I've neglected hiking for the latter part of this year - Yes I did my annual long distance path in Scotland, managed a couple of Lakes Weekends, but that daily hiking, which I used to be really good at maintaining, has slipped by the wayside somewhat. Now, that's for various reasons none of which are … Continue reading Penyghent & Whernside, Yorkshire Dales NP; November 2016
My friend from university organised a trip to the Dales to stay in a cottage around a trip to the Black Sheep Brewery which is in Masham (Mas-Ham) a pleasant market town with many avenues to add to your waistline! I was a little anxious about the beer as my tastes have moved on since … Continue reading Black Sheep Brewery & Middleham Brewery, Yorkshire Dales; November 2016
Athens took me a little by surprise or maybe just occupied a void of imagination. It doesn't fit into the pattern of London, Paris, Rome etc. It's a much smaller, intimate city which has much more in common with likes of Leeds and Manchester. Sure, for the most part it's not an architectural wonder, it's … Continue reading Athens, Greece; October 2016
This is the largest citadel in Europe. We didn't have a lot of time, but it was worth exploring. Lots of empires have been here: Athenians, Spartans, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans etc.
Apparently Zeus worked out that Delphi was the centre of the world by setting off two eagles from the extremities of his domain and seeing where they met. Seems flawless to me and I assume those cars we all think Google are photographing streets are actual perpetually colliding to map the world accurately. Delphi's provenance aside … Continue reading Ancient Delphi, Greece; October 2016
Pictures of my trek along the Annapurna Circuit Trek with the Annapurna Base Camp Trek along the way.
“It’s at this point I learnt that the CWT is the Buckaroo of long Distance Paths; you know for sure that the path is going to turn to a boggy, hellish quagmire – you just don’t know when!” Route Unfortunately there was not enough time to cover the entire trail as we only had 7 … Continue reading The Cape Wrath Trail, North West Scotland; July 2015