Striding Edge is a renowned ridge and arguably the finest way to summit Helvellyn. Crags and scree fall away from either side of the arête, with plenty of exposure a breathtaking and quite dramatic scene. A grade 1 scramble that’s relatively easy as long as you have a head for heights, and can be made easier by following alternative paths below the main ridge – … Continue reading Striding Edge
Woah, we’re over half way there. So it’s time to take a look and yup, just like Tommy it would seem I’m *woah* livin’ on a prayer. A new addition to the top of the list was the unscheduled mid-life crisis. Credit where it’s due, I’ve completely nailed it! *Takes a bow* I’ve chosen the design for my first tattoo, the Ferrari is on order … Continue reading 40 Things – The story so far.
Drumroll please. Time to finally hit the final section of The Norfolk Coastal Path. Picking up from where I finished the Norfolk Coastal Marathon 3 ½ years ago, in fact so long ago they’ve extended the path in that time – That’ll teach me. During that post-Christmas time of year when you start to question if you are now actually made of 90% cheese, those … Continue reading Walking The Norfolk Coastal Path. Sea-Palling to Hopton on Sea
A Perfect late summer day and the opportunity to get back out on the Norfolk coast. The plan to cover the 16 miles from Wells-next-the-Sea to Weybourne which will join up the sections of the path I’ve already covered. I struggle with the start of any walk, it’s definitely type 2 fun. Why exacty am I attempting to walk 16 miles in order to mentally tick … Continue reading The Norfolk Coast Path Wells to Weybourne
The school holidays and a road trip planned for me and the kids. A plan to visit the Brecon Beacons, an area we’ve never visited before. The scenery much less dramatic than North Wales, but it’s easy to fall for its gentle rolling landscape and green charm. A whistle-stop tour for us though, so we try to cram as much as we can into our … Continue reading A trip to the Brecon Beacons