The Cotswold Way: Part 3, June 2019

The Cotswold Way lends itself nicely to weekend jaunts if you are based in the South West. It has become something of an annual tradition for my mum, sister and I. We’ve done it in a slightly odd order. Starting with the middle section from Cam to Cheltenham (using the train to access either end),…

Mountain of the month June 2019: Ben Starav, Highlands, Scotland, UK

After the success of our weekend in Arran we couldn’t believe it when yet another promising weather forecast preceded a planned weekend up in Scotland. After flying from Bristol to Glasgow we picked up a car and headed north. With less than 72 hours available we were keen to make the most of the good…

Unusual places to get some fresh air in Berlin

I love to get out in the fresh air no matter where in the world I am so I was delighted to find a few slightly unusual places to take the air on a recent city break to Berlin. Hike to a disused, graffiti covered radar station Deep in the western suburbs of Berlin, not…

Mountain of the month April 2019: Goatfell, Arran, Scotland, UK

“We’re going to Scotland, not Sicily” was the final word in the great suncream debate of this years Easter weekend. Oh how little we knew! For international readers UK bank holidays often seem like a magnet for bad weather, just as you are getting excited for the long weekend the forecast gets worse and worse…