A Postcard From Marseille

We had to get away. There was only so long we could bear living in our squalid new house. However excited we were at finally moving to Gloucestershire and living on the canal, our new home was undeniably squalid. Moving-in day last August was all sorts of emotional. We unlocked the front door to our … Continue reading A Postcard From Marseille

Walking Across England

I've recently returned from a fifteen-day walk across Northern England. I started at Ulverston, Cumbria and finished at Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland.  My route comprised the Cumbria Way, the central (and best) bit of the Hadrian's Wall Path and the St Oswald's Way. Here's a photo-blog of what I saw. oooOOOooo As you may know, one of … Continue reading Walking Across England

If It’s March …

... then it must be time for a walk; a good long walk.  Early each year I hang up my secateurs, lock the greenhouse, pack a rucksack and go walking.  And this year I'm going on my longest walk ever.  Like last year, I'm walking right across England - only this time my route is … Continue reading If It’s March …

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast … In Winter

Only it wasn't winter.  It was March, almost Easter, and a time, I'd supposed, for primrose lined paths, sparkling sunshine and hosts of daffodils. But in Northern England this year, March was decidedly still winter. Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk is an almost 200-mile path from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood's … Continue reading Wainwright’s Coast to Coast … In Winter

Time For A Walk

Each year, during late winter or early spring, I go for a walk.  A lengthy, solo walk. I decide which long distance footpath I want to do, work out the miles I'm going to walk each day, pre-book all my accommodation and buy my train tickets. This year, I'm walking Wainwright's Coast to Coast; a … Continue reading Time For A Walk