Wasdale Head

I enjoyed my first proper walk of 2016 yesterday. It’s always so good to get back out walking again after the holiday. It’s never an easy walk though is it? What with preparing for Christmas, visiting friends over the holiday and the like, I must confess as far as walking is concerned, I’ve been a…

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Dunstanburgh Castle

A Year in Pictures

Who knows where the time goes? Another year almost complete. But what a year it’s been. We’ve been fortunate enough to help so many of you enjoy so many wonderful walking holidays yet again. We too have enjoyed some terrific walking ourselves and here for you is just a little snapshot of some of those…

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Borrowdale Trees

National Tree Week

Did you know this is National Tree Week? The event runs from Saturday 28th November through to Sunday 6th December. This year is no ordinary year, it is in fact the 40th anniversary. Yes, since 1975 National Tree Week has been marking the start of the winter planting season and it is recognised as the…

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Holy Island Northumberland Coast

Northumberland Coast Photograph Competition

The Northumberland Coast Visitor Guide 2016 will feature this stunning image on its cover. The image of Lindisfarne Castle at sunrise was voted winner of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership Photograph Competition. It will grace the front of more than 40’000 visitor guides next summer. The announcement was made at…

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Back in May of this year I enjoyed a wonderful walking holiday in Scotland. I visited the Outer Hebrides for the first time, I revisited the Isle of Skye, and to end the trip, I made yet another visit to Glencoe where I walked a short section of the West Highland Way. When travelling through…

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Red Pike

Temperature Inversions

Temperature inversions would appear to have been the main topic of conversion in the Lake District this week. News was out on Sunday evening that Monday had a good inversion forecast and walkers were out in numbers with their cameras. Social media was awash with fantastic images. Work commitments prevented me from getting out on…

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Grasmoor from Darling Fell

Low Fell and Darling Fell

Despite having walked extensively throughout the lakes for many years now, there are still many places I have yet to visit. Not just fell tops, but valleys and tarns too. My list of ‘things to do and places to see’ seems to be growing faster than I can tick them off. In fact I do…

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Derwentwater at Autumn

Sunday Morning Walks

So the clocks have gone back and with it comes the final nail in the coffin for evening walking. It’s not all bad news though is it? Rather than getting downhearted about the dark evenings I tend to focus on the positive and look forward with great relish to my Sunday morning walks. If you’re…

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Berwick Upon Tweed

Final leg to Berwick-upon-Tweed

Today’s walk, from Fenwick to Berwick-upon-Tweed, was the final leg of our Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday.  It consisted mainly of well-made paths and roads. We joined a group of Irish ladies who were walking St Cuthbert’s Way. We remained with them as far as the causeway to Lindisfarne then we were on our own….

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St Cuthbert's Cave

St Cuthbert’s Cave

Today’s section of our Northumberland Coast Path walk has been a complete contrast to the previous days walking as we followed the trail inland through woods and over farmland. Naturally the wildlife we encountered was different also, with pheasants, hares, yellowhammers, horses, cows and even a woodpecker (heard but not seen). We also saw some…

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