Posts Tagged ‘introduction’

OK I’ve been dithering long enough. I’ve had this blog set up for months with the intention of adding lots of insightful UK travel information to it, and still haven’t got round to it. In my defence, it’s because I’ve been busy doing field research, literally researching a lot of fields. In the past few months I have seen a lot of the best things the UK has to offer in the way of tourism, including:

– Walking. Me and my friends signed up for the Malhamdale Meander, a 23 mile hike round the parish of Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales, taking in epic features such as Malham Tarn, Malham Cove (of Harry Potter fame) and a death-defying (yeah you heard – DEATH-DEFYING) scramble up Gordale Scar. To prepare for this activity, we did:

– More walking. There was a 20 mile trip from Southport to Seaforth that we embarked on. It’s a beautiful stretch of coastline punctuated by sand dunes, nature reserves, the odd ‘Danger Zone’ and many statues of naked men. I can’t speak highly enough of it really – if you find yourself in Merseyside, as I used to regularly, go to Formby, Crosby and Southport. Of course the Friends of Real Lancashire will have me for saying those towns are in Merseyside. But they are though. Before the Southport-Seaforth trek we engaged in:

– Some more walking. The Kentmere Horseshoe was its name, it left us in a lot of pain. Sorry there’s a musical on the telly and it made me do a little rhyme. Blimey it was hard. That was only 13 miles (only) but it involved climbing a total of 9 Wainwright Peaks. We managed 6 of them before having to rush down the hillside at a rate of knots, wade through a reservoir and finish up in the dark. My esteemed colleague¬†flashed me a fair few “I kill you” looks that day. And before that there was lots more walking, and I’ll go into depth about all those walks at a later date. For now I’d just like to welcome one and all to That Travel Blog. If I don’t update this blog for another six months, there’s a whole heap of exciting travel content at the following blogs.

Wales Blog

Scotland Blog

iknow this (see what I did there) because I’m about to be writing it!