5 Beautiful Day Hikes in the Peak District

Climb Jacobs Ladder Edale is a village best known to outdoor enthusiasts as the start (or finish) of the Pennine Way; a 265 mile walk along the ‘backbone of England’. A short stroll from the train station into the centre of the village will bring you to the Nags Head pub, the official starting point for…

How to Spend a Week in Luxembourg

Luxembourg first began blinking on my radar when I was contacted by Eric. Before that, the country never really stood out to me as a destination that should be high up on my bucket list of places to visit. As a fellow hiking enthusiast, Luxembourger Eric and I accidentally stumbled across each other after discovering…

Some Days, Hiking the Appalachian Trail SUCKS

Look at this photo. At a glance, I think you’d agree that I appear pretty happy to have reached the 600 mile mark and of course, I was thrilled. But behind the weary smile, a different reality unfolds, undetectable to the camera. I had spent a good half an hour prior to this picture being…

What I Ate on the Appalachian Trail as a Vegan

Before leaving the UK to start my Appalachian Trail adventure, one of my main concerns was how I would survive my hike on a vegan diet. Having been vegan for a little under 2 years, life at home in the UK on a plant-based diet is a breeze. I’m a foodie; I love cooking and…

I Hiked Over 1000 Miles of the Appalachian Trail | Why I Quit

1150 miles to be exact; if you can forgive the 3 day sizzling aqua-blaze down the Shenandoah River, blue-blazing the challenging, yet rewarding Mau-Har Trail and the odd yellow-blaze; which, to be quite frank, was sometimes necessary in keeping me sane. My motto is, after all, that rules are made to be broken. I set…

7 Stunning Walks in and Around Cheshire

At the end of last year, I waved goodbye to Manchester and moved temporarily back into my family home in Cheshire, in order to save money for my upcoming Appalachian Trail adventure next month. Since then, I’ve been incredibly lucky to discover an abundance of beautiful, varied walks on my weekly training hikes, in and…

6 Day Trips from Manchester for Nature Lovers

Over the past year, I have made it my mission to get to know my surroundings a little better. I’ll be the first to hold my hands up and admit that I’m usually dreaming of travelling to far off places, but I have slowly come to realise that Manchester is the perfect jump off point…

5 Magical Hikes in the Blue Mountains

My first experience of the Blue Mountains was back in 2014, just 2 weeks into my Australian adventure. It was cold and wet. The warmest item of clothing I had brought with me was a thin hoodie and my best footwear was a pair of old running trainers. I was completely unprepared. Almost 2 years later I returned, armed with…

Tasmania’s Great Short Walks – Tried & Tested

If you are a lover of the great outdoors like myself, then Tasmania is most definitely the place for you. The island is home to over 2000km of tracks dedicated to all types of walkers, be you the fair weather type who enjoys a short stroll, or an avid bushwalker who likes to disappear for…

5 Unmissable Walks Around Cradle Mountain

There are heaps of tracks all around Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Clair National Park. They vary in difficulty and length, ensuring that there is something for everyone and with so much to see – waterfalls, lakes, fairy-tale forests, buttongrass plains, mountain ranges and an abundance of wildlife, I would definitely recommend spending a good chunk of time here. We spent a week…

Climbing Mt. Amos and Walking the Hazards Beach Circuit

Mt. Amos makes up part of the Hazards mountain range, dominating the landscape and towering dramatically above Freycinet Lodge, which can be found nestled comfortably at its base. After being kindly invited to spend the weekend at the Lodge, I was super excited to explore its surrounds and the National Park in particular. Unlike the walk to Wineglass Bay…

Hiking the Three Capes Track

The Three Capes Track opened to the public in December 2015 and takes you on a truly wild adventure across some of Tasmania’s (and the world’s) most stunning wilderness. Over 46km and split across 4 days, the experience encompasses access to the Port Arthur Historic Site, an adrenaline fuelled boat trip, 3 nights accommodation in…

The Fluted Cape Circuit, Bruny Island

Our first taste of Bruny Island was back in November 2014, when two rookie backpackers with limited time and a dwindling money supply attempted to cram the entire East Coast of Tasmania into one week. Needless to say, it was a blur, and the one night we had allotted ourselves over on Bruny was nowhere…