Sperrin Mountains

Hudy’s Way (Aborted Walk, Pleasant While it Lasted)

I thought I'd put up a quick post following my walk yesterday as I'm aware that this blog has become a series of occasional round-ups. I had a day off and seeing as my original plans were thwarted by Covid-19, headed for the Sperrin Mountain foothills... specifically in the eastern Sperrins since the western end … Continue reading Hudy’s Way (Aborted Walk, Pleasant While it Lasted)

2019: A Look Back in Images Part 2

Here's the second part of my review of 2019, in lieu of not actually posting much during the year. It's been great to look back as you forget just how much you get about in a year. Top image: part of the skyline of the town of Paisley in Scotland, taken in October.   Walking … Continue reading 2019: A Look Back in Images Part 2

2019: A Look Back in Images Part 1

I've neglected this blog once again, mainly for reasons relating to my move to Scotland earlier in the year.  Hopefully I'll get to post a bit more often in 2020 but for now here's a look back at some of the places I've been during 2019, namely Ireland, Scotland, England and Poland.  Top image: looking … Continue reading 2019: A Look Back in Images Part 1

Back in the Sperrins 2: Glenlark Forest

I enjoyed revisiting the Sperrin Mountains during the walking festival covered in my previous post, so paid another visit two weeks later. On this occasion we explored one of the biggest areas of forestry in the range, Glenlark Forest. It wasn't the longest or most dramatic of hikes but it's always good to tread new … Continue reading Back in the Sperrins 2: Glenlark Forest

Back in the Mournes: Meelmore, Commedagh and the Brandy Pad

I visited the Mourne Mountains at the weekend to get some practise in for a challenge hike I'm doing next month. The Blackstairs Challenge is a 31km route over the Blackstairs range in Ireland's southeast. The Mournes are an ideal training ground, with their steep ascents and descents and endless options for longer walks. Top … Continue reading Back in the Mournes: Meelmore, Commedagh and the Brandy Pad

Hikes of 2018: January to March Round-up

I've got out of the habit of blogging for a while (the bad weather and lack of outings may have played a part; temporarily adopting two guinea pigs may have been another factor) so I thought I'd check in.  I still have to add a Part 2 to the 'Places I'd Love to Revisit' but … Continue reading Hikes of 2018: January to March Round-up