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”

Far from the Madding Crowd – Bank Holiday Weekend in the Forest of Bowland

I booked a weekend in the Forest of Bowland rather impulsively towards the end of last year, as I’d heard that it was completely undiscovered, and it seemed like the perfect place to go for a ‘quiet’ bank holiday weekend. Cue the scenes of pandemonium which have frequented the British countryside this summer, and asContinue reading “Far from the Madding Crowd – Bank Holiday Weekend in the Forest of Bowland”

Super Swaledale: 6 Walks for the Uninitiated

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I bang on about Swaledale all the time. I am 100% guilty and completely unapologetic! Swaledale is my absolute favourite part of the Dales. It is more rugged than the ever-so-slightly manicured Wensleydale to the South, and much quieter than the tourist hotspots of Malhamdale and Ribblesdale.Continue reading “Super Swaledale: 6 Walks for the Uninitiated”