The many benefits of wild camping and it's potential personal transformative power

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Wild camping has lots of benefits - some of which you may not have thought about. Read on to learn why I enjoy it so much...



My 18 favourite North-East England & North Yorkshire Places - for the best views and superb walks


The lone tree on amongst the heather on Egton Moor, North York Moors. This is just one of my favourite places in Northern England - read on to discover them all...


5 reasons why walking & being in nature is good for us and makes us happier & healthier (according to science)

Walking in nature is one of the best ways to improve your health & wellbeing with a whole host of physical & mental health benefits. Here's 5 powerful reasons, backed by science, why it's good for us:



High Force waterfall walk - the best short route from Bowlees via Low Force, County Durham


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The spectacular High Force waterfall in Autumn - read on to discover the best High Force waterfall walk with the best views



Durham walk - A short stroll around the banks of the River Wear with fine views of Durham Cathedral


Durham City Centre and its Cathedral from a ‘birds eye’ drone shot. Not many realise the River Wear forms an island like feature around Durham Cathedral, but it makes for a perfect short river walk around Durham's bustling centre. Read on to learn more...



Autumn in the Lake District - my 5 favourite places and best time to go to the Lake District


The English Lake District is spectacular all year round - but in Autumn it is very special with the dramatic fall colours everywhere you look. Read on to learn about my favourite 5 places in the Lakes to visit in the Autumn



Mellbreak walk and Scale Force, with superb views of Crummock Water & Buttermere in the Lake District


Mellbreak walk Lake District best view map location route parking
The summit Mellbreak fell offers some stunning views of Buttermere and Crummock Water - and possibly has the best views of any fell in this area, including Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks!



Lake Districts best road-trips: Keswick to Buttermere, via Honister pass & Newlands Valley

This circular road trip from Keswick to Buttermere via Borrowdale/Honister Pass and back via Newlands Valley is one of my favourite drives in the Lakes and you will go  through some of Lakelands most unspoilt locations, get some stunning views and navigate 2 of the Lakes famous road passes. Read on to learn more...



Fleetwith Pike walk (& Warnscale Bothy) from Honsiter Slate Mine - an easy route for the best Lake District views


Fleetwith Pike walk view route map Lake District Buttermere Honister Slate Mine Warnscale Bothy
The stunning view from Fletwith Pike of Buttermere, Crummock Water and the surrounding fells. This must be one of the best Lake District views and it's easier to get here when you walk from Honister Slate Mine. Read on to learn about this walk



Bamburgh Castle - best views and a superb short coastal walk in Northumberland

Bamburgh castle walk best view Northumberland sunrise
Bamburgh Castle in all its glory at sunrise on the unspoilt Northumberland coastline. Read on to learn where the best view point of Bamburgh Castle is.



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