November 2015 Issue


Coast to Coast

Cycling the C2C 17 years on

Cycling the C2C, coast to coast route between Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria and Tynemouth on the North Sea coast near Newcastle, crossing the Lake District, the Pennines over Hartside and numerous other hills. The route visits Keswick, Penrith, Garygill, Nenthead, Allenheads, Rookhope, Stanhope, Consett, Newcastle and Tynemouth, with an optional start at Workington and finish in Sunderland.

Bivvying or Bothying

Bivvying or Bothying – you decide

The pros and cons of sleeping in a bivvy bag or a bothy. Our two outdoor experts and authors Ronald Turnbull and Phoebe Smith have a lively exchange of views. While you can bivvy virtually anywhere, bothies are old stone houses run by the Mountain Bothy Association, and are mainly found in isolated areas of Scotland, northern England and Wales.

Lakeland fells

Off the beaten track in the Lakeland fells

Mark Richards sings the praises of wandering off the beaten track in the English Lake District and shares his story of finding a novel route up Thornthwaite Crag in the Far Eastern Fells of the Lake District National Park from the village of Low Hartsop near Patterdale.

Bolivia's Cordillera Real

Bolivia's best-kept secret: the Cordillera Real

Description of trekking the El Choro trek from La Cumbre to El Chairo in the Cordillera Real, Bolivia, South America, in parallel with the famous El Camine de la Muerte (Death Road), famous for downhill cycling.

Costa Blanca

Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

Scrambles on the Puig Campana and Serra Bernia scratch the surface of the amazing and underused walks and scrambles on offer just inland from the Costa Blanca.

Api to Jumla

Api to Jumla: A truly magical mystery trek

Extracts from the chapter in 'Abode of the Gods' in which Kev Reynolds’ recalls a trek in the Nepal's Farthest West to Api on the India–Nepal–Tibet border and from there east to Jumla.