Russ Claridge

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18th May 2007

An architect by trade, Russ Claridge likes to spend as much of his time as possible walking around the countryside. His main concerns when walking are comfort, views and history, so his recommendations take into account whether or not you will have to rough it, what you should read up on before walking to get the most out of your journey and how far away you are from a decent pub. An on and off member of the Ramblers Association, Russ may or may not be thinking about writing a comfortable guide to the best walks in Britain in addition to several of his already published practical location guides.

Russ Claridge's activity

  1. June 2007
  2. Russ Claridge rated The Tarka Walking Trail

  3. Russ Claridge rated GR20 Walking Trail

  4. Russ Claridge rated The Pilgrims walk to Santiago de Compostela

  5. Russ Claridge rated The Alpine Pass Hiking Route

  6. Russ Claridge rated Walking the Isle of Skye

  7. Russ Claridge rated Walk the Rob Roy Way

  8. Russ Claridge rated The Dingle Way Walk

  9. Russ Claridge rated Walk the South Downs Way

  10. Russ Claridge rated Hadrian's Wall Walking Trail

  11. Russ Claridge rated Walk the South Coast Path

  12. Russ Claridge rated Walking the Pennine Way

  13. Russ Claridge rated The Beacons Way Walking Trail

  14. Russ Claridge rated Saint Cuthbert's Way Walking Trail

  15. Russ Claridge reviewed Saint Cuthbert's Way Walking Trail in Scotland, United Kingdom

    This is one of the prettiest walks in Scotland, and it’s got a proper historical story to it, which is something that really adds to a trip in my mind. The walk basically follows the life and times of St. Cuthbert a 7th Century Scottish saint, who…"

  16. Russ Claridge reviewed Walking the Two Moors Way in Plymouth, United Kingdom

    This is a fantastic walk that takes you all the way across the two moors National Parks, it’s got beautiful views and acres of open fields edged by private valleys thick with trees and undergrowth. It’s really clearly marked between Ivybridg…"

  17. Russ Claridge rated Walking the Two Moors Way

  18. May 2007
  19. Russ Claridge reviewed Hadrian's Wall Walking Trail in North East England, United Kingdom

    This trail was opened in 2003 as a World Heritage Site and it follows the wall quite closely. Walkers pass through Medieval Hexham, which was once a big local market town, the ancient Roman forts of Vindolanda, Segedunum and Birdoswald. Hadrian’s Wall …"

  20. Russ Claridge reviewed Walking the Isle of Skye in Scotland, United Kingdom

    There are lots of good walking trails on the Isle of Skye, so I feel it should be included as a good place to walk but it’s probably best to plan your own trip depending on the number of days you want to walk and what you want to see. There are lo…"

  21. Russ Claridge reviewed The Pilgrims walk to Santiago de Compostela in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    This is a shorter version of the ancient 5 week Camino Frances or the “French Way” to Galicia. My journey joins the trail at Ponferrada, to the east of Santiago. There are traditional pilgrims’ markings and tracks to follow across the…"

  22. Russ Claridge reviewed Walking the Pennine Way in North West England, United Kingdom

    This is a well known walk which starts in Edale and finishes in Kirk Yetholm, crossing moors, national parks and the Scottish border in the process. It follows, in part, Hadrian's Wall, which is a bonus if you're walking with history buffs, who will als…"

  23. Russ Claridge reviewed GR20 Walking Trail in Corsica, France

    Walk Corsica for the GR20. At 200kms over two weeks it’s one Europe’s toughest mountain treks, not because of the terrain but because the weather can turn on you suddenly and there aren’t many points where you can walk out safely. The …"

  24. Russ Claridge reviewed The Alpine Pass Hiking Route in Switzerland

    This is a classic hike through the Swiss Alps, called The Alpine Pass Route because it crosses 16 mountain passes. If you’re fit you can do it all at once, otherwise you can do it section by section. If you do choose to do only part of the walk the bes…"

  25. Russ Claridge reviewed The Tarka Walking Trail in West Country, United Kingdom

    This walk through Devon is a figure of eight shape based around the Rivers Taw and Torridge of the film “Tarka the Otter” fame. The trail has been recently upgraded and there are now graded tracks good for cyclists and mp3 audio information points along…"

  26. Russ Claridge reviewed Walk the South Coast Path in West Country, United Kingdom

    This is thought by many to be one of the best long distance trails in Europe, and rightly so, it covers some stunning country, including the Exmoor National Park and some of the most scenic parts of the British coastline. It incorporates The Jurassic Co…"

  27. Russ Claridge reviewed Walk the Rob Roy Way in Scotland, United Kingdom

    This is another historic walk, based in the area of Scotland travelled by the slightly notorious Rob Roy MacGregor in the 18th Century. As well as the ruins, lochs, waterfalls and mountains that create the unique scenery of the Scottish highlands, the t…"

  28. Russ Claridge reviewed The Beacons Way Walking Trail in Wales, United Kingdom

    This is a fairly new long distance trail comprising several smaller walks. The first day of this eight day trip inspires with a visit to Skirrid Mountain (Ysgyrd Fawr) or The Holy Mountain and the trail finishes in the little town of Bethlehem near Garn…"

  29. Russ Claridge reviewed The Dingle Way Walk in Southwest Ireland, Ireland

    This walk takes an average of eight days to circuit Ireland's scenic Dingle Peninsula. It's another walk improved by the opportunity for a hot meal, a pint and a warm bed at the end of each day. I've been able to book ahead one night at a time on the r…"

  30. Russ Claridge reviewed Walk the South Downs Way in Eastbourne, United Kingdom

    This walk is actually best done from Winchester to Eastbourne, but you can do it either way, you can also cycle it. The trail follows prehistoric pathways towards the then capital Winchester and there are Bronze Age barrows all along the trail. It's 1…"