• Lake District

    My First Impressions of The Lake District

    The Lake District is one of England’s most gorgeous places but it’s taken me 10 years before visiting. I’ve been to the dales a plenty, once to the mountains of Wales and on a stunning day trip through Scotland’s landscapes but never set foot in Cumbria before. After going on the train ride between Carlisle and Leeds earlier this year, I realised what I’d been missing out on. So when the girls asked if I fancied a weekend away near Keswick, I couldn’t say no. On a side note, I pronounced Keswick with the w the first time I said it and people laughed. I get that it’s funny but…

  • Ilkley Rocky Valley

    Three Easy Walks in Yorkshire

    I have said this before – I love the outdoors! In the last couple of weeks, I’ve managed to get out in the countryside and go for some easy walks in Yorkshire. It’s been great and all three places are gorgeous, in their own rights. These are three easy walks in Yorkshire that anyone can do. They’re around 1-2 hours drive away from Leeds. Flamborough requires a car but the other two (Ilkley and Lumb Waterfalls) are also accessible via public transport. Flamborough I have been to Flamborough before, ages ago. I even wrote a post about it then as well. That time I didn’t go to Flamborough head and…