Here you can find reports and pictures from most of my trips stretching as far back as 1995. The list includes some excellent walks in the UK and Europe (and even beyond), and some older reports from cycle touring and mountain biking trips. Feel free to drop me an email for comments/questions on any of the trips. Listed below are the latest updates.
The third and fourth installments of the Wales coast path, taking in the stretch from Cardigan down to Llanelli, and then a few weeks later I managed the final bit from Llanelli to Chepstow. Some superb sections, Pembrokeshire was execllent as expected, and also the Gower Peninsula which was just stunning. I wasn't really sure what to expect along the South Coast, particularly getting past all the cities and industrial areas, but it turned out to be very interesting, with some great scenery, the limestone cliffs after Ogmore were particularly excellent.
Second installment of the Wales coast path, taking in the stretch from Menai Bridge down to Cardigan. Some cracking hilly scenery right from the off on the Lleyn Peninsula, followed by a superb mix of beaches, steep cliffs, estuaries, castles, and villages with small harbours.
The first quarter of the brand new all-Wales coast path, taking in the stretch from Chester down to Menai Bridge, and the circuit of Anglesey. Anglesey had some excellent stretches, including some great cliffs and rocky coastline, and quite a bit of beach walking. The mainland stretch had a fair bit of promenade, cycle path and pavement walking, but also a surprising amount of decent off-road paths and tracks near to the shore.
The highly popular cycle route from the source of the Danube at Donaueschingen down to Vienna. Easy riding on superb cyclepaths, with good scenery and towns full of interesting historical sights.
The classic Wainwright trail from St Bees on the west coast of England, to Robin Hoods Bay on the east coast. All in all a pleasant trail, and I was rather lucky to get almost perfect weather for the whole nine days. Particular highlights included practically everything in the lakes, the old mine scenery between Keld and Reeth, especially the cracking stretch around Bunton Hush, and the high moors on the Cleveland Way.
The classic long distance trail in the High Sierra mountains in California, starting in Yosemite Valley and travelling south down to the summit of Mount Whitney. Some extra challenge from having to carry ten days worth of food, squeezed into a bear barrel!
Excellent circuit of the Queyras, in the French Alps, with some tricky passes due to late lying snow.
Superb route traversing the length of Wales from Cardiff to Conwy, and taking in some of the most spectacular scenery and much of the high ground on the way, through the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Plynlimon, Cader Idris, Rhinogs, Snowdon, Glyders, and the Carnedds. Good weather (mostly) too.
Nice trail from Wallsend through to Bowness-on-Solway, lots of of historical interest, including some cracking sections of wall. May bank holiday 2008.