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Expedition to Shropshire

I’ve wanted to visit Shropshire ever since I saw some photos of the hills along the border between England and Wales. However it’s unreasonably difficult to get there from where I live at the moment: either a four hour train journey or a long drive up the M40 and around Birmingham. So as it was […]

Taipei

As you might have gathered I spent the last week on a work trip to Taipei. I’ve never visited Asia before so this was pretty awesome! I flew out with another guy from work on Friday evening so we had Sunday and Saturday evening for sightseeing. Sunday was mostly spent wandering around the city, visiting […]

Watership Down

I’ve been reading Watership Down again recently. One of the cool things about the book is the locations are based on real places and various people have produced maps that you can follow. So I set out trying to roughly follow the path the rabbits took to Watership Down. Unfortunately though rabbits are not hampered […]

Edinburgh

This Monday I had to visit a supplier in Livingston, Scotland for work so I thought I’d take the opportunity to fly up Sunday morning and do a spot of sight seeing in Edinburgh. This is actually my second visit to this part of the world but I don’t think I blogged about it as […]

Christmas Common

It’s been ages since I last went adventuring in the Chilterns so this May Day holiday I headed off to cheerfully named village of Christmas Common. The long day out had the useful side-effect of distracting me from worrying about the flat I was trying to buy. (I didn’t get it: some cash buyer paid […]

Stratford-upon-Avon

Sunny spring Saturday? Sounds like time for an epic adventure! I hadn’t been to the Cotswolds since my adventure to Cheltenham nearly a year ago so it was high time for another visit. I caught the train to Kingham on the edge of Oxfordshire and planned to walk to Stratford-upon-Avon. I was hampered a bit […]

Brecon Beacons

I had a couple of days off work last week and thought I’d go adventuring further afield. So I backed up my tent and headed for the nearest mountain range in the Brecon Beacons. I only had one full day so I tried to plan a route visiting as many peaks as possible. Or, to […]

Pevensey to Battle

I tried to convince my parents of the fun of point-to-point adventuring by taking them on a family outing from Pevensey castle to the site of the battle of Hastings at the appropriately named town of “Battle”. My first mistake was picking a rather dismal day to do it: the weather was mostly drizzle and […]

Aylesbury

Yesterday was unseasonably warm and fine so I headed off for an epic adventure from High Wycombe to previously unvisited county town of Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury. I could have followed the sensible route and headed directly north but that would have been boring. Instead I veered east to visit the pleasant Hertfordshire town of Tring and […]

Nuremberg

So after I’d been to the trade show in Nuremberg I took a day of holiday and did some sight seeing! Nuremberg has a lovely “old” town most was destroyed during the second world war and the rebuilt, although you can’t tell this immediately. Some buildings are original however, such as this cathedral and the […]