Hiking Adventure from Tallinn to Lisbon!
United Kingdom in Short

United Kingdom in Short

Days: 55 (20 rest days, including Christmas and New Year) Km: 733 Paid accommodation: 40 nights Free accommodation: 15 nights Best food: Sunday Roast Best drink: Cider Favorite word: Pub Favorite place: Jurassic Coast United Kingdom in one word: Mud Hiking in the UK was not our first idea when we had thought about the route. We were… Continue Reading

English Riviera and more Cliffs

English Riviera and more Cliffs

  After leaving behind the emotions and ups and downs (literally) of the Jurassic Coast, we could expect an easy home stretch until Plymouth, right? Wrong. The last five hiking days in the UK presented as many challenges as the weeks before. The ferry lottery (will it be working or not)? Check. Climbing up cliffs… Continue Reading

Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast

  When we had mentioned to anybody that we were planning on hiking along the Jurassic Coast, the reaction was always the same: “Oh, it’s a gorgeous place! But veeeery difficult to hike.” The latter usually was underlined by an upward and downward motion of the hand, drawing a steep curve in the air. We were… Continue Reading

Ticket to Ryde

Ticket to Ryde

  Holidays were over and we were sitting in the train back to Portsmouth, singing happily: “We’ve got a ticket to Ryde” (you can hum the Beatles song “Ticket to Ride” at this point). In London, where we had celebrated New Year, we had already purchased the tickets for the hovercraft going to Ryde, at the… Continue Reading

South Downs

South Downs

“The Downs… too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness, if only they would look” Virginia Woolf, diaries After hiking along the gorgeous white cliiffs and enjoying the dramatic views at the North Sea coast during our first days in the UK, we didn’t expect the South Downs to… Continue Reading

The White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover

Before we tell about our first week in the UK, let us explain how we got the crazy idea to cross the channel in order to hike in a country known for bad weather, bland food, and high prices. In case anybody forgot, our quest was to hike along the E9 – the European long distance… Continue Reading