Category Archives: Far away

Samaria Gorge and the twenty-one steps

10.2 miles, 5h 15m,  descent from 1233m to sea level. Samaria Gorge, Crete A long tale, I’m afraid, but it was a long day. My pick up was at a pre-dawn 5.45 am. The alarm was set for 5 am … Continue reading

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Στην Κνωσό μέσω Ηρακλείου: A Minoan Morning

Distance: Not much actual walking. Climb: Virtually none. Duration: Left after breakfast, back for lunch. Knossos by bus A journey rather than a walk, and certainly not an epic journey. As I walked from the hotel I left the unreal … Continue reading

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The Donalds

  Percy Donald, wrote “The two-thousand feet tops of the Scottish lowland uplands” for the journal of the Scottish Mountaineering Club in 1935, listing 133 tops and 15 humps in southern Scotland. He had decided to visit all the “Lowland … Continue reading

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