The Pennine Way chases along the rugged backbone of England and offers 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England. During the second week, I even managed to see some of it.
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.
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.