cove of catalonia at dusk
Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: Adventure 1 – The Rocky Path

As lockdown restrictions are slowly relaxed, we in Spain can once again enjoy some close to home walking and biking adventures. Living with the mountains in view of my home, they seem so far away during the days of the Covid-19 confinement. The sea, at the end of my street that I’d so often taken… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: Adventure 1 – The Rocky Path

press and tractor outside the parc tematic de l'oli of les garrigues
Destinations, Reviews

Discover the History of Olive Oil in Les Garrigues

The sun shining in a clear blue sky above the blooming blossom is one reason to explore Lleida in March. Heading south from the Spanish the city of Lleida in the direction of les Borges Blanques, there is the Parc Temátic de l’Oli waiting to be discovered. Just off the main N-240 road with a… Continue reading Discover the History of Olive Oil in Les Garrigues

the river nidd at knaresborough in north yorkshire
Stories

Enjoy a Stay in Rural England for Countryside Walks

As the daffodils make their appearance across England there is something for walkers of all ages and interests across the country. The English countryside is home to many areas of natural beauty including national parks, forest and woodland areas and coastal, river or canal paths. Northumberland Situated in the north east, Northumberland is the most… Continue reading Enjoy a Stay in Rural England for Countryside Walks

an autumn view over portos riverside in portugal
Adventures, Stories

Autumn in Porto

A riverside walk with an insight to the nature and traditions that surround Portugal's city of Porto. Walking over the Ponte Luís I bridge, leaving our downtown Porto room behind, we took the southern bank of the Douro River, passing by the familiar port caves, in favour of what laid beyond. Heading in the direction… Continue reading Autumn in Porto

Adventures, Destinations, Reviews, Stories

Hiking Serra de Llaberia: Catalunya, Spain

Walking from Pratdip to Mont Redon in Catalunya's Serra de Llaberia hills. The Serra de Llaberia is a protected natural space in the province of Tarragona. Two of us hiked from the village of Pratdip, known for the locally grown almonds and hazelnuts to Mont Redon. Covering approximately 10km over several hours of steady walking,… Continue reading Hiking Serra de Llaberia: Catalunya, Spain

Destinations, Reviews

Beverley: East Riding of Yorkshire, England

The historical market town of Beverley often attracts historians, shoppers and musicians. Look a little closer and there are gardens, walking paths and sporting events to discover. The most popular outdoor space is Beverley Westwood. A pasture historically used for chalk and as an area for making lime is nowadays a large open space visited… Continue reading Beverley: East Riding of Yorkshire, England