Top 10 Mountain Treks: (#9) Picos de Europa

Last week I began looking at my 10 favourite mountain treks, beginning with Gokyo Ri (Nepal) at No 10. Moving up the queue, things shift to Europe, but not to the usual mountain suspects. Continue reading


The Wild Side of Home

In his elegant book The Wild Places, Cambridge fellow Robert Macfarlane set out to explore the notion of wilderness by travelling to remote remnants of the British Isles. After wandering through the likes of Coruisk and Rannoch Moor, he came to the conclusion that wilderness could be as near as it is far – that a remote mountain range could be wild, but so too could a hedgerow. The wild world is not just some grand and craggy other, existing far from our everyday lives. Continue reading