Experience levada walking, extreme scenic drives, sea-view clifftop dining, a glass spacewalk above the highest sea cliff in Europe, swimming in natural rock pools and visit the capital, Funchal, all in just three action-packed days.
Morning - Spend the morning in the hilly outskirts of Sofia, visiting the ancient Boyana Church with its 11th century frescoes, walk through the atmospheric Vitosha Forest to Boyana Lake and onwards to the secluded Dragalevtsi Monastery (1hr 45mins walking on steep rocky paths, description below). Lunch - Recover from the walk with a late … Continue reading 24 hours in Sofia
We arrived in Kirishima too early to check-in to our hotel so we used the time to go for a short walk from the Ebino car park up Mt. Shiratori and around the three ponds of Byakushi, Rokannon-Miike and Fudo. We asked the staff at the hotel whether they had a walking map. This was … Continue reading A short walk in Kirishima National Park – Mt Shiratori, Byakushi, Rokannon-Miike and Fudo Ponds (1.5 hours)
This post is part of a longer trip report. You can access the full table of contents here. The following morning we packed up in the dark, aware that we were in for a long day. The original plan had been to walk up the Glen Nevis Gorge, dump our things and to climb a few of … Continue reading Day 2: Lower Nevis Falls to the Steall Waterfall via the Mamores, including Sgurr an Lubhair and An Gearanach
This post is part of a longer trip report. You can access the full table of contents here. We departed on the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston at 21.15 in the evening and were due to arrive in Fort William at 09:55 the following morning. The night passed uneventfully and we were rocked to sleep in our … Continue reading Day 1: Caledonian Sleeper from London to Fort William. The Pony Track up Ben Nevis
The following is a bit of background as to why I chose to do this walk. If you wish to skip straight to the trip report, you can use the following links: Day 1: Caledonian Sleeper London to Fort William. The Pony Track up Ben Nevis Day 2: Lower Nevis Falls to the Steall Waterfall … Continue reading Fort William to Corrour through Glen Nevis
5 'different' days out in Snowdonia
A c. 5 hour walk climbing Mt Karakunidake and circumnavigating Lake Onami in Kirishima National Park, Kyushu, Japan