First time back for 3 years, just as summer was getting a full head of steam up and with two weddings to attend in January, it was good to be home. The tricky bit was managing to juggle one of the Great Walks, two working weeks and plenty of catch-ups, I think I managed ok. […]
Continuing on with the Nordic theme of my summer in 2015, I avoided warm temperatures and headed to Iceland. The trip was all about hiking the 6-day Laugavegur Trail, but I had time before the hike to check out the capital Reykjavik and drive around the Golden Circle.
Although not the reaching towering heights, the biggest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales offer some spectacular scenery and a decent workout for the legs. I’d been wanting to do this “challenge” for a few years now after hearing about the 24 hour version. 16 hours of driving, 50km of walking and 4000 vertical metres climbed, here’s how it went down.
We wanted to do the Tongariro crossing one more time before we left New Zealand, I don’t do a lot of hiking/walking but this is definitely my favourite, you see so much in the 6 hours it takes to walk it.