Transylvania Trek 1: Moeciu to Cheile Gradistei

Sat in my tent, I was thinking about the reason why I was with a group of 25 strangers, in another country, about to set of on some of the most physically demanding walks that I've ever had to do. I reminded myself of the reasons. I wanted to prove to myself that I’m strong … Continue reading Transylvania Trek 1: Moeciu to Cheile Gradistei

Transylvania Trek Day 3: Castle Bran and Piatra Craiului Mountains

This was the day. One of the hardest physical things I've ever done. I knew that this trip wouldn't all be sunshine and laughter but I don't think that I realised just how tough this would be. The day started out fairly comfortably - a trip to Bran Castle - the home of Dracula. Luckily … Continue reading Transylvania Trek Day 3: Castle Bran and Piatra Craiului Mountains

Snowdon, UK

So in the quest to keep up my training for the upcoming trek in Transylvania to raise money for Mind, my travel blogging has been suffering a little. I'm finding that most weekends I'm out walking which leaves little time for writing and organising photos. Hopefully all should be back to normal after the trip … Continue reading Snowdon, UK

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?