Hello and welcome to my blog!
This is where I write about my hiking trips, near and far, with the aim of 1) improving my writing, 2) improving my photography and 3) getting to relive my adventures as much as possible, while also hopefully getting you, (yes you!), to consider poking your head out from the technology and into the great outdoors that we belong to!
Having finished a degree, after several years of part time study, my current quest is to visit the 214 hills and mountains described by fell walking legend, Alfred Wainwright, in the seven books of his “A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells” series. So far I am doing this without a car, and from London. It could take awhile, but, as with the rest of life, there is no need to rush.
I intend to write about all my hikes along the way on this blog.
You can track my total progress, see maps and what’s next on my agenda by Clicking Here.
And Click Here for a Gallery List of the 214 Wainwright Fells where I will be adding my own photos, (and improving the ones already there), as I go!
Next up for me is to post the remaining walks from my last trip to Ambleside in October 2015 before I head back , hopefully Easter 2016 with the aim of concentrating on the Southern and Western Fells.
Also somewhere in my head I have trip reports of many of the fantastic hikes I have done on the island of Tenerife. I will attempt to get more of them out and onto the metaphorical paper when I am up to date with the most recent trip reports, and now I have managed to access some level of productivity!
Thanks for reading & enjoy,
The Man Who Thinks He Can
by Walter D. Wintle
If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don’t! If you’d like to win, but think you can’t, It’s almost a cinch that you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost for out in the world we find sucess begins with a fellow’s will; It’s all in the state of mind!
If you think you’re outclassed, you are; You’ve got to think high to rise. You’ve got to be sure of yourself Before you can win the prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go To the strongest or fastest man; But sooner or later the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can!