Bannau Brycheiniog: Four Falls Trail

Nestled in the heart of waterfall country in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park is the Four Falls Trail, an 8.4km circular route that takes in four of the park's most impressive waterfalls. I first became aware of the trail a couple of weeks ago when my brother mentioned how incredible it was, and looking for... Continue Reading →

Great Orme

Ever since I first visited Llandudno with work five years ago, I'd been dying to climb the Great Orme, the enormous chunk of limestone to the west of the seaside town. And having decided to base myself in Llandudno during my north Wales road trip, I was determined this was the year I would finally... Continue Reading →

Petra: The Monastery

On our second day in Petra, we set off at 7am to hike to the Monastery, an enormous monument cut into the rose-red rock, high on top of one of Petra's many mountains. Having learned our lesson about hiking in the searing midday sun the day before and with temperatures set to be even hotter... Continue Reading →

Petra: The Treasury and the Siq

I don't mind admitting I've been dreading writing this post, not because I didn't enjoy Petra or because I had nothing to write about, but because it's such an extraordinary, unique place, it's almost impossible to do it justice in a blog post. How do you succinctly sum up one of the great wonders of... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh travel guide

Settled around two extinct volcanoes and steeped in history, Edinburgh is a cultural, culinary powerhouse boasting dramatic scenery, excellent food and fabulous shopping. With lots to see and do, it's a great destination for a weekend city break. If you're planning a trip to Auld Reekie, here's my mini travel guide to the Scottish capital...... Continue Reading →

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