Costa Brava – Day 4

After yesterday’s fairly easy hike, the fourth day was tougher with 23 km to cover and 850 m in ascents. It took me from Palamos to the inland hill town of Begur.  Once again, the day was a little overcast, but at least there was no rain after a few drops on leaving Palamos and… Continue reading Costa Brava – Day 4

Costa Brava – Day 3

The third day on the trail took me from San Feliu de Guixols to Palamos, mostly along the coast on easy paths – 18 km, with just 350 m in uphill climbs – which was not a bad thing after the first two intense days. There were some horrifically ugly resort towns today but, at… Continue reading Costa Brava – Day 3

Costa Brava – Day 2

Another day of perfect weather for the second stage in the trail, from Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guixols – 21 km with a total of about 800 metres uphill (because I took the wrong turn at one point). After a terrific breakfast at the hotel (breakfasts in general would be excellent until… Continue reading Costa Brava – Day 2

​How I got here

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

Why Footsteps?

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?