I’m going to remember what life is like without social media for 30 days. No Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.
This idea that technology is bad, that GPS is cheating, that outdoors aides make you less of an outdoorsy type – these ideas need to die. They’re steeped in the past, they’re unhelpful and they don’t encourage anybody to discover our beautiful outdoor spaces.
Or: How to do a long walk, which is quite a scary thing to do when you (over)think about it.
Normally I write posts after the event, once the walk is done and I can share the route. This time, I’m going to write more as the plan comes together – this isn’t your average walk in the national park.
Do you still need paper maps to be safe outdoors? And which electronic mapping is the best? This is my review of Ordnance Survey and ViewRanger.
When you’re visiting a National Park renowned for it’s rugged and sweeping hills, barren moors and mountain scenery, it might not occur to you that some of the most impressive walks might be found in the valleys.
The landscape of the Brecon Beacons is altogether different from the Peaks and, to my eyes, sits somewhere between the grandeur of the Lake District and the rolling hills I’m more familiar with back home.
I experienced almost every type of weather over the 10 miles of this route to the impressive Tower at Alport Castles in the Peak District.