A circular walk from Bainbridge to Semer Water, Wensleydale.

A circular walk from Bainbridge to Semer Water, Wensleydale.

A varied five mile walk with spectacular views of Wensleydale and Ryedale taking in Hawes End, Countersett and Semer Water. Bainbridge was once a major Roman dwelling and fort. Today it’s pretty as a picture, and lies four miles east

Hawes to Aysgill Force Waterfalls, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

Hawes to Aysgill Force Waterfalls, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

A varied circular walk from the centre of Hawes to the spectacular Aysgill Force waterfalls. Approximately 4 miles long. Take the wide cobbled pathway that starts directly opposite the White Hart pub in the centre of Hawes. This will take

A gentle four mile walk from Grasmere to Ambleside

A gentle four mile walk from Grasmere to Ambleside

Starting in the centre of Grasmere, head for the church and then turn right. Your route skirts around the southern edge of Grasmere lake, and you now see the water clearly in front of you.     Stay on the

A spectacular murmuration in North Wales …

A spectacular murmuration in North Wales …

Murmuration… What a great word. Distant memories of English lessons at school (or a recent pub quiz) might remind you that it’s the collective noun for starlings and other birds. It describes how they fly together – sometimes in their

Seal gazing on the North Yorkshire Coast

Seal gazing on the North Yorkshire Coast

  I have to admit I was sceptical. I mean, just walking along the beach and seeing hundreds of seals up close just didn’t seem possible. When you do see seals, they are usually on their own bobbing away in

Circular walk from from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Pen Y Ghent and Plover Hill

Circular walk from from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Pen Y Ghent and Plover Hill

Distance: 9 miles Time 4 to 5 hours   At 694 metres Pen Y Ghent may be the smallest of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks  (the other two being Ingleborough and Whernside), but with its distinctive shape and dominant presence,

Mid-summer Sunrise walk to the Summit of Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

Mid-summer Sunrise walk to the Summit of Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

Richard Langley describes his dawn ascent of Goat Fell (874 metres), the highest point on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.   Setting off from the cottage in Blackwaterfoot at 3.00AM the drive along the String to Brodick took me to the

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

A six mile circular walk around Elterwater, Lake District.

A six mile circular walk around Elterwater, Lake District.

An ambling, undulating and low level six mile walk along wooded and open pathways, with river crossings, waterfalls, and spectacular views of the Little Langdale valley… The village of Elterwater is pretty as a picture. It’s a hamlet centred around