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

South West Coast Path: section two – Hartland Point to St Ives

South West Coast Path: section two – Hartland Point to St Ives

Here in the second blog on the South West Coast Path, Richard Langley recounts his journey westwards across the rugged North Cornwall coast from Hartland to St Ives. Before I left Hartland I had a day’s rest whilst camping at

A circular walk to Bredon Hill

A circular walk to Bredon Hill

  A four mile circular walk to Bredon Hill from Conderton village through the Overbury Estate Bredon Hill stands just shy of 300 metres tall (299 metres) and gives spectacular views south over the Vale of Eveham and north over