Tour du Mont Blanc

We travelled to Les Houches on 23 August 2017 - our 40th wedding anniversary.

The next day, the day before we were due to start the Tour du Mont Blanc, we walked from Les Houches to Col de Voza.

Les Houches to Col de Voza


The Pennine Way

Michele first did the Pennine Way with her brother and a group of school children about 40 years ago. I finally gave in and in 2016 we did it together.



Jack Allen

Jack AllenMy father, Jack Allen (John Alfred Allen), was born 26 August 1923 in Bingley, West Yorkshire. He was married to my mother Audrey (Doris Audrey Hird). Jack Allen died on the 11th November 2012. Before he died we made a number of recordings of Jack talking about his life.

The Stevenson Trail

Le Pont de Montvert to FloracThe Stevenson Trail (Le Chemin de Stevenson) retraces the route followed by Robert Louis Stevenson, as set out in 'Travels with a Donkey in the CĂ©vennes' (published 1879), one of his earliest published works. The trail weaves southwards for about 140 miles through the Cevennes from Le Monastier. It is a wonderful walk.