Other Blogs from Jonathan

Previous Posts

Here is a list of all my previous blogs:

Climb of St Helens in the States. An excellent walk to the summit of the volcano that blew itself apart in 1980.

Complete Yorkshire 3 Peaks Book. My 2nd book released in December 2019 based on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Reflecting on the Munros. Having completed them 15 years ago I recently returned

A walk up Snowdon . A mixed climb on the most popular mountain in Britain.

A “Challenge Walk” . The pros and cons of my first 50km challenge walk

A walk up High Cup Nick in Spring . A great spring walk with Debbie and friends

Learn a Skill, Climb a hill. Don’t just learn to navigate use the new skill

A Short Walk from Home . Great winter light on my local half hour walk

10 Reasons why I enjoy walking. My personal 10 reasons to get out and about

Navigation in the hills . Why having a map is not enough, learn to use it

One Way, One Day Walks. The best walks using public transport

Autumn Colours.  Photos and reflections on a perfect day over Newlands

Charities & Fund Raising. There is a lot of money being raised for good causes out on the fells

What I like about the North York Moors & C0ast Reasons to visit this often neglected walking area

Problems on the A491 . My views on the very slow process or repairing and reopening the A591

Comparing walking now and 30 years ago. My own thoughts on how it has changed, good or bad.

A wheelchair crossing the Coast to Coast. Debbies wonderful crossing in April 2015

10 Walks to do this summer . Some of my favourite walks for long summer days

A Day on Blencathra . A lovely spring day on my favourite mountain

Sutherland, a different country. A visit to Sutherland that includes magnificent Suilven

The Tour de France in the Dales  . In 2014 the Grand Depart went through the Yorkshire Dales

Choosing a Walking Holiday . Tips and advice on getting the best break for you

Christmas Gifts for Walkers. Mugs, pictures and maps for walkers

My Favourite Mountain. A profile of Blencathra in the Lakes

Rules of Walking. Some simple advice to get the best out of your walks in the countryside

Weekend Walking in Torridon. Includes, Liathach, Beinn Bhan & the Clansman Triathlon

Charities & Fund Raising. There is a lot of money being raised for good causes out on the fells

Never mind the weather . The weather should not matter if you are on a good walk

Planning a walk. Anyone can plan a good walk, no need to leave it to the experts

Risk & Reality. How a guide can balance the need of enjoyment with safety

The Joy of Maps. A look at what a map can show you about the land you are walking in

Please, some proper snow . Photos of proper snow conditions in the Dales

Christmas Gifts for walkers (not socks) . Mugs , photos and maps for sale

My favourite Walking Books . These are my choices but what are yours

Walking Challenges. Each person has there own walking challenges, here are mine

Volunteers run the show. How they help keep the National Parks alive and well

Hats & Cairns. The satisfactions of climbing a good sized hill

10 Dales Favourites. Some of the most popular walks in the Yorkshire Dales

10 Lakeland Classics. A list of my favourite 10 full day walks in the Lake District

Walking Holidays. Choose a walking holiday in the Lakes or the Dales, many choices.

Buses & Trains . Save on cost and hassle by looking at the Buses and Train options

Why go walking? Many good reasons to get off your backside and get out and about

Fell Top Assessors. What do they do and how are they funded

Windfarms – simply no need. As wind farms continue to be built why are we doing it?

Inspired by Autumn Watch? Some photography of animals in the countryside and the pleasures of limestone walking

Extending the National Parks. Views and news on the decision to extend the national parks of the Lakes & Dales

Using a map to navigate. Why using a map and compass adds so much to a good walk.

Walks for the family. How to educate your children to enjoy the great outdoors.

Away from the Crowds. Some tips and suggestions on where to still find peace and solitude when many walks are crowded out.

My favourite villages in the Dales. The villages in the Yorkshire Dales which are extra special.

1 Comment
  • Love all of these and there can’t be anything better to blog about than the beautiful Lakes. Going to forward the Christmas gifts for walks blog to the Mrs – too many walking socks every year!

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