Brothers Water & High Hartsop Dodd
In which I struggle up a mountain to become one with the clouds
Wyre Forest, part two: On the Beaten Track
In which I listen for ghost trains on the disused railway and a buzzard brings me home under a grey and rainy sky
Wyre Forest, part one: Off the Beaten Track
In which I regress to my childhood, don wellington boots and splash in the mud. The dog gets filthy.
Chilterns: Wendover Woods
In which I explore the frosty hills of Wendover and discover the least navigable stretch of the Grand Union canal (unless you’re a duck)
The Ridgeway: Ivinghoe Beacon
In which we take an ice white walk through the woods to start the Ridgeway, and find golden nymphs dancing in the trees on Britain’s oldest trail.
Henley, Hambleden and the Great Wood
In which we go in search of mistletoe and sponge cake and uncover the insidious creep of fake cows
Great Missenden to Wendover
In which we ramble through beechwoods and over hills in warm clothes, and meet Britain’s creepiest cows.
The Isis (Thames), The Cherwell and The Oxford Canal
In which I ramble along the river past the dreaming spires and end up two feet deep in it
The Norber Erratics
In which we climb a hill and wander with a herd of prehistoric beasts, a praying rabbit and a dog on a toadstool
Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat
In which we attempt to give ourselves diabetes on top of an inner city mountain