Hiking

Rest and be thankful on hiking routes

January 4, 2021 Jack 0

There comes a point on longish hikes when your body, or common sense, tells you it’s time to hit the pause button, to park your bum for a short while to rest legs and back. […]

Hiking

Escaping from COVID prison to Northern Portugal

July 28, 2020 Jack 0

In these open hills there are no other people, most folk wouldn’t dream of walking when temperatures are predicted to hit the upper 30s, but there is an abundance of life. Ignoring us as we sit in the meagre shade of a human-sized cairn are wild Garrano horses. […]

Hiking

Five of my favourite hiking routes

June 8, 2020 Jack 0

The other day we chewed over our favourite hiking routes; not an easy task as we could compile an encyclopedia of great walking routes we’ve completed over the last decade. After much debating and discarding I settled on this five. […]

Hiking

A wake up call, pondering mornings on the trail

May 11, 2020 Jack 0

Pull on a pair of hiking boots in the morning and an anticipatory thrill zings through the laces at the thought of what unexpected treasures lie ahead on whatever dirt track/forest path/rocky road leads into a promising distance. […]

Europe

Scenes of walking in Peneda-Gerês National Park

January 21, 2020 Jack 0

Portugal’s only National Park meanders spreads south from the Castro Laboreiro to the Mourelo Plateau. It is a wonderfully wild expanse of glacial valleys, boulder-strewn plateaus, lakes and rivers, high mountains (in Portuguese terms), cork and oak forests, and tiny settlements… […]