A Week in Powys

I can’t believe that it’s nearly been a whole year since we spent a week in Llandrindod Wells, a pretty spa town in Powys, Wales. It was perfectly situated for exploring the region, including adventures in the Brecon Beacons, Red Kite spotting and tea and cake at National Trust properties. We had bit of aContinue reading “A Week in Powys”

Harter Fell and Hardknott Roman Fort

Most people who visit the Lakes go for one thing and one thing only: the breathtaking countryside which sweeps for miles across the fells of Cumbria. But did you know that the Lake District also has a rich history spanning thousands of years? Combine beauty and history with this walk in the heart of Eskdale,Continue reading “Harter Fell and Hardknott Roman Fort”

The Yorkshire Three Peaks

Every year thousands of people drive up and down the country to complete the ‘Three Peaks’ challenge of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon. But did you know that Yorkshire has its own version? And to celebrate Yorkshire Day I thought today would be the perfect time to post about it. According to manyContinue reading “The Yorkshire Three Peaks”

Nunnington Hall

I took a much needed day off last week and we did a half-day trip to Nunnington Hall in Ryedale. Nunnington Hall is one of the nicest National Trust properties in Yorkshire and I have visited every year since we moved here. Surprisingly it does not seem to be as popular as Beningbrough Hall whichContinue reading “Nunnington Hall”

A Weekend in the Peak District

This time last year I spent a weekend in the Peak District with Merry and my Mum. The Peak District was the first National Park to be created in the United Kingdom (1951) and it was also the site of the famous ‘mass trespass’ onto Kinder Scout which is largely credited as the start ofContinue reading “A Weekend in the Peak District”

Towton Battlefield

Towton is a small village in the Selby District of North Yorkshire. It is charming and quaint and few people driving through the village along the A162 would guess that Towton is the site of possibly the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil. We had never walked in Selby before, as it is generallyContinue reading “Towton Battlefield”

The Northumberland Coast

The Northumberland Coast is one of the most breath-taking places you can visit in the UK. The beaches are pristine stretches of sand which span as far as the eye can see and the sea ranges from an atmospheric stormy grey to the most azure of blues. What sets Northumberland apart from other coastal areas,Continue reading “The Northumberland Coast”

5 Undiscovered Lake District Walks

The Lake District is widely regarded as the most dog friendly place in Britain – a well deserved accolade earned by its bounty of dog friendly accommodation, eateries and shops. This has led to dog owners flocking to the region year round, and while great for the local economy, it can lead to many ofContinue reading “5 Undiscovered Lake District Walks”

Thruscross Reservoir

Thruscross Reservoir is a little known gem of a walk, located in the Nidderdale AONB, the less well known but equally beautiful neighbour of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Nidderdale encompasses many of the aspects that make the Dales so popular: miles of footpaths, stunning views over hills and valleys and disarmingly photogenic sheep –Continue reading “Thruscross Reservoir”