Greetings Fellow Adventurers! During this year of turmoil, there have been a few places close by that have helped keep us sane. One of those is Tusmore Park near Bicester in Oxfordshire. To give a bit of historical background - There has been a settlement at Tusmore since the Saxon period, and it was even… Continue reading A Stroll around Tusmore Park
Greetings my Fellow Adventurers! It's been so long since I wrote one of my 'Sunday Drive' posts (May in fact) that I'd forgotten I was actually writing them! So I thought it was high time I resurrected the series - the idea being that they give me an outlet to share some of our shorter… Continue reading Sunday Drive/Walk: Brinklow Castle, Warwickshire
Greetings my Fellow Adventurers! The other weekend Alli and I did a wonderful long walk across the Chiltern countryside from the little Buckinghamshire town of Wendover. As a guide, we used the Chiltern Society's book: ‘50 Great walks in the Chilterns’. As I’ve mentioned before, these walking books are a great idea if you want… Continue reading A walk in the Woods with the Ancients…
Greetings my fellow Adventurers! Having almost reached the end of our 'Welsh Castle Quest' and not wanting to double up on posts, I'm going to pass you over to my wife to recount the last few days of our adventures . I've really enjoyed the last two weeks, it's been a great quest and a holiday… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 14 – Signing off
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today we finished off our walk from Conwy to Caernarfon, and finished with a visit to the magnificent Caernarfon Castle. For a fuller report on what we got up to - my wife has written another of her excellent posts about it here! As it stands we had a nice last yomp along… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest day 12 – Caernarfon Castle
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today we continued our walk between Conwy and Caernarfon, and logged up a pretty respectable double digit mileage. One of the things we noticed along the way was a large island to one side of Anglesey. Puffin island or Ynys Seiriol in Welsh, is an uninhabited private island of about 69… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 10 – Pengu… Pelica… Potato… PUFFIN Island!
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today we visited Conwy Castle and the fortified small town that surrounds it. The castle itself is stunning and a fascinating place wander around - but I'll let my wife tell you all our visit on her upcoming blog post here. Once we finished at the castle we walked out of the… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 9 – Castles, Conwy and Cameras!
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Over the last few days we've been wandering from Rhuddlan and Rhyl over to Conwy, making the most of the weather and enjoying the wonderful landscapes and sights on offer... And because no post about the seaside would be complete without a Gull - here's the Herring Gull that helped us eat… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Days 7 & 8 – Rhyl to Conwy, wonderful landscapes!
Greetings fellow Adventurers! Today's trek took us eight miles further and across a county boundary. We set off from the 'Point of Ayr' in Flintshire to Rhyl in Denbighshire. The first half of the walk stretched for four miles across a vast beach to the seaside town of Prestatyn. As we walked along the beach,… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 5 – Birds on the Beach
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today saw us completing the last leg of the Dee Estuary. In true quest form, we had the endurance test of the heat, but with some shade and the coastal breeze we just about coped. For most of the walks on this holiday, we were following the Welsh Coastal Path (WCP) -… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 4 – Goodbye Dee