Musings of an over the hill climber and walker living on the edge of the beautiful Bowland Fells in Lancashire.  Thanks for calling in.

Days out in the hills,  climbing and long distance walking will be mentioned in some random ways. Home and abroad. My climbing exploits are limited these days, more bouldering than routes, still I’m lucky to be able to keep walking and cycling. I seem to be doing more walking than climbing.

Originally set up to provide information on a number of climbing venues in the area, for which I’d had various requests.

I am now using my posts more as a personal diary but you are free to visit and there is a comment section at the bottom of each page for your thoughts.


The photos I insert will sometimes keep enlarging if you click.


  1. Bill W-K

    Very much enjoyed meeting the three of you shortly after you arrived at the Sulzenau Hutte on 10th September. Julia and I headed back round to Neustift, and have vowed to return next September to walk the full Stubai Hohenweg. Looking forward to it very much after spending many years sailing rather than walking. Your superb and informative blog account and photos will be very helpful indeed in planning, and helping to built up the anticipation levels.
    Berg Heil!, Bill W-K

    P.S. I would say you’re definitely more up the hill than over it.

    1. bowlandclimber Post author

      Good to hear from you, remember you well. I’m surprised you found my blog. We had a great trip as you can imagine. Get back there and do it!
      My next trip is [hopefully] trekking in Burma [Myanmar] – could be interesting. One just has to do these things.

      Gute Reisen. John.

    1. bowlandclimber Post author

      I came across the GR7 whilst traversing The Alpujarras several years ago, pre-blogging. I’ve enjoyed many adventurous trips along it since then. The real Spain. Next up are the Canary Islands this winter. GR 131 links them all.

  2. Jolanda

    Hi, i read you wrote a blog about the GR131 on Tenerife. Can you give me the website where i can find it? We’re going in novembre and want to walk it to and i love reading about it. Best regards Jolanda



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