The problem with Llangollen was that over the preceding days we had become accustomed to the tranquillity of quiet pastoral lands and untamed mountains as we followed Offa’s Dyke north from Chepstow.
I’m concentrating on hiking in Britain where I’ve decided there are fundamentally two different types of hikers. Identifying which is which can be achieved by asking just one question.
Three days into the route, I concluded we had made an error of judgement in our fitness levels, and I was seriously considering giving up.
The path follows the winding course of the river upstream, the sunlight piercing the forest canopy to add sparkle to gurgling waters that cascade downriver, sometimes meandering slowly, pausing in glassy pools
According to local folklore, a mighty dragon once terrorised the people of Somerset, its huge, winged frame darkening the skies between Wells, Dinder, and Shepton Mallet
The first obstacle to walking the South West Coast Path east from Salcombe is the Kingsbridge Estuary. For newby visitors, the obvious ferry to head to is at Whitestrand car park, but
Using ‘magic’ or ‘enchanting’ to describe bluebell woods feels as though it’s crossing into cliché territory, but it’s difficult not to. These are, after all, flowers whose alternative names include fairy flower, cuckoo’s boots, and witches’ thimbles.
A picturesque harbour with pastel-faced, thatched cottages and a buzzing food scene, including its ‘Class A’ Pacific oysters – Porlock Weir is a coastal gem.
When a friend from New Zealand visited us for a few days, we wanted to show her a scenic Somerset route that would showcase the best of the countryside near us. A few options were mulled over before we settled on a walk around Dunster.
The origins of Somerset names of old villages reveal their history and the features that made them important for our ancestors.