Those living in towns and cities used to flock out to the country at the weekend. Now it is the time for Minecraft and VR.
They even tried topless barmaids, but three years ago, the main pub closed, and is now falling derelict.
On most days, when going round our habitual 4 mile (6 km) route, we see no-one else out on the footpaths.
If you walk, cycle, or ride during the hours of dark, being seen by others – particularly drivers – can be critical to survival. Here are new products which could one day save your life.
There is a lot of bullshit about footwear. Even reputable and reliable opinions are seldom supported by much evidence. So what about ‘zero drop’ or ‘barefoot’ shoes? Great or misguided?
It has been the most gloriously sunny and mild day of the year. But the Downs round here […]
The days when I would ‘train’ by deliberately walking with a heavy rucsac are long past. Now I […]
The two perennial bugbears of the countryside are dogshit and dumping. I will spare you the former, for […]
Two pervasive problems make country walking unpleasant at this time of year (Jan-Feb): mud and fences. They are of course linked, because without fences there would be little mud, and without mud, fences would be less of a problem.