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The Edge of Wales

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.  

The Edge of Wales

Settle Carlisle Railway

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.

Settle Carlisle Railway

In the Footsteps of an Artist

“Constable Country” is an excellent short Ramblers holiday, based upon the work and times of the artist, John Constable, and based in North Essex and South Suffolk. John Constable was born in 1776 in East Bergholt. 

In the Footsteps of an Artist

Calne and the Cotswolds

Imagine the delight of an Australian abroad to experience the charm, history and great beauty of the North Wiltshire Cotswolds on foot! My five times great-grandparents were banished in disgrace from this region to become pioneers in South Australia in 1840.

Calne and the Cotswolds

Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire Coast

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.

Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire Coast

Walking from the Settle-Carlisle Railway

WALKING uphill with very little visibility – our compass-bearing leader defying the low clouds intent on getting us lost – we suddenly emerged at a remote rail crossing where a small gaggle of men with cameras were staring patiently into the “fog”.
 

Walking from the Settle-Carlisle Railway

Wainwright Walkers Welcome

Is Yorkshire the friendliest place for walkers? A undisputed 25 of its towns and villages have signed up to the ‘Walkers are Welcome’ scheme which aims to encourage walkers to be actively welcomed and assisted when visiting. Supporter & our roving ambassador, Julia Bradbury, says "The scheme’s simplicity has led to a jaw-dropping success."

Wainwright Walkers Welcome

Walking in the Footsteps of Wainwright

The very name of Buttermere conjures up a dream of indulgence . . . a lake of butter to spread on hot toast, or to pile an inch-thick buttercream on a huge sponge cake.The dream comes true if you check in at Hassness Country House, overlooking the water and also overlooking any thought of trying to lose weight by dieting.

 Walking in the Footsteps of Wainwright