Great Britain

Walking the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

December 13, 2021 Jack 0

The towpath becomes less manicured where nature has snatched back land lost to relatively small-scale industrialisation. Ferns crowd the chocolate-coloured water; there are more ducks and moorhen than boats; many of the old bridges spanning the canal are overgrown to the point of being impossible to cross; and the leafy forest canopy closes in above… […]

Hiking

Absolute beginners walking Pen y Fan

November 23, 2021 Jack 0

While we weren’t exactly rookies when we first climbed Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, neither were we hardened hikers. We made some basic mistakes. For a start, we underestimated the British weather. Foolhardy […]

Hiking

Rekindling a love of OS Maps

October 26, 2021 Jack 0

Shortly after we returned to the UK in June 2021, we were tasked with recording a series of walking routes along and around the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. […]

Somerset & Devon walking
Devon

A Shocking Return to Walking in Britain

August 18, 2021 Andy 0

“Lower! Lower!” Jack’s commands assault my ears but my back refuses to bend any further. If I squat, I get the “That’s it!” approval but then I can’t move forward. I decide to just go […]

Alentejo

Where is Portugal’s Costa Vicentina?

August 16, 2021 Jack 0

It seems like a simple question. But the answer isn’t as simple as you might expect. This week, whilst pulling together images for an article we’re writing about hiking in different parts of Portugal, I […]