The Pennine Way

"Torside Reservoir in Crowden Derbyshire"

Easy hiking in the UK The Pennine Way in Derbyshire

It was in Derbyshire where we discovered the delights of easy hiking. Which is why when Joe O’Neill, a regular reader of this blog, told us about his recent hike in the Pennines, not far from Manchester, we asked him to share some of his photos.

These pictures were taken in Crowden, where he attempted to hike the toughest part of

The Pennine Way

Montserrat Rocks

"Montserrat rocks near Barcelona"

Easy hiking trails in Barcelona: I have found my perfect easy hike on the Montserrat Rocks!

Now, if I were on a spiritual, Leonardo-di-Caprio-inspired quest to find “The Hike”, I could happily retire and lay down my quill (and my computer, too), leaving you in peace to find your own way around the best hiking trails in Europe. But I am not, so I guess I will be pestering you

Montserrat Rocks

Guns and Forests in a Ruhrgebiet Hiking Trail

"Statue of Alfred Krupp by the side entrance of the family home Villa Huegel"

Day hiking in Germany Guns and Forest on a Hiking Trail? Over the next few months, I am going to tell you – in a loose series of posts – a little bit about day hikes in the Ruhrgebiet, Germany’s old industrial heartland.

The Ruhrgebiet may not be an area that many foreigners will want to visit for its natural beauty. It is, after all, not the Rhineland or the Black Forest. Even

Guns and Forests in a Ruhrgebiet Hiking Trail