Trailing Around the World

  • “Aussie Legs” Hike the Appalachian Trail

    • From: Alana Reid, Perth, WA

    In 1999, Su Beckett took daughters Alana (9) and Lindsey (8) on an unsupported end-to-end trek on the Bibbulmun Track. Then reading Bill Bryson's book “A Walk in the Woods” started a new idea—walking a 2200 mile (3500km) footpath which crossed through 14 states of the USA on its way from Georgia to Maine. Could they do it? Read on.

  • Mountains to Mediterranean on the Pyrenees

    • From: Steve Sertis, Perth WA

    In June the Bibbulmun Track Foundation hosted a trip walking both the Camino and a route through the Pyrenees. Previous articles in Bibbulmun News have already addressed trekking on the Camino so this article is focused on the second part of our trip—a five day Mountains to Mediterranean trek.

  • Jeju Olle Trail, South Korea

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    The Jeju Olle Trail consists of more than twenty individual interconnected tracks on beautiful Jeju Island.

  • Bruce Trail, Canada

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    Conceived in the early 1960s, The 890 kilometre Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, which runs predominantly from east to west from New York State, through Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. The escarpment is most famous for the cliff over which the Niagara River plunges at Niagara Falls, for which it is named.

  • Austria, the Hiker’s Paradise

    • From: Edith Thomas, Perth, WA

    In August 2012 BTF Volunteer Edith Thomas and a party of friends spent time walking in the Austrian mountains. Edith has written this account of their adventures.

  • A Week on the Camino Trail

    • From: Mike Wood, Perth, WA

    Mike Wood, chairman of the BTF and managing director of Peregrine Travel Centre WA led a group of walkers along part of the Camino Trail in October last year. This is his account of their walk:

  • Hiking Rim-to-Rim, Grand Canyon USA

    • From: Barry and Margaret Bryan, UK

    Barry and Margaret Bryan (aka The Silvertops), from Ashby-de-la-Zouch in the UK, are triple end-to-enders and fervent supporters of the Bibbulmun Track. However in 2012 their travels took them to the USA and a very different environment, the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. This is Barry’s story:

  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

    • From: Claire Brittain, Perth, WA

    In August 2012, BTF members Claire Brittain and John McKay scaled the 5895m of the Uhuru peak of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. Their motive? To raise $6000 for the BTF Dunny Donor campaign. This is their story, as recounted by Claire.

  • Coast to Coast Walk, UK

    • From: Jim Baker, Perth, WA

    BTF volunteer Jim Baker (aka Wrong Way Jim) undertook the Coast to Coast Walk across the north of England in June 2012. This is his account of the eleven day, 330km trek.

  • Ski touring in the Snowy Mountains

    • From: Peter Campbell

    Peter Campbell and friends took a recent holiday in the snow, something that is unlikely to be possible along the Bibbulmun Track! Read Peter’s account of their ski touring adventure amid some beautiful scenery:

  • Walking the West Highland Way, Scotland

    • From: Charlie and Sue Soord, Perth, WA

    Long time Foundation members and experienced walkers Charlie and Sue Soord spent part of their time in the UK this year walking the West Highland Way, in the west of Scotland. Read Charlie’s description of their trek:

  • Lebanon Mountain Trail

    • From: Adrian Cazalet, Perth, WA

    Foundation member Adrian Cazalet completed an end-to-end walk of the Bibbulmun Track in 2005. In April 2010 he undertook something completely different—a through-walk of the little known but very spectacular 440km Lebanon Mountain Trail. This is his story.

  • Te Araroa, NZ

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    Fifteen years after its inception, New Zealand’s Long Trail finally opened at the end of 2011.

  • Via Francigena, Europe

    • From: Peter Whitehead

    In June 2011, Peter Whitehead and his friend Peter Stubbing set off to walk the Via Francigena. This is the story of their walk, in Peter Whitehead’s words.

  • Fiordland and the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track, NZ

    • From: Linda Daniels, Perth, WA

    In February 2011 the BTF escorted a group of Bibbulmun Track walkers on a Peregrine Travel trip to Fiordland on New Zealand’s South Island. A highlight of the trip was three days on the little known but highly spectacular Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track.