Built in 1841, the Balcombe (or Ouse Valley) viaduct is surely one of the most mesmeric structures in the south of England. A footpath passes right underneath the viaduct, allowing you a close up view of this amazing piece of Victorian railway architecture.
In the summer of 2014, I visited Zermatt and took a trip on the Gornergrat mountain railway for an incredible view across the valley towards the Matterhorn, surrounded by a panoramas of high alpine peaks over a sea of ice far below.
Courtesy of @inntravel, a travel company who specialise in slow holidays, I’m giving away a hiking kit that incorporates everything you would need on your hiking trails.
The words echo around my head with a crushing disappointment and realisation.
As a prelude to hiking up Suilven, we walked an 8 mile circuit around the attractive Cam Loch, a few miles south from the hamlet of Elphin in the far northwest reaches of spectacular and wild Scotland.
Take the overnight sleeper train, leaving London Euston just after 9pm, to pull open your curtains the following morning and pressing your nose up against the early morning window light to reveal the peaks of Scotland awaiting you.
We were on the 21:15 departure from London Euston. The hills would be ours the following morning.
I really don’t visit Cornwall enough.
The county at the very far south-west tips of England is home to some of the finest coastal scenery in England, surrounded on three sides by rugged coastline, and interlinked around the coastal edges by the 630 miles of Southwest Coast Path.
Delving into the flat and sandy stretch of pristine, unspoilt tranquillity – a night wild camping under the stars was one of the more memorable nights I’ve enjoyed in the UK, Sandwood Bay is unlike anything I’ve seen – a truly special place.
Glen Coe is one of the most dramatic and most beautiful locations in Scotland; a well visited glen in a country packed full of drama and beauty.
In this great glen, and out of sight from the road, lies a surprising and hidden ‘Lost Valley’.
Combining a short, steep walk to the valley with a spectacular winter ascent of Stob Coire Nan Lochan, meant one of my favourite days I’ve had in the mountains of Scotland.
The beach at Oldshoremore is a stunning expanse of flat white sands, and if you visit, it may be likely you’ll have the place to yourself. You have to pinch yourself to remember you’re still in Scotland. We almost missed this amazing location. I’m glad we didn’t.