The Four Valleys Walk – Part 2: Eskdale, Wasdale & Borrowdale

I was halfway down a suspiciously unlimey lime and lemonade, when a large blue rucksack came bobbing along the lane in front of the pub. It turned into the "beer garden" and Cath emerged from underneath it, and muttered some words I took to be a greeting. A few minutes later with a pint of … Continue reading The Four Valleys Walk – Part 2: Eskdale, Wasdale & Borrowdale

A Tale of Lavender and Conkers (London LOOP Part 9)

I had a bad feeling about today when my apparently on time train was cancelled in the time that it took me to go from the ticket hall to the platform. I nearly turned around and went home, but struggled on although this delay now put me firmly in rush hour. I was glad I … Continue reading A Tale of Lavender and Conkers (London LOOP Part 9)

South West Coast Path 2014

Planning the Walk Planning for this year's section really began whilst we were still on last year's walk - abandoning the last day gave the opportunity to start this year's walk with a two night stay in Falmouth. The sense of this approach was easy to see, and the difficulty of finding accommodation for the … Continue reading South West Coast Path 2014

The Militant Walker (London LOOP Part 8)

Fulwell to Ewell West (12.6 miles) Just my luck that the track at Wimbledon broke during the morning rush hour this morning, causing cancellations and delays all over the place. Even when I did get my train back out to Fulwell, it missed out a load of stops and then when we got to Kingston … Continue reading The Militant Walker (London LOOP Part 8)

A Golden Cap and a Filled-in Gap

A few days family camping offered an opportunity to fill-in a long-standing gap in the South West Coast Path, and was well-timed as a warm-up walk for this year's main SWCP trip the following weekend. We headed down to Somerset, along a road we've travelled so many times that our car has its own special … Continue reading A Golden Cap and a Filled-in Gap