Welcome to my new look bikes and boots web site. I have taken the opportunity to move it to a new host to make quicker and easier to update. Please bear with me whilst I re-create the site.

I have been a recreational walker for many years, and have spent many happy hours wandering through my own county of Hampshire and the nearby counties of Dorset, the Isle of Wight and West Sussex. Usually I just have the sounds of nature to keep me company and I find this wonderful therapy after a hectic week either stuck in traffic jams or else in the office. Occasionally, I am joined by a friend or two but I am more than happy to go off on my own.

My home county, Hampshire, may not be the most dramatic in terms of scenery but it does have many interesting areas such as the hills to the east and west of Winchester, the New Forest and some easy coastal stretches. It is the home of many splendid “named” walks, such as the Test Way, the Clarendon Way, Wayfarers Walk, the Solent Way, the Itchen Way and is the start/end of the South Downs Way.