In the distance, Dunster Castle and the wilder curves of Exmoor added a pretty-as-a-painting backdrop while weeks of rain turned the fields bordering the path into mini lakes, a haven for wildlife, sparkling in the sunshine.
Although Haddon Hill is one of high points of Exmoor National Park, getting to the trig point at its summit (355m) requires not a lot of effort…
In numerous diverse destinations, blisters haven’t been an issue. Walking socks play a major part in this. They cushion impact on key areas of the foot, help reduce moisture, and provide support.
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.
One case of blocked path on someone’s land might be an oversight. Two or more cases feels like a deliberate attempt to deter walkers.
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
Follow in the footsteps of one of our greatest Romantic poets on The Coleridge Way – 51 miles through Somerset & Devon.
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.