The South Downs Way: Winchester to Eastbourne

Of all England's long-distance footpaths, I know the South Downs Way best.  For twenty years I've lived almost within sight of it; walked many stretches countless times and all of it at least twice.  But I had never completed the entire 100 mile trek from Winchester to Eastbourne in one continuous, sweaty effort.  Until now. On … Continue reading The South Downs Way: Winchester to Eastbourne

A Walk From Seaford To Berwick Station

With my gardening enthusiasm washed away by heavy rain, here's a post about something else. On a sunny Saturday in September, I walked into Seaford to meet my friend Tracy for a day's walk.   Whereas I prefer walking alone, Tracy is sociable.  Not only has she recently joined The Ramblers but she now leads their … Continue reading A Walk From Seaford To Berwick Station

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