Blog posts

Backpacking on the Lofoten Islands

Posted by Sam Harrison on May 17, 2015 at 15:31.

 Hill walking

backpacking beach islands lofoten norway sea sunset wild camping

Ten days backpacking around the island archipelago of Lofoten, in northern Norway.

Tuscany: Alpi Apuane mountains

Posted by Sam Harrison on June 17, 2014 at 15:45.

 Hill walking

alpi apuane apennine mountains italy pisa trekking tuscany

The Alpi Apuane mountains, lying just north-west of Pisa, are an impressive rocky-peaked range of the Apennines that make the perfect place to get away from the tourists in surrounding towns.

Tuscany: Cinque Terre

Posted by Sam Harrison on June 12, 2014 at 20:13.

 Hill walking

cinque terre coast italy pisa tuscany

First of a few posts about two weeks I spent in Tuscany. This one includes details about a couple of days out in the Cinque Terre.

Kirkstone to Windermere walk

Posted by Sam Harrison on May 30, 2014 at 15:38.

 Hill walking

kentmere kirkstone lake district windermere

A great linear walk from the Kirkstone Pass to Windermere, via the hills bounding Kentmere on its west.

Sgorr Dhonuill and Beinn Dorain

Posted by Sam Harrison on April 1, 2014 at 05:00.

 Hill walking

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Late-season snow in the Western Highlands, involving lessons in why not to trust MWIS and proof that the best weather isn't always in the east!

Winter ML training in the Cairngorms

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 7, 2014 at 21:17.

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aviemore cairngorms winter skills

Six days of winter ML training with Pete Hill in the Cairngorms National Park.

The Long Mynd and the Clwyds

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 4, 2014 at 14:38.

 Hill walking

cilcain clwyds long mynd moel famau shropshire

Two walks, the first over the Long Mynd in the Shropshire Hills and the second along the Clywdian ridge from Cilcain.

A week in Glenshiel

Posted by Sam Harrison on January 25, 2014 at 00:44.

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glenshiel snow winter trip

The Club's annual "Winter Trip" this year was to Shiel Bridge in the North Western Highlands, when as usual we were plagued with lots of bad weather!

Langden from the Trough of Bowland

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 31, 2013 at 00:22.

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A clear and crisp day spent exploring the Bowland Fells from the Trough of Bowland.

The Glenfeshie Munros and Loch an Eilein

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 25, 2013 at 08:16.

 Hill walking

aviemore glenfeshie munros snow

Report from a weekend away with Lancaster University Hiking Club to Aviemore.