I’m walking the Pennine Way to support Mountain Rescue England & Wales.
You don’t need to know where you’re going in order to get there.
The Peak District isn’t all about hills; a view doesn’t have to be in the distance for it to be breathtaking.
Scarpa’s R-Evolution GTX boots don’t quite add up to the sum of their parts.
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.
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.