Yesterday, after packing all our stuff into a big red van, we made the drive back up north from Lincolnshire to our new home in Scotland. Dire warnings of snow spiced things up a bit, but in fact we barely saw a speck of snow on the drive, and skies
A first walk in my local hills after the move to Scotland
Yesterday, Hannah and I moved into our new house near Forfar. We've got a to-do list as long as my arm, but today I managed to escape up into the Sidlaws, our local hills, for a couple of hours...
Operation Move to Scotland is go
In March 2022, I made a decision: it was time to move back to Scotland. Next week it is finally happening.
Join me for a free online talk about long-distance walking this Thursday
At 8pm UK time on Thursday the 23rd of February, I'm delighted to be joining renowned outdoor writers Andrew Terrill and Chris Townsend for a chat hosted by Tim Frenneaux of the Adventurous Ink book club. Tickets are free – get yours here. Our conversation will be about the benefit of
A return to the Suffolk Sandlings, and some thoughts on photography and memory
You can never go back, they say. But next week I am doing exactly that.
Ten years ago: winter climbing in Glen Coe with the equipment of the pioneers
A decade ago was my final climb using the 19th-century mountaineering equipment I used during my Glen Coe years.
What I've been reading lately: the Dartmoor Debacle, putting the photo first, smartphone navigation, and the problem with AI
A mixture of topics this time, from recent controversies in the outdoors world to the impact of AI on the creative fields (oh, and the crappification of consumer goods).
Lincolnshire gothic: a walk through the Croftmarsh
I've long felt that there is a distinct eeriness to the landscape of Lincolnshire, but it took me a while to put my finger on it.
2022 in review: looking back at a Big Year for my adventure, photography, writing, and a lot more
My traditional massive end-of-year blog post covering everything in 2022 I haven't had time to write about yet.