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

I’m passionate about finding 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!

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Tag: Walking

Climbing Ben Nevis

For my early summer holiday I caught a flight from Birmingham International to Inverness in Scotland. Our plan is to walk up Ben Nevis and climb as many of the Munros as we can. I’ve only been to Scotland once before, and that was bicycle touring around Skye during an unusually dry week. The success of that trip meant I…

Blaenau Ffestiniog Slate Walk

The final Snowdonia walk over the Easter holiday was local to where we were staying. We started from Blaenau Ffestiniog and spent the afternoon climbing up through the slate quarries and old waste heaps. It was miserable weather when we woke up on the Friday morning. The mountains surrounding us were shrouded in cloud and heavy rain filled the valley.…

A rainy walk to Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall

My Easter holiday this year was to Wales with a couple of friends. We spent a day in the Wye Valley (and spotted a family of boar!) and then carried on to Snowdonia where we spent a few days walking in the mountains. This post covers the Wye Valley and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall which we visited enroute to Snowdonia. Wye…

Gran Canaria: Hiking in Mogán

When people said ‘Tenerife’ or ‘Gran Canaria’ to me in the past, I’ve thought of towering hotel blocks packed to the brim with sunburned tourists who bake themselves on the beach all day. I’ve now come to the realisation that this is only a partly accurate image. Whilst the coastline of Gran Canaria is a heaving mass of holiday resorts,…

Gran Canaria: Exploring around Agaete

For the second half of the holiday, we stayed in the town of Agaete located on the north-west side of the island. Our house was part of a large apartment complex, but I thought the street looked quite scenic with the mountains in the distance and it was one of my reasons for liking the area. After settling in, we…

Walking in Wales

These photos are from my Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition in Snowdonia, in 2013. The hike up to the Aran Ridge and then along the top is one of my favourite walks in Wales. I hope to return one day without the restriction of being part of a school group. The first day was an ‘acclimatisation’ walk up to the…