The World First Wander from World First Travel Insurance
Welcome to another World First Wander, our regular look at what’s hot in the world of travel blogging and writing. As always it’s compiled by Tristan Rothwell, the man who scours the internet for the very best travel related stuff so you don’t have to.
This week we head into the great outdoors. It’s a far cry from last week’s look at street art from around the world. But we’re nothing if not eclectic… so…this time of the year is perfect for being out and about in the UK: it’s still warmish and the weather, generally, is still okay. So let’s hit the trail. First stop: Dartmoor.
Heading into the hills
The World First office is just a short hike from Dartmoor, so we had to include this next post. It’s from Lauren, a blogger who also has the great moor on her doorstep. This is her piece about a part of the moor she loves. Take a read and be inspired! Our Great Britain: Cadover Bridge Dartmoor has some lovely pics.
If you are going to go it alone
There is something magical about heading out there on a solo adventure, armed with only what you can carry. I do it often on Dartmoor, although these days I have the company of my daughter Nancy in her baby rucksack. Do I feel safe? Yes. I carry a map, compass, phone and have the luxury of a GPS watch. So if the mist descends I can get Nancy back to safety very quickly. It’s important. This next post is all about heading out solo. It’s from Rambling Man and is entitled Is it safe to walk alone? (The answer is yes!).
Quirky walking up north
More walking now. This time from one of our favourite bloggers, The Quirky Traveller, who has been walking the Yorkshire coast from Whitby to Castle Howard. It looks amazing, The Quirky traveller is one blog you should definitely be following and this blog post confirms that. Get stuck in!
Are you up to the Fan Dance?
When it comes to hills they don’t get any bigger (In Wales at Least) than Pen Y Fan, the Brecon Beacon’s highest peak(886m above sea level). It’s been made famous due to its use by the special forces in their selection process. They say it’s as tough as it gets. But it doesn’t mean you can’t do it yourself. Take a look at Lady’s guide to hiking Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales and make plans! And if that’s not tough enough, then you can always run up it in the Fan Dance Race Series! After you…
Two feet vs two wheels
Of course not all of us are walkers. Some of up prefer to take to two wheels in the hills. And there are few places that are as good as Scotland for mountain biking. This next post, from the Cicerone Blog is all about Mountain Biking in Scotland – A Soggy Adventure. The route, starting at Attadale Railway Station and ending up drinking beer in Beauly, looks like a stunning route.
More about outdoor Scotland
Scotland has so much to offer when it comes to the great outdoors, whether it is hiking, mountain biking or skiing in the winter. We adored the photos in this next post from Wilderness Scotland. They just made us want to pack a bag and head North. You too? Have a read. 5 Favourite Corbetts in Glencoe.
That’s it for this week. As usual we don’t plan what’s in here until we read what’s new each week. But if you are planning a walking holiday then do check out our travel insurance for hill walkers.
Until next time.