Posts from the category Hiking and walking

  • Panoramic photography along a walk between Interlaken West station and Neuhaus harbour.

  • A cold walk on the shores of Lac de Neuchâtel, and some lovely pink post-sunset light.

  • Wetterhorn, Grindelwald

    A pleasant, mainly downhill walk in the Grindelwald valley.

  • Faulensee at sunset

    Time to start warming up for hillier walking…

  • Kandersteg in the snow

    A beautiful, gentle, snowy walk back in January.

  • A pleasant walk down from Allmendhubel through Blumental valley, into the shade cast by the mountain ridge, then back into the sun to slither our way down the ice-covered path to Mürren.

  • The Ice Path in summer

    With a name like “Ice Path”, you know before you arrive that a hiking route is going to be a pretty spectacular one.

  • The third of our slightly soggy hikes in the English Lake District in autumn 2022.

  • Buttermere in heavy rain

    A wind-swept, soggy, lovely walk around Buttermere in the English Lake District.

  • An autumn ramble from our holiday rental to the top of the nearby Wainwright Fell above Keswick.

  • Hiking amongst the glacial screes

    Walking into the middle of nowhere from the heights of the Furka Pass.

  • I was keen to do more winter hiking this year, and although winter seems to have flown by, I did manage to get out into the snow more often than in previous years. Most recently, we got the big cable-car up from Grindelwald to Eigergletscher with the intention of then getting the short train connection…

  • Hiking roulette

    Walking on a snow-shoe path without snow-shoes is usually OK, as long as the snow has been well-compacted by plenty of feet. But sometimes, your foot finds a soft bit and you suddenly find yourself knee-deep.

  • It’s easy for me to forget that I don’t need to “go somewhere” to enjoy a walk. I sit here and wonder where to go: which cable-car, which lakeside walk, which spectacular valley. This comes of having the great fortune to live within half-an-hour of some pretty wonderful places. But this commonly leads me to…

  • Axalp in the snow

    Axalp in the snow

    Walking in the snowy landscape of Axalp, high above Lake Brienz in the Swiss Bernese Oberland.

  • Microspikes on the way to Suggiture

    I should’ve tried out my hiking microspikes before. They’re great for hiking when it’s icy.

  • Spoilt for choice

    With so much to do and so many beautiful places to visit, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming.

  • A lunchtime walk by the vineyards in the sunshine, ten years after moving away from nearby.

  • A pedestrian-only footpath through the woods and cliffs on the southern shore of Lake Brienz.

  • Wengernalp, Switzerland

    The hike from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg, high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland, is beautiful. But parts of the route are an absolute killer.

  • Stac Pollaidh

    Hiking in the wild, remote and dramatic landscape of the north-west of Scotland last autumn.