Switzerland: “We all came out to Montreux…”

It’s with a heavy heart that I left Zermatt today, especially on such a beautiful one. The horn was looking stunning in a cloudless sky. But I had to be making tracks for Lausanne, where I would be staying for one night, a short hop to the Montreux Jazz Festival. There is a great positiveContinue reading “Switzerland: “We all came out to Montreux…””

Switzerland: A Lazy Start …

I arrived in Zermatt on the Saturday; its an unashamedly touristy town, and who can blame it when it is nestled below the most recognisable mountain on the planet; The Matterhorn. Staying at the YHA, the rooms are afforded a magnificent view of the 4478m peak. Up at sparrows fart to get a 6.45 amContinue reading “Switzerland: A Lazy Start …”

Dartmoor: Rowtor Wild Camp

I had spent a lazy day waiting for Marcus, Nick and Steve to arrive. As time ticked on, the plans changed from a walk out of Postbridge, to eventually meeting at Belstone. We got going about 3pm, the order of the weekend was to just wander the north moor, wild camping for 2 nights. IContinue reading “Dartmoor: Rowtor Wild Camp”

Dartmoor: Belstone to Okement Hill

Awoke early but in no mood to stir from my tent. As suspected yesterday, I had definitely made an error of judgement in thinking that summer had arrived and the one season sleeping bag would suffice, and it made for an uncomfortable night. Outside, the clag had descended on Princetown, but rather than bemoan theContinue reading “Dartmoor: Belstone to Okement Hill”

Dartmoor: Down Tor

Good to be back on the moor and pleasantly surprised to see the sun out once again! Getting up at 5am for the long drive down to the South-West had paid off, and I had an extra day’s walking. Fully kitted out for a night out should it take my fancy, I was off onContinue reading “Dartmoor: Down Tor”

Dartmoor: Princetown to Leather Tor circular

As much as I enjoy company on walks, sometimes you just have to get out and walk on your own. This weekend was a particularly good one. I hadn’t been on the moors since last September, and I was missing it. As soon as I headed off from Princetown, and the mist started to lift,Continue reading “Dartmoor: Princetown to Leather Tor circular”

Switzerland: The Italian Job

There is something exciting about walking over a mountain range into another country, so the opportunity to do so couldn’t be missed! Richard, Jack, Jim and I took up the mission to invade Italy via the Albrunpass, and we headed off to Imfeld where you can park the car. The route we took involved aContinue reading “Switzerland: The Italian Job”