A Beginner’s Guide to Ben Nevis

Ever since we had decided to visit Scotland, we had set our hearts on conquering Ben Nevis. It definitely was a challenge-the highest peak either of us had tackled-and we weren’t exactly in prime physical condition at the time. We’d both slacked off the gym, we hadn’t even […]

A Fine View of Normandy

If you happen to ever find yourself in France, specifically near to Alencon, I recommend a trip to ‘La belvedere du Mont des Avaloirs’. This rather Soviet looking tower boasts excellent panoramic views across the countryside. On a clear day you are supposed to be able to see as far […]

Steall Waterfall, Glen Nevis

As we’re always on the lookout for scenic walks and great photo opportunities, we couldn’t resist a visit to Steall Waterfall. It is about 7 miles south east of Fort William and well worth a visit if you are in the area. As Scotland’s second highest waterfall, it […]

Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct

As you may have noticed, I do like to save money at any opportunity, so imagine how pleased I was that we could use our National Trust membership in Scotland! The Glenfinnan Monument and the visitor centre is run by the National Trust for Scotland and commemorates the beginning of the […]

Aira Force

We also squeezed in a visit to the impressive Aira Force while in the area. This 65ft waterfall is well worth a look. There’s an easy walk through serene woodland to reach the falls which is great for families. It also makes a good starting point for those who want […]

Ullswater continued…

We enjoyed a couple of lovely short walks around Ullswater and even managed to make good use of our National Trust membership at the same time! For our first outing we drove around to Patterdale and parked opposite The Patterdale Hotel. We took the footpath to Side Farm […]

A Walk up Kinder Scout

I have a confession, the reason for this will become clear later on, but the fact is I can’t use a compass. I was taught once, when I did my Duke of Edinburgh bronze award (unsurprisingly I never got any further) but I just used to make the […]