Hiking

WALK: The Cheshire Cheese Inn, Hope, Peak District

WALK: The Cheshire Cheese Inn, Hope, Peak District

Traditionally, the sign of a Cheshire cheese swinging in front of a pub was used to show it offered a warm welcome, and that a roaring fire, hearty meal and tankard of ale awaited within. This is certainly true of the Cheshire Cheese which lies […]

Hiking Offa’s Dyke

Hiking Offa’s Dyke

The dark cloud that had been looming with menace for the past hour edged closer, bringing with it strong gusts of icy wind and flurries of snow. In minutes the sunny trail was transformed from a lush green to a moonlike landscape, with the well-marked […]

A winter’s walk: Weston Mouth

A winter’s walk: Weston Mouth

Weston Beach in Devon is my favourite beach in Britain. I’ve been coming back to this pebbly stretch of coastline for more than 20 years and love the familiarity of this beautiful section of the South West Coast Path, which runs from Minehead in Somerset to […]

Camping in the North Downs

Camping in the North Downs

Camping is good for the soul. Escaping London life to reconnect with nature is something I need to do regularly for my mental health. Getting away from the constant hustle and bustle of rush hour commuting, a busy work life and general rushing around is […]