For many, the pull of seeing the Northern Lights is the only reason to venture this far north. In Finnish Lapland that was to be an unspoken wish that I was keen to have fulfilled, but was certainly not the only desire on my list and nor would it matter one bit if it didn’t come true.Read more
Hiking through crisp glistening powder, forging your own path through the unbroken blanket of white ahead. A never ending delight when walking in full on winter conditions. For me it’s a happy mix of nerves and sheer delight with the former produced by the knowledge of never exactly knowing what is lying beneath your feat!Read more
Arriving in Stockholm the first task was to find and locate the map I needed to purchase for Skuleskogen National Park.
The shop Kartbutiken (www.kartbutiken.se) proved a very useful store and indeed stocked maps of pretty much everywhere it seemed.Read more
There’s this strange feeling I get when carrying luggage through a train station. Something about the noises and sensations that remind me of my past travels and it fills me with wanderlust. It was this, combined with nervous excitement that stirred my heart as I climbed onto the escalator, ascending out of London’s Underground into the early morning light at Euston. What awaited me at the top was not just Sunny Bull and a greasy breakfast but a high speed train north, towards Snowdonia.Read more
Dartmoor is one of my most frequented areas in the UK, its mix of a feeling of remoteness, bubbling streams and long views make it a special place for me. The trail from Okehampton has been walked many times but seeing the moor in its winter magic was truly breathtaking.Read more