Wednesday, 28 November 2018

The Coast to Coast Walk 2011 - St.Bees to Borrowdale

In 1998, I solo walked my first ever long-distance trail, The Coast to Coast walk through northern England taking twelve days to complete it. This was for me the realisation of a long-held desire to walk a long distance trail and sparked a fascination with long distance hiking that I have to this day. In 2011, I decided that I would hike the trail again only this time, I would be hiking with a friend. Another difference to my 1998 hike was that a tent formed the majority of the 'accommodation´ along the way, camping being something that I had not even considered on that first hike. The 2011 hike was a great success, although we did suffer some pretty horrible weather over the last three days but overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the walk, which took us thirteen days. I have since hiked the trail for a third time with my wife and had a more leisurely trip this time taking sixteen days to complete it. Why am I writing about my 2011 hike it now? Well, after completing the hike, I made a Youtube video of clips and photos taken along the way and unfortunately included quite a lot of music that violated Youtube's  copyright policy, which caused them to mute the audio track. I have just begun re-editing the material from this trip into short videos, this is the first of these. 

Saturday, 17 November 2018

The Pennine Way's Best Day

Having set off to walk the Pennine Way in the summer of 2015 with a friend, I finished the walk alone as he was forced to pull out at Middleton in Teesdale with a knee injury. My first day walking solo in superb weather to Dufton was for me the best day on the entire trail. This video shows the main highlights along with photos taken along the way.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Lands End to John O'Groats hike Part 8

Days 19 to 21 of my Lands End to John O'Groats hike from Chepstow to Hay on Wye proved to be my last on the trail for now but also passed through some of the most beautiful and stunning scenery of the hike

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Climbing Montaña Blanca in Tenerife

A video of a recent walk to the summit of Montaña Blanca on the lower slopes of Teide, Spain´s highest mountain in the Las Cañadas National Park