge

Pondering time's passing

Green, Blue & White

A November day spent around Ladybower Reservoir


An autumnal return to Derbyshire's Great Ridge

Wear and tear

Weather better suited to indoor investigations

Reeling in some leap years

Cabin bound

Some Irish hiking titbits

Into the 2020's

Revisiting Calderdale after a long absence


A loss of interest?

So many destinations

Going transatlantic

Autumnal and springtime encounters with both Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill


More extensive Swedish wanderings

A busy spring

Visiting castles and coastline around Aberdeenshire

Echoes of repetition

Various Organisations

Travel shows



A curtailed Easter escape

Rewards for a reluctant departure

A reprise in reverse


A mid-winter Mediterranean escape: Part 3

A mid-winter Mediterranean escape: Part 2

A mid-winter Mediterranean escape: Part 1

Journeys of others

Overcoming an obstruction

Experiences with Spanish hiking maps

Forthside wanderings

Thought collection

Camera repairs

Sharing or sparing?

Journal keeping

More ambling along the Goyt Valley

A few hours wandering about the north wall of Great Langdale


Autumn reflections

Getting to know Norway: Part 3

Making do with the weather that came

Something new for everyday wear

A new pair of folding walking poles

Getting to know Norway: Part 2

An exceptional summer

Getting to know Norway: Part 1


Of anniversaries and birthdays

Wandering around by the Roaches

A day spent sauntering from dale to dale in many weathers

A much needed walk from Tideswell to Hathersage

A weekend stay in the Tirol that should have lasted a week

A longer reading project

Hiking the Sandstone Trail

A trot over Kinder Scout

Incidental ambles

Looking back and looking forward

Uphill strolling from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg

Seeing much more than I expected around Zermatt

Revisiting Lathkill Dale

Unfamiliar sights, unfamiliar surroundings

Ambles within sight of The Cloud

Various wanderings around Hare Hill

Not quite the reprise I once thought it was


A walk that itself recalled numerous trots around Shutlingsloe

Snatching satisfaction during an otherwise disappointing summer

A Scandinavian project in the making

A weekend spent in England's north-east

More coastal walking on the Gower

An irritating week around Argyll and Lochaber

Going west from oncoming rain

Photographic recollections new and old

A springtime sabbatical

Starting independent touring of Scotland

Making a planned escape in the midst of a time of turmoil

Learning many lessons during an introduction to Skye

A mixture of good sense and a spot of recklessness

A first encounter with Kerrera and Loch Etive

A weekend for revisiting old haunts

An under-fulfilled photographic prospect

An occasion when resolve got rewarded

A weekend spent around Buttermere

New boots

After a year of unfinished business

A first visit to Nidderdale

Solstice sauntering around Abergavenny

Going south in the wintertime

North American dreaming

Northern introductions

Additions, revisions and other diversions

Walks around Barmouth in different decades

A new GPS receiver

Not really places for exercising dogs

Two visits to Llangollen

Selected Guidebook Publishers

A change of bike trainer

A few new photo albums

Digital Mapping Tool Overview

A Worldwide Mapping Survey

Thoughts on recalling distant memories

Wellington boot wandering

Overseas escapades

More Outdoor Magazines

Beginning a tenth year

Glenfinnan revisited

A day spent around Beinn a' Chrùlaiste

Hot weather escapades with views of Ben Nevis

From grey to blue to grey again

Spaisteoireacht and stravaiging

Precious Gifts


Not as roundabout a trot as I thought

A possible project milestone


Thoughts of Killarney

News of Walking World Ireland

An eighth birthday


Same area, similar walks, different seasons

A matter of building some confidence

New bike, new possibilities

A circuit by the River Wye

Never the best to go rushing time

The North

A month for slipping and sliding?

Encountering ravishing surroundings while wounded inside

A weekend around Edinburgh

Time for a return to cycling?

2012, before an advancing life storm

Simple walks around a time of tumult

Why not a thousand?

Secrets of the Irish Landscape

Reprising a part of the Gritstone Trail

Lyme Park: Beyond Late Arrivals and Fading Memories

Three Trots about Tatton Park

A little something for knocking around

An archaeological dig

Better late than never

Within a landscape of loss

Little snatches

A trot through the Goyt Valley

Sudden stratospheric what?

Along the Saddle of Kerridge and around by Tegg's Nose

Sometimes, others can walk further than you'd expect...

Back to Pembrokeshire

Into 2013...

A return to Gower

A catch-up on Irish walking magazines and books

A time that's safe for dreaming?

Another pair of TNF Hedgehog shoes

Revisiting the Howgill Fells

Taking a longer way home

Various Trip Updates

A weekend of Scottish reconnaissance

Why go elsewhere when there are good things nearby?

Littered with little walks

Coincidences or mind-reading?

When two walks became one

Home Countries Ideas Log

Collecting ideas...


More outings since last time

Amazing what a little sunshine can do

Emerald Inspirations

A Selection of British and Irish Hostels

Following a North Sea coastline

A trot through three counties

A hub for numerous hill country wanderings

Reminders of past outings

Not short on places to go for a stroll

A freezing February

Cheshire, Derbyshire & Staffordshire Webcams


A new jacket from a January sale

A footer got too long

Wasn't expecting to see any snow

And so to 2012

A look back at 2011

Going to Gower

Surveying castles and coastline on either side of the Menai Strait

More coastal walking on the Isle of Man

A note to self

A wintry day spent in Shropshire

It would be a pity to see them go

From Abbey to Abbey: St. Boswells to Melrose

A Border Crossing: Wooler to Kirk Yetholm

Wintry weather

Another one on the way

Armchair Ambling

A Weekend Around Cowal: Sunday

A Weekend Around Cowal: Saturday

Trip reports in progress

Smells of an Indian summer

Not the end of the matter

Revisiting Llangollen


Restoration in progress

Introductions and reintroductions


A New Look for TGO

Weekends away

Glorious fresh green growth

A little tinkering and a little toddling

More pondering than wandering

Now, why didn't I bring my head torch?

Restoring Reasons for Visiting

Some soggy yet varied Welsh wandering

A year in two halves

Reminders of unfinished business

A "They're On You!" Moment

New laces for my TNF Hedgehogs

Out in some of the whiteness

Into a sixth...

Matters of terminology

An arctic feel

A trot around and over Caer Caradoc

Last of the summer time

Of urban strolls and hilly hikes

A Canal Bank Trot

Contemplating explorations of southern Derbyshire Dales

Sampling a Cicerone eBook

On the power of price reductions and open doors

Well, it certainly isn't all flat...

Not so inactive

Hardly the kind of weather for sunbathing

An alternative choice

Stair Rods


Sampling Kintyre with Arran and Cowal in View

Drier this time around

A spot of virtual DIY

It wasn't sunny everywhere, not that it mattered

An escape ahead?


Still distracted

Other things on my plate

Catching some sun in Munster

Pondering shock absorption

A drift away from brevity?

Back savouring the variety of Scottish Borders countryside

Explorations of the Manx Coastline

Revisiting the Scottish Borders

Away on Manannan's Isle

Pondering coastal walking possibilities

Very alike but not the same

Getting greener

A little something in monochrome

A developing pattern?

A weekend around Capel Curig

Over moor and along vale


A week too late?

Returning to Derbyshire?

Going out with a bang

Some competition for attention

A short sortie in snow-streaked hill country

A weekend among the Cairngorms

Looking in on a (quite) different world

Seeing the heart of Cheshire and beyond by bike?

A mixture of spring warmth and cloudless summits

Departing with one plan, arriving with another

A foretaste of spring followed by a reminder of winter

A little white surprise

They don't have to be that high

2009: a year of reconnaissance and rediscovery

Now that an arctic visitor has departed


A longer winter break


Intermission ahead

More snow in the air

Sticking with what was near at hand

A day of snow

Approaching the end of a decade

A good covering

A promise made good

Dry weather promised; rain found

Testing a puncture repair

It wasn't all sunshine

Went a week too early?

A day when the sun was elsewhere

A frosty start can give way to cloudy skies


First month of winter?

OSi Maps now on Quo

Unenticing weather

In times of plummeting mercury

How far west?

A continuing internationalisation

Mapyx Quo becomes more international

The addressing of oversights or just some new places to explore?

A day out in limestone country

Unto Yorkshire again

A day spent passing bridges

On the other side of the Pennines...

First viewed from afar, then seen up close

It all doesn't end with a damp start

A day when long heather tamed vaulting ambitions

Episodes of deceptive flattery and testing irritation

Retracing old steps and making some new ones

Attending to other things

If it were done when it were done...

Looks like I got away in time

A Cwm Cau Horseshoe

A journey from peak to plain

Finding dry weather over the weekend

Signs of autumn

On dealing with the prospect of rain

An evening stroll

New photos of Inverness added

Pondering midsummer torpor

Irish journeys

A route reprised in reverse to resolve a quandary

Midsummer madness can be rewarded

Clambering over Cumbrian crags

Sunlit journeying from Coniston to Ambleside

An alternative option that didn't disappoint

Some are lucky...

An option for a backpacking beginner?

Taken by surprise again?

An afternoon in Eden

An inexplicable top 20?


A matter outstanding

Following Derbyshire's River Derwent

Still here...

Weaving a way beneath many a height

Still going after three years...

A first outing among the Cairngorms

Of distractions and strolls

An Easter escapade

Easter journeys

An involved way to cross a county boundary

To resolve a conundrum or two

British Summer Time

A spot of computing trouble

Walking among trees: pleasure or penance?


Work in progress

A trot from Tarbet up to the head of Glen Croe

A last blast of winter?

Encircling a cloud shrouded Moelfre

Another one for the ideas shelf

A breakdown in transmission

Greyness escaped

Sampling Wicklow's hill country


Ambitions realised, possibilities await

An amble down Great Langdale

A good walk home on a blustery day

Explorer mapping on Bing Maps

Stark warnings

Lakeland Roadworks

Service interruptions

Good weather for trying out warm jackets

An account opened...

A useful discovery

A look back at 2008 Part 3: Beyond Midsummer

A look back at 2008 Part 2: Until Midsummer

A time for adding photos

A look back at 2008 Part I: a year of many journeys

Revisiting the subject of Irish digital mapping

If it's too good to be true...

Into 2009

A winter wander from home to hills and back again

Sampling some snow among the Howgill Fells

An imperfect rights of way network?

On readiness for winter walking

A weekend of winter wanderings

Cowal: yet another area that escaped my attention?

Insights from a comparison

A feast of fog and frost

When a certain ring of familiarity attracts your attention

A need to try again?

Another day, another fell

Crossing a watershed between Ardlui and Butterbridge

Weather Forecasting Services

On Western Isles walking guides

Collected Long Distance Trails

A return to the familiar when other plans come to nought

A little piece of unfinished business

Another place

October, a month that is not without its delights

Straight into the gallery

Next steps...

A spot of island hopping Part 7: leaving South Uist for home

A spot of island hopping Part 6: exploring South Uist

A spot of island hopping Part 5: travelling from Harris to South Uist

A spot of island hopping Part 4: going deeper into Harris hill country

A continuing evolution

A spot of island hopping Part 3: exploring part of the Harris Walkway

Familiar, yet not so familiar

The Harris Walkway, an attractive hiking option

Collected Walking Destinations

A spot of island hopping Part 2: crossing to Harris

Plotting some hibernation avoidance

When three-carriage trains are insufficient

Autumn is here...

A short tramp full of contrasts among the Pentland Hills

A spot of island hopping Part 1: a quick visit to Skye

Skye, a misty isle that it can be hard to leave

Plans sometimes do come to fruition...

Can it get too hot for walking?

A plan is coming into place

Plotting a trip up north...

A wander around Welshpool in hot weather

A weekend around Argyll: Part 3

A weekend around Argyll: Part 2

Oban, a town that I've oft frequented

Hostelling in the Outer Hebrides

A pair of boots ready for longer walks?

A burst of inspiration

Discoveries, discoveries...

A new engine for the photo gallery


A weekend around Argyll: Part 1

Showing you what else is here

Not a bad weekend...

From Borrowdale into Great Langdale

An exception to a rule

Dolwyddelan bound but Dolgarrog destined

Changes to transport in Scotland's West Highlands

Finding some sun on a bank holiday

A use for a damp evening

A source of some distraction

An uncertain forecast, but a dry day in Teesdale

A sudden rise in temperature

A rain sandwich?

Two years on the trot

Changes behind the scenes

A rucksack for a weekend?

Wandering around lochs among white-capped hills

Avoiding showers along the Welsh border

A review of mapping software

Options that come and go

Glen Finglas: a tempting idea?

Photography and the law

A white Easter?

Adding some pictures

Good weather for frogs

Narrowing a gap

Trampling snow on the edge of the Cheviots

Bringing home some Staffordshire mud

Some trips to report

An unappealing start to a year...

A spot of changing and rearranging

Relating adventures...

A day out among Staffordshire's moorlands

2007: the excursions reviewed

New year, new name

Reconnaissance walking in South Shropshire

A trot atop tors

Fresh air at last!

Hibernation is tempting...

Stop, stare, appreciate, consider, compose, capture

A rug pulled...

Otherwise engaged...

A step forward for the opening up of the countryside in Éire?

Another way of delaying trains...

Visiting land belonging to Yorkshire Water

A return to Brontë country

Following brooks in Cheshire hill country

Ideas for breaking in boots

A Sunday morning stroll

More Pennine Way photos

A nip in the air...

End of a trail, start of a gallery

Why not Kinlochleven?

Trekking around the Trossachs

Thoughts on the West Highland Way Part 3: Tweaks and Other Ideas

Thoughts on the West Highland Way Part 2: My Own Journey

Thoughts on the West Highland Way Part 1: A Route Appraisal

Public Rights of Way in North Lanarkshire

Walking websites for Cheshire

A long distance route on my doorstep: Gritstone Trail

A change of boots

Endings and beginnings in the West Highlands

No more GNER

A spot of long distance trail completion

The July that's nearly gone...

Pennine Way gallery added

A return to Kentmere

Quite a scary bus ride

Long distance trail photo galleries coming...

From Windermere to Kentmere and back

More Welsh photos

All Change!

New scanner, new photos

A nice little magazine

Decline of the Saver Return?

More recce in Rhinog country

Are we in for a wet summer?

A weekend made for website tinkering

An American mention

A winter-only train service?

Walking in Cheshire

The heat is on...

Along the banks of Loch Lomond

A bimble in border country

Digital mapping for Éire

Dipping a toe into the world of digital mapping

Linear walking in Lakeland

Consideration for other hillwalkers

Public transport in Cumbria

Drawn to Skiddaw

A spot of recce in Gougane Barra

An outbreak of common sense?

Twelve months a blogging

It's all coming on wonderfully...

From walker to backpacker?

What on earth are they doing to our weather forecasts?

Subscribing to Country Walking

New Lonely Planet book on Scottish Hillwalking

More publicity

Pennine Way adventures in the Yorkshire Dales: Part 3

Pennine Way adventures in the Yorkshire Dales: Part 2

Pennine Way adventures in the Yorkshire Dales: Part 1

A Yorkshire Dales Easter

Travelling in the Yorkshire Dales

A less than perfect Pennine day

The Witch Way

One or more cruxes of the Pennine Way

Proceeding beyond Calderdale

TransPennine Express customer service?

Sunday train services in Macclesfield

A new rucksack

A spot of reorganisation: birth of a Southern Highlands gallery

Walking Northern Ireland

Gallery Updated with Photos of Southern Scotland

Calderdale revisited

Motivation, motivation, motivation

Another link

Cumbrian train crash

Rucksack Readers

Rob Roy Way: a tempting proposition?

West Highland Way revisited

More mentions

Government rural bus plans for England

Karrimor has joined the lightweight revolution

Why no direct selling?

Online Hiking & Backpacking Gear Retailers

Time for a new rucksack?

Another Pennine day

Photography magazines

A very stormy day

A trip to the North Wales Borderlands

New Cadair Idris photos

2006, a walking year

Encountering the attractions of Harlech

Return to Northumberland: around Bellingham

Pembrokeshire photos added

Ideas for cycling trips

New site design launched


New site for Accuweather UK and Ireland

The right jacket has arrived at long last

Bus to Glendalough

Walking the central Brecon Beacons

Getting to Brecon

Exploring the Pennine Way

Western Isles walking book

Winter has arrived...

A Pennine Way Stroll

Someone's given this a mention...

An Eventful Journey

Redesign in progress...

M6 Chaos

Northumberland revisited

Catching up on my outdoor reading

Northumberland travel

Northumberland ambitions

Welcome to my new blog

Getting to Moffat

A jacket has arrived...

A weekend visit to Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway Public Transport

Midge forecasting

An Arran adventure

Photos of Arran now online

Navigation and all that

Why have a website?

No jacket yet...

Inverness photos added

Some Hiking & Backpacking Magazines

Lochaber gallery overhaul

Lochaber and me

Hillwalking books: Scotland

Buying a new jacket

Macclesfield-Dolgellau: A Public Transport Odyssey

Cadair Idris Summited

Site updates...

Pitlochry revisited...


Settle-Carlisle Celebration

Yorkshire to Cumbria: A Ramble

Rail Changes Afoot

New Yorkshire Photos

Site makeover

Peak District Photos Added

Southern Scotland Revisited

A first visit to Pembrokeshire

New Lake District Photos Added

Places to go, places to see

Best time of the year?

Pronouncing some Welsh place names

A Photographic Journey?

Hillwalking and me: a history

A bank holiday trip to the Scottish Highlands

Travel Jottings


Becoming Acquainted

Special Places to Explore

Arranging Accommodation

Arriving and Departing by Sea

Journeys to and from Great Britain

Crossing Rivers & Reaching Islands

Hennessy: a Brief Family History

The Other Ireland

Kerry: a Place of Many Delights

A Wander Around Galway City


Constructing an All England Excursion

Cheshire: Ever Alluring, Maybe Overshadowed

Cumbria: Created for the Sake of the Lake District?

Northumberland: Still a Secret Kingdom?

Yorkshire: One Big County

Elsewhere in the North

Derbyshire: Not Just a Home to the Peak District

More to Explore in the Midlands

London: an International Capital

Other Things to See in the East and Southeast

Sampling Some Southwestern Sights

Towns & Cities That Merit More of My Attention


Starting Out Exploring

Exploring Some of Scotland's Cities

Going Deeper, Going Local

A Collection of Castles

Getting to Hills, Glens and Islands

Organising Places to Stay


Unanticipated Swedish Explorations

Plotting a Visit to Sweden

Norway: Land of Mountain & Fjord

Iceland: Other Worldly Yet Accessible

Faroe Islands: An Atlantic Outpost?

Wales & Isle of Man

Planning a First Welsh Visit

Some Welsh Locales to Explore

A Few Words on Welsh Place Name Pronunciations

A First Manx Escapade

Organising a Manx Excursion

More Places to Visit

A School Trip to Saint-Malo

Channel Island Possibilities

Mountains that Cross Borders: The Pyrenees & The Alps

Pondering Car-free Explorations of American Wilderness

Wilder Parts of New York State

Alaska: A Land Where Adventures Can Become Expeditions

Summertime Canadian Explorations Around Vancouver, BC

South Africa: A Place of Contrasts

New Zealand: Faraway Islands with a Multitude of Delights

Destination Directories






Washington State

Practicalities & Inspiration

Hostelling: the handy frugal option?

Thoughts on Planning

A Look into the World of Hotel Groups

A Spot of Portable Rural Inspiration

Preserved, Heritage & Narrow-Gauge Railways

On Tour Operators and Travel Agencies

Selected Travel Magazines

Varied Surroundings

News Portals






Nation or Nations?

A Fragmented Media Landscape

A Parliament in Its Second Decade

Still European


A Continuing Journey

An Awkward Subject




Songs & Poems

Óró Sé do Bheatha Abhaile

A Soldier's Song

America the Beautiful

Among School Children

Congleton Bear

Easter 1916

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard


Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798

Second Coming


The Deserted Village

The Dream of Gerontius

The Hound Of Heaven

Pictorial Portfolios

Peak District Operators

Found in Print

Collected Through Serendipity

Writing to Pay Life's Bills

Masters of Iconic Imagery

Selected Photography Magazines

Other Morsels

Irish Telephone Area Codes

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

North American State & Province Codes

The Ten Rules of the Canoe

United Kingdom, Isle of Man & Channel Islands Telephone Area Codes