One day, I told myself, I would walk from one end of Britain to the other. The years passed but the ambition never did. I had a loose set of rules in place and a relatively simple premise- To walk from the most southerly point on mainland Great Britain to the most westerly, finishing at the most northerly. In other words, Three Points of the Compass. For good measure I decided I may as well take in Land’s End and John O’Groats too. It was going to be a long walk.
Having walked all of the South West Coast Path, Offa’s Dyke, Pennine Way, West Highland Way and the Cape Wrath Trail, plus the hundreds of miles between these, I completed my walk 152 days later at Duncansby Head, the most north-easterly point of mainland Great Britain. I had walked over 2000 miles and it was amongst the greatest experience I have ever had. There is a summary of that walk here.
My walks continue and some of those trails are covered on these pages. Beside these and some other thoughts, there is a little knife chat, which looks at knife and smaller multi-tool options on trail, also a bit of gear talk (we all like that…) plus anything else I wish to ramble on about. These last may be worth a glance perhaps. Links for these are in Ramblings…
More than thirty Three Points of the Compass podcasts are also available to listen to, covering walks on a variety of trails. Also covering various other outdoor and walking related subjects. These can be listened to via Anchor and other podcast sites.