Beat The Trail
Tabernas Desert Signpost

I walked across a desert dryer than my sense of humour and known as a backdrop for famous Western films. There were snakes, too.

Cape Wrtah Trail Lighthouse

The final part, where I struggle with myself as well as the last bit of rugged terrain before reaching the lighthouse at Cape Wrath.

A view of Loch Broom, seen from Ullapool harbour

What happens when wanderlust and a measure of comfort upset your hiking routine?

On my second week along Scotland's toughest long-distance trail I came to understand loneliness on a whole new level.

A view of Barrisdale Bay at low tide.

About two random encounters, and how they livened up my first week on the trail.