Trig Pillars

Happy Birthday!

I didn’t realise our trig pillars turned 80 years old this year. Their construction began in 1936 as part of a comprehensive remapping exercise across the UK. It was a mammoth task, which resulted in 6,500 pillars being installed, often in incredibly remote and inaccessible areas. Continue reading Trig Pillars


Goodbye to a favourite pair

This is the most comfortable pair of boots I’ve ever owned. They are, like most of my walking gear, Mountain Warehouse’s own brand, and they cost me less than £60.

coast-and-bootsI always buy my boots in the sales. Perhaps a more expansive pair would last longer? I don’t know. These, however, lasted over 1,000 miles and were faithful friends to my feet. Continue reading Goodbye to a favourite pair