Stevenson Trail North (28 April to 4 May 2022)

In the autumn of 1878 Robert Louis Stevenson was holed up in Le Monastier-sur-Gazielle nursing a wounded heart.  He’d had a relationship with an American woman who’d left her husband due to his infidelities and…

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Fishermen’s Trail, Portugal (14 to 24 February 2019)

“If there is one portion of Europe which was made by the sea more than another, Portugal is that slice, that portion, that belt.  Portugal was made by the Atlantic”.   (Hilaire Belloc, Places, 1942)…

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Aracena Sierras walk, Spain (1 to 8 February 2019)

This wasn’t a ‘hike’ so much as a ramble around a gourmet’s paradise. It started in the lovely little town of Aracena, just over an hour’s drive from Seville up into the Aracena sierras.  A 13th…

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Simien Mountains trek, Ethiopia (24 to 29 December 2018)

High on our – Julie’s – list of reasons to come to Ethiopia was to see the Gelada monkeys which live in large numbers in the Simien Mountains.   The entry town for the mountains…

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Masar Ibrahim Trail, Palestine (3 to 23 November 2018)

330km, 21 days hiking from north to south of the West Bank territory in Palestine, the Masar Ibrahim Trail passes through 53 towns and villages, crosses the Judean desert, and includes sites of significance to…

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