The Wonders of Wharfedale: 4 Favourite Walks

Wharfedale is made up of every single thing that springs to mind when you ask someone to describe the Yorkshire Dales. Tumbledown barns, haphazard meadows, fluffy cows, burbling brooks and picture-postcard villages. And don’t even get me started on the panoramic views waiting around every corner. Wharfedale is a roulette of big skies and rollingContinue reading “The Wonders of Wharfedale: 4 Favourite Walks”

The Magic of Malhamdale

Malham. The ultimate honeypot of the Yorkshire Dales, it draws visitors in their hundreds, both locals and tourists alike. And for good reason! Malham Cove towers above visitors providing a dramatic backdrop where walkers can spot peregrine falcons diving in front of the cliffs. Rock climbers are also drawn to the challenge offered by theContinue reading “The Magic of Malhamdale”

Northumberland: North of the Wall

As I write this blog, we are just home from an incredible week in Northumberland, where we stayed near Wooler. None of us (dogs included) have moved a muscle all day as we are so exhausted from all of the walks we managed to cram in! We have ventured up to Northumberland quite a fewContinue reading “Northumberland: North of the Wall”

Castle Crag – An Introduction to the Wainwrights

As most people reading this blog probably won’t know, it was my 26th birthday a few weeks ago, and among the gifts I received were a scratch map and log book to record Wainwrights as I walk them. I decided that my personal goal for the next 4 years will be to tick off allContinue reading “Castle Crag – An Introduction to the Wainwrights”

24 Hours in Angus and Dundee

When we came back from Assynt in September this year we stopped off overnight in Angus and Dundee to break the journey up a bit. I had booked it last minute and picked the first place I could find around the half way point – I had never really thought about Angus and Dundee before.Continue reading “24 Hours in Angus and Dundee”

5 Short Walks in the North York Moors

We are definitely guilty of not giving the North York Moors the attention they deserve. As the Yorkshire Dales are practically on our doorstep, we have slightly neglected the wonderful walking opportunities in the Moors, something which we have started to rectify in the last few months! The best time to visit the Moors isContinue reading “5 Short Walks in the North York Moors”

Making the Most of a Wet Weekend in the Peak District

We have just arrived home from a long weekend in the Staffordshire Peak District – I think everyone will know that this weekend was a bit soggy due the the arrival of Storm Alex – a bit soggy meaning very wet! However, we didn’t let the rain dampen our spirits, and we were lucky enoughContinue reading “Making the Most of a Wet Weekend in the Peak District”

Fàilte gu Asainte: Welcome to Assynt

We are just home from an absolutely incredible week exploring Assynt in the Scottish Highlands. We were meant to travel in April, but had to postpone due to Coronavirus – however, we were still able to have our holiday (just a few months later than planned!) so we are very grateful! This was our secondContinue reading “Fàilte gu Asainte: Welcome to Assynt”

5 Classic Lake District Walks

What makes a Lake District walk a classic? To be honest, this is totally down to personal opinion, but the walks I’m going to share below all offer magnificent views even if the sun doesn’t come out! For this reason they are all quite popular with walkers, but don’t let the chance of encountering aContinue reading “5 Classic Lake District Walks”