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

The Welsh Hewitts: notes on all the 135 2000ft hills in Wales

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

Recollections of my 1990-91 walk along the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail

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.

England, Scotland and Wales – and my books too