Honey Glazed Gammon Recipe

A delicious savoury recipe which can be adapted for any occasion and any sized joint. I used a 1kg gammon joint when making this recipe but I’m sure a larger household would be preparing a | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 5 days ago

A Walk Up Fair Snape Fell and Parlick

The walk up Parlick and then on up to the top of Fair Snape Fell is considered one of the finest in The Forest Of Bowland, Lancashire. Having walked up there a few times this | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 12 days ago

Walks Along The Wyre Estuary of Lancashire

The Wyre Estuary is the last stretch of the River Wyre, A river that begins in the hills of The Forest of Bowland at Abbeystead. After passing through by Garstang and through St Michael's on | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 13 days ago

The Pheasant Hotel, Harome – A North Yorkshire Night and Dinner

A beautiful hotel in beautiful surroundings. The Pheasant Hotel is situated in the lovely quiet village of Harome, North Yorkshire, overlooking the idyllic village duck pond and a wonderful place to escape at, unwind and | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 18 days ago

Indulgent Chocolate Celebration Cake

Super indulgent and versatile, this easy to make, rich chocolatey cake is perfect to adapt for many occasions, birthdays, family celebrations or baked as a lovely treat to serve with a coffee.  I made this deep | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 19 days ago

Afternoon Tea at Tiffany’s Blue Box Cafe, Harrods

This year has been a challenging one for everyone with many of us not being able to see our families easily because of the pandemic.  So between lockdowns I jumped at the opportunity to have | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 20 days ago

Release Your Wild Side With Tiger Gin, The Great British Gin

Deciding which gin to stock up on is, as we all know, a difficult decision. If like me, you choose your drink depending on your mood, 2020 has given us the opportunity to try new | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 21 days ago

Luds Church Staffordshire, A Gem Of A Walk

Luds Church, as it’s known, is close to the Roaches, near Leek. The actual location which can only be reached on foot is in the Staffordshire Back Forest within the Dark Peak region of the | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 24 days ago

Chanctonbury Ring, An Iconic South Downs Walk

There are many great walks in the South Downs National Park, but only a few reach “iconic” status! Chanctonbury Ring is one of those. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, it has been an Iron Age fort | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 26 days ago

Exploring the Historic Reculver Towers of Herne Bay

We love nothing more than a stroll around Reculver and Herne Bay. It's a great place for exploring and taking a walk along the spectacular seafront. The thing I like about Reculver is that it's | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

Keto Steak, Cabbage Mash and Red Wine Gravy Recipe

I love steak, I love mash and love gravy and there is no reason for me to miss out on a tasty dinner recipe for all three when in keto. In many ways this recipe | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

A Walk Up And Over The Mile Long Foulridge Tunnel

Foulridge Tunnel on the Leeds & Canal is also known as the Mile Tunnel. A great engineering feat of the 18th Century it is now the longest canal tunnel in the country that you can | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

A Walk Through The Victorian Town of Westgate-on-Sea

Today's walk was inspired by Wilfred Jenkins who cycled from this route to help raise money for Margate's local Theatres. I've got a few friends who live in Westgate and they are always putting up such | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

Fire Trough Stove By Richard Outdoors – Flat Pack Flexibility

This neat fire trough stove created and made by Richard Outdoors was something I just had to try out. Quite often I am out camping and wild camping and the dilemmas on kit to carry | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Leicestershire

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey is a Cistercian monastic community in the heart of rural Leicestershire at Charnwood forest. We had walked the area a few times before and had spotted the Abbey in passing, several | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

Rarebit Pork Chops Recipe

Pork chops are a perfect staple for me and my keto lifestyle. They are extremely adaptable to be cooked in so many ways. Grilled, fried or in the oven. This rarebit pork chop recipe has | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

Greenberfield Locks – The Top Of The Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Continuing my great walk along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal I was on day three heading west from Leeds. Knowing I was going to finish in Burnley at my journey's end it stands to reason | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

Exploring Dovedale – Caves, Limestone Spires, Riverside Walking

Is the riverside path through the Dovedale valley the most popular easy walk in Britain? I cannot think of too many that attract more visitors than Dovedale outside of the mountains that pull in large | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

Stoodley Pike – Upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire

A couple of months ago we decided to go for a drive out to West Yorkshire. We’ve been doing quite a lot of driving and exploring over the past months during lockdown. Discovering new places | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

In Collaboration With Autumn

“Wild is the music of autumnal winds amongst the faded woods” – William Wordsworth 1770-1850.  Fascinated by the autumn breeze as it scoops up debris bringing change and the long cold winters. The smell of | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

A Walk In Craig Cerrig-gleisiad & Fan Frynych National Nature Reserve

As my wife is from Brecon, we often return to visit family. Whilst she talks with her sisters about school days and long lost friends, I have the chance to slide out and walk in | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

Honor Watch GS Pro – The Adventure Smartwatch I’ve Waited For

Over the past few years I have used many smartwatches to try to help in my day to day for fitness, work flow and of course my adventure. There have been a few misses and | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

Jenny Brown’s Point – A Lancashire Coast Walk

So...my friend and I have been trying to find different places in Lancashire to go for a walk once a week. We’ve been doing it to get us both out of the house as she | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 1 month ago

A Solo Walk Along The West Highland Way

A couple of months ago I started looking at some of the brilliant long distance paths we have in the UK. I settled on the WHW for my first attempt at a solo, multiday hike | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Warner’s 0% Botanical Garden Gin – A Real Natural Flavour

I love a good gin, but I had never tried a non alcohol gin before. That was until I tried the new Botanical Garden Gins from multi-award winning Warner's. I have tried many non alcohol | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Bleaklow Walk From Snake Pass and The Plane Crash Site

Snake pass is an area of natural beauty with so many walks and hikes in all directions and abilities that I could write about the many miles of stunning scenery forever. Last summer was a | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Ashton Memorial, Lancaster – History On The Hill

I have lived in Lancaster for five years now, and always have had a fascination with the iconic domed building on the top of the Hill. Ashton Memorial is a beautiful building, and set in | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Alpkit Brukit – Camping Stove For Mini Adventures

When I go on my spontaneous wild camping nights on tops of mountains etc, I need to make sure the kit I carry up with me will look after me. If you think I have | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Wellness and Paddleboarding On The Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Malc and I had been walking the canal for two days and we had reached the lovely Yorkshire town of Skipton. The previous day we had arrived after a wonderful canal walk here from Bingley, | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Hiking The Saxon Shore Way From Seasalter to Faversham

We were looking for a local picturesque walk, that was quiet and peaceful, and this was just the ticket. We packed up a picnic lunch and a flask of tea and headed out to explore | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

An Easy Creamy Keto Risotto Recipe

When thinking of an easy yet filling meal for your keto diet. This keto friendly risotto fits the bill perfectly. Packed with vegetables that have minimal carbs and can be eaten as a meal in | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Fosdyke Bridge To Surfleet- A River Welland Walk

The river Welland in Lincolnshire is 65 miles in length from Stamford to Fosdyke where it finally reaches the wash. We only walked a small section of the river Welland but it’s oh so peaceful.  | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Aimone Vino Rosso D’Italia ‘A little Taste Of Italy’

I have recently been very impressed by this tasty little number which I discovered on our weekly shop. It’s a lovely full-bodied red wine, described as bright and deep red, luxurious with red berry flavours | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Walking Bingley To Skipton On The Leeds & Liverpool Canal

The stretch of canal walk now from Bingley to Skipton was to give a great idea of how different each day can be. The day before I had walked out of Leeds to Bingley and | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

The Holme Valley Circular Walk – West Yorkshire

Distance: 23.5 miles. Elevation 4300 ft. This is a circular route around the Holme Valley, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.  My starting point was in Armitage Bridge (HD4 7NR) as there is a free carpark with ample spaces, plus | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Knock Your Rocks Off, Go Below – Snowdonia, North Wales

Many people on holiday would prefer a relaxing, fun-under-the-sun vacation. However, when in Wales, one particular activity to participate in is anything but that. Caving was an experience I’ll never forget. We (our own group of | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Bingley Five Rise Locks – Steepest Staircase Locks In The UK

During My Leeds & Liverpool Canal walk the Bingley Five Rise Locks were a perfect place to start a new day with its own visit. This magnificent feature, the steepest staircase locks in UK, on | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Taft Point and The Fissures, Yosemite National Park

I was reading Sheena’s blog about her visit to Yosemite, and it brought memories flooding back of our trip there. There is so much to see and do. We were lucky enough to have a | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Walk – Out To Bingley From Leeds

I was about to set off on my 55 or so mile walk from Leeds to Burnley via the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Four days, four varied sections and meeting people along the way. Workers, | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 2 months ago

Hiking The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

One of United Kingdom’s greatest natural features is its coastline. There are over 7,000 miles of it if you include the larger islands which is enough walking and exploring to keep most people busy for | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 3 months ago

The Sir John Barrow Monument, Lighthouse Without a Light

On a whim I wanted to find a lighthouse to visit in the lakes, I came across a few, but none as impressive as The Sir John Barrow Monument, or commonly known as the Hoad | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 3 months ago

Lensball Photography – Refractions, Creativity and Tips

Every so often it is a nice change to take my a lensball out with the camera. It is great to go take photographs that are different to normal and to get some different perspectives | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 3 months ago

Plum Chutney Recipe – Tangy and Delicious

Plums when in season are so versatile, I would usually use up a glut of plums by making plentiful amounts of Plum Jam. This year we decided to use half of our garden plums to | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 3 months ago

A Whistle Stop Weekend East Anglian Adventure

It was my birthday weekend and my mum and I decided to take a trip to East Anglia to squeeze in some sightseeing and do some walking. We already know the area fairly well but | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 3 months ago

A Walk Of Waterfalls: Betws-y-Coed to Swallow Falls, Conwy

Amongst the amazing hills of the Welsh valleys and mountains of Snowdonia, lies a quaint village called Betws-y-Coed. Known in English as Betsy or (Betty to the locals), the stone buildings, narrow paths and boutique | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 3 months ago

The Varying Names For A Waterfall In The UK

The UK is home to some wonderful waterfalls. Our history has led to some unique naming of them and the meanings of these names have been lost in time and etymology. As you travel from | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 3 months ago

Sledmere House and Gardens – A Lovely Visit

It was a sunny Sunday morning and the kids and I were trying to decide what to do with our day. We remembered that on the way to our recent day out to Burton Agnes, | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 3 months ago

Arun Valley Walk, Wepham Down And The Village of Burpham

This is another walk in the Arun Valley giving access to great views of this special place. This is a “family favourite” walk, which we’ve been doing since the kids were small. It can be | Continue reading

@baldhiker.com | 3 months ago