Ella McKendrick in Maldives

Hi, I'm Ella!

I thrive in pushing myself out of my comfort zone and exploring the unexplored.

My yearning for unique experiences has led me to some interesting adventures from cooking authentic dishes with locals in Senegal to sleeping under the stars on an uninhabited island in the middle of the Zambezi river in Zambia.

I find I'm most alive when travelling off the beaten track, engaging with local communities and getting to know the true heart of the country, away from the touristic areas.-

Ella McKendrick in Senegal

Did you Know I Make Films Too?

As well as documenting my travels through written work on my blog, I also make documentary-style vlogs of all my trips. You can find all my film work on my Youtube channel.

Recent Blog Posts

Pitlochry Dam & Fish Ladder: Everything You Need to Know

Perched upon the River Tummel is Pitlochry Dam, part of the Tummel Valley’s hydro scheme which is made up of 9 power stations and 4 major dams. The Tummel Valley was one of the first regions in Scotland to be developed for hydroelectric power in the 1930s and today produces renewable energy for the area.… Read More

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Thor’s Cave Walker’s Guide: The Easiest Walk

Tucked away in a sleepy pocket of the Peak District is a distinct and striking rocky outcrop gazing out on the Manifold Valley. Carved into its craggy face is a gaping hole which has an enchanting aura about it. This is Thor’s Cave, a limestone structure which attracts thousands of walkers per year. Reaching Thor’s… Read More

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale: A Walker’s Guide

Chalky limestone crunched beneath my feet as I took another step closer to Thorpe Cloud’s elusive summit. The incline had steepened rapidly and for the last stretch it appeared I would have to scramble in order to find myself perched on the mighty backbone of this mountain. Splat. The sky had unleashed a torrent of… Read More

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Tay Forest Park: A Complete Visitor’s Guide

When you think of Scotland, it’s likely that images begin to swim through your mind of vast landscapes coated with dense forests and striking hills overlooking endless lochs. This idyllic picturescape could easily be the Tay Forest Park, an area of exceptional natural beauty within the Perthshire region in Scotland. This protected pocket of wilderness… Read More

Monday, 14 November 2022

Falls of Bruar: A Walker’s Guide

Thunder boomed in my ears as I approached the viewing platform, the continuous roaring reaching its much anticipated crescendo as I was gifted with my first view of the lower falls. An ancient stone bridge stretched over the top of the falls and I watched in awe as an endless torrent of striking blue water… Read More

Sunday, 13 November 2022

Where I've Been

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Ella McKendrick on Black Rock Viewpoint, Kenmore Scotland

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