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From 27th Mar 2016 onwards
Attempting #justalittlerun of 5,000 miles around Britain’s crinkly coast to support @EcologiaYouthTr in helping disadvantaged young people around the world. http://www.ecologia.org.uk/run-around-britain/
Beacons: 847 | Distance: 3,416.6 km | Height Gain: 10,320 m
From 18th Jun 2016 onwards
My 2nd attempt at a southbound hike of the 5000km CDT. The CDT spans from Canada to Mexico and passes through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. The CDT has many alternative routes so don't be surprised if i occasionally venture off the route shown here.
Beacons: 3423 | Distance: 3,493.4 km | Height Gain: 87,811 m
From 1st Jun 2016 onwards
Beacons: 13623 | Distance: 1,652.0 km | Height Gain: 25,814 m
2nd Aug 2016 - 14th Sep 2016
On the 2nd August 2016 I will leave Denver and walk 486 miles across the Rocky Mountains to Durango. Over the space of 6 weeks I will pass through eight mountain ranges, six National Forests and six wilderness areas. The trail rises to 13,271 feet with an average altitude of 10,300 feet. There are 89,000 feet of ascent and descent before I get to Durango.
Beacons: 2797 | Distance: 670.4 km | Height Gain: 26,671 m
13th - 27th May 2016
The TGO Challenge is an annual self-supported walking event across the Highlands of Scotland, west coast to east coast. It started in 1980 and was the brainchild of the well-known writer and mountaineer, Hamish Brown. The Challenge is held every May and is sponsored by TGO, Hanwag & Fjällräven.
Beacons: 9761 | Maps: 15
6th - 22nd May 2016
@michaelswayhike, @fionascot and I, @smirnieoutdoors are undertaking a 339km backpacking trip across Scotland to raise money for Deafblind Scotland. Michael is completely blind and hard of hearing so will be relying on us and hopefully other guides to do this once in a life time trek. Pitching a tent in a hoolie when you're sighted is hard enough! https://www.justgiving.com/smirnieoutdoors
Beacons: 1288 | Distance: 407.0 km | Height Gain: 5,465 m
A high level circuit around Matlock Bath in the Peak District, starting with the prominent High Tor before moving on towards the Heights of Abraham and Masson Hill. The walk also takes in the graveyard at St Giles Church and Masson Lees Quarry, and Lovers Walk. Full route description can be found on my blog at https://hillexplorer.com/matlock-bath-high-tor-masson-hill-walk/
Beacons: 80 | Distance: 5.9 miles | Height Gain: 1,529 ft
Beacons: 126 | Distance: 11.3 miles | Height Gain: 4,373 ft
The Devon Coast to Coast route starting from Wembury, following the Erme-Plym trail to Ivybridge then the Two Moors Way for the rest of the way, but with detours to pick off the tors that lie close to the path.
Beacons: 668 | Distance: 196.3 km | Height Gain: 4,754 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
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