I took part in a 25 mile challenge hike to raise money for our local Walkers Are Welcome group. And it reminded me what an interesting and varied part of the world I live in. Varied, as in: not just drizzle, which it can sometimes feel like 😉
I’ve been added to a couple of new lists of ‘top outdoors’ blogs, as you might see from the badges on the left on the home page. I started my blog with no plan to gain followers, to monetise it or to win awards. I’m so not that focused for what is a hobby blog. It was set up to … Keep reading >
We had a recent holiday in lovely Mallorca and for a couple of days of that I headed into the mountains, to walk two days / two sections of the Serra de Tramuntana, along the GR221 ‘Dry Stone Route’.
It was really hot for both days. That probably sounds obvious but it was actually hotter than usual, according to a couple of folks I talked to on the trip: around 36 degrees or so on both hikes.
Pretty hard work on the long stretches above the tree line. That lone spotted vulture riding the thermals above me just added to the sense of adventure.
I’ve had a problematic, grumbling knee for some time now and bought a pair of telescopic poles a year or so ago. They kind you tighten in place by twisting two sections of the pole together. They’re great in most respects but on a couple of occasions I’ve put a bit too much weight on one on a downhill stretch … Keep reading >
There’s a saying something like ‘life is what happens when you’re making plans.’ (John Lennon?) For my walking compadres and I this weekend, life certainly happened whilst we weren’t looking. It snuck up and whisked away lots of years from us. You might know that feeling too? Yikes. How could this be the first hike out together in around 22 years? I … Keep reading >
Last weekend I spent a couple of days with some friends hiking across to YHA Haworth. This was by way of raising funds for Mikron Theatre Company (there’s a connection this year to the YHA). A bit about Mikron Theatre Company I’m a Trustee for the excellent touring theatre company that is Mikron. We were looking at raising money for Mikron … Keep reading >