Blog posts • Nov 23, 2010 14:53 GMT
The water beside the causeway was still 6 inches deep, as we took off our boots and socks, rolled up our trouser-legs, and headed out over the sands on the direct Pilgrim’s Route to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Blog posts • Oct 12, 2010 17:30 BST
The week on the Orkney’s started with a relaxing walk, an ideal way for us to get to know our fellow ramblers and for our leader Claire to asses our abilities. We walked in the sunshine exploring Stromness, then along the coastal path in search of seals, after a lunch break back into town to explore the museum and teashops.
Blog posts • Oct 12, 2010 16:34 BST
“Hassness, a fabulous place for walking in the Lake District”. This is how one of the French members of our group (17 French, 1 German and 2 British walkers) from the French Alps, described his impressions of his week’s stay in the beautiful house of Hassness on the shore of Buttermere.
Blog posts • Sep 09, 2010 15:20 BST
Sub-tropical palm trees swayed, and the exotic plants of Penzance were almost flattened in the decidedly non-tropical lashing of an English summer storm. We stared from our hotel room out across the bay to where St Michael’s Mount should be; it was invisible in the blend of heavy mist and grey skies.
Blog posts • Sep 03, 2010 16:18 BST
Our first walk using the Settle Carlisle Railway was from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, and was to end at the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. The geological features of the limestone, sandstone terrain, with its sinkholes and fast flowing disappearing streams, were explained by Simon our Leader.
Blog posts • Aug 11, 2010 13:14 BST
Having eventually arrived at our hotel on the rather remote Llyn Peninsula in North Wales, and met the other 8 members of our walking group, we were delighted with the varied menu choice and extremely generous portions at our first – and subsequent – dinners.
Blog posts • Aug 05, 2010 11:41 BST
I got to Hassness quite late, having stopped en route to meet some friends inManchester. To my surprise, I had the M6 to myself over Shap. As soon as I got to theButtermere valley, I discovered where everyone was – Hassness.
Blog posts • Jul 14, 2010 16:58 BST
What a fantastic place with so much to do and see; I am sure we only skimmed the surface. Our guide, Gerry was brilliant and had put together some varied walking and sightseeing tours on local and private buses and taking the ferry to Rousay and Hoy.
Blog posts • Jul 05, 2010 12:04 BST
Paul Sparrow was our gentle and conscientious guide for the five glorious days of walking the Shropshire hills, laden down with anoraks, waterproof trousers, hats and scarves – none of which were needed as we basked in warm spring sunshine.
Blog posts • Jun 29, 2010 12:56 BST
It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold, not too wet and not too dry. Imagine our surprise this year then, when the sun came out in a searing and sweltering thirty degrees, with not even a hint of a sea breeze to even take the edge off.
Blog posts • Jun 29, 2010 12:07 BST
Arriving at the Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel on Sunday 10th May (once owned by Beatrix Potter), I met early arrivals and regular walkers Colin Mills and Lynwood Newman. We enjoyed a great dinner and a chance to catch up on the last year’s news and gossip.