A lovely, varied circular walk from Alstonefield, taking in the river Dove and Narrowdale Hill

A lovely, varied circular walk from Alstonefield, taking in  the river Dove and Narrowdale Hill

Alstonfield is pretty as a picture with two  campsites  and a  pub at its heart.   There’s a car park though near the centre of the village, next to the church and public toilets. After parking up turn right, heading

Dovedale to Hartington river walk

Dovedale to Hartington river walk

Eight miles, four dales and perhaps one of the most scenic river walks in England … that’s the Dovedale to Hartington walk in the heart of the Peak District. Dovedale is such a honey pot you’d think there’s a Pooh Bear

Camping at Britchcombe Farm, Oxfordshire

Camping at Britchcombe Farm, Oxfordshire

  When push comes to shove, most campers are flatter earthers… No, they are not adverse to scientific discovery. It’s just that –for fairly obvious reasons – they like to sleep on flat ground. Flattish ground is therefore usually an

From Grasmere to Fairfield and Helvellyn.

From Grasmere to Fairfield and Helvellyn.

As we leave Grasmere village heading towards Ambleside along the southern side of Grasmere lake, I can’t help feeling that spring is here, and summer is not far away.  There’s real warmth in the air and the sun frequently escapes