What is a long distance walk anyway? A guide for beginner walkers and hikers.

Hiking in Mountains

The definition of a long distance walk is any walk that is completed over most of a day or over 20 miles in length. Another way to look at it is a walk that will take multiple days to complete.… Continue Reading…


Gear Review – Combat Boots for Walking

Review of my Haix High Liability Army Surplus Combat Boots for long distance walking and bushcraft. Timeline Purchased 2018-Still in use. Review When I started out walking and adventuring I had no boots, only trainers. I wanted some boots that… Continue Reading…


Bearpark to Lanchester Walk, County Durham

Winter Walking in County Durham Preparation for the Walk in County Durham In preparation for this I planned a route in OS Maps that was a circular route that would have taken me from Ushaw Moor around Bearpark, back into… Continue Reading…


What is the Winter Solstice?

Have you ever hear of the longest night, midwinter, hiemal solstice, hibernal solstice, toji, yule or the winter solstice? These are all terms to describe the midpoint of the year, when the night lasts the longest and the day is… Continue Reading…


Lowland Leader Training

Lowland Leader Training In November 2019 I started the process of completing my Lowland Leader Training with Mountain Training. The Lowland Leader Qualification will to allow me to lead groups on day walks in lowland country and woodland in summer… Continue Reading…


Where I am now – Update

Time for an update To help you understand my journey I need to update you on some of the progress I have made this year and where I am now. I’ve started to complete my Lowland Leader qualification which will… Continue Reading…


Recce of Stage 1

I decided to start some of my preparations for the Durham Round by exploring the first few miles of the route.  A Recce of Stage 1, you would say. I had arranged to call my wife, and give her my… Continue Reading…


Equipment for a long distance walk

What equipment do you need to complete a long distance solo hike in summer in the North East of England?  I don’t know, but I’m willing to find out. So far my equipment list is: 65l backpack British army bivvi… Continue Reading…


What is The Durham Round?

What is the Durham Round? The Durham Round is a circular walk that roughly follows the edges of  County Durham, A county in the North East of England, a country in the United Kingdom. The Round starts and ends in… Continue Reading…


Starting

This blog is somewhere for me to plan, prepare and record my journey towards completing The Durham Round. Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash