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Hiking ‘Dragon Crest’ Mountain in Thailand

I knew hiking a mountain forest in 98% humidity in Thailand was going to be a challenge.  I also knew that it would be slow-going, as there would be so many photo opportunities!  It would take over three hours to reach the summit of Ngorn Nak or ‘Dragon Crest’ Mountain – a sacred mountain towards the north of Krabi in Thailand.   At the start of the hike, the forest trail led through lush jungle.  Big leaves and bright flowers greeted us – along with a little shrine for the dragon mountain.   The jungle canopy provided welcome shade...

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Hike to the Woolpacks on Kinder Scout via Upper Booth – Peak District

The Woolpacks is a stunning area on the Kinder Scout plateau in the Peak District National Park with beautifully sculptured boulders scattered all around, sculptured by the elements I hasten to add.  The widely scattered rock formations and boulders are a real spectacle and without visiting in person it’s hard to relay the atmosphere they create on this expanse of peat and heather covered moorland. Views across the Edale valley are amazing on a good clear day, and I would advise a hike up here on a fair day due to the remoteness of the moorland a top of...

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Walk Along The Durham Heritage Coast

It was day 2 of the Durham adventure for Bea and I. We had spent the day wandering in the beautiful Durham Dales. Now it was time to head to the coast for a walk I had heard so many great things about. And they were far from wrong It is hard to believe when you see it, that not so long ago at all it was one big industrial area. Mine after mine after mine, all with their own big history I must admit. Today it is all cleaned up, nature has taken back over and you can...

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Low and High Force Walk – Durham Dales

The Durham Dales, a wonderful area to visit for walking…. even better when it is truly so dog friendly. So, it was time for Bea and I to head up there and get a couple of days of great fresh air and scenery. What better place to start, than in Teesdale, a beautiful walk taking in Low Force and High Force. Whatever season you walk the area, it is remarkable. The falls look spectacular whether after lots of rain or after a dry spell. The rover and dale surrounding is a joy to wander. Bea loved every minute of...

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Kirkenes and a Hike Toward the Russian Border

Whilst aboard the Hurtigruten, cruising around the magnificent coast of Arctic Circle Norway, you get to do some extremely interesting and refreshing excursions. I have so far mentioned the North Cape from my trip but further around the coast you reach Kirkenes, the point of return as far as the Northern Coast of Norway goes. Any further East is into Russia, was time to get the boots on for a walk in this truly winter filled area. The sun doesn’t rise here in mid winter but we had some light for a couple of hours after docking to take in...

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Hike through the Gorge dell’Infernaccio up to the Hermitage of San Leonardo

A glorious day for a glorious hike. Was time to venture a little into the Sibillini Mountains and get my hiking boots on. I love hikes in the mountains as you know and I especially love beautiful hikes that take in some quirky history coupled with stunning backdrops. This walk, starting from near Montefortino, Le Marche, Italy, is a perfect walk and climb for all ages. And a very memorable one at that! Even from the car park the sight of the Sibillini mountain range already gives you a sense of great views to come. But the great views...

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