Tag: Long distance footpaths

Walking The Avon Valley Path

It’s always great to have the opportunity to explore an area that you are unfamiliar with, there’s the sense of adventure and the excitement of learning something new. Here at Come walk with me UK we have become increasingly excited by walking long distance footpaths, whilst we still love the buzz of scaling a mountain

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Scottish National Trail Week One with Thistle Trekking

Here is a copy of the blog I have just written for Thistle Trekking after completing the first week of the Scottish National Trail with a group of Thistle trekkers. The route runs all the way from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath a distance of over five hundred miles and Thistle will be running two

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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

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Walking the Malerweg trail Days 1-4

For Christmas last year my lovely girlfriend got me a fantastic coffee table book called “Wanderlust” which detailed in words and beautiful pictures many of the “great trails” of the world. In and amongst the more familiar walks of which I had heard I stumbled across the Malerweg or Painter’s Way in Swiss Saxony in

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West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking Part one

A couple of weeks ago I finished my second West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking and like the first it was a fantastic experience with a great bunch of people. Here is part one of the blog that I wrote for Thistle about the experience…. My first trek with Thistle Trekking was a West Highland

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West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking Part one

Well, we’re not going to lie….this poor blog and the website in general have fallen by the wayside over a very busy Summer, but as the season comes to an end and Ian nurses a dodgy knee, it’s time to try and get things back up to speed. One of the highlights of the season

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West Highland Way part one

The West Highland Way is surely one of the most iconic of the UK’s long distance walking trails and I have been very fortunate in being asked to lead a group on it this Summer with the lovely guys at Thistle Trekking. With this in mind I thought I would enjoy a rareish opportunity to

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