Meirionnydd Coast: Porthmadog – Clarach

27th - 31st December 2021 Image from the Hiiker app Day 27 Porthmadog - Harlech 12 miles/2027959 ft total ascent I could see the dunes of Harlech sands as a rumpled clutch of hazy shadows across the Glaslyn estuary. This would be the estuary that began my hatred of the coast path estuaries. Where previously … Continue reading Meirionnydd Coast: Porthmadog – Clarach

The Dales Way, Day 1: Ilkley to Grassington (16 miles)

Life has randomly brought me to Ilkley a number of unconnected times with unconnected people. It is now a place that is very familiar to me; an old spa town full of Victorian stone houses, bedecked with great baskets and bushes of flowers that compete aggressively each year for coveted In Bloom trophies. Its high … Continue reading The Dales Way, Day 1: Ilkley to Grassington (16 miles)

Examining A First Aid Kit

A long distance hiker is well aware they should not head off into their great unknown; scaling fells, fording rivers, battling storm battered cliff tops etc. without some first aid goodies on them. So we jump on the internet, find a nice, light, compact first aid kit that seems to promise us all the trimmings … Continue reading Examining A First Aid Kit

Skye Trail: Information, Advice and Personal Reflections

Northbound Start: Broadford Finish: Rubha Hunish Distance: 80 miles (129km) Total ascent: 13,074ft (3985m) Traditional northbound sections: (Over seven days) Broadford - Torrin, 12 milesTorrin - Elgol, 10 milesElgol - Sligachan, 11 milesSligachan - Portree, 12 milesPortree - Storr, 9 milesStorr - Flodigarry, 18 milesFlodigarry - Rubha Hunish, 8 miles Map from The Hiking Life … Continue reading Skye Trail: Information, Advice and Personal Reflections