There are many reasons that we love to flock to the Emerald Isle ; the outstanding natural beauty, the rugged coastlines, the friendly people and bustling towns and cities, but one of the draws for many wildlife enthusiasts is the bird watching.
Ireland is clearly an incredibly beautiful country with vast and varying countryside, stunning coastal views, history in each and every place and friendly locals to welcome you and tell you all about their patch of the Emerald Isle, but if you fancy getting away from the usual hot-spots and delving further into the beauty that Ireland has to offer then here are some of the hidden gems of this magical island.
In theory, getting out and about for a good walk can only be seen as a positive thing; fresh air, getting the heart pumping, using most muscles groups and clearing your mind, but like with everything we do in life, our actions have a knock on effect on the environment in which we live, so how can we make sure that positively affect the environment rather than negatively?
We are blessed with some beautiful coastline in the UK and when the sun comes out there is really no need to be anywhere else. The coastline of the United Kingdom is formed by a variety of natural features including islands, bays, headlands and peninsulas and has rugged rocky looks-outs, cliff-walks, sandy beaches, pebbly coves and lovely seaside towns.
The natural and rugged beauty of Ireland is obvious as soon as you start travelling around this beautiful country, but if it is wildlife you are after you may need to be a bit more clued up as to where to start looking. Once you are in the know then there is an abundance of amazing wildlife just waiting to be seen.
We are so lucky in the UK to have so much beautiful and contrasting nature to walk in, with forests hikes, coastal paths, mountain climbs, river walks and so much more there is certainly a walk to be found for every day that you have spare to escape into the outdoors.
Some days though we really feel like an adventure, getting away from the crowds and losing ourselves on a hidden walk that feels like you’ve gotten away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and a lot of the people too!
Beautiful Wales is known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks and fabulous Celtic culture. It has an incredibly varied selection of walking routes ranging from the high mountains of Snowdonia and Snowdon to the all Wales Coast Path that covers the entire welsh coastline.
Whatever your walking taste we are sure you’ll find a dream hike in this wonderful part of the world.
As we get glimpses of the spring time ahead, our thoughts turn to the outdoors and many of us dust off our walking boots and dig out the hiking gear in anticipation.
What better way to get back into walking mode than with a beautiful countryside walk followed by a nice pub stop to warm up and refuel?
Why not book a short city break and take some time out of your usual routine? See the sights, eat good food and be a tourist for a few days - we promise you’ll have a great time and will feel a whole lot better for it on your return.
With this in mind we’ve selected out 4 favourite cities for a short break in Britain and Ireland.