Kotor, Montenegro: A truly magical place

Montenegro is small. Real small. In fact, it’s half the size of Wales. Yet it’s packed with so much beauty and diversity. It’s honestly got everything you could want. It’s got rugged mountains, Venetian-style red-roofed towns, beautiful beaches,mystical… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Photos from La Palma (On & Off the GR131)

Having now written about my walk across about La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura (parts one and two), Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera…  I decided to make my final (for now) blog about the GR131 a photo blog. Please enjoy some of… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Crossing La Gomera on the GR131

This is the 9th blog inspired by my 900km walk across the Canary Islands, following my two day crossing of the beautiful La Gomera. Having previously written about La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife. To read… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: The GR131 on Tenerife

This is the eighth blog covering my 900km+ crossing of the beautiful Canary Islands, off the West coast of Morocco. Please click the links to read about La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura (parts one and two) and Gran Canaria. I hope you’re… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Best Bits of Gran Canaria (On & Off GR131)

As Gran Canaria was one of my favourite islands, I’ve decided to do something different than just writing a diary-type-blog of all five stages of the GR131. Whereas I did that for Lanzarote (here) and Fuerteventura (here and… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: GR131 on Fuerteventura (Stages 5-9)

If you read my last blog, you’ll know that after an interesting few days on Fuerteventura, I’d covered the first four sections of the GR131 walking trail, ending in Betancuria at the end of the final day. It’s from here… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: GR131 on Fuerteventura (Stages 1-4)

This blog features as part of my 900km+ walk across the Canary Islands. Click here to read more. After a days rest in Playa Blanca, I couldn’t wait to be moving on. While this trip has always intended… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: Following the GR131 on Lanzarote

So… it turns out I’m not very good at keeping a ‘live’ blog while undertaking hundreds of miles of walking. Therefore, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. This blog features as part of the Small… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: La Graciosa (not the GR131)

If you read my last post, you’ll know that my first night in the Canary Islands was spent wrapped up in my bivvy on sunset beach on the beautiful island of La Graciosa. (In case you missed it,… Read More

Small Islands, Big Walk: It won’t always go to plan

I wrote this while curled up in my bivvy yesterday morning, waiting for the sun to come up: With a trip like this, not everything can be expected to go to plan or run smoothly. The sooner that… Read More

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Small Islands, Big Walk: A roughly thought-out plan

I’ll have to keep this brief. I’m currently hurtling along on my train to Birmingham Airport, where I will be spending the night before embarking on my first adventure of 2017 – Small Islands, Big Walk (yeah, I couldn’t think… Read More

Microadventure: Kinder Scout, Peak District

Being the cliched individual that I apparently am, I wanted to kick off my year (at least) of adventures in symbolic fashion. Yesterday, that’s exactly what I did – with my very own microadventure to climb Kinder Scout in the… Read More