This website has been developed to share my passion for walking and being out in the countryside. Having been born in the small Wiltshire village where I still live I am a “Moonraker”, a term used for natives of the County.
This site, currently in development, will provide details of my walks across England, Wales and Scotland all with a link to the ViewRanger app (where you can download a GPX file of each walk).
The site is designed to enable you to follow my walk, within each walk there is a link to my associated Two Dogs and an Awning website where the blog of the route will contain personal reflections, historical information, points of interest and many more pictures.
Whilst I have sought to be as accurate as possible in describing a walk, they should not be viewed as a definitive route guide. They are intended to help you get out and explore the countryside. However, you are responsible for your own safety when out walking and are advised to carry a map and compass (and know how to use them).
During the Covid-19 pandemic please follow the latest Government advice on social distancing and outdoor exercise.
The walks include details of where to park. Some locations are public car parks, others parking areas within local communities or public house car parks. You should always park responsibly, not blocking gates or driveways or causing an obstruction. If using a church or village hall car park ensure there is no service or function planned. When using pub car parks always check before if this acceptable and pop in for a drink and say thank you.
The walks contain details of pubs, shops and cafes you might encounter along the way. This is intended as a guide to what is available; it is not a personal recommendation about the establishment.
If on a route I have missed an establishment it is not deliberate. So if you own, or know of somewhere, on or very close to the walk which serves refreshments please contact me and I will include details.
Each walk has a grade. This is a subjective view taken by me and others may grade it differently. When considering a walk you can see on the ViewRanger site a profile of the walk with ascent and descent details. You should make your own assessment based on your general health and fitness if the walk is suitable for you.
The directions for walks are only intended as a rough guide, if you are venturing out on a walk I strongly recommend that you carry the appropriate Ordnance Survey map and compass.
Some of the walks are on exposed hills and you should ensure that you are fully equipped before embarking on them.
If you want to learn navigation skills, or brush up on your techniques, I can recommend the courses run by Nigel Parrish at New Forest Navigation. Through Nigel’s expert tuition I have attained the NNAS Silver Award.
The content and pictures on this website have been produced by me. I am grateful to Andy my “Web Wizard” for the design and technical aspects. If you need support in developing a website contact me and I will put you in touch with Andy.
Access to this site is free, but if you would like to help me in raising funds to support the Trussell Trust you can donate on my Just Giving page.
All information on this site is provided free of charge and in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of damage, loss or injury that might result from it. Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to check your route and navigate using a map and compass.