Leading a double life of adventure and engineering. A bit like Bananaman*, but with cake.
My next big scary challenge is an arctic expedition crossing Svalbard. I’ve never been anywhere that cold before and I can’t ski. Oh, and there might be polar bears.
Well, covid has scuppered that plan. Postponed from 2020 to 2021 and again to 2022 I needed something to keep me motivated, the mountains are out of reach so I’ve have set myself a more local project – the Cheshire Challenge to walk all 25 long distance paths in Cheshire totaling 1500km, its going to take a while and a lot of cake.
- Cheshire Challenge walk 25 – Sandstone TrailThe Sandstone Trail. Its probably one of (if not the) most well-known long-distance path in Cheshire. It joins the towns of Frodsham in the north and Whitchurch in the south, 55km (or 54km on the OS route below) broadly following the sandstone ridge. Most years there are events to walk or run the whole route… Continue reading Cheshire Challenge walk 25 – Sandstone Trail
- Cheshire Challenge walk 24 – Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Dane Valley Way & Gritstone TrailAh summer weather in Britain. All week beforehand the various forecasts had shown it was going to be a very wet walk, but as Sarah and I got in the car the forecasts changed and the rain disappeared. This meant I wasn’t quite carrying the right kit; I had my heavier waterproofs but no sun… Continue reading Cheshire Challenge walk 24 – Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Dane Valley Way & Gritstone Trail
(*I was – and still am – a big Bananaman fan…)