Monthly Archives: May 2010


May 26th 2010.   Today we went to the Yorkshire dales and visited Arncliffe in Littondale. Starting from  the Falcon Inn at Arncliffe we followed the Monk’s Road as we climbed up the hillside along the edge of Yew Cogar … Continue reading

Posted in Walks | Leave a comment

The Roaches

The Roaches derive their name from the French – Les Roches – the rocks, and are a Gritstone escarpment situated above Leek & Tittesworth Reservoir in the Peak District. I led a walk there yesterday in glorious conditions. Parking in … Continue reading

Posted in Staffordshire, Walks | Leave a comment

The Festival

Monday 10th May 2010. The Festival. Each May a festival takes place in Soller to commemorate the victory of the Sollerics over the Moors in the year 1561. Various activities take place during the week leading up to the main event, … Continue reading

Posted in Mallorca, Travel | Leave a comment

Adios Mallorca

18th May   It’s time to go home. My boots and I are both worn out. After 14 consecutive days walking on cobbled tracks and razor sharp rocks my boots are cut to ribbons. They are staying in Mallorca. Myself … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Leave a comment

The Archduke’s Trail

Today was the last day of my holiday and we went to Valldemossa to do the spectacular Archduke’s Trail, the cami de S’Arxiduc, one of the classic walks on the island. The path was built by the Archduke Lluis Salvador, a … Continue reading

Posted in Mallorca, Walks | Leave a comment

Torre Picada and Soller

Today was Greg’s 60th birthday. He wanted to climb Balitx, his favourite mountain. I did a local walk with Krystl climbing up to the tower, Torre Picada. From the tower we could enjoy the views looking along the coast and … Continue reading

Posted in Mallorca, Walks | Leave a comment

Cuber to Lluc

Today we were back on the GR 221, doing the section from Cuber to Lluc. This is a high level route through the Sierra Tramuntana passing close to some of the highest mountains in Mallorca. It was a chilly 8 … Continue reading

Posted in Mallorca, Walks | Leave a comment