Mount Pleasant farm and Greyfriars monastery walk – National Trust

This is the route we loosely followed, described much more succinctly than I ever could! Also with route map and all details. As I said we only did a couple of miles of this, we cut across the bridleway and

Escape to the Coast (Part 2)

Escape to the Coast (Part 2)

This is not my usual description of a walk. We only walked a couple of miles and followed an abbreviated version of the National Trust’s suggested route-which I’ll provide a link to. This blog entry is simply an excuse to

Escape to the Coast (Part 1)

Escape to the Coast (Part 1)

For our final outing of 2013, last weekend we headed to the Suffolk coast for a couple of days of fine food and ales and some good walks in the sea air. This was a little more relaxing than previous trips ,

Whichford-Hook Norton-Whichford 29/06/13

Whichford-Hook Norton-Whichford 29/06/13

This is quite a tricky blog to write. Ordinarily I come back from a walking trip full of enthusiasm and desperate to share great walks. However, this walk, from last weekend’s Cotswold adventure, wasn’t a complete success. Having said that,

Everdon (NN11) 2nd June 2013

Everdon (NN11) 2nd June 2013

Sometimes we’re in such a rush to head off far away in search of beautiful landscapes that it’s easy to forget that we’ve got some beautiful walks on our doorstep. I’m as guilty of this as anyone, so one Sunday

The Lake District (24th-27th May 2013) Part 3

The Lake District (24th-27th May 2013) Part 3

Walk Three: Bluebells, Woodland and Lake Windermere For our final walk in The Lakes we fancied a change of scenery.  After a day of looking up at imposing craggy peaks, we headed down to Ambleside and surroundings for some lush

The Lake District (24th-27th May 2013) Part 2

The Lake District (24th-27th May 2013) Part 2

Walk Two: Cumbria Way We awoke early to glorious sunshine and a cooling breeze: perfect walking weather! After a fortifying bowl of porridge we headed out of the campsite and turned left towards The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Resisting the

The Lake District (24th-27th May 2013)

The Lake District (24th-27th May 2013)

Walk One: 3 Mile circular Ambleside-High Sweden Bridge As we had set off from our home in Northampton early, we had plenty of time to tackle an easy walk before heading to the campsite. We arrived in Ambleside early afternoon

Peak District Practice Run (2)

Peak District Practice Run (2)

Walk Two: Ilam 3 mile easy circuit So I’d managed one walk with no major mishaps. We hadn’t got lost, it turns out I can read a map, my new walking shoes didn’t rub and my legs still seem to

Peak District Practice Run (04-06/05/13)

Peak District Practice Run (04-06/05/13)

As I’d never been away walking before, the idea of this weekend was to have an easy practice run before attempting some more adventurous walks later on in the year. Walk 1: Dovedale (mostly) avoiding the crowds For this easy