Walking across Britain

Welcome to Trailman

I’m Peter Aylmer, an experienced walker and outdoor writer. On this website I’m sharing nearly 50 years of walking experience.

You’ll find day-by-day trail memories, from lowland walks to my own multi-day routes across each of the three nations.

And then aged 62 I learned to backpack, so it’s never too late!

Plus there are zoomable OS maps and plenty of hints and tips about the logistics of trail walking.

What’s new

New Trailman guide – the Accuro 50, a charity challenge from Loughton to Saffron Walden

Two National Trails: the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Speyside Way

My 2022 TGO Challenge, 200 miles across the Highlands from Torridon to Aberdeen

I’m also the author of the Cicerone guides to London and Essex. In January 2021 I launched my own series of Trailman guidebooks. The first four are all available here now.


Mountains green, pleasant pastures, clouded hills – I love them all. Plus my end-to-end walk, from Land’s End to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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It’s not just Snowdonia. Two south-to-north walks across the nation, plus Glyndwr’s Way in mid-Wales – and there’s lots of Snowdonia too.

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Wild camper’s paradise, from the Southern Upland Way to Cape Wrath in the far north-west. A few Munros, and my first TGO Challenge.

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My Books

My four Trailman Guides are available here now, plus my Cicerone guides to London and Essex.

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Buy my books – four Trailman guides and two Cicerone guides