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Month: February 2020

Burntstump Country Park – Hikes near Nottingham

Burntstump Country Park – Hikes near Nottingham

Whenever Marc and I go home to visit his parents in Nottingham, we always get to take the lovely Elsa (his family’s English Setter) for walkies. We’ve been to Burntstump Country Park a few times now because it is great as an off-lead dog walk in Nottingham. It is also full of squirrels (which is great for providing extra puppy-joy to Elsa.) When we went home at Christmas we both needed a longer leg-stretch after being cooped up in airplanes/cars/trains…

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Vancouver Road Trip – Sea to Sky loop

Vancouver Road Trip – Sea to Sky loop

There are quite a few amazing road trips close to Vancouver, but some of the most obvious ones (like Vancouver to Banff) can be a bit too long if you only have a few days to spare. When Marc’s brother Tom and girlfriend Andreia visited us, we were keen to show them some amazing mountain views, but we only had 5 days available. So, I got out a map and planned an adventure showing some of the best mountain landscapes…

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Cypress Falls – Hikes near Vancouver

Cypress Falls – Hikes near Vancouver

If you’d like a fun mini adventure to find the best waterfalls near Vancouver, then you should go and take a peek at Cypress Falls Park in West Vancouver. The first waterfall is less than 10 minutes walk from the car park, so this could be good for walkers as well as non-walkers, grannies and toddlers. This time of year is always pretty soggy, but this winter has also been warmer than normal. That means lost of the snow-pack on…

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The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore – A Review

The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore – A Review

I’d like to share another one of my favourite books to for planning and getting excited for climbing (and bagging) Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains;┬áThe Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore. If you live near Vancouver and like hiking, you will really enjoy this book. It is colourful, full of maps and photos and an absolute pleasure to read. I use it to find out about the myriad of possible routes, and for getting an idea about how difficult trails will…

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