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14th - 17th Nov 2014
A weekend meetup with Twitter/Social Hiking chums: @DaylightGambler, @paulgbuck, @dean_read, @wellycath, @richardhubbock, @FlintyRich and @jimwonder. The story of the weekend can be found at http://hillplodder.com/2014/11/19/falling-in-love-with-dartmoor-part-1-the-introduction/
Beacons: 113 | Maps: 2
This map shows my progress around the London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP), in a series of green spaces and country parks around the fringe of London. This includes the detours to stations at the start and end of sections, and any extra detours to visit London Borough tops and other high points. Flickr photos for the whole LOOP at https://www.flickr.com/photos/hillplodder/sets/72157636980077503/
Beacons: 1590 | Maps: 12
A map of walks I have enjoyed without having to use a car to either get to the start or get home from the finish. Over time, I will add details of the public transport that I used, to help those wishing to follow in my footsteps without the use of a car.
Beacons: 42370 | Maps: 39
Dartmoor: The Burrator Perambulation in aid of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth MoorlandWalker
19th Oct 2014
A 12 mile walk from Quarry Car Park near Burrator Dam taking in 21 tors. Claig Tor, Lowery Tor, Peek Hill, Sharpitor, Leather Tor, Lower Leather Tor, Black Tor, Hart Tor, South Hessary Tor, Cramber Tor, Little Down Tor, Down Tor, Hingston Hill, Combshead Tor, Cuckoo Rock, Click Tor, Rough Tor (Burrator), Narrator, Sheeps Tor, Maiden Tor, Burra Tor.
Beacons: 188 | Distance: 22.4 km | Height Gain: 864 m
1st Aug 2014 - 20th Sep 2014
1113km hike north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, Sweden and Finland. The route starts with the 800km Nordkalottleden Trail (Arctic Trail). Then I have two options (both shown on the route map). The east (foul weather route) uses the Kungsleden Trail (The Kings Trail) while the west route is a shorter, but much tougher & remote, hike suggested by Mark Waring (http://oneswedishsummer.weebly.com)
Beacons: 1944 | Distance: 1,645.6 km | Height Gain: 23,962 m
Some of my recent walks in the Peak District's Dark Peak. View the blog entires for these walks and many more on my website at http://www.peakroutes.com/blog/category/dark-peak/
Beacons: 8253 | Maps: 38
The Cape to Cape Track is a 135km long-distance walk trail located in the far south-west corner of Western Australia, 250 km south of Perth. It meanders along the whole length of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, which forms the backbone of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Its start and finish are the lighthouses at the tips of Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin.
Beacons: 752 | Distance: 129.9 km | Height Gain: 2,399 m
The 'Australian Alps Walking Track' is a 650km route that passes through the mountains of Victoria and New South Wales. It is primarily a wilderness style walk as it passes through natural landscapes and there are no major facilities. For more, visit: http://www.johnevans.id.au/Pages/KC/KCAAWT.html
Beacons: 4957 | Distance: 647.9 km | Height Gain: 28,193 m
A brand new long distance circular walk in South Yorkshire created by @AndrewRWhite with a dedicated website http://www.southyorkshireway.co.uk/ and Twitter account @SouthYorksWay I plan on walking this route during Easter 2014
Beacons: 2371 | Distance: 195.1 miles | Height Gain: 20,131 ft
Beacons: 101 | Distance: 16.8 miles | Height Gain: 6,188 ft
In 1240 King Henry III ordered that Dartmoor Forest, owned by his brother, Richard of Cornwall, should be confirmed by a boundary perambulation. The Sheriff of Devon and 12 knights rode around, and listed 32 waypoints as the boundary. To complete the walk, all points must be visited. For more: http://www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk/peram_bulat.htm
Beacons: 672 | Distance: 84.0 km | Height Gain: 2,529 m
A selection of Coast to Coast (C2C) routes in the Uk. The well known routes are here plus some you may not have seen before. Click on any of the maps titles in the scrollable list on the right to see each individual C2C Route in more detail. GPX files are available to download for each route too.
Beacons: 41073 | Maps: 16
Pilgrimages, pilgrim routes and routes of religious historical interest in the UK. Some of these routes are pilgrimages over 1000 years old whilst others are new routes visiting places of historically religious interests. Click on any map title in the scrollable list on the right for more detail of the selected route.
Beacons: 40821 | Maps: 25
A circular route on the north western Carneddau from Abergwyngregyn. There is a regular bus service along the north Wales coast, should you wish to walk this route without getting to the start by car,.
Beacons: 222 | Distance: 21.6 miles | Height Gain: 5,594 ft