My Best Walks

 

SEAFORD CIRCULAR

My best walk has to be  the Seaford Circular. My first discovery of this was as a lone walker I read it came from reading The Best walks in Britain, as recommended in The Ramblers hand book.Previously My favourite walks, might have been walking to a pub! somewhere within a 3 mile radius! 

 I pulled myself out of a rut, and went off on my own with a handbook for company.

 

It was a thrill, Many years later I went on the Ramblers training day, and. I am now an accredited walk leader.  Although I have put this on top of my list of best walks, I have to say, I do variations on this, sometimes extending to Eastbourne, or starting at Newhaven. I try to keep it interesting.  The best time of the year to visit is May or June.

seven sisters

Looking towards the Seven sisters cliffs on a perfect summer day.

GARDENS WALK TO CUDHAM CIRCULAR 

Amazing gardens

wild flowers in beautiful vase

wild flowers in beautiful vase

 

GARDENS WALK TO CUDHAM CIRCULAR

From Knockholt, an easy walk across country though lanes and woods, to Cudham, we visited a wonderful, varied and original garden. The owners invited our group in for tea and cake, which was amazing.  

The couple had some interesting stories to tell and were most welcoming. It was a great day out. In addition to this we witnessed Kestrels.

wonderful gardent

Wonderful garden

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PEAK DISTRICT 2016

This was my first weekend away with a walking group called Meet Up Explores who offer led walks in the UK. I made my own way there to a place called Hope and met the group, in a fantastic location I loved the area though and would do it again.
It is extremely popular, so expect huge crowds. I think you have to choose your moments, to get the most out of this stunning area. Although you can’t see from my selected pictures, the crowds start coming on Saturday afternoon. If you are a ‘serious walker’ and just like to get out, you might want to get there, mid-week en route somewhere else. Great place though, I would totally recommend it.
Beautiful Open spaces

The Peak District

Great for Hill Walking

A PEAK IN THE PEAK DISTRICT

 

 

ancient caves

SPOT THE DRAGON !in cave

 

https://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-and-hiking/10-great-walks-in-the-peak-district-and-derbyshire

 

Another favorite walk was also a weekend away in The Lake District

I hadn’t been there since I was at school and living in Ovingham Northumberland at the time. Coming from Newcastle Upon Tyne, I was adjusting to country life, and not really loving it that much.  

A group of us went to Kendal or was it Keswick!? on a day trip. I sort of recall it being tea shops and old people,( being about 14 years old at the time.)  I must say returning there as a somewhat older person, I could certainly see the attraction. The town we stayed in had a lot going for it, in terms of shops cafes and bars, there was a fantastic market place, and easy access to some magnificent walks.

 

Hills in Lake District

Away in the hills

 

Autumn rain
in the Lake District.

a popular place to climb and look at views

A  perfectly clear day for climbing and exploring

Going away to find ourselves, or going away to socialise, or just going somewhere.

The Lake District

Generally speaking, I usually prefer to go travelling either spring or September, when there is more time to do everything. In small towns, the shops and cafes shut early, especially in the winter

 

We live and learn and find out what floats our boat. There are so many fantastic places to visit in the UK, and I’m preparing to find some weekends away in Spring, early summer and late Summer.

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