Nearly done, from Gargrave to Bingley: Section 13

This was lovely. Several days together, walking along our canal again, through the sun and rain and Yorkshire, in perfect peace. To get to here in Bingley Sarah and I have walked a hundred and eleven miles along this canal together, and we're nearly done. Another sixteen miles will take us all the way into [...]

Granby: The Street Market needs your help

I'm writing this one as a member of Granby 4 Street Community Land Trust, because Granby could seriously do with your help. Please donate now Late last week a fire destroyed nearly all of our market equipment. So now we need to replace all of our colourful gazebos, tables, chairs and even our sound equipment [...]

Allotmenting: In Autumn

This has been my saving grace in all of this, this piece of earth,My peace on earth this plot of land, my refuge for my work,A friendship place of just us few, these weekly conversations.And still my place as autumn comes, the season's turn, the dieback,Of time's return, but only slight, for me I'll mostly [...]

On the Canal: From Vauxhall to Bootle

Soon we'll begin to complete our walking along the canal to Leeds, but not yet. The walk today was another getting ready for all that walk. Like the one we did up by Burscough a couple of weeks ago. Another part of our long hello to somewhere not seen since our many canal walks of [...]

We’re so easily called away: Appreciating Ram

When Paul and Linda McCartney's 'Ram' album came out in May 1971 I was seventeen years old and had hardly any money. But my Saturday job in a supermarket meant I'd have just enough to get the bus to town and go up to Probe Records in Clarence Street to buy it the morning it [...]

Hello Canal: Returning to the Leeds Liverpool

After a three year break, yesterday Sarah and I went back to say hello to the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Hello you In 2017 over twelve separate walks we got most of the way from Liverpool to Leeds before we decided to take the kind of break where you're not sure you'll be back. But now [...]