Beyond the Maps: Staples in a Fell-Walker’s Bookcase

book review walking Sep 25, 2019

As a keen reader, I am always eager to prove that when fell-walkers, climbers, and orienteers aren’t out on the mountain, we consume more than just OS maps and Cicerone guides.  Here I provide a few recommendations for you to get your teeth into as autumn draws in, to combat the short days and long nights by dreaming up plans for summer adventures.  

 

Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy

- “Despite the heat, today’s was a glorious...

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Anna Buckingham: How Do You Follow Up the Tor Des Geants?

The end was in sight, but I wasn’t ready for it to end. I sat down for a few minutes watching the sky change colour, sobbing. I walked slowly up towards the col and took a photograph of the sun peeking over the horizon and sent it to my coach, Robbie Britton, with a comment “I don’t want to come down!” This was one of the most emotional and memorable moments of my life so far during the final stretch of the Tor Des Geants (TdG); a long distance trail race in the Aosta...

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Sophie Pavelle: Walking the 300 mile South West Coast Path (for an MSc dissertation!)

Sophie Pavelle is an adventurous zoologist and science communicator, passionate about sharing the wonders of nature with a wide audience, in an informal way. Since her trip in 2017 she's worked on various projects for the BBC as well as the Wildlife Trusts - and is still using social media as a way to share her passion for nature. Check out her website here, and Instagram here - for a beautiful stream of nature pics!

Sophie, tell us about your trip?!

In June 2017, I decided to ‘do...

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