We’re halfway through January, and by now the anticipation of a new year would have started to wear off. Supposedly it is by this point that many people would have already quit their resolutions for the new year. If you’re anything like me, the time off over Christmas gives the illusion that I have ample […]
Limited daylight and wintry weather doesn’t mean your hiking plans have to go into hibernation. With a little forward planning and an early(ish) start, the following hikes can easily be completed from London in a day.
Yes, I am one of those people that make New Year resolutions. Nothing too unrealistic, such as ‘I will become a millionaire by March’, but I like to set myself challenges and goals to strive towards throughout the year. Of course, 2018 was no different. This year, after watching Blue Planet and growing increasingly frustrated […]
The Tongariro Crossing is one of New Zealand’s designated Great Walks, and commonly listed as one of the ‘must-see’ destinations to visit in the North Island. With its volcanic alpine landscape and sulfur lakes, it is little wonder Peter Jackson chose it as the location of Mt Doom for the Lord of the Rings films.
Only 33 miles from Lake Wanaka lies the Rob Roy Glacier Track, one of the most scenic (and achievable!) hiking trails in this region of the South Island. With waterfalls, rock cliffs, meandering river landscapes, all ending with a spectacular glacial view at the end of the trail, it is easy to get distracted […]
After spending the past few weeks sharing all of my adventures in Canada, I am back to talking about New Zealand, and what better place to return to than Milford Sound? Tagged as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, Milford Sound’s rainforest-covered peaks and dramatic waterfalls attract nearly one million visitors a year. While […]
While Snowdon’s size draws the crowds, nearby Cnicht lies in relative obscurity, despite its beautiful landscape. This ‘Welsh Matterhorn’ offers archaeology, wild swimming and scrambling that can all be enjoyed within a day’s hike, without having to share with others.
Do David Attenborough documentaries leave you wishing for your own Blue Planet adventure? Then I would suggest heading to the northern coast of Vancouver Island, where I spent several days on a kayak tour in search of whales, dolphins and bears. Our group spent mornings sipping coffee and watching orcas glide past the beach, and […]
Vancouver Island’s Forbidden Plateau region features lots of opportunities to experience the scenery and wildlife Canada is renowned for, without the crowds. If you’re short on time but have a big adventurous spirit and energy, take on the challenging yet beautiful Boston Ridge Trail and Mount Becher Loop.
Rugged black rock coastline, pebbly beaches and an abundance of wildlife – there’s a good reason the Wild Pacific Trail is consistently voted one of the top attractions in Canada.