Tag Archives: Hiking

The Hardergrat, the most beautiful hike in the world?

An (unintended) shorter version of the Hardergrat If you google the Hardergrat, you’ll find phrases like “ the most dangerous hike in the world”, “top 10 most beautiful hikes in the world” , “ World’s best hike” etc etc. So this hike was definitely a no brainer to do whilst in Switzerland. The Hardergrat is […]

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path Solo (Part three)

The final stretch. In the final two stages of the Hadrian’s Wall path the wall almost completely disappears, both days however are defined by two things : 1. The (at times) overpowering stench of animal manure and 2. The wee marauding beasties that hover in packs of millions. Day 5 / Brampton to Carlisle Starting […]

Walking Hadrian’s Wall Path Solo (Part One)

HADRIAN’S WALL PATH: 84 MILES, 5.5 DAYS, ROMAN FORTS & A WHOLE LOT OF COUNTRYSIDE Hadrian’s Wall lies in the border country between Scotland and England, built on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD122 it marked the northern limits of his empire. It is the first National Trail (in the UK) to follow the […]

Hadrian’s Wall Path – Tally Ho!

Tomorrow, I embark on my first big solo multi day “walk”, starting with a casual 115 Kilometre (83 miles in the old money) saunter of Hadrians Wall between Wallsend (Newcastle- upon- Tyne-) to Bowness-on-Solway over 5-6 days – aiming for 20-25kms a day. The planning I’ve done for this walk, let’s be honest has been […]

Auckland: A day of assumptions, extinct volcanoes, & knackered calf muscles

A whirlwind day trip around Auckland to Mount Eden and Rangitoto Island Chasing the Sunrise at Mount Eden To assume, as the saying goes, is to make an ass of you and me. In this case, entirely making an ass of me. I’ll come to why this is the case in a wee moment. For […]