Hiking in Morocco

Been spending a few days at Kasbah Tamadot, our retreat in Morocco. Joan and I have been relaxing and recharging while I’ve got on with some work, and the weather really has shone on us.

As usual, I’ve been getting active too. I went for a few beautiful long hikes into the Atlas Mountains, taking in stunning views of the landscape and sharing the path with mountain goats. Before the first climb, I joined some local children in a quick game of football, and found myself in goal. As you can see, the cheeky kid took no mercy!

My mum spends a lot of her time here – it was her and dad who found Kasbah Tamadot and urged me to buy it while I was in the country for a ballooning adventure. Mum has gone on to do brilliant work here enriching the lives of the local people through the Eve Branson Foundation, supporting community initiatives tackling healthcare, wellbeing, environmental issues and access to education. Take a look at their great new website to find out more about their sterling work. 

Mum and I didn’t cross paths here in Morocco though – she was over in New York collecting a 2018 achievement award at the UN Women for Peace Association Annual Awards. As I often tell mum, it’s still harder getting time in her diary than it is in mine! 

It really is one of the most wonderful places in the world here in Morocco, full of the most charming people and gorgeous countryside. It’s been interesting hearing more about Virgin Limited Edition’s new plans for Kasbah Tamadot. Very exciting and I’ll keep you posted. Right, I’m off for another hike.




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