Mam Tor, Peak District UK

I'm still undergoing my hiking training in preparation for the trek in Transylvania to raise money for Mind. So in search of seeking out some good local places to walk, we set off for the Peak District, which is about an hour or so away from where we live. Mam Tor was our destination; a … Continue reading Mam Tor, Peak District UK

National Tree Week

Apparently, last week was national tree week - who knew? Mind you, we have all sorts of 'national weeks' ('national talk like a pirate' week is one of my favourites!) so why not one for trees? Skipping through twitter, I found loads of posts on trees and it got me thinking about the most beautiful … Continue reading National Tree Week

Plitvice Lakes: Where else can you walk over a waterfall?

Standing on a narrow wooden walkway, inches above a fast-flowing roar of water, my heart was pounding. There were no barriers and no safety rails. A small hand rail ran round some sections of the walkway, but disappeared at various points around the trail. This was Plitvice Lakes. A national park in Croatia, around 3 … Continue reading Plitvice Lakes: Where else can you walk over a waterfall?

Half Dome: Subdome

You can read part one and part two of our trip up half dome here: Part one Part two The Sub-dome was in sight! After a gruelling but beautiful hike past Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls and through Little Yosemite Valley, we reached a sign to say that Half Dome was a mere 2 miles away. … Continue reading Half Dome: Subdome