The Bluebells at Duncliffe Woods

A forest transformed into a blue idyll. That is the joy of bluebell season- a short but strikingly beautiful time of year. One of my personal joys each year is to walk in a bluebell wood. Traditional ancient woodlands in the UK are carpeted with bluebells each spring and are a truly spectacular sight. Duncliffe…

Spring Walks and Longer Days

Each year I try to discover something new within a few miles of home. Sometimes the most beautiful places are literally on our doorsteps and are there waiting to be explored. Local footpaths in England are a joy and a wonderful way to see nature at its best. I just had to walk out of…

Walking in South Devon

The South West Coastal Footpath is 630 miles long. I plan to walk the entire length in stages.

How to Get More Exercise into the Working Day

It’s something many people struggle with and becoming more important as a sedentary lifestyle is recognised as a health risk. This was also something to work on this year as part of my January Journeys list of things to do. I,like many people, drive to work, sit at a desk, and before you know it…

Weekending in North Devon

The first time I saw the jagged black and foreboding cliffs at Hartland Quay in North Devon my heart leapt at the sheer beauty, This is dramatic scenery at its very best with rock formations slammed together, jagged teeth like reefs stretching into the sea to trap unsuspecting ships, and a relentless wind howling around…