Ely – the home of Oliver Cromwell and an impressive medieval cathedral.

Ely – the home of Oliver Cromwell and an impressive medieval cathedral.

England is rich in history, and one of it’s most famous historical figures is Oliver Cromwell, former parliamentarian, soldier and ruler of England from 1649 to 1660. In the 1640’s England was ravaged by a bitter civil war between King

Cornwall’s coast-to-coast from St Ives to Marazion, based on the St Michael’s Way

Cornwall’s coast-to-coast from St Ives to Marazion, based on the St Michael’s Way

Cornwall’s historic one-day walk from the north to south coast. The route is part of the famous Camino de Santiago, the ever-popular medieval pilgrimage route to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in north west Spain.

A ‘follow the sun’ circular walk from Ambleside to Wansfell and Troutbeck

A ‘follow the sun’ circular walk from Ambleside to Wansfell and Troutbeck

If you want to climb Wansfell from Ambleside you have  a choice: do you take on the short, direct route up Wansfell and then descend more slowly, or do you prefer and longer slower climb and then steep descent? We went for the latter, doing this magnificent circular walk clockwise. The first section is testing, but, on a clear day, you follow the sun with warming rays on your face all day.

Mill garden – a hidden gem in the heart of Warwick

Mill garden – a hidden gem in the heart of Warwick

Sometimes it is not the grandest or most famous gardens that leave the best impressions. Small, intimate gardens can create a lasting sense of intimacy, balance and location that stay with you for a long time. One such garden is

Views of Sidmouth

Views of Sidmouth

If you visit the beautiful coastal town of Sidmouth, in South Devon it is well worth making the effort to walk up to the cliff tops for views of the town. The climbs are steep but you will be rewarded