Just Visiting: Marple, Greater Manchester

Whilst I was in Cheshire in July to visit Manchester and also do some canal walking, I stayed in the town of Marple, just outside Stockport and couldn't have stayed in a nicer place.

Just Visiting: Canals of Manchester

Staying in the rejuvenated Salford Quays area, we ventured toward the city centre and had a very pleasant walk around the quays and along the Manchester Ship Canal

Just Visiting: Attenborough Nature Reserve

We found Attenborough Nature Reserve by accident whilst looking for somewhere to go for a short walk when we were in the Nottingham area of the UK a couple of weekends ago. It is a beautiful set of lakes, wetlands, and grasslands that was created by flooding disused gravel pits, and since its opening in 1967 it … Continue reading Just Visiting: Attenborough Nature Reserve

Just Visiting: Glastonbury Tor

I have very nostalgic feelings toward Glastonbury Tor and the town of Glastonbury. I lived there for nearly two years whilst I was growing up and frequently made the climb to the top of the Tor to enjoy the views on a nice day. Harriet is also very familiar with the Tor as she spent years of … Continue reading Just Visiting: Glastonbury Tor

Just Visiting: Worcester

Worcester is a city in the Midlands of England, roughly halfway between Gloucester and Birmingham. We have been here before when we walked the Worcester and Birmingham Canal to Droitwich Spa but this time decided just to spend the day in the city. It was a beautiful sunny day so we thought we would begin … Continue reading Just Visiting: Worcester

Just Visiting: Warwick

As part of our mission to walk the Grand Union Canal in it's entirety from Birmingham to London, Harriet and I recently ventured up to Warwick to do more canal walking. After coming off the towpath at the end of our delightful 2-day walk through Warwickshire, we spent the following day in Warwick having a look around the town and, of course, the castle.

Just Visiting: Blockley, Cotswolds

We recently went away for a weekend in the Cotswolds for Harriet's birthday. We ended up staying in the beautiful village of Blockley which provided a very central location for the walking we wanted to do and the places we wanted to visit. Nestled on the side of a hill, Blockley is only a few … Continue reading Just Visiting: Blockley, Cotswolds