Tag: landscapes

A Yorkshire Walk Through Malhamdale

It was the first walking day of a weekend break in Malhamdale with HF Holidays. Looking out the window first thing was rain and sleet but as many of you know, the Yorkshire Dales is a fabulous place to get the boots on and walk and hike, whatever the weather. Plus, they have a range of walks to choose from daily. Today’s choices ranged from 6 to 9.5 miles. I chose the latter… bring on the miles to enjoy. Plus, with the walk being through Malhamdale it was done straight from out the door of the accommodation at Newfield...

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Walking in Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

In the far north western corner of Catalunya lies its best kept secret; Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. It is a land of enchanted mountains, sparkling glacial lakes, and some of the best walking routes in Spain. The park takes its name from the network of nearly 200 mountain lakes and waterfalls scattered throughout, and it is these water features which help make the park so beautiful. Aigüestortes translates from Catalan as twisted waters and Lake Sant Maurici dominates the eastern end of the park and is enjoyed by most day trippers. However, those willing to...

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Dark Skies and Shooting Stars on the Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly: famous for white sandy beaches, turquoise seas, fields of flowers and delicious cream teas… but how about stargazing? 28 miles away from the bright lights of the mainland, this offshore archipelago has some of the darkest skies in England; yet the amazing stargazing is often a surprise to even the seasoned Scilly visitor.   In October, I was back on the Isles of Scilly for the Walk Scilly Autumn Weekend, the sister event to the annual Walk Scilly walking festival (4-14 April 2018). I’d been to the Isles of Scilly once before; but whilst I had soul-soaring memories of unbelievably blue seas, steaming hot pasties and the most seals I had ever seen in my life, I...

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Uganda – The Road to Bwindi

It was time for the second leg of my journey to see the wild Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest. I was really getting excited for the adventures ahead but like I have said before I do love the adventure of getting to my destination too. Seeing a country as I travel through and seeing the culture and people. After the first leg, the flight to Kihihi from Entebbe, there was still a 1 and half hours journey by road to get to the rainforest and the base for some amazing treks. A perfect time to lap up some...

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Uganda – A Caravan Flight Entebbe to Kihihi

It was time for a new adventure. I had done the long haul bit, UK to Entebbe, Uganda. Now to head West to the Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest. A more fun flight was in order, a flight in a caravan plane across country at a low level. From Entebbe to Kihihi, a small village before the drive to the jungle.. I was so excited to be on my way to see Mountain Gorillas in the wild. But that does not take into account that the whole journey could be a super adventure as ever. The trip was kindly organised by...

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A Walk in The Cleveland Hills and The Lord Stones

This area is one of the prettiest I have seen with acres of heather, fern and pine trees greeting you as soon as you leave the main road. It lies north east off the A172 and is well worth a visit to hike the many different walks these beautiful hills have to offer. The name ‘Lord Stones’, derives from three landowning Lords whose estates met at this point on Carlton Bank. The stone itself is typical of ancient waymarkers and boundary stones that are found across the North Yorks Moors. The landscape here is stunning but has been shaped...

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