Loch Ness 360: Day 5; Inverfarigaig to Inverness (19 miles)

The owls had eventually run out of things to talk about and I had managed a long and heavy sleep which ran onto a lazy morning. Up in a part of the forest a way away from any paths I wasn't in a massive rush in order to maintain discretion and set off just before … Continue reading Loch Ness 360: Day 5; Inverfarigaig to Inverness (19 miles)

Loch Ness 360: Day 2, near Blackfold to Ruskich Wood (20 miles)

What started as a cold night eventually became a cosy one. I could hear the wind beating and whining around elsewhere, but not a single leaf rustled around me; I woke up unsquashed with an intact tent which really is about as good as it gets. The frost on the outside of the fly was … Continue reading Loch Ness 360: Day 2, near Blackfold to Ruskich Wood (20 miles)

Wales Coast Path: Information and Advice

Southbound Start: Chester, North Dee Cyclepath Finish: Old Wye Bridge, Chepstow Distance: 870 miles (1,400km) Total ascent: 100,414ft (30,606m) North Wales Coast (78 miles)Anglesey (133 miles)Llyn Peninsula (123 miles)Meirionnydd Coast (57 miles)Ceredigion Coast (71 miles)Pembrokeshire Coast (175 miles)Carmarthenshire Coast (62 miles)Gower (64 miles)South Wales Coast (114 miles) What is the Trail Like? The Wales Coast … Continue reading Wales Coast Path: Information and Advice

South Wales: Barry – Chepstow

4th -7th February 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 66 Barry - Cardiff 12 miles/821 ft total ascent Saint Cadoc, the sixth century Abbot of Llancarfan, was a notable and highly respected man of God with an entourage of keenly pious men. Whilst these men might have shared the devotions of faith, some were … Continue reading South Wales: Barry – Chepstow

South Wales: Swansea – Barry

31st January - 3rd February 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 62 Swansea - Margam 16 miles/525 ft total ascent Swansea Bay was beautiful in the morning sun, with orange skies over the softly waving grasses sliding down to the sands. Wind turbines on the far horizon gently spun their turbines and, if you … Continue reading South Wales: Swansea – Barry

Gower: Landimore – Swansea

28th - 30th January 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 59 Landimore - Pitton 16 miles/1644 ft total ascent Whilst I don't believe that even summer could improve the coast path experience in Carmarthenshire, rain and fog definitely changed the vibe in Gower. The backdrop of the castle up on the hill was now … Continue reading Gower: Landimore – Swansea

Carmarthenshire Coast: Saundersfoot – Landimore

23rd - 27th January 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 54 Saundersfoot - Laugharne 14 miles/2366 ft total ascent Great, deep tunnels cut their way through the rock of the cliffs out of Saundersfoot, lit on the floor by small red lights. Walking through them, aiming towards the pinprick of light the other end, … Continue reading Carmarthenshire Coast: Saundersfoot – Landimore

Pembrokeshire: Marloes Sands – Saundersfoot

18th - 22nd January 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 49 Marloes Sands - Pembroke Dock 26 miles/3149 ft total ascent My knees and my ankle were absolutely throbbing. No pain-relieving measures were doing any good and I knew I couldn't continue going up and down the steep, long slopes today. To continue in … Continue reading Pembrokeshire: Marloes Sands – Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire Coast: St Davids Head – Marloes Sands

12th - 17th January 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 43 - 44 Rest Day: St. Davids My parents had visited St. Davids a few years ago and had absolutely loved it. I'd been recommended to spend some time there if I could. It hadn't been my initial intention, but I had needed to … Continue reading Pembrokeshire Coast: St Davids Head – Marloes Sands

Pembrokeshire Coast: Cardigan – St David’s Head

7th - 11th January 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 38 Cardigan - Ceibwr Bay 8 miles/1652 ft total ascent The sleeping pad had arrived by ten thirty and I was off again. I gave the Mountain Warehouse behemoth to a homeless man after awkwardly rambling about how I didn't know if this was … Continue reading Pembrokeshire Coast: Cardigan – St David’s Head