Cheddar Gorge is one of UK’s secret (not so secret) wonders. In my opinion, it is the best hiking practice that the South UK has to offer. It is easily accessible to everyone, especially in the South West being located south of Bristol.
It’s an ideal location for anyone strapped for time or fuel money and can’t make it to Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Lake District National Parks or Scotland.
Never underestimate any mountain. This is the lesson my friend and I learned on this trip. Pen Y Fan stands at only 886m, and we rather ignorantly went into this hike confidently calling it a ‘hill’.
What Pen Y Fan did was let us get close, bend us over, and spank us back out the way we came. But what a perfect place to fail on; low altitude, no sheer drops (that we got close to), local terrain, easy to navigate back to where you came from… and more as I explain in the podcast.
Beautiful Beaches, Delicious Fruit, and King Philip II of Spain
The Philippines is a collection of over 7000 islands in South East Asia and attracts tourists from all over the world – pandemic aside. It is a country that can provide history and culture in the capital, and beautiful nature on its surrounding islands.
This is my second podcast interviewing a guest, the first officially for “Between The Mountains”, and made for a very multi-cultural interview; a Brit interviewing a Chinese-Canadian staying in Vietnam about the Philippines. The world is a wonderful place.
Ben Nevis is the tallest mountain in the UK. Being only 1345m high you’d think that would be nothing to brag about, but what the UK lacks in height it more than makes up for in elevation gain and most importantly: weather.