Beauty on your doorstep

I have seen so many things this month, as the world has remarkably quickly come out of winter and moved into joyous spring.

A Weather Window on Creag Dhubh

After a week of wild weather, confining us to lower slopes, a final window of opportunity saw us grabbing a few magical hours on Creag Dhubh

Last House in Craig

The bothy at Craig sits a few miles beyond the end of the winding road to Diabaig, nestled in a sheltered glen, behind a wild beach.

A year of wild camps

A review of my year of wild camps, time spent living in the landscape, not passing through it.

The Seals of Chichester Harbour

The natural harbours of the south coast are unlike anywhere else on the incredibly varied and wonderful shores of the British Isles. Like...

Wilderness whilst Working

A few weeks ago, I wrote about finding alternatives to motorway services whilst travelling the country. Now I've started a new job, which...

High water in the Gorges du Tarn

Late spring and early summer paddling in Southern France is all about gently flowing rivers, and warm, friendly white water at a moderate...

Reflections on the Basingstoke Canal

Basingstoke: a much-maligned town thought of as urban and boring by many. Canal: a stretch of water thought by many to be full of...

The Pirates go wild in Assynt

Every Easter, a bunch of friends and I, including a handful of kids, head out on an adventure in the Scottish Highlands by canoe. These...

When the snow comes...go paddling

So, the Beast from the East's little brother was on the way. Stories of doom and gloom abounded, and no doubt supermarket stock...

The Sound of Snow

Every year, old friends Steve and Nigel and myself head north for a week in the winter in search of snowy hills. We've been doing this...

Bothy nights

Uags bothy lies on the remote Applecross peninsular, in the northwest Highlands. We're here for a few nights break from the winter hills,...

That one magic moment

I have this theory. Every single time I go out for a quiet walk, or for a solo paddle in the canoe, something will catch my eye that is a...

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