11 Best Campsites near Pen y Fan

11 Best Campsites near Pen y Fan

This guide was put together to help visitors find campsites near Pen Y Fan. Most of them are likely to be hikers looking to scale the Brecon Beacon's most famous mountain. Pen Y Fan is the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons at 886 metres (2,907 ft). It's a...

Hiking to Lac d Oo; the best of the Pyrenees

Hiking to Lac d Oo; the best of the Pyrenees

Staying in the nearby town of Bagnères-de-Luchon while running a writers retreat, we set aside a day to explore the nearby Pyrenees mountain range. There are lots of hikes to choose from but we settled on the well known Lac D oo (Lake Oô) trek. An easy Pyrenees hike...

Guide to hiking the Welsh 3 Peaks

Guide to hiking the Welsh 3 Peaks

The Welsh 3 Peaks is a brilliant hiking challenge that takes in the highest mountains in Wales' main mountain regions: Brecon Beacons, South Snowdonia and North Snowdonia. It's a total walking distance of 17 miles (27.4km) and covers an accent of over 2200 meters....

7 Best hiking backpacks under £100 (for 2021)

7 Best hiking backpacks under £100 (for 2021)

If you are searching for the best hiking backpacks under £100 then the budget is obviously a consideration. While some backpacks go considerably higher than this in price (fancy an Osprey Aether Pro costing £300), I think £100 is a good budget to work with. For this...

DofE kit list: the best rucksack & gear for your expedition

DofE kit list: the best rucksack & gear for your expedition

Having the right gear and equipment for your Duke of Edinburgh expedition is going to make all the difference. You want to make sure that every item you carry with you is comfortable and essential so you aren't lugging around extra weight. This DofE kit list -...

Guide to hiring a campervan in London

Guide to hiring a campervan in London

London has a lot of Campervan hire companies and makes a great starting point for a caravanning trip in the UK. It's home to London Heathrow airport and has easy access to sights across England, Wales and Scotland (if you don't mind a bit of driving to get there). In...

Your glamping packing list made easy!

Your glamping packing list made easy!

Planning a fun glamping getaway? This complete glamping packing list will make sure you don't forget anything important. I'm a huge fan of glamping because for me it provides a nice middle ground, especially when the weather starts to turn. While I love going away on...

10 ideas for your Gold DofE residential

10 ideas for your Gold DofE residential

Gold DofE residential is something you'll need to do if you want to complete the highest level on the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Your residential will need to be completed alongside volunteering, skills and, of course, your Gold DofE expedition. Other blogs you may find...