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About the Author

From bicycle touring to backpacking, watercolour painting to clay modelling, the exploration journal captures my journey through many different interests and travel adventures.

I love to find those out of the way places that whisk you away from the concerns of everyday life. Whether this is by wading through an overgrown river or trying new paint techniques is up to you!

Backpacking

I started backpacking roughly in 2012 and alternated between the French & Spanish Pyrenees and the French & Italian Alps for the next ten years.

Pick a country to see the trip:
United Kingdom

West Highland Way (2023)
Wild Camping on the West Highland Way

Cleveland Way (2022)
The Cleveland Way: Wild Camping from Helmsley to Carlton Bank

South West Coast Path (2020)
South West Coast Path: Wildcamping from St Ives to Penzance

France – Pyrenees

All of my backpacking in France has either been in the Pyrénées or Alps.

Pyrénées – Ariège – Sentein & Biros Valley (2019)
Precipitous backpacking in the Pyrenees
Day Walks in the Pyrenees
Up and Over to the Spanish Pyrenees

Pyrénées Atlantiques – Aspe Valley & Vignemale (2018)
Walking the GR10: Oloron-Sainte-Marie to Laruns
Walking the GR10: Laruns to Cauterets
Walking the GR10: Cauterets to Gavarnie

Hautes Pyrénées – d’Ossoue Glacier (2012)
Bivouacking below d’Ossoue glacier

France – Alps

Dauphiné Alps – Ecrins National Park (2013)
Camping at Col de l’Aup Martin
Walking up to Lac de la Muzelle
Glacier de la Pillatte

Portugal

Peneda Gerês (2021)

Walking in Portugal: GR50 from Tourém to Xertelo
Walking in Portugal: PR9 Trilho das 7 Lagoas
Walking in Portugal: GR50 from Xertelo to Gerês
Walking in Portugal: GR34 Serra Amarela trail

Turkey

St Paul’s Way – main route (2022)

Walking the St Paul Trail in Turkey: Antalya to Sütçüler
Walking the St Paul Trail in Turkey: Sütçüler to Eğirdir 
Walking the St Paul Trail in Turkey: Eğirdir to Yalvaç