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.
What I've been reading lately: 16th of December 2022
A collection of interesting reads from around the web.
Welcome to the new blog!
Alexroddie.com is back from the dead and better than ever before. Soon I'll be blogging like it's 2011 again...