Walking the Roman Road

The Romans put a road through the valley, crossing the Pennines via the Stainmore Gap. A famous road even in later years, where the Viking king Eric Bloodaxe died bloodily. Much of the road’s now incorporated into the present A66. Look at the Ordnance Survey map and see the many Roman forts along the way.Continue reading “Walking the Roman Road”

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The New “Compleat Trespasser”

 The Compleat Trespasser by John Bainbridge – Out now in a revised and expanded new edition WALK MAGAZINE SAID OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE COMPLEAT TRESPASSER – “On a vagabonding tour through Britain’s most delightful countryside and forbidden tracts, Bainbridge charts the history of access and assesses the present state of the law. VillainousContinue reading “The New “Compleat Trespasser””

Why Britain’s Footpaths are important

The paths will still be there when we can walk properly again. And congratulations to the “Don’t Lose Your Way” Team at The Ramblers who have now completed the first stage of their important campaign to get lost paths back on the map. Well done to everyone who participated. The piece below is from myContinue reading “Why Britain’s Footpaths are important”

On Dufton Pike

The other morning we walked out from Dufton to climb to the top of Dufton Pike, one of the three great pikes which stand sentinel between the long wilderness of the Pennines and the Eden Valley. Dufton is the second highest of the Pikes, being topped by the mightier Murton Pike and trailed by theContinue reading “On Dufton Pike”

Don’t Lose Your Way

We have until January 2026 to save our historic rights of way. Please help The Ramblers with this latest campaign  Well over 140,000 miles of public paths criss-cross England and Wales. This network has evolved over centuries with many paths dating back to medieval times – or earlier! These paths link villages, hamlets, roads andContinue reading “Don’t Lose Your Way”

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