I live only one mile from waterfall country in South Wales and I read your account of the Pontneddfechan waterfalls walk. It was fascinating in as much that I new exactly where you were and the route you took as I have walked and fished every yard of these rivers over the last 50 years or so.
Best time of the year is in the spring when the fresh leaves are forming but also after heavy snow but you will be restricted.I do have numerous photos I can forward if you like?
From: Russell Stanley Location: Glynneath Country: Wales Date: Sunday 27 December 2015
What an amazing website! Thanks so much for working so hard on this. It's so resourceful for a visitor to Yorkshire like me.
From: Stuart Burke Location: London Country: England Date: Sunday 27 December 2015
I have no idea how you could improve your splendid website - the appearance is fine, the UI is fine, the scope is fine! You're the expert -- just keep on doing great walks and publishing them. Please. And thank you.
From: Brian Morris Location: Huddersfield Country: England Date: Wednesday 23 December 2015
Thank you for supplying a great resource of local walks. The GPX files are great for a relative beginner. Keep up the good work!
From: Aman Gill Location: Leeds Country: England Date: Monday 21 December 2015
I really love the detailed routes you put and I look forward to your updates.
From: Scott Browett Location: Nottingham Country: England Date: Sunday 20 December 2015
Hi, I just wanted to say this site is an amazing source of walks and I really appreciate the effort that has gone into it. The new addition of the interactive maps is awesome for road-trips walking around a particular area. Keep it up!
From: Alexander Wilkinson Location: Derby Country: England Date: Thursday 10 December 2015
I am currently in training the The Fan Dance SF experience day in January 2016. I have not really been into walking much over the last few years, just kept my self fit by running and cycling. I tuck this challenge on in October and started to look for routes which had a similar hights as Pen Y Fan. I came across your website and YouTube channel and it has been so much help. I have been using your gpx files on my mobile phone as my map reading skills are not very good at the moment. I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done as it been a great help to me.
From: Dave Palmer Location: Country: Date: Thursday 10 December 2015
A great site, please keep free the downloads and gpx files - unlike many other sites.
The Tryfan Walks ... I did this some years ago and covering all elements in tne longer walk but I used the Devils Kitchen to come down and keep it circular. Maybe one for the Walking Englishman to investigate? More in the Lake District please.
From: Keith Hughes Location: Wirral Country: England Date: Monday 23 November 2015
I just wanted to say thanks for providing such a fantastic free resource. I use your site practically everytime we go walking and wanted to express my gratitude for the time and effort you have expended to make finding a walk a lot easier for everyone else!
From: Rosie Wainman Location: York Country: England Date: Monday 16 November 2015
You are an absolute gent for providing this site. It has given me a lot of pleasure over the past couple of years and I have tried a few of your recommended walks and downloaded the maps to my handheld GPS. It is an invaluable resource and you deserve a medal...thank you!
From: Richard Clarke Location: Derby Country: England Date: Saturday 07 November 2015
I have been using your site for a number of years now and I just want to say thanks for all the the great routes, but also for introducing me to The Tragically Hip via one of the Wolds Way entries. Brilliant.
From: Ian Renfrew Location: Goole Country: England Date: Tuesday 03 November 2015
Awesome, I did Monsal Head circular route today; got a bit off the track I think between Highdale and the Monsal Trail, but got back on route somewhere. Keep it up.
From: Matt C Location: Stockport Country: England Date: Thursday 29 October 2015
I would love to see more walks closer to train stations as not all of your readers drive. Or at the very least some advice on public transport.
Love the website and have loved all the walks of your's that I have had the pleasure of going on. Keep up the great work!!
From: Christopher Bush Location: Baildon Country: England Date: Tuesday 27 October 2015
Thank you for this great site, it has provided me with some great walks - especially the Bradgate Park walk in Leicestershire which was especially fantastic. I did the walk earlier in the year but have only just got around to doing my own write up which is on my blog at Hill Explorer.
From: Mark Barrett Location: Nottingham Country: England Date: Tuesday 27 October 2015
I walked the Timble/Swinsty reservoir today with my wife and 5 year old daughter. Fantastic autumnal walk within the capabilities of a youngster (we took 4 hours). The only disappointment was the fact that the Timble inn is now a restaurant, not a pub. We felt a bit out of place in our muddy trousers and our fleece tops amongst the crisp white linen bedecked tables of diners.
From: Kelvin Eady Location: Alfreton Country: England Date: Sunday 25 October 2015
Just like to say, what a great website, I have recently started fell walking again after a few years away ( did enough yomping in the marines ! ) I have rediscovered my love for the mountains and always find your site superb and clear for ideas, please keep it up.
From: Stu Hart Location: Wigan Country: England Date: Thursday 22 October 2015
I have discovered gold! My son lives and works in Leeds and each time I visit we invariably wander around the same city centre streets talking small. On his recent (and rare) visit to my home in Keswick we walked around Derwentwater and over Catbells and had such a good time, inspired by the beautiful surroundings. Having stumbled across this website I will now be able to suggest a favourable alternative to Trinity shopping centre. Thank you.
From: Ian Finlay Location: Keswick Country: England Date: Saturday 17 October 2015
I took a group of three girlfriends to do The Longshaw Limber in September 2015. We found the walk through your superb website. I would have liked to have done it as a circular walk with packs on but we could not find accommodation in the right places. Instead we stayed in Hathersage and had a great swim in their outdoor pool. From the Longshaw Limber website, maps 1 and 2 gave us some of the best walking we have done in ages with such varied landscapes, terrain and all helped by a dollop of sunshine. Your website is my go to website when I am planning a walk, as I have just done for this weekend walking in the Black Mountains. Keep walking and writing.
From: Jackie Snell Location: Marlborough Country: England Date: Tuesday 13 October 2015
I have looked at your site for a few years now, for inspiration and to get me back up north! Had a great week in Thwaite and followed an old trod from Muker over to Swinnergill Kirk and back to Muker. Pity there is not an easy way across the river at the bottom of Swinnergill.
From: Graham Syms Location: Tunbridge Wells Country: England Date: Monday 12 October 2015
What an amazing web site. Most of the walks are familiar to us but many of the others will give us great pleasure in discovering more things to enjoy.
From: Edd and Shell Gubbins Country: England Date: Saturday 10 October 2015
Hi, I have just finished 4th of 5 days of restorative Lake District walking. Your website has been invaluable. I am staying in Keswick and have done the Newlands horseshoe walk day 1, the Scafell Pike from Seathwaite walk day 2 (minus Scafell - I am on my own this holiday and it looked too tricky), the Coledale horseshoe walk day 3, and on day 4 have just done a big walk going up Glaramara from Seathwaite and then crossing over at Styhead pass and going up Great Gable and down via Green Gable and Sourmilk Gill. Fabulous. Wondering what to do on my final day tomorrow! Your website is an inspiration. Thank you, Dan.
From: Dan Hillman Location: London Country: England Date: Monday 28 September 2015
Hi Mike, I discovered your site while searching for walks in the Peak District ahead of a weekend away two-weeks ago. Thanks to you, I was able to quickly compile a shortlist of six routes that interested me. Due to the weather, I was only able to complete the Dovedale and Wolfscote Dale walk but it was absolutely fantastic! I am writing a blog post about it as I send this and I'll be sure to include a couple of links to your site so that others can also benefit for your resources. Thank you so much for making your routes free to view and download.
From: Olly Parry-Jones Location: Wrington, North Somerset Country: England Date: Saturday 26 September 2015
Love your website, done several walks and n West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire from it. Really appreciate the sharing of great routes!
From: Kirstie-Lynne Deegan Location: Country: England Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Hi Mike, I stumbled across your website on Friday when I was looking for a route up Ingleborough. My best friend and I did your 9.5 mile route yesterday, I think the opposite way around from you as we came down past Gaping Gill.
It was a great walk, but made tough with bad weather on the ascent.
We are training for Ben Nevis on 3rd October, and will be climbing Whernside and Pen Y Ghent next weekend. I am just looking on your site again for a suitable route. I really enjoyed your Hadrian's Wall walk write up too, it is a walk I really want to do myself. Many thanks for sharing the GPX files, such a great resource to find for free.
All the best, onward and upward
From: Catherine Sawley Location: Country: England Date: Sunday 13 September 2015
We did two of your walks last weekend - both superb in their different ways. On Friday we did the Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale walk, with a slight tweak, as we parked at the picnic site at SK191642, so missed out visiting Middleton (we went to Middleton the following day for a fern-hunting expedition, and were the first walkers to visit tea rooms that had opened that day). The walk more or less down the full length of Lathkill Dale was superbly varied. We kept thinking "that's the end of the interesting bits", but always found a new sort of landscape to refresh us. The gentle finish up Bradford Dale was excellent too, though the final climb back to the car park was steeper than ideal at the end of the day!
The Monk's Dale/Tideswell Dale walk was the other. The upper parts of Monk's Dale reminded us of a sub-tropical rain forest! It was fortunate that we were in no hurry, as the slippery stones would have prevented any haste. We found some excellent ferns, including a large stand of Limestone fern (Gymnocarpium robertianum). We reached the pub (Anglers' Rest in Miller's Dale) conveniently for lunch, then had the gentle stroll back up Tideswell Dale before our drive home. (We did have a little difficulty finding the right road out of Tideswell at the start of this one, not helped by it being exactly on the join of the map, but some helpful local dog-walkers put us on the right track.)
Very many thanks for these two walks in particular, and for all the effort that you have put in to your invaluable web site.
From: Chris Evans Location: Earby, Lancashire Country: England Date: Wednesday 05 August 2015
Love perusing your website, great commentary on the walks and great photo's too. You are the best thing that has happened to walking, after Wainwright. of course.
From: John Henfrey Location: Country: England Date: Tuesday 21 July 2015
Your website is AMAZING! It is so user friendly and is the coolest hiking tool I have ever come across. Thank you!
From: Holly Miller Location: Fairfax County Country: USA Date: Saturday 11 July 2015
Thank you , thank you for your wonderful website. Like you, I love walking in England. I just returned from Cornwall and I am now planning a trip to the north (Lake District and Yorkshire). Your website has done all the planning for the walks for me!!
From: Renata Manzo Location: Richmond, Virginia Country: USA Date: Friday 05 June 2015
Thank you so much for this wonderful resource. My wife and I will be in Yorkshire in July and look forward to taking wonderful walks all thanks to you.
From: Bill Kelly Location: Austin, Texas Country: USA Date: Tuesday 02 June 2015
Dear Mike, I live in Germany and cannot just go on one of the beautiful walks you describe on your site. But if I am worn out and I really long for nature, peace and recreation and there is no possibility for me to go out here, I go on your walks on the internet and enjoy your lovely photos, your affectionate descriptions of the landscape and the joy it gives you. I just want to say thank you for all your efforts and tell you that even from the distance your walks are wonderful! Unfortunately it is not possible for me to visit Great Britain in the immediate future but as soon as circumstances allow me and my sister to go we will visit Yorkshire and look for some of your walks in the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy them. Thank you again and all the best for you from Southern Germany!
Lovely walk today round Ellingstring to Cover Bridge and back. Thank you very much for another great walk!
From: Jeff Morris Location: Leeds Country: England Date: Sunday 24 May 2015
I looked at your site and followed your easy walk around Bakewell. It was true to the word and the details were spot on. My wife, not a walker and I myself really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work and I will definitely use your wonderful site again.
From: Stephen Hollin Location: Country: England Date: Friday 22 May 2015
Hello, I came across your information page on walking as I was looking for some interesting walks in my area and I have to say how fantastic it is, all the information and pictures are amazing and so helpful, I am slowly making my way through them in preparation for the Eight Peaks Challenge for Macmillan in August and I did the Roaches, Hen Cloud, Hanging Stone and Lud's Church walk yesterday. It was awesome!!! I take my dog with me so the information you provide is great for me to see if it is suitable for him. Looking forward to doing more, thank you.
From: Victoria Talbot Location: Country: England Date: Friday 08 May 2015
Hi Mike, I just want to thank you for the time and effort you put into the instructions that you gave me on GPS and online mapping. I have no problems working with that system now and I like it. Kind regards.
From: Lee Dovey Location: Rotherham Country: England Date: Friday 08 May 2015
Hey Mike! It's Oliver Nias from yesterday. Great to meet you on the Offa's Dyke Path. We are about to set off for the day. Awesome website by the way!
From: Oliver Nias Location: London Country: England Date: Friday 08 May 2015
Me and my fiance did one of your walks in the Lake District today. Absolutely breathtaking scenery, thank you very much for taking the time to do the GPS recording!
From: Andy Southcombe Location: Country: England Date: Saturday 02 May 2015
I just wanted to say thank you for being a great source of information over the years, I have relied heavily on your guides for planning routes and now I have finally got a GPS your downloadable routes have been a godsend. I have put a link to your website on my own blog, rrbboutdoors.blogspot.co.uk by way of thanks.
From: Rob Keen Location: Rotherham Country: England Date: Wednesday 22 April 2015
Just found your website and it's got me excited! I am planning on walking The Dalesway next May/ June so I have started planning!
I will be 69 years old and want to do it on my own so I a bit nervous but very keen - a personal challenge!!
From: Mary Judson Location: Chester-le-Street Country: England Date: Monday 20 April 2015
Hi Mike, I love your website. I have just started my own blog for my walks in the south of England, the Languedoc, in southern France and Macmillan treks. I have 2 walking group pages for those areas too. I know the effort you must put in to keep it up.
From: Pam Smith Location: Verwood, Dorset Country: England Date: Sunday 19 April 2015
In August 2014 I left a guest comment for you. You gave me a nice reply which I remember and appreciated. But, this is what you won't believe... Recently, I was contacted by an ex pat living here in Tennessee who returns to England to walk! She wanted to ask about the places I walked. I believe she originated from North England and I have walked in South England. It was a delight to meet a fellow enthusiast from "my home" through your England based web site. The connected world is often a wonderful place. Thank you, again, for your work and effort in keeping up a web site and sharing your experiences.
From: Diane C. Spears Location: Memphis, Tennessee Country: USA Date: Friday 10 April 2015
Hi! Just a quick message to say thank you for all your amazing walks, as we did some in Lake District this weekend. We did the Langdale Pikes. Thanks a lot, we will come back to your website for some more.
From: Vincent Rostaing-Capaillon Location: Paris Country: France Date: Tuesday 07 April 2015
Dear Mike, Recently you very kindly replied to a query that I had posted on your Facebook page about how to open .gpx files. I do apologise for not acknowledging, and thanking you for, your prompt and helpful note. Thanks again for your help and for your excellent website.
From: Fiona Greig Location: Country: England Date: Wednesday 01 April 2015
Regarding your Leathley, Stainburn, Braythorn and Lindley walk. It was a really lovely walk. It was just as you described, with a bit of everything you would want on a walk, and it would be great to do it again when the bluebells are out. Many thanks.
From: Jenny Ball Location: Yorkshire Country: England Date: Wednesday 25 March 2015
Thank you for the detailed account of your walk in Teesdale, taking in High and Low Force. I love this part of the world, but can't get there very often. So it was lovely to be able to imagine the route and see all your photographs.
From: Angela MacDonald Location: Bawtry Country: England Date: Sunday 15 March 2015
Hi, I just wanted to say what a great site this is, just done the Spofforth, Kirkby Overblow, Sicklinghall round. Did Burton Leonard few weeks ago, just great, super walks close to home with lots of views and local interest. I will be trying few Dales routes when weather bucks up. Thanks very much for your efforts.
From: Jeff Morris Location: Country: England Date: Sunday 15 February 2015
Hi Mike, Firstly, I just wanted to say what a great website you have put together. As a keen hill walker and Summer ML trainee I am nothing but impressed. Secondly, it sounds a silly question but have you done the Kentmere Horseshoe walk on the site? I am off up to the Lakes at Easter and am torn between this walk and doing a walk from Keswick youth hostel over into Buttermere via Dale Head. The plan is to do my first wild camp at Dalehead Tarn and then hopefully spend my second night in Buttermere before coming back either via Robinson or Honister pass and then back up the Borrowdale valley. I just wondered if you were able to offer some advice. I am currently "logging" post training week consolidation walks and need to "up" my multi day hikes before assessment. My girlfriend and I are off to the Cairngorms in the Summer (Aviemore) and wondered if you could share any great walks that you know of up there. Oh Glencoe too! Thanks in advance Mike and once again a brilliant and very inspiring website. Brilliant work.
'I proposed a three day route in Scotland which included the Falls of Glomach and the Five Sisters of Kintail'
From: Simon Bereit Location: Country: England Date: Wednesday 28 January 2015
From: Ed Carr Location: Great Ayton Country: England Date: Sunday 18 January 2015
Thank you for posting a feature about the Bride Stones walk in Todmorden. I have been there today and I loved it
From: Mary Hadley Location: Country: England Date: Sunday 18 January 2015
We completed the Kirkby Hill walk today with 5 adults, 3 young children and a dog and all really enjoyed it. We are looking forward to trying out more walks in Yorkshire this year as part of our resolution to get outside more! Thanks.
From: Maria Coyle Location: North Yorkshire Country: England Date: Sunday 04 January 2015