Northumberland coast

Just back from a few cold, wet and windy days hiking in Northumberland, working on a new Cicerone guidebook to St Oswald’s Way, St Cuthbert’s Way and the Northumberland Coast Path. On this visit I started from Alnmouth and followed the coast up to Craster, then from Seahouses to Bamburgh, and around Budle Bay (a …

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Ryanair to begin flights to Podgorica, Montenegro

The word is that budget airline Ryainair is due to begin flights to Podgorica – which would make a very convenient (and cheap) route to the mountains of inland Montenegro such as Durmitor, Komovi and Prokletije. Watch this space for further info. Komovi, near the border with Albania, Montenegro

Patagonia images

Chilean Patagonia has some of the most spectacularly beautiful landscapes on the planet, from massive, sprawling glaciers to fang-like mountain peaks, ancient forest – and some of the most amazing skies I have ever seen. With that in mind, and the fact that HidroAysén would dearly love to submerge/desecrate a few areas (namely the Rio …

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‘Montenegro relaunches assault on wild beauty’

As someone who has written a book on Montenegro’s largely unspoilt natural landscape, this is deeply depressing…. A profoundly shortsighted piece of ‘planning’.

Croatia and Montenegro guidebooks

WordPress blogs started for updates to the two Cicerone guidebooks, Walking in Croatia and The Mountains of Montenegro: