A Walk from Kirkoswald (Not to Mention a Bit of Trespassing)

About fourteen hundred years before we arrived in Kirkoswald for our walk, Oswald, King of Northumbria, came here in the company of Aidan, on their journey to convert the Pagans to Christianity. As was the way of those times, they found a well with miraculous properties on a Pagan site and decided that would beContinue reading “A Walk from Kirkoswald (Not to Mention a Bit of Trespassing)”

Return to Murton Pike

Murton Pike is magnificent. No matter how many times I climb this, the highest of the three pikes that seem to guard the Eden valley from the long ridge of the Pennines, I never fail to be impressed. We hadn’t been up the Pike since before lockdown and Sunday was a good clear day, withContinue reading “Return to Murton Pike”

Trespass Thoughts from Readers

Here are a few of the reader reviews of my trespassing book. If you’ve read and enjoyed the book and bought it from an online supplier please do leave a review. Each one helps the book come before more potential readers. Here’s what other readers are saying about The Compleat Trespasser: This book is writtenContinue reading “Trespass Thoughts from Readers”

The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes

There was a High Court judge who was once heard to mutter “I trespass about once a week”, an obiter dictum that will strike a chord with anyone who has walked very much in the British countryside. I’ve long been a practitioner of the art of trespass and written a book on the subject. So,Continue reading “The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes”

Corpse Road from Chapel Stile

One of the loveliest and easiest routes in the Lakes is along the old corpse route from Chapel Stile to Grasmere. Some beautiful scenery and a wonderful paved path some of the way. Until the church at Chapel Stile was built, the dead of the Langdale Valley would have been carried to Grasmere for burial.Continue reading “Corpse Road from Chapel Stile”

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