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
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.
I 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
Sometimes you discover surprising art work on your walks.
To the left and below is a collection of posters I found on a tiny path leading up from a beach in Cumbria. I guess the person who lived in the house alongside the path had placed them there. Continue reading Story Wall
Where councils are enlightened and resist the urge to mow
even the dullest track is brightened
when wild flowers grow.
Found growing beside the cycle-walking way
between Shotton and Neston, on the Wirral Peninsula.
Animals, trains, and a Viking.
Wall art in the tunnel under the railway tracks.
Neston, on the Wirral.
Sometimes you come across some surreal sights.
Who would expect to see a beached ship covered in spray-paint
on the banks of the Dee Estuary?
A FUN SHIP or the DUKE OF LANCASTER – take your pick.
It certainly looks like a party ship.
Enjoy the photos.
No journey starts
until the last
is left behind.
Nicholas Crane, writer and broadcaster,
From Two Degrees West: A Walk Along England’s Meridian. 1999