Laura Cope

Miscellaneous adventures

Category: Hiking

50 Miles in 50 Hours: Backpacking Across the Yorkshire Dales

A friend, Victoria, from my undergraduate years announced towards the end of last year that she would be taking leave from her work in 2017 in order to attempt to be the first person to walk from John o’Groats to Land’s End… via the (historical) highest point of every county in Great Britain. This mammoth […]

Slovakia: Zádielska Dolina (Zádiel Gorge)

Following a week of thick fog and unseasonably warm temperatures, the clouds lifted and finally the sun shone. We went for an easy afternoon hike to catch a glimpse down into the impressive Zádielska dolina (Zadiel Gorge), arriving at the viewpoint at sunset. It was a wonderful sight. We completed the return trip very quickly after […]

Cambridge University Rambling Club Mini Reunion

A lovely day out with a group of former members of the Cambridge University Rambling Club, and a much needed break from writing my Master’s degree dissertation. Coincidentally, it also marked the ten-year anniversary of our epic expedition to New Zealand as undergraduates! How time flies… and none of us have changed! We did a circular walk […]

Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Today we climbed Helvellyn from Patterdale, via Striding Edge on the ascent and Swirral Edge on the descent. The walk was made considerably more difficult due to the stronger than forecast northerly winds blowing. It was almost impossible to stand upright on the ridges without being blown over, unless you used your hands to help secure you. This […]

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