Mid-summer Sunrise walk to the Summit of Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

Mid-summer Sunrise walk to the Summit of Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

Richard Langley describes his dawn ascent of Goat Fell (874 metres), the highest point on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.   Setting off from the cottage in Blackwaterfoot at 3.00AM the drive along the String to Brodick took me to the

Camping at Nicholaston Farm of the Gower Penninsula

Camping at Nicholaston Farm of  the Gower Penninsula

Camping at  Nicholaston Farm is a perfect way to discover the beauty and wonder of  the Gower Penninsula, that finger of land that sticks out into the Bristol Channel just south of Swansea, in south Wales. Of course, many people only visit the

Are wolves coming back to Scotland?

Are wolves coming back to Scotland?

The last wild wolf in Scotland was shot dead in 1680. Now there are plans to bring wolves back. What do we think of that? Well, it’s a fascinating issue and one that gets to the heart of what the

A lovely, varied circular walk from Alstonfield, taking in the river Dove and Narrowdale Hill

A lovely, varied circular walk from Alstonfield, taking in  the river Dove and Narrowdale Hill

Alstonfield is pretty as a picture with a lovely  campsite  and pub at its heart. There’s a car park though near the centre of the village, next to the church and public toilets. After parking up turn right, heading away

Northumberland Coast Path

Northumberland Coast Path

    It’s not just southern England that offers that quintessential picture-postcard coastal scenery. If you don’t believe us, try walking the Northumberland Coast Path. It stretches 62 miles along a spectacular north eastern coast of England, passing through some

Waterfalls

Waterfalls

What is it about waterfalls that draws us to them? Is it the roar and force of the waterfalls  that are so  enthralling?  Or, perhaps it’s the fact that there seems to be no limit to their power and energy,

A six mile circular walk around Elterwater, Lake District.

A six mile circular walk around Elterwater, Lake District.

An ambling, undulating and low level six mile walk along wooded and open pathways, with river crossings, waterfalls, and spectacular views of the Little Langdale valley… The village of Elterwater is pretty as a picture. It’s a hamlet centred around

South West Coast Path: final section from Kingswear to Poole

South West Coast Path: final section from Kingswear to Poole

South West Coast Path: Stage six: Kingswear to Poole In his sixth and final blog on the South West Coast Path Richard Langley passes though East Devon, along the majestic Jurassic Coast before reaching Poole, his final destination. Distance 125

South West Coast Path: section five – from Looe to Kingswear

South West Coast Path: section five – from Looe to Kingswear

In his fifth blog on the epic South West Coast Path Richard Langley leaves Cornwall behind as he walks from Looe and heads for Kingswear in South Devon. Distance; 89 miles Ascent; 14,784 ft. Looe to Plymouth     What

South West Coast Path: section four – The Lizard to Looe, Cornwall

South West Coast Path: section four – The Lizard to Looe, Cornwall

The fourth section of his epic journey along the South West Coast Path, took Richard Langley around the Lizard Pennisula to Looe in Cornwall … Distance; 80 miles Ascent; 15,400 ft. Heading towards Porthallow  Using the community campsite at Kuggar