With a bright light in his eye that always seemed to appear whenever he was outdoors, my grandfather took me up Skiddaw when I was eight.   I’ve been wandering up and down hills ever since, some of them a little larger and farther from home.

Mont Buet, France.
Mont Buet, France.

Most of my hillwalking  articles have been published in The Great Outdoors.   These have included a number of Wild Walk guides, with routes on Dartmoor and the coast.   One in the Lake District even incorporated a canoe trip.

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