May 21st, 2019 As my train from Paris speeds south to Barcelona, carrying me away from the last few months of endless hassle and stress, I’m looking forward to discovering a new corner of Spain. The idea of walking the long-distance path from Blanes, 90 minutes north of Barcelona by train, to Collioure in France… Continue reading La Travesia de la Costa Brava
It all began when I was just a boy. As far back as I remember, it was always considered healthy in my family to “go for a nice walk and get some fresh air”. It didn’t matter that the air in my hometown of Kidderminster (renowned at the time for carpet production) was not particularly “fresh”… Continue reading How I got here
A few years ago, my wife Odile gave me a book of the world’s most beautiful hiking trails as a Christmas present. Having realized over the years that September is a quiet period for me work-wise, I decided to tackle one of the walks in the book in September 2017 after a summer spent between… Continue reading The Lechweg – first attempt
The name for this blog says it all. It’s all about rambling, walking, hiking, trekking… Call it what you will. I’ve always been a big fan of slow travel as a way of truly exploring this amazing world of ours. From long-distance treks lasting several weeks to walks in the woods of just a few… Continue reading Why Footsteps?