Cotswold Way Day 3: Tormarton to Bath

Distance: 17.8 miles; Ascent: 1740ft A GPX file of the walk can be downloaded from https://www.strava.com/activities/7200717726 I woke up with some aches, but I was hopeful that the lower mileage today would be more agreeable to the tired legs. The sky was adamantly grey, and the drizzle was clearly not going away. Coupled with the … Continue reading Cotswold Way Day 3: Tormarton to Bath

Cotswold Way Day 2: Dursley to Tormarton

Distance: 20.4 miles; Ascent: 2970ft A GPX file of the walk can be downloaded from https://www.strava.com/activities/7195680125 Wanting to complete the 48-mile journey over 3 days, I decided to cover 3 stages of the Cotswold Way on day 2. I knew it would be a challenge, so I started early to give myself extra time. Luckily … Continue reading Cotswold Way Day 2: Dursley to Tormarton

Cotswold Way Day 1: Stroud to Dursley

The Pennine Way? Too long. Maybe the Cotswold Way? OK, maybe half of it. With some time off between jobs, I had been pondering what sort of multi-day walks I could do. I had always fancied the Pennine Way, but I was not sure I would be ready for 14 days of solo walking. I … Continue reading Cotswold Way Day 1: Stroud to Dursley

Yau Tong to Tseung Kwan O via Black Hill and Mau Wu Shan (油塘 – 五桂山 – 茅湖山 – 將軍澳) – a quintessentially Hong Kong hill walk

Despite its popular image as an urban jungle, Hong Kong is essentially a peninsula surrounded by a large collection of islands, all dominated by steep hills. Since one is never really that far away from the nearest hill, walkers in Hong Kong are spoilt for choice when it comes to easily accessible, yet rewarding - … Continue reading Yau Tong to Tseung Kwan O via Black Hill and Mau Wu Shan (油塘 – 五桂山 – 茅湖山 – 將軍澳) – a quintessentially Hong Kong hill walk

Capel-y-ffin: a hidden halmet in the Welsh Black Mountains

Distance: 10.4 miles; Ascent: 1955ft; Start/End: Capel-y-ffin Meaning 'chapel of the boundary / end', Capel-y-ffin is a place that evokes a sense of mystery. Standing at the head of the secluded Vale of Ewyas (close to the borders with Monmouthshire and Herefordshire), this hidden Welsh hamlet has for over a century attracted monks, artists and walkers alike. Curious to experience for … Continue reading Capel-y-ffin: a hidden halmet in the Welsh Black Mountains