Follow my journey around the UK, while I figure out this backpacking marlarkey!

Life has changed a lot in the last couple of years, and I’ve realised that we can’t wait for our dreams to come to us. So, I am setting out on a journey to walk the coastline of mainland UK! Follow along as I experience the highs and lows of backpacking, and hopefully make some friends along the way.

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Heat exhaustion…

Well, that didn’t go according to plan. I started hiking the Suffolk Coast Path last week. I made it six whole miles. By then, my body hurt all over from carrying the pack, walking three miles on a shingle beach, and I’d run out of water. Not a great start. But it gets worse. IContinue reading “Heat exhaustion…”


Greetings hikers, backpackers and nomadic souls! Welcome to Hiking O’Hara, my name is Jen and I am a soon-to-be long distance backpacker. I have wanted to backpack since I was 18 (20 long years ago!) but somehow never got around to it. So, now at the grand young age of 38, I’m about to start.Continue reading “Welcome”

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