Well, we finally completed The Ben. This is kind of a long post so if you’re after a summary of what you need to bring when hiking Ben Nevis, click here to go to the bottom where I’ve provided one 🙂 Driving and Camping We decided to head up to Ben Nevis earlier in the week, taking advantage of the long Easter weekend. However, the problem with long bank holiday weekends is always traffic – and there was lots of traffic! The king of average…Continue Reading “Hiking Ben Nevis”

The Lake District in the summer is one of the most beautiful places I have ever travelled to. Little did I know, its beauty is only increased in the winter. I’ve been twice in the past week, once on the 16th January and once on the 22nd. The first time, the Lakes were covered in a thick sheet of snow which was absolutely beautiful. However, the snow didn’t let up at any point during the day, causing an issue to snap any decent photos, due…Continue Reading “Lake District in January”

Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England, situated in the Lake District national park. Spanning 18km in length, you’re never going to be short of space when on the lake. Boat hire in Lake Windermere We hired a motorboat on Lake Windermere from a company called Lake Windermere Boat Hire. They were fantastic, and charged us £19 for a motorboat for one hour. In this time, you could get to (almost) the North tip of the lake. We were advised to sail to…Continue Reading “Lake Windermere”

[huge_it_gallery id=”2″]   Background Kenilworth Castle is located in the town of the same name in Warwickshire, England. Constructed from Norman through to Tudor times, the castle has been described by architectural historian Anthony Emery as “the finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle ages, significant for its scale, form and quality of workmanship”.[1] Kenilworth has also played an important historical role. The castle was the subject of the six-month-long Siege of Kenilworth in 1266, believed to be the longest siege…Continue Reading “Kenilworth Castle”