What I’ve been reading this week, 5 April 2019


A bumper week for planning big walks, book news, a classic scramble, and tips on beating imposter syndrome.

Planning for long-distance walks

Cape Wrath Trail kit and preparation – Andy Wasley’s blog post and video on planning his Cape Wrath Trail.

Cape Wrath Trail Planning #2 – Stuart Greig’s second blog post on CWT planning, covering his gear choices.

Continental Divide Trail Preview – Inaki is making ready for a very long walk.

Outdoors and environment

Seals, Swans & Sun: A Walk At Findhorn – Chris Townsend goes for a coastal walk.

Feature – A Challenge in the Round (& some news) – a superb feature on the Ramsay’s Round from David Lintern, plus exciting news about a new book.

Classic Scramble – Striding Edge – Dan Bailey enjoys a classic Lakeland hill day.

Why pushing pause on #WalkNZ doesn’t make me a failure – “Life has a way of working itself out. And that’s why I’m not a failure. This deviation from my intended goal is just part of the wonderful journey of life.”

Drohmo Ri: The Movie – fantastic mountain scenery here from Mark Horrell.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority – eroding our access rights – to say that the CNPA’s latest press release was problematic would be putting it mildly.

The scandal of calling plantations ‘forest restoration’ is putting climate targets at risk – “newly restored natural forests need protecting in order to protect the climate benefits they provide. Otherwise, one area of climate policy may wipe out the gains made in another.”

Writing, editing and publishing

Amazon shoppers misled by ‘bundled’ star-ratings and reviews – the entire Amazon reviewing system is profoundly broken.

Imposter syndrome and five steps on how to overcome it – “It’s all about emotional intelligence, understanding what’s happening and taking positive steps to take back control.”

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