Author Archives: Pete Buckley

About Pete Buckley

Hi I'm Pete and I'm a UK based outdoor enthusiast, part time writer and photographer. My work includes action adventure novel The Colonel of Krasnoyarsk as well as a couple of travel stories recounting firstly a campervan adventure around New Zealand and then a week on foot in the Swiss Alps, hiking from the Eiger to the Matterhorn. The subject of these pages is predominantly hiking in the English Lake District (which is near where I live), North Wales and the Scottish Highlands as well as cycling; from rides with the kids to trail riding in the Highlands of Scotland and other wonderful places... Thanks for visiting.

Seven Days in Summer – A Three Peaks Adventure – heading South

Part two – Scafell Pike  <<<back to part one Ben Nevis<<< It was with great reluctance that we left the Highlands to journey south to the Lakes on the hottest day of the year, but there was some compensation in … Continue reading

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Seven Days in Summer – A Three Peaks Adventure

Part one – Ben Nevis During the Summer of 2019, before the coronavirus and lockdowns, myself and my cousin Bri decided to do the so called Three Peaks, that is the national summits of Scotland, England and Wales; Ben Nevis, … Continue reading

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Walking in the Lake District – Four Wainwrights from Grasmere

There are not many walks in Lakeland that reach the summits of four Wainwrights with so little effort, but this route from Grasmere does just that. It’s a particularly beautiful and varied walk too and the four hills it climbs … Continue reading

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A Welsh Weekend Adventure…

The path from Rhyd-Ddu up the South Ridge of Snowdon was the objective for the first day of my latest Welsh Weekend Adventure, as it is probably my favourite route to the top of the the highest mountain in Wales. … Continue reading

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A Short Adventure in Scotland – part 2 – The Glen Ogle Cycle Track…

The following morning I had planned a return to the hills above Killin and Loch Tay, to climb Meall nan Tarmachan and follow the Tarmachan Ridge route back to the non existent visitor centre but I awoke to the rain … Continue reading

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A Short Adventure in Scotland – part 1 – Ben Lawers from the Nature Reserve

Once upon a time on a family holiday to the Highlands I hiked up Ben Lawers with Dad – we went up the normal route from the National Trust for Scotland car park – a route which has the unfortunate … Continue reading

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Seven Short Adventures…

I’ve not posted here for a while but things seem to keep getting in the way of writing new material, while the weather and other commitments have meant there haven’t been any recent days or weeks out worthy of talking … Continue reading

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