“Hitting the spot on trails less trodden”
The Trips - Click on images to enlarge
Ardnamurchan - Coll - Tiree - Muck - Canna - Rum - Eigg
Clare - Wicklow - Mourne Mts. - North Donegal - Antrim Coast - Rathlin Island
Snaefellsnes - Hornstrandir - Fimmvorduhals - Skaftafell - Seydisfjordur
Gjogv - Famjin - Tjornuvik - Vidareidi - Saksun - Sandoy - Trollanes
Jotunheimen - Innerdalen - Kystriksveien - Lofoten - Vesteralen
Muncaster Fell - Blind Tarn - Eel Tarn - Stony Tarn - Lingcove - Scar Lathing - Green Crag - Hardknott - Devoke Water - Boat How
Summer Isles - Lochinver - Drumbeg - Scourie - Sandwood Bay - Reef - Uig - Rhenigidale - Luskentyre - Hushinish - Trotternish - Glendale
Hope Bowdler Hill - Caer Caradoc - The Long Mynd - The Stiperstones
Kerlingarfjoll - Myvatn - Borgarfjorthur eystri - Lonsaraefi - Jokulsarlon - Skaftafell - Landmannalaugar - Vik
Crag Fell - Floutern - Angler's Crag - Bowness Knott
Gower Peninsula - Purbeck Coast - Upper Teesdale - Brecon Beacons - Vale of Ewyas - Rhinns of Galloway - Lee Valley Walk - Gun Hill, Norfolk - Isle of Portland - My Most Heavenly Hikes - Book Reviews
Holy Vale - Bryher - Bant's Carn - Tresco - St.Agnes - St.Martin's - Toll's Hill - Peninnis Head
Bec de Roces - Monte Averau - Lago di Misurina - Valparola - Marmolada - Alpe di Siusi - Alta Badia - Viel del Pan
Parc Nacional d'Aiguestortes - Gerber - Les-Bausen - Morrano - Ratera - Monestero - Montanheta - Colomers - Baciver
Ponta de Sao Lourenco - Boca do Risco - Pico Ruivo - Boca da Corrida - Balcoes
Valtournenche - Valnontey - Valsavarenche - Valsesia
Suldental - Trafoiertal - Valfurva - Valle dei Forni
Around Aldeburgh - Around Snape Maltings - Around Orford - Orford Village
Low Fell - Down by Crummock Water - High Nook - Mosedale - Around Mellbreak - Low Ling Crag
Parata - Spelunca - Calanches - Girolata - Tavignano - Cap Corse
Belvedere Glacier - Pecetto - Lago delle Fate - Staffa - Campagneda and Prabello - Lago di Gera - Fellaria - Campo Moro - Musella - Forbici - Marinelli
Around Rifugio Savoia - Lakes Rossett and Leita - Gran Collet - Basei - Ferauda - Alpe Comba
Pian del Re - Lakes Superiore, Lausetto and Fiorenza - Via del Sale - Lake Chiaretto - Lake Grande di Viso - Lake Alpetto - Costa del Vallone - Crissolo
Glen Affric - Glen Strathfarrar - Glen Cannich
Imada - Garajonay - Chipude - Vallehermoso - Epina - Alojera - Agulo - Hermigua - Caldera de Taburiente - Barranco de las Angustias - Ruta de los Volcanes
Corsica is basically a chain of mountains with a coastal plain in the east and smaller hills in the far north and far south. Most of it is covered by the ‘maquis’, a mixture of shrubs and small trees which flowers in spring and summer and smells to me like a cross between pine and heather, though neither of these is present. However, it is hard to penetrate off the beaten track or if the trail has not been maintained. Most of the trails are rockier than those in the Alps, making progress more difficult for older people like myself.
Amongst walkers it is famous for the taxing GR20 trail which runs north to south near the crest of the mountain ridge and takes about 15 days. There are three other long-distance trails which are somewhat shorter and less taxing. All of these run between ‘gites d’etape’ (walkers’ hostels) which effectively means you have to keep to the ‘official’ schedule for each day if you want somewhere to sleep indoors. Details of the shorter trails can be found in Gillian Price, Walking in Corsica, Cicerone, 2003 (since updated).
These long-distance trails are now beyond my capacity, both because of the terrain and the daily distances required. Fortunately, G. Price also includes 18 one-day walks and I chose most of my trails from her book.
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