Thank you. I really enjoyed our walk yesterday - I was looking for some inspiration for something a little different and your walk from East Witton fitted the bill. Walking through the farm near the start, and then through the abbey grounds just after half way were treats. I uploaded the route into my MemoryMap application and followed everything on the 1:25,000 OS (which I had not done before either). Everything worked a treat. I really appreciate the time you have spent putting this resource together and I will be dipping into it often. Thanks again. John, Robert and Jasper (our German Shorthaired Pointer)
From: John Lee Location: Richmond, North Yorkshire Country: England Date: Monday 18 February 2019
Dear Mike, I stumbled across your website on Friday when I was planning a trip to the Yorkshire Dales with my two children aged 7 and 10. They are pretty good walkers but not familiar with hills as we live in Essex! I wanted to do an easy training walk on Saturday and then a mountain on Sunday. Conistone Dib and Pie proved perfect for the Saturday warm-up, and gave me the confidence to take the children on your Pen-y-Ghent route on Sunday. I'm quite an experienced mountain walker myself but obviously I had to plan carefully to make sure the children were safe on the snowy hills. I just want to thank you for sharing your routes. The children had an amazing weekend and your website really helped me get the most out of our trip. Thank you so much. Best regard, Phil.
From: Phil Barabble Location: Belchamp St Paul, Essex Country: England Date: Monday 04 February 2019
Hi, I am really enjoying your county tops sections of your website. Since discovery in September, I have bagged six tops, and had lots of adventures along the way. I have developed a pattern of missing the actual highest points on first attempt most times! For example the changes in quarrying works meant I had to forshorten my route in Leicestershire, and go back to bag the top another day. As for Kinder Scout, well, I will say I have done it, but I am not so sure, even after the second attempt. Waiting for better weather and the company of my daughter and her mobile technology to help me out on third try. I am now going to write a journal of my efforts so I keep track of what I have done when. Thanks so much for the website!
From: Mary O’Reilly Location: Nottingham Country: England Date: Monday 28 January 2019
Hi Mike, just been taking a look at your site and it’s a fantastic resource with great descriptions, quality details, lovely photos, very inspiring for some walks I’m looking to do during the year particularly the waterfalls walk in Brecon Beacons this spring. I keep a blog detailing my walking experiences on coastal walks in Pembrokeshire as that is my main focus. If you’d like to take a look and offer any feedback to a novice that would be appreciated.. www.shortwalkslongpaths.com.
All the best, Rich
From: Rich Ryan Location: Newport Country: Wales Date: Sunday 27 January 2019
Thank you for providing gpx files with your walks. I have just sent the link to your site to my parents who are amazed at the content! They are very keen walkers. I am actually going to use your routes for trail and fell running, but have always searched circular walks as there are far more available. Thanks again.
From: Dan Speakman Location: Weston Super Mare Country: England Date: Saturday 26 January 2019
Hi. I planned a trip to the Lake District a couple of years ago and I used this website as the main source of information. The trip was a success. We really enjoyed all the hikes. This year I am planning a trip to Wales... And of course walkingenglishman will be my choice! This website is a real treasure. Many thanks for keeping it all up!
From: Begoña Location: Bilbao Country: Spain Date: Friday 18 January 2019
I have come across your website several times whilst researching different trails I have been interested in. Your site is really great to read and I have just found your walk North to South Britain. The way you have linked up all the trails is genius. Cannot believe I have never thought of these all together like that. It is really great to read!! Thank you so much for having the energy to make notes etc after a days hike and then turning it into something useful for others to read and use!
From: Helen Jamieson Location: Manchester Country: England Date: Friday 11 January 2019
Thank you so much for running a brilliant website. I have just completed another great walking holiday, thanks to your GPX files.
From: James H Location: London Country: England Date: Thursday 22 November 2018
Well, what can I say? We have done so many of your walks, your website is fist port of call when deciding on new routes. Thanks a million! Paul, John and Windsor ( The Hairy Hikers)
From: Paul Goodman Location: Pontefract Country: England Date: Thursday 15 November 2018
Hi Mike. Thank you so much for this resource. It was our first visit to the English Lakes and we enjoyed 3 brilliant walks thanks to you: Holme Fell and the Black Crag; Helvellyn via Striding Edge; and Loughrigg Fell via Rydal Water. We had low visibility but still loved the varied walks and beautiful autumn atmosphere. Thanks again, and we looking forward to walking with you again!
From: Katy and Jonny Murray Location: London Country: England Date: Wednesday 07 November 2018
Hello, Thank you so much for all the nice walks! Nice to have a map and also to look at the pictures which we can expect. Best regards and see you next year in the summer.
From: Nynke de Jong Location: Eastermar Country: The Netherlands Date: Thursday 01 November 2018
What a great website. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
From: Holly Location: Salford Country: England Date: Monday 29 October 2018
How do mate, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for taking the time to make the website. I use it every week to plan my trips up to the Lakes - the map especially is really handy for checking out fell heights and locations etc - I use it all the time. The walk descriptions too are great. I am sure you'll know yourself that having people's accounts of various walks to use when planning walks is a really useful. So yeah, thanks! It's much appreciated.
From: Nick Taylor Location: Bolton Country: England Date: Monday 22 October 2018
I would just like to say a big thank you for such a fabulous website. I'm hoping to try out one of your routes in the next week... Mam Tor, The Great Ridge, Lose and Win Hill. Thank you so much for the inspiration and great information.
From: Annie Location: Needham Market, Suffolk Country: England Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018
Hi Mike, my wife and I recently returned from five days in the Lake District and for the first time we decided to do some good walking. Thanks to your site we managed four and we would like to say a big thank you not only for the amazing site but for your personal help via email. Your site enabled us to tailor our walks perfectly to suit our fitness levels and to that end we went nearer to home and completed your Monsal Head walk yesterday with our sons and daughters and grandkids. It was a perfect day out so once again thank you for your insight and hard work. Regards, Keith and family
From: Keith Hamilton Location: Doncaster Country: England Date: Sunday 30 September 2018
Thank You for your wonderful website. After spending some time in the mountains I decided to try some of your trails. Looking forward to do that!!!
From: Plamen Belichev Location: Ilford, London Country: England Date: Saturday 22 September 2018
We have done quite a few of your walks so far and downloaded them to a Garmin. They are brilliant, keep up the good work and thank you for sharing them with us.
From: Louise Kelham Location: Leicester Country: England Date: Saturday 01 September 2018
Hello Mike. My wife Heather and I are staying in the Lake District at Ambleside next week and after many visits decided to do some actual walks. I must congratulate you on a superb and wonderful website. I am sat in my office bedding in my new walking shoes and putting together 3 or 4 of your walks. We are in our 60's but both active and if I can slog around a golf course twice a week then I am sure I can accommodate some of your walks. Thank you for such a helpful site. Kind regards, Keith
From: Keith Hamilton Location: Doncaster Country: England Date: Tuesday 28 August 2018
Fabulous website. My wife and I have already completed the SWCP, the Somerset Coast Path to Aust, the Saint's Way and are now on the Wales Coast Path.
From: Nick Metcalfe Location: Ampthill Country: England Date: Monday 27 August 2018
Thanks a lot for those great walks. I have done these two over the last couple of days: Mam Tor 12 miles walk and Kinder Scout 8 miles walk. Great information and useful gpx files.
From: Regis Beugnette Location: Coningsby Country: England Date: Sunday 19 August 2018
Hi Mike. I have always appreciated your site and the breadth of its knowledge! I think your work is fantastic. I messaged you a while back and you were very helpful and generous with your response.
I wondered if you would be so kind as to give feedback on the site I have been working on: Radventures. It has a few walks in the UK, however at present I am mostly looking to fill in overseas hikes. I wish you all the best and many a glorious hike! Scott
From: Scott Norris Location: Swindon Country: England Date: Sunday 19 August 2018
Hi, I am using your list of footpaths to travel all over England and I am finding it invaluable, so thank you. I am going to Spain soon and wonder if you know of an equivalent list of Spainish paths? The Walking Spaniard perhaps?
From: Dominic M Location: London Country: England Date: Friday 17 August 2018
Hello. My wife, my dog and I did part of the Colne Valley Circular Walk yesterday (4th August) and need to report to someone that the path that leads from Campinot Wood down to Highfield is very indistinct and overgrown, some of the stiles are broken and it is generally very poor.
From: Ian Cramp Location: Huddersfield Country: England Date: Sunday 05 August 2018
I am in the stages of planning the Hadrians Wall Path and have enjoyed reading your entries about the walk. I love the pub pictures, and the fact that you do say it as it is, even the parts that did not wow. Hopefully it will not rain as the UK has a heatwave right now; as it did for you. Thanks for some good details to know beforehand.
From: Ava Location: Midlands Country: England Date: Monday 23 July 2018
Rivington and Smithills Moor are still out-of-bounds, and there are road closures around them too. Locals like me have had to find alternatives, but at least we can't smell acrid smoke any more, since the big downpour on Thursday. Darwen Moor is OK. Jumbles, Wayoh, and Turton and Entwistle reservoirs are OK (lovely rail bridge, little rail station, dining at the StrawBURY Duck pub). Please would you do some walks in these West Pennine Moors next year when the life comes back into them. Thanks!
From: Anne Jackson Location: Horwich, Bolton Country: England Date: Monday 16 July 2018
Hi Mike. We just wanted to say thank you so so much for providing such a brilliant free resource. We've done many of your walks and loved all of them. Keep up the good work! Best wishes, Jo and Steve x
From: Joanna Naylor Location: Country: England Date: Thursday 05 July 2018
Just to say thanks for your interest in promoting walking and help with causes. Your website is a great resource for people like me hoping to get into walking.
From: Philip Jones Location: Brecon Country: Wales Date: Thursday 14 June 2018
Firstly I love your website, it is my first stop whenever I am planning a new hike! I'm currently planning the Coast to Coast so have been reading your entries with great interest, so thank you!
The reason I am contacting you is to suggest a route that seems to be lacking from your site..
I have noticed that you don't seem to have any walks in the South East of the country. Although Kent is relatively flat, there is a wonderful coastal route called the Saxon Shore Way, which stretches from Hastings in East Sussex around the Kentish coastline and up to Medway towns.
I thought it was a route that might interests you, so thought I would bring it to your attention.
Keep up the good work.
From: Matt Dodds Location: Hartlepool/New Romney Country: England Date: Thursday 31 May 2018
I am near Wyke in Bradford but often go walking in the area near Emley and the upper Dearne Valley. Both the Emley and Penistone boundary walks are superb. The countryside is more agricultural as opposed to the South Pennine moors which are usually my favourite.
From: Paul Whitehouse Location: Wyke, Bradford Country: England Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018
What a great website - je vous tire mon chapeau!
From: Walter Zimmermann Location: London Country: England Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Hello dear fellow long-distance hiker. I am dropping you this line because, I too, will undertake an epic Great British solo Walk. Though a slightly different route to yours; I will start 23rd May from the ferry terminal in Dover and will finish (hopefully) at Cape Wrath by end of August. Taking in the Pennine Way, I will, again, divert a bit from your route. I want to thank you already for your great website which is very helpful for me, planning and preparing my upcoming epic hike! Cheers from Belgium, Nathalie
Hi, I just want to say you have a brilliant website. I have been on a couple of walks already. I am going to do the Mam Tor from Hope next and really looking forward to it. Thank you.
From: Oliver Pablo Location: Doncaster Country: England Date: Sunday 29 April 2018
An excellent selection of walks I am working my way through them. Keep up the good work.
From: Brian Humphrey Location: Bradford Country: England Date: Saturday 10 March 2018
You are a very lucky guy being able to spend your days walking in lovely areas. I wish I was in a position just to do this. My very best wishes, John.
From: John Trueman Location: Los Angeles Country: USA Date: Sunday 25 February 2018
Hi Mike, I have included a link to your post about Ingleton Waterfalls Trail on my blog, and I wondered if you might be kind enough as to add a link to my blog of the waterfalls walk on your page? Thank you, Izzy
From: Izzy Rudman Location: Ilkley Country: England Date: Friday 16 February 2018
I love this site and the intent. In respect and in our small way we are encouraging walking by starting a free weekly group in our area.
From: Suresh Vagjiani Location: Wembley, London Country: England Date: Monday 12 February 2018