Hill & Mountain Walking

I live in the North West of England which provides access to some of the most beautiful countryside, hills and mountains in the United Kingdom.

Hill and mountain walking have been a great part of my life over many years. The first mountain I ever climbed was Tryfan in The Snowdonia National Park.

The Cirque de Solitude - GR20 Corsica

The Cirque de Solitude – GR20 Corsica

We scrambled up its north facing side to reach the two iconic rocks of Adam & Eve on the top. I didn’t have the courage to jump between them!

I also have a great fondness for Scotland, I have climbed a good few Munroes  in my time. My favourite area is Glen Coe and the Bidean nam Bian majestic range of mountains on the south side. On the north side traversing the Aonach Eagach  high above the valley is an unforgettable experience.

I have walked extensively outside of the UK and like the Pyrenees which offers fantastic hill and  mountain walking experiences. I think the finest expedition I have ever done, which was just after I retired, was to backpack the Corsican GR20 high level route with my pal Dave.

Nowadays most of my walking is in the Peak District, Lake District or in Wales. I walk and from time to time lead walks, mostly Sundays, with the hill walking group of Altrincham and District Rambling Club of which I am a member.

Walking the Great Ridge in the Peak District

Walking the Great Ridge in the Peak District

We are the oldest and leading Walking Club in the area with a membership of ca. 300. We cater for all types of walkers – hill walkers, ramblers and amblers. If you would like to meet us then visit the website and try one of our Walks”. I wrote the Club’s first website in hard coding about ten years ago and latterly with developing a new Club website to run within WordPress . It was launched in early July 2014 and had proved very popular..