Category Archives: travel

Bike Trails of the Lake District – Whitehaven to Keswick

This is a ride along what is effectively Day One of the Coast to Coast or C2C long distance bike trail that heads from Whitehaven on the Irish Sea Coast to Sunderland (or Newcastle upon Tyne) by the North Sea. … Continue reading

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Saas Fee and the Gemsweg – A Walk in the Rain

The valley of the Rhone between Brig and Visp is a place of odd contrasts. On its parched floor, ancient hay barns vie for space with high tech business parks while above, vast mountain slopes drop from fields of permanent … Continue reading

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Walking in Wales – the Far Side of Snowdon

For just over 110 years the little train has chugged its way through sunlight and storm, from its home in the old slate mining town of Llanberis, to the end of the line just beneath the stony peak called Yr … Continue reading

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Wandering Through Switzerland – Grimsel to Gotthard Day Two

The rain is still falling in the morning but by the time I have finished my breakfast it seems less heavy and there are noticeable patches of lighter grey overhead. Stepping outside my hotel reveals that there has been a … Continue reading

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Wandering Through Switzerland – Grimsel to Gotthard Day One

 Entry into the gloomy blue green world of the glacier’s innards was a fascinating experience for a 9 year old boy, however the sudden creaking and groaning sound of the glacier’s constant downhill motion combined with my recent view of … Continue reading

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The Breithorn – An Easy Climb in the Alps

As the traveller journeys up the valley of the Mattertal from the Rhone Valley towards Zermatt, he or she will become aware of a great peak adorned with permanent snow that stands like a white sentinel at the head of … Continue reading

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Lake District Walks – Skiddaw from the North

Skiddaw in the northern Lake District above Keswick was the first mountain I ever climbed – at the age of about seven I think it was – and when my son Josh first expressed an interest in fellwalking it was his first … Continue reading

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