The Malverns, part 2 – Worcestershire Beacon circuit, (7km)

The irony of writing about all these gorgeous walks while I'm still pretty much stuck indoors with THE virus is wearing thin. I had so many plans for this unexpected spell of gorgeous weather... first class worries I know. But still. This second trip to the Malvern Hills is recent, and was totally unplanned. I… Continue reading The Malverns, part 2 – Worcestershire Beacon circuit, (7km)

Cotswold Way final stretch, Tormarton to Bath, 18 miles (28.8km)

(This walk was done in November 2021) There is something quite exciting in reaching the end of a goal. I really, really wanted to walk the whole of the Cotswold Way before year end and time was running out on me. The weather was turning cold and wet, the days were getting shorter... and I… Continue reading Cotswold Way final stretch, Tormarton to Bath, 18 miles (28.8km)

Circular Walk from Guiting Power, 5.5miles (8.8km)

When Autumn days promise dry, mild weather and sunshine it is a shame to walk along the same old routes and not go exploring a little further afield. Murphy agrees, always on the look out for new smell, the old bird to chase and stream to dive into. Last week, we headed to the Cotswold… Continue reading Circular Walk from Guiting Power, 5.5miles (8.8km)

Postcards from Iceland – 14 (last day)

All good things come to an end, and it is with bittersweetness that we arrive at our last hotel on the Blue Lagoon, which doesn't need introduction and it is amazing. That water... is wonderful. Our holiday in Iceland has surpassed my expectations and I want to come back and explore more. Less road tripping… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 14 (last day)

Postcards from Iceland – 13 (the land of ice and fire)

I've been dying to use that expression and today couldn't be more perfect. First up a trip into a glacier... yes into it. I was sceptical to be honest because the whole idea is a little touristy and cheesy... and it is... BUT it is also quite an educational experience. The guides tell you a… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 13 (the land of ice and fire)

Postcards from Iceland -12 (museums and a busy road trip West,

After the excitement of the whale encounter we drove further up the coast to the small town of Siglufjördur for the night. Perfect location. Especially the fabulous hot tub by the water... The weather changed over night and a thick layer of mist ad low clouds covered everything... it was quite magical... I sat with… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland -12 (museums and a busy road trip West,

Postcards from Iceland – 11 (whale watching)

Our counter clockwise tour of the country proceeded with another misty drive, North this time... fjord country... low clouds can be pretty though, how crazy is this reflection? We got to the town of Hauganes, just after lunch for our whale watching tour. You can do this from many places, this is the oldest outfit,… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 11 (whale watching)