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3 Main Stages of El Camino Final 8 Day Hike

Two weeks ago I set out to walk 116km over 6 days through the final stretch of the famed El Camino, or The Way, in north western Spain. It was a big undertaking and even though I am in relatively good shape, love hiking and being outdoors, 116 in 6 days is a big push. The trip had been organized through a company called G Adventures, and prior to taking off they sent me a detailed itinerary with an outline of how the hike was going to be. This was a great planning tool and allowed me to gain...

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Walk The Camino de Santiago

Lace up your boots, we’re in for an adventure! 116km by foot kind of adventure. Over rolling hills of lush grass and past golden fields of wheat, through ancient stone villages and with greetings from friendly locals at every turn. El Camino de Santiago, or The Way, is an absolute classic European pilgrimage and a perfect hike for those looking to get out and explore. Our trip began from the quiet town of Sarria with six days and 116km to go. The morning was fresh and clear, not to cold but just not quite warm enough for shorts. I...

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Walking Tenerife – Above The Clouds Amongst Ancient Rocks

It was the fourth day of walking on this Tenerife Walking Festival and what a magnificent way to finish! Walking a route above the clouds amongst ancient volcanoes and volcanic rocks. Starting beneath the peak of El Teide on the South West side it was a shorter walk but absolutely no less spectacular. With much variety. Spectacular? Yes, this is the real Tenerife. Away from the small section of bars and pools. Volcano peaks in every direction you look. Rocks of ancient times beneath your feet and nature in all its colour fighting the elements. As it was my...

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Walking Tenerife – Montaña Blanca to El Portillo

It was day two of the Tenerife Walking Festival and after the greenery from the first day’s walk it was time to head up higher to new terrain. Along ancient volcanic landscapes beneath the peak of El Teide and views above the clouds. The starting point for the walk, about 10.5 km, was the same starting point as if you are walking up El Teide itself. Beneath the gloriously coloured Montaña Blanca, the third highest peak on the island..  Up here amongst the highest peaks of the island you really do see the contrast of colours. Differing ages of volcanic...

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Walking Tenerife – Erjos to Masca

Tenerife, yes, it was wonderful to be back in Tenerife, hiking again! My favourite pastime in one of my favourite places to hike. Those that come to this island to drink and sunbathe may only see the sandy fraction of it in the South but those that wander see an island of vast variety, history, nature and culture. It was day one of the Tenerife Walking Festival and my first walk was to be Erjos to Masca, through the eastern Tuno Rural Park, along ridges and to see a beautifully green part of Tenerife. Let’s go! a 10 km...

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Tyne to Tees Walk: Hartlepool Headland to The Tees

It was the last leg today of this wonderful walk. I had walked, as you have seen in previous posts, from the River Tyne and so far to Hartlepool Headland. The landscape would change yet again this day, and so much more to discover! Hartlepool Headland is a place full of varying interests. There is the famous Heugh battery Museum that I shall do a special standalone post on next. The views out to sea and the North Yorkshire coast are immense plus there is the old church to discover and rock pooling heaven for the family. Many of...

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