Who am I and what on Earth is this?!

Katie Featherstone Feathery Travels budget travel blog


My name is Katie Featherstone, and I split my time between Scotland and Iceland. I'm the author of Bradt Guide's Inner Hebrides, a seasonal mountain hut warden in the Fjallabak, and a freelance writer predominantly focusing on hiking, history, and slow, sustainable travel. I'm currently researching updates for Frommer's England and Scotland.


You can find some of my most recent work in the Guardian, TGO Magazine (Feb 22), the Independent, Hidden Europe (Issue 66), Walk Highlands and Coast Magazine. I also have upcoming articles and walking routes in Scottish Islands Explorer and Trail.


On this blog, you will find an awkward mixture of hiking instruction manuals, creative writing, and old travel journals.


If you are a publication and want to work with me, email: featherstonek[at]live.co.uk


Find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


Rok og rigning, Islay storms.

On the Islay ferry, September 2022
On the Islay ferry, September 2022
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The Open End – Landmannalaugar, Summer 2022

Landmannalaugar in Autumn - mountain huts behind lava and moss, with mountains behind in the fog
Landmannalaugar, September 2022
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Landmannalaugar in winter. Small mountain hut with green corrigated metal and stone wall, with wooden door
Landmannalaugar. October 2021
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This site is written and poorly edited solely by me (Katie). Please contact me if you find any typos or mistakes.


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