Our first county top for ages, but a real winner. On our way to north Devon we drove through Exmoor. Dunkery Beacon (520m) sits just above the road between Wheddon Cross and Porlock on the Somerset side of the moor. The walk is very easy, barely a mile from the road, but the wind was… Read More Dunkery Beacon, Somerset
Q: Where can you go on August bank holiday in England to avoid seeing people? A: The Cheviot Hills of Northumberland. Every time I visit England’s far north-east I am struck by its beauty and remoteness. I imagine the Lake District was heaving on Monday. Not so these hills straddling the English/Scottish border. We hiked… Read More Northumberland/Scotland
Possibly my favourite hill in the country, Black Hill in Herefordshire, aka “The Cat’s Back,” is the perfect first wild hill to introduce to the new walker. Not quite the Herefordshire county top (which lies to the west, astride Offa’s Dyke), Black Hill rises 604m above the English/Welsh border. Drive up the valley from Longtown… Read More Cat’s Back
Pembrokeshire county top (536m) in the Preseli hills.