The July 2014 issue of Country Walking magazine carries my 8.5-mile route around the Shropshire/South Staffordshire border, offering walkers the opportunity to visit White Ladies Priory, Boscobel house and the famous oak tree!
The June 2014 issue of Country Walking carries my 7.25-mile route around Clee St Margaret, giving you the opportunity to visit the church at Clee St Margaret, St Milburgha’s Well, and Heath Chapel – it’s a right religious wander, you could say!
Take a wander around Earl’s Hill, Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s first nature reserve and explore the hill known as the Sleeping Dragon!
Experience the drama of this wild and atmospheric Welsh Border landscape that attracts the Devil, Wild Edric’s ghost and lightning!
Simon Whaley investigates Wainwright’s ‘dreary’ tarn.
Step back in time to roam beautiful ruins immortalised two centuries ago by the great Romantic painter JMW Turner.
Simon Whaley goes looking for a hidden gem in this Welsh fishing town … “Sorry, all boat trips to Caldey Island are cancelled today,” the operator apologises from his wooden hut in Tenby Harbour. “The sea is too rough to land,” he explained. “You […]
When travelling to the Cumbrian Lake District you should always keep one eye on the weather … There are two types of weather in Cumbria: the first is forecast by the Met Office and never happens; the second is Mother Nature doing her own […]
It was a calm, late autumnal day, when I arrived at what the Rough Guide to the Lake District calls a “limpid little lake.”
The January 2014 issue of Country Walking magazine (out now) includes my 5.5-mile walk around Titterstone Clee Hill. Make sure you pick a clear day to see one of the best views in England: Snowdonia, the Peak District, the Malverns, the Cotswolds and the Shropshire […]
Simon Whaley savours the views from this Coniston classic.
A sedate circuit, perfect for contemplation, says Simon Whaley.
Captivated by a riverside spot in the heart of Snowdonia, Simon Whaley returns the following morning to photograph the location in beautiful, late autumnal light.
Slow Journey County: Shropshire Slow Journey Destination: Langley Chapel, near Acton Burnell Slow Journey Distance Travelled: About 5 metres: the length of the chapel. Slipping into the silence of a rural church to discover the secrets hidden within and steal a moment’s peaceful contemplation […]
Check out the September 2013 issue of Country Walking magazine: Now is the perfect time to explore the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – one of the most overlooked areas of upland wilderness in Britain …
Slow Journey County: Gloucestershire Slow Journey Destination: Beechenhurst Inclosure, near Broadwell Slow Journey Distance Travelled: 3 ½ miles If you go down to the woods today … you’re sure of a few big surprises …
Explore the extensive remains of one of the most important Roman military sites in Europe …
Slow Journey County: Cumbria Slow Journey Destination: Loweswater Slow Journey Distance Travelled: 3 ¾ miles A chance encounter with the ‘Sage of the Lake’ brings Simon Whaley enlightenment on the road around Loweswater …
The Observer: If Michael Palin could circumnavigate the world, who could possibly stop Simon Whaley circumnavigating the Isle of Wight?
Trek and Mountain magazine: A challenging UK 24-hour hillwalk doesn’t have to be based in a national park. Simon Whaley discovers one such event, less than 50 miles from Birmingham City Centre.
BBC Countryfile magazine The astonishing survival, despite the fury of the elements, of one very determined Reverend …
Outdoor Pursuits magazine Simon Whaley takes a wander along one of Scotland’s popular walking routes and steps back in time to explore how it came into existence.
Holiday Cottages magazine Online book buying is booming, but for many the magic of browsing packed and dusty shelves endures … and nowhere more so than the small Welsh town that’s Britain’s second-hand book capital.
Country & Border Life In the year Wales’ national parks celebrate their 50th birthday, Simon Whaley walks through history and discovers that the idea behind these gems is much older …
Slow Journey County: Anglesey Slow Journey Destination: Llanddwyn Island, Newborough Slow Journey Distance Travelled: 3 ½ miles The love of lore may have been unrequited here in the past, but on Anglesey’s Llanddwyn Island the passion many visitors now have for this ancient land is boundless. […]
Cumbria: A new weather condition requires a new word for the day …
Discover Britain: The English county of Herefordshire is home to a string of villages with rows of beautiful black and white cottages. We sent Simon Whaley to enjoy a tour and discover the story of five of the most famous …
Country Walking: Discover big views, tranquil hollows,ancient rocks, wild horses and avian choirs on the slopes of England’s long mountain …
The August 2012 issue of BBC Countryfile magazine is out now, featuring my piece about the Roman remains and museums at Caerleon, near Newport, Cardiff. With one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatre’s seen anywhere in the UK, and the only remains of Roman Legionary […]
Well, the July 2012 issue of Country Walking has hit the shops and includes the feature by Rachel Broomhead about Wenlock Edge and in which I make several appearances in the photos. Somehow, I didn’t break the photographer’s camera lens! Perhaps I can be a […]