Neolithic Orkney Mainland

I always wonder about the pre-Roman peoples of Western Europe. Looking through the lens of a…

Papa Westray

Papa Westray, also known as Papay, is one of the smaller islands in the Orkney archipelago.…

Overview of the Orkney Islands

I’d been eyeing up Orkney for some time, especially after I visited the Outer Hebrides back…

Podcast #044: Orkney Islands

Welcome to Episode 44 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This podcast is…

Hiking the Norfolk Coast Path

As I’m sure you all know, in the summer of 2019 I hiked across Great Britain,…

Podcast #039: The People’s Republic Of South Yorkshire

Welcome to Episode 39 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. In this episode…

Hiking in Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan is a peninsula in the far west of Scotland, lying about halfway up, kind of…

Oban and Kintyre

Oban is deceiving. When you look on a map, it seems to be a large town…

Podcast #034: British Seaside Resorts

Welcome to Episode 34 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This episode is…

Podcast #033: Kinder Scout

Welcome to Episode 33 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This episode is…

Why you should visit St Kilda

St Kilda, as far as we know, never existed. The name is likely to have come…

History in the Outer Hebrides

As you may know, the Outer Hebrides have been inhabited for several thousand years. My limited…