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

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 […]

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

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. […]