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11
May
2015
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Spring scenery around Britain

We’re lucky in Britain that our seasons are so wonderfully defined; each one quite distinct from its predecessor due to the colour of the leaves on the trees, the abundance of native flowers and the low-lying mist on the ground. It would be difficult to choose a favourite season, even the tumultuous grey skies of late autumn, the withering heat of summer and the frozen ground of mid-winter have their charms – but there’s something about spring; this awakening of nature after its sleepy hibernation and regeneration of flora and fauna.

Here are a few places where you can enjoy the best spring scenery in Britain – if not the world! Read More

26
Nov
2014
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5 winter walks to try around Great Britain

Couple Walking Dog Through Winter WoodlandFor some, winter is a time of hibernation, staying in and never straying too far from the fireplace. For many others, though, it’s a time to get out the scarves, gloves, earmuffs and woolly hats which themselves have been hibernating for most of the year, and head out into the fresh chill outside.

Keen walkers know that the some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes really come into their own in the colder season. A touch of frost here, a layer of snow there; it all adds up to make some of Britain’s most stunning scenery. So if you’ve got your layers on and fancy a stroll, here are some of our favourite winter walks around the country. Read More

23
Jul
2014
1

Walk of the week: Strange stones, hail and sunshine in the Black Mountains Brecon Beacons

Today’s guest walk in the Brecon Beacons National Park is by Simon Powell, Black Mountains Photography. All photos have been provided by Simon and are copyright Black Mountains Photography.

Length of route: 14.3 miles
Starting point: SO 310 221
Suitable for: Walking
Maps: OS Explorer Map OL13 Brecon Beacons (Eastern area)
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16
Jul
2014
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Walk of the week: Follow Winnie-The-Pooh through Ashdown Forest, East Sussex

Walking Route in Ashdown Forest, East SussexToday’s guest walk in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex is by Country Walking. Walk in the pawprints of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet on this good long hike into the high heathland at the heart of Ashdown Forest.

Length of route: 7.7 miles
Starting point: TQ 477 356
Suitable for: Walking
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OS Explorer Map 135 Ashdown Forest
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9
Jul
2014
2

Walk of the week: Ennerdale Water

Today’s walk is from Peter Naldrett, author of the Trigpoint Walks series of books, and now the Lake District Dog Walker’s Guide.

Length of route: 7 miles
Starting point: NY 085 153
Suitable for: Walking
Where to park: There is a free car park at Bleach Green car park, Ennerdale.
Maps: OS Explorer Map OL4 The English Lakes: North-Western Area
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Dog factors
Road walking: None.
Livestock: A sensible approach is required and dogs should be kept under control as sheep may be encountered during this walk at the base of several fells.
Stiles: None.
Nearest vets: West Lakeland Veterinary Group, St Bridgets Lane, Egremont, CA22 2BB. Tel: 01946 820312 www.westlakelandvets.co.uk
Nearby dog friendly pubs: The Fox and Hounds at Ennerdale Bridge is the nearest pub and is a lovely place to relax after a walk around this wonderful lake. The pub was bought by villagers in 2011 and the owners welcome walkers with muddy boots and dogs. Tel: 01946 861181 www.foxandhoundsinn.org Postcode: CA23 3AR Meanwhile, The Brook Inn at Cleator is a small terraced pub a little further away with a warm welcome for dog owners. Tel: 01946 811635 Postcode: CA23 3DX. Read More

28
Apr
2014
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Identifying animal tracks

Identifying animal tracksSpotting some of the wildlife is one of the main attractions for getting out into the British countryside. Whether it’s something as grand and imposing as a stag, or the decidedly smaller squirrel, getting sight of a wild animal can instantly turn a workaday walk into one that’s very special.

Finding animals isn’t as simple as heading to areas where sightings have been reported and hoping for the best, however. Those who want to really maximise their chances of spotting animals should instead doff their deerstalker hat and do some investigating. Read More

23
Apr
2014
0

A collection of our favourite walks in England

St George StatueAnd did those feet in ancient time.
Walk upon England’s mountains green
And was the holy Lamb of God.
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!

So begins ‘Jerusalem’, the hymn which originated from a William Blake poem and was put to music by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916. It has long been traditional to sing ‘Jerusalem’ on St George’s Day (April 23), and it’s easy to see why Jerusalem is such a popular choice, as it details not only “England’s mountains green” and its “pleasant pastures”, but also goes on to mention the famed “green and pleasant land”. Read More

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