Dufton Pike – Discovering the Eden Valley

“To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.” Milan Kundera Nowhere is this more true than in the aptly named Eden Valley. Skirting the Lake District National Park, the Eden Valley is home to aContinue reading “Dufton Pike – Discovering the Eden Valley”

Fremington Edge

Fremington Edge, or ‘Fermenting Pike’ as it was once mistakenly called by a friend of ours, is a five kilometre limestone escarpment which dominates the landscape to the north of Reeth. This dramatic swathe of scree and rock is littered with relics of the area’s mining history, with old shafts and openings sprinkled haphazardly alongContinue reading “Fremington Edge”

Grimwith Reservoir: It’s Not So Grim Up North

As I write this blog we should be travelling up to Tomintoul to spend the week over New Year exploring in the Cairngorms. Alas, like many people our plans have been scuppered by Covid, but we are taking this as an opportunity to explore lots of new walks closer to home, as well as re-visitingContinue reading “Grimwith Reservoir: It’s Not So Grim Up North”

The Druid’s Temple & Masham Moor

Given the rather unpredictable nature of the weather forecast this weekend we didn’t stray too far from home. We ventured over to Masham for a slightly longer than usual walk to make the most of the December sunshine – and what a Christmas cracker of a walk it was! It had it all: blue skiesContinue reading “The Druid’s Temple & Masham Moor”

5 Wanders in Wensleydale

Wensleydale is without a doubt one of the most popular dales. Crammed full of tumbling waterfalls, lush meadows and of course the famous Wensleydale Creamery, people flock from far and wide to experience all that Wensleydale has to offer. The waterfalls deserve a blog entirely of their own, so today I’m going to focus onContinue reading “5 Wanders in Wensleydale”

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: Sale Fell and Ling Fell

This was our first weekend back out of lockdown and we therefore headed straight back to the Lakes to tick off a few more Wainwrights. We worked out the other day that I need to be ticking off five a month to meet my target of completing them by the time I’m thirty – andContinue reading “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: Sale Fell and Ling Fell”

If You Go Down to the Woods Today: 5 Woodland Walks in North Yorkshire

There’s something magical about the woods at any time of year. The first buds of new life in Spring; the carpet of wildflowers and dappled sunbeams in Summer; the blazing riot of Autumn colours; the eerie whistle of the wind through the skeletal forests of Winter. Throughout the ever-changing seasons the woods offer a constantContinue reading “If You Go Down to the Woods Today: 5 Woodland Walks in North Yorkshire”

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”