Llangynllo to Knighton

The June 2022 issue of Country Walking has my walking route from Llangynllo to Knighton. This issue focuses on walks using public transport, so most of the routes inside make …

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Ironbridge

The April 2022 issue of Country Walking focuses on World Heritage sites, and as a result the walking routes inside all explore the many wonderful World heritage sites we have …

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Helmeth’s Bluebells

The Spring 2022 issue of Country Walking magazine is looking forward to sunnier days, when there’s more warmth in the sun and the bluebells are flowering in our woodlands. The …

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Church Stretton to Cardington

This month’s issue of Country Walking magazine has a pub bias (now that they’re open again), so all the routes in the September issue pass at least one pub along …

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The Wrekin and The Ercall

The May 2021 issue of Country Walking magazine has my route up The Wrekin in it. Now, such is my dedication to give readers the most inspiring photos, that when …

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Ludlow & Bromfield

The May 2021 issue of Country Walking magazine has my six-and-a-bit stroll around Ludlow and Bromfield. Ironically, here we are just coming out of Lockdown 3, and I tackled this …

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River Onny and Hopesay Hill

The September 2020 issue of Country Walking has my River Onny and Hopesay Hill route in it. This was the second route I walked after they eased lockdown restrictions (for …

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Shropshire’s Lake District

The July 2020 issue has my Ellesmere route in it. It’s a classic route because it’s one of the best ways to see three of the largest meres in Shropshire.

Ellesmere – Country Walking – July 2020

First, though, there’s the small matter of negotiating the 80-metre Ellesmere tunnel. (It is possible to avoid this by climbing up to the road and crossing over the road, although the road can be busy at times, so exercise caution.

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Lower Whitcliffe and Wheelers Vallets

Out now in the February 2020 issue of Country Walking is my 7-mile wander around Lower Whitcliffe and Wheelers Vallets – just west of Ludlow.

It’s a gentle wander, perfect for taking slowly to explore the surrounding landscape, and offers some wonderful views, as well as the opportunity to spot some pretty impressive Victorian engineering.

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Readers Like Walking

I’ve been producing walking route descriptions for Country Walking magazine since 2004 (so my feet ache a bit now 🤣), and I always hope that my route descriptions are easy to follow.

It’s not that writing route descriptions are difficult – they’re not. It’s editing them to fit the 500-word count set by the magazine (and then hope they still make sense) that’s the challenge!

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