Arthur’s Seat: climbing a dormant volcano

Arthur’s Seat: climbing a dormant volcano

Arthur’s Seat. It’s a weird name for a hill and no one can really agree on where it came from or what it means but all the same, it’s a hill, I was there and it needed climbing. You know me by now, put a hill or a mountain in my way and I have to go up it....
Fishbourne Roman Palace: excavating history.

Fishbourne Roman Palace: excavating history.

Lots of years ago (2002 to be precise) I took part in an excavation of part of the Fishbourne Roman Palace in Sussex as part of my studies in Romano British history. I became enthralled with the subject and eventually went on to successfully complete a PhD in Romano...
Peaking Out: Climbing Scafell Pike

Peaking Out: Climbing Scafell Pike

It was on my list and it needed ticking off. What other reason could there possibly have been for me climbing the highest peak in England? It was there, it needed doing and it was the finale to my month of hiking in the UK. The Hadrian’s Wall Walk was done, the...
A Scottish Retreat

A Scottish Retreat

A couple of weeks ago I spent a wonderful weekend in a Victorian hunting lodge in the Scottish countryside, on a weekend wellness retreat, with a lovely group of ladies. Now I must admit this is the first retreat I’ve been on and there was a little uncertainty sitting...
Hadrian’s Wall – walking through history

Hadrian’s Wall – walking through history

I’m sure by now that you’ve all heard me talking about my trip in May when I’m going to be walking along the length of Hadrian’s Wall. You can do it in 5 or 6 days if you like but we’re taking 10 days, we want to explore a bit, spend time in the ruined forts...
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