Radnor Ramble

The November 2019 issue of Country Walking contains a route I did around Radnor Forest and the quaint hamlet of Bleddfa, in Powys. If you’re looking for a route where …

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Wandering Around Whitton

The June 2019 issuse of Country Walking magazine contains my 7 ¾ mile wander around the Welsh Border village of Whitton.

Whitton is one of those places that feels as if it’s in the middle of nowhere, yet is only 3 miles from the English/Welsh border.

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Steamy Severn-side Saunter

Step inside the Spring 2019 issue of Country Walking magazine and you’ll find my steamy Severn-side saunter route description. Don’t let the steamy label make you think it’s a walk that will get you out of puff – instead, watch the puffing steam trains go by as the path runs parallel to the Severn Valley Railway.

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Wentnor & Linley Beeches

For a glorious walk through some of Shropshire’s most iconic tree-scapes, check out my Wentnor and Linley Beeches route in the June 2017 issue of Country Walking.

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Newcastle on Clun

Check out the Spring 2017 issue of Country Walking magazine for my route of ‘middles’ around Newcastle on Clun (it feels like the ‘middle’ of nowhere, yet is also the …

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Harley’s Mountain

Climb the mountain that isn’t a mountain, in the November 2016 issue of Country Walking magazine (out now). Harley’s Mountain is near Lingen, in Herefordshire, is the focus of this …

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Clun & Black Hill

Fancy stepping into Bruce Chatwin’s shoes? Explore Shropshire’s idyllic countryside around Clun, reputedly the inspiration behind Chatwin’s novel ‘On The Black Hill’, in the October 2016 issue of Country Walking …

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Chirk & the Llangollen Canal

The August issue of Country Walking magazine has a route around Chirk and the Llangollen canal. This one is for the international wanderer who likes crisscrossing the border between two …

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Strictly Come Lekking

BBC Countryfile magazine - May 2016


Witness early morning dance contestants compete for the avian equivalent of the Glitter Ball Trophy in the black grouse lek, says Simon Whaley.

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