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I’ve distant family that hail from Scotland – Fort William to be exact – whom as a child I’d never visited, therefore as a wee bairn I’d always conjured an idyllic image in my head of what it would be like to wander through this seemingly mystical and splendid land. Until recently that is. Reality…
Walking is always a joy whatever the season, however Winter walking, in particular, has its own peculiar magic. To me Winter means misty mornings, frosty cars, grey clouds, mellow light, fresh winds, and crisp afternoons. Sun junkies will no doubt stay indoors, but anyone with a bias for weather than inspires an atmosphere will revel…
Boggle Hole. I just love the name. Don’t you? A Boggle (also referred to as a hob or a boggart) is the word for a hobgoblin. In local folklore, these mischievous ‘little people’ were believed to be malevolent creatures, souring milk, turning stock lame, and hiding people’s belongings. They were thought to live in caves…
What is a bucket list? Well, according to wiki it is: A list of activities someone wants to do before he or she dies is often called a bucket list, because it is a list of things a person wants to do before he or she “kicks the bucket.” The phrase was made popular by the…
The Mammal Society has recently launched its annual Hedgehog Watch Project to try to get a clearer picture of hedgehog numbers across Britain. This much loved and oft seen mammal – think back to Mrs Tiggywinkle stories as a child – has seen a dramatic decline over the last few decades. Drawing its name from…
Chanctonbury Ring is one of the most prominent landmarks along the South Downs Way. The ring is an Iron Age hill fort, however it is best known for the clump of beech trees which dominate the site. These trees were planted in 1760 by Charles Goring, heir to the Wiston Estate. After Goring planted the…
One of our favourite routes
The Great Glen Way is the third longest walking route in Scotland. Follow the historic Caledonian Canal and traverse the forests above Loch Ness from Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, to the vibrant city of Inverness, the capital of the highlands. The gentle gradient marks it as a relatively easy walk for beginners to enjoy while the scenery makes it attractive regardless of your ability and fitness levels.
One of our favourite routes
This route follows the world-famous Roman Wall for its entire length: Traverse this path from one coast to another, from Wallsend, near Newcastle, to the Solway Firth beyond Carlisle, indulging yourself in the history of the region, as well as some great scenery too.
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Coast to Coast
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