Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct

Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct

As you may have noticed, I do like to save money at any opportunity, so imagine how pleased I was that we could use our National Trust membership in Scotland! The Glenfinnan Monument and the visitor centre is run by the National Trust

Aira Force

Aira Force

We also squeezed in a visit to the impressive Aira Force while in the area. This 65ft waterfall is well worth a look. There’s an easy walk through serene woodland to reach the falls which is great for families. It also makes

Kenilworth Castle Feb 2014

Kenilworth Castle Feb 2014

A few weeks ago on a very breezy February day we ventured into Warwickshire for a visit to Kenilworth Castle. Despite having lived in Leamington Spa for a couple of years I’d never been to the castle, so a trip

Kelmarsh & Gt Oxendon Tunnels

Kelmarsh & Gt Oxendon Tunnels

Following our theme of finding walks that offer photographic opportunities for Luke and his ever present camera, last Sunday we trundled along to Kelmarsh tunnel in North Northants. I was also conscious of the atrocious weather we’ve had lately, so

Visitor information – Lyveden New Bield

Visitor information for Lyveden New Bield, a National Trust place in Northamptonshire. Visitor information – National Trust

Lyveden New Bield, Northants

Lyveden New Bield, Northants

Since Luke has got his new camera, I’m suddenly under a lot more pressure to seek out walks that are especially picturesque. Now if we lived in an AONB or a national park that would be a breeze. Northampton is

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

Review: The Norman Knight, Whichford, Warwickshire

This pub impressed us so much that I thought it worthy of a proper write up, rather than just a quick mention. Working in the wine trade (which isn’t as glamorous as it sounds) I like to think I know

Hook Norton Brewery Tour

Hook Norton Brewery Tour

We’re massive fans of Hook Norton Brewery  so of course we had to make time for a look round! We had a great time on the tour, our guide was enthusiastic and clearly passionate about all things Hooky, and hearing about the history of

Ilam Hall

Ilam Hall

All the details you need for visiting this lovely National Trust property. Makes a great beginning, and end, for many scenic walks. Ilam Hall