Sheep on the summit of Latrigg

St Johns Vale, Cumbria viewed from the summit of Latrigg

Mountain peaks are where the gods reside: Zeus in Greece, and some others in the Norse tradition.

Read more: Up with the Cumbrian Gods

 rainbow over Threlkeld, Cumbria

Bikers on The Old Coach Road, Threlkeld

My hike out from Keswick through the gorge of the River Greta and back via The Old Coach Road.

Read more: Greta Gorge and Hausewell Brow (435 m.)


Summiting Quinag - Spidean Cóinach

Quinag - Spidean Cóinach

Boots on Quinag - Spidean Cóinach

Spending time up with the Norse gods on Spidean Cóinach (764 m.), one of the three peaks of the mountain known as Quinag.

Read more: Quinag - Highlands roadtrip 5

North Cornwall coast Path

Carn Naun Point

My hike along a section of the North Cornwall Coast Path between Zennor and St. Ives

Read more: Zennor to Porthmeor, Cornwall

Schneeberg from Kleine Kanzl, Hohe Wand

Sunset from BA0705 returning to Vienna to London Heathrow

A clear day to return to Kleine Kanzel (1092 m.) in the Hohe Wand naturpark for another hike to enjoy the late morning views of Schneeberg (2076 m.), the easternmost Alp of more than 2000 metres altitude. Wide variety of fresh greens in the Wiener Wald forest with scarcely a sign of human habitation. The wildlife is good too: we heard many wild birds and saw, close to, a chamois, browsing in the forest. Once aware of us, the chamois ran off over the rocky precipices. Then a real fresh Wienerschitzel with a mixed salad, leaves over a base of cucumber and dill salad, fresh sauerkraut, potato salad and grated carrots; coffee and final sachertorte before the trip to Vienna airport.
The timing and routing of the flight home to London made the sunset last most of the flight before the decent to London through the thick clouds.

View from the same place but much later in the day so against the sun: Hohe Wand