The Marathon des Sables is a multi-stage 150 mile/ 254 km ultra marathon held annually in the Sahara Desert. Competitors have to carry everything they need for the week apart from a tent, and temperatures can reach 120 degrees or more. Except when I did it we had unexpected torrential rain and floods and had to be evacuated to a nearby town…


The Cornish Challenge; a friend and I set ourselves the challenge of hiking over 80 miles of some of the toughest section of the South West Coast Path in just four days.

The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path is a 93 mile/ 150 km UK National Trail. The Peddars Way runs from Knettishall Heath in Suffolk to Holme-Next-The-Sea along the line of an ancient Roman Road, and the Norfolk Coast Path runs from Hunstanton to Cromer along the Norfolk coast. Both trails are usually walked as one. I happened to choose the wettest summer in history to walk them!

Trekking in the Atlas Mountains and climbing Jebel Toubkal; the Atlas Mountains extend across north western Africa, encompassing Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The barren peaks of the Atlas are dotted with Berber villages which are accessed by narrow, winding roads. The highest peak is the 2,589 feet (4,167m) Jebel Toubkal which lies within Morocco’s Toubkal National Park.


A week’s hiking in the Picos de Europa Mountains in Northern Spain

Follow the Tram; my walks along the three tram routes in my home city of Nottingham


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