2018: Chasing Sunsets

As this is my first published item of 2018 after a long hiatus, I feel a re-cap is in order. Allow me to reintroduce myself.

Worcester & Birmingham Canal: Droitwich Spa to Hopwood, Part 1

I ventured back up to Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire to do a two-day walk from there along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal and ending up at the historic Gas Street Basin in central Birmingham and therefore completing that canal in its entirety. This post brings you on the first day of that walk

Plants 5

It goes with out saying we love this time of year when everything is in bloom. It is so important to make the most of Spring and Summer while we have them. Here are a few reasons why.

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

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 2

The downpour continues in Part 2 of Crickhowell to Pontypool. We were just over halfway and soaking wet. Heading off from Llanfoist Wharf (our location at the end of Part 1) we battled on though the weather which seemed to be getting worse by the minute. We were still able to take in the views of … Continue reading Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 2

Bugs II

Last weekend we visited the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo and I couldn't resist taking a few snaps. It had some fantastic specimens of all different sizes and colours and is home to a dedicated conservation programme. Hope you enjoyed these. They are such beautiful creatures. Thanks for stopping by. More walking adventures coming very shortly. … Continue reading Bugs II

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 1

Welcome to the second day of our adventure walking the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in Wales. The first day (Parts 1 and 2) was beautiful and so memorable, although it did lure us into a false sense of security. We knew this would be a tough one as we aimed to cover just under 19 … Continue reading Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 1