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.
Night walking might sound a bit like something you would do on Halloween to give yourself the jitters, but actually if you haven’t been night walking before you are really missing out.
There is something really different and special about hitting the road in the darkness, whilst everyone else is asleep and you are out having an adventure.
We are continually told how great walking is for us, it helps our mental health, it’s great for out inner body and it can help our outer body look pretty good too by building muscle and helping to keep you slim. This of course is all true, except the one thing that most people don’t mention is how rough it can be on your poor old feet!
Research by the World Health Organisation found that 44 out of 511 British towns and cities were pollution hotspots, meaning the air in these places is considered dangerous to breathe in and certainly not the ideal place to take a walk.
So where are the 5 places in the UK with the cleanest air that will really help you to feel fresh and wonderful after the christmas period?
December has arrived and with it brings promise of christmas festivities, fun and games and of course the winter months.
As long as you get wrapped up warm and prepare well, winter can be a great time to take some nice country walks, taking in the cold but sunny winters days, perhaps even walking in the snow.
So where are the best winter walks in Ireland I hear you ask? Find out right here.
Winter walking brings its own enjoyment such as much less people on the walking tracks and different plants, flowers and animals, plus the scenery takes on a more eerie and atmospheric feel during the darker, colder months.
So how can we fully waterproof our boots to make sure that we keep enjoying walking through the winter?