Girl on the Trail

Rebecca Lees Writer

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Walking Trails

A perfect November day for new year’s resolutions

The week starts with a lumbar puncture and ends with what should have been my brother’s 45th birthday. As far as weeks go, it’s not the best and I can’t really afford the luxury of a day off for my… Continue Reading →

A room with a view

I’m enjoying an autumn stroll along a country lane with the dog and the teen when the neurologist phones with seemingly good news. The results from a recent electromyogram are ‘nearly’ normal and the latest MRI shows a slight improvement… Continue Reading →

Why going to hospital is just like hiking

I’ve been spending a lot of time in hospitals this year, because when you have a business to run and a trails book to write, that’s how life goes. And, what I’ve learnt at each fresh appointment, gazing around each… Continue Reading →

A jolly big mountain mission: accomplished

We are climbing Snowdon. Three generations, aged 11-74, me sandwiched in the middle with the continuing array of weird symptoms and a nose bleed at 3,000ft for good measure. Some Leeses express uncertainty that they’ll make it to the top…. Continue Reading →

August adventures in the great outdoors

Where are your August adventures taking you? Ours are taking us across south Wales and beyond… and the good news for the teen and teen-in-training is that they don’t even involve that much walking! So if you’re already counting down… Continue Reading →

Best south Wales cafes to take your dog to!

Heading out with your four-legged friend this summer? Whether you’re a local or a visitor to sunny south Wales, it’s essential to know where you can get a restorative cuppa and a true canine croeso too. Here are some of… Continue Reading →

On top of the world

I’m 1,400m up and can see the whole world.  The only souls in sight are my children and a hearty Croatian tour guide called Radamant, who speaks six languages. In old money, which I still use, 1,400m is almost 4,600ft… Continue Reading →

5 reasons why you absolutely don’t want to walk in Wales

It’s National Walking Month but don’t be fooled by all those Instagram sunsets and bluebell woods enticing you to ‘visit Wales’. If you’re thinking of coming over for a spot of hiking, honestly – don’t bother*. It’s a horrible place… Continue Reading →

Spring forward and… fall back

  The weeks pass in a carousel of gentle, short walks; longer hikes on hold along with my breath whilst I wait for the tingling dizziness to pass. Clocks go forward and the days are once again bookended by spectacular… Continue Reading →

Warning: may contain swearing

  My right leg and my left hand are not working properly. With 20 trails to hike and 30,000+ words to type up afterwards, this is quite a worry. I wake up on Thursday to the feeling I’m walking across… Continue Reading →

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