Walking across Britain

Welcome to Trailman

I’m Peter Aylmer, an experienced walker and outdoor writer. On this website I’m sharing 40 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 downloadable OS maps and plenty of hints and tips about the logistics of trail walking.

I’m also the author of the Cicerone guides to London and Essex. In January 2021 I launched my own series of Trailman guidebooks. You can buy the first, to the Stort Valley Way, here.

I’ve plenty more content to add – I’m expecting to add another trail every week till Easter, so come back soon!


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

The first Trailman Guide, to the Stort Valley Way, is available here now. Plus my Cicerone guides to London and Essex.

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Buy my books – Stort Valley Way and two Cicerone guides