When searching for inspiration for weekend hikes, I frequently use the National Trust website. More than just country manors (although it is as easy to get lost in one of those houses as it is outdoors, am I right?) the National Trust website offers loads of walking route ideas ranging in length and ability, and […]
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As any outdoor-loving Londoner knows, it can be hard to escape into the outdoors from the city, particularly when you’re reliant on public transport. So when I found a website with loads of day hikes, all within easy reach of a London train station, I knew I had to share the joy.
Box Hill is undoubtedly one of the easiest countryside areas for Londoners to escape to for a good day’s hike. Owned and managed by the National Trust, the area has a good selection of trails, panoramic views of the South Downs and enough follies to keep the walk interesting if woodland scenery is not necessarily […]
May Day not only marks the beginning of spring festivals, but the beginning of National Walking Month in the UK. With celebrated British writers such as Patrick Leigh Fermor, Virginia Woolf and Wordsworth celebrating the joys of walking in their works, if you’re a fan of walking, you’re in good company. To celebrate the […]
Disembarking from the train at Eastbourne, it is easy to have doubts about the validity of this area as a hiking destination. The dated façade of the buildings, not to mention the over-abundance of charity shops on the high street, is enough to send hikers back on the train. But head out of the town […]