SIMON WHALEY

Headland Heaven

The June issue of BBC Countryfile explores Britain’s coastline, and my 3-mile walk around Dinas Head kicks off this month’s Great Days Out section. (Don’t forget – always abide by current Covid-19 lockdown guidance.) WHOOPS! Gremlins at the magazine have inadvertently used the wrong route […]

Sentinels Along The Way

They stand, like two rows of regimented soldiers, lining the long ridge of Shropshire’s Linley Hill. It was once thought these sentinels were planted by Napoleonic prisoners of war, but tree-dating technology proves that these beech trees were planted circa 1740, long before there was […]

On The Waterways

“Every time someone opens these lock gates,” says Mike, the engineer, “we lose 40,000 gallons of water.” We’re standing at the bottom of Lock 72 of the Trent & Mersey Canal in Middlewich, Cheshire, thanks to one of the Canal and River Trust’s Open Days.