The Blog

West Pennine Walks

Although there does now seem to be the merest chink of light at the end of the tunnel, lockdown continues unabated and that means that our walks continue to be local ones. I think at one stage that this would have depressed me immensely but I have been determined to make the most of it

Continue Reading

The Little Things

I am not going to lie, I am feeling pretty depressed at the moment. It’s the relentless nature of the cycle we are in and the lack of uncertainty in going forward. It has been a year since we were last able to work as Come walk with me UK and the little things that

Continue Reading

Movies about hiking

It has to be said that there aren’t a huge number of movies about hiking which given the popularity of it as a pastime is a little surprising. There are quite a few movies that use outdoor activity as a conduit for something more sinister (my girlfriend is a horror film buff!) but very few

Continue Reading

2020- The Year in review

Well…..where to start…..? 2020 was due to be our busiest year ever, twelve months of exciting adventures, of high profile fundraising events, weekends of Duke of Edinburgh and overseas trips to the Andes and North Africa….and then came Covid and the whole world spun on it’s axis and by the middle of June, when I

Continue Reading

Walks on the West Pennine Way

Whilst the Pennine Way is one of the best known long distance footpaths in the country, it’s only recently I have discovered it’s little brother, the West Pennine Way, which was devised in 2016 by members of the Greenmount Village Hiking Group. So, with a couple of spare days in the week I decided to

Continue Reading

Our favourite mountains Chapter 5- Tryfan

There’s something special about a pointy mountain, the kind of thing that you drew as a child when somebody asked you to draw a picture of “the purple headed mountain” when you were at Sunday School. Perhaps the most famous of all these triangular peaks is the Matterhorn, it’s distinctive shape has led to numerous

Continue Reading

Anglezarke Moor and Chorley Great Hill

One of the great landscapes of the UK are the expanses of moorland that cover large swathes of uninhabited Northern upland country. As well as being huge carbon sinks (much greater than the woodland of the UK) they have a feeling of emptiness and wildness that we sometimes struggle to find on our overcrowded island!

Continue Reading

Walks on the North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 is probably best known as a driving route having set itself up as a Scottish “Route 66”, it has a loyal following amongst camper van enthusiasts and motorcyclists but it doesn’t receive as much credit for the numerous fantastic walks that can be done as you follow the route round. We

Continue Reading

A busy Bank Holiday

2020 has been one hell of a year. As I returned from my Nepal trip in February looking forward to our busiest ever year at Come walk with me UK, there were mutterings about this strange and unusual flu that might have an effect on travel plans. Two months later I was working as a

Continue Reading

Our favourite mountains-Chapter four-Half Dome

The view of Half Dome from Glacier Point has to be one of the most iconic views in America, a country of big landscapes. Below you the floor of the Yosemite valley stretches into the distance, a scene of rock, river and forest that seems to hark back to frontier times. Dominating the scene is

Continue Reading

Testimonials

Categories