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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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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