Probably not. Sadly I feel Redcar’s days as a prosperous seaside resort and steel making hub are behind it. There is still a pleasant beach though. Much to my surprise there was a small tourist information office in the town center where a helpful lady directed me along the beach towards the last remnants of […]
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In summary: it’s better to speed a little extra and stay in a B&B. Here’s a photo from the moor near Kildale showing the moody rain clouds that were a near-permanent feature of this trip.
It was ridiculously hot on Sunday. Probably too hot to be going walking but I did anyway. Here are some photos I took on my wanderings between Henley and Marlow via Stonor and Hambledon.
I took a break from exploring the wild lands of southern Oxfordshire yesterday and instead headed to nearby west London and walked along the Grand Union canal from Hayes to Alperton near Wembley. I can’t say it was a particularly exciting walk and it intermittently rained which wasn’t much fun. Still, I managed to take […]
I went to Rye yesterday with my family and there was the happy coincidence of a reasonably sunny day and the church tower being open! I haven’t been up here since I was a sprog. Here we can see over the Romney marsh towards the sea and the local wind farm. The tower doesn’t feel […]
It was lovely and sunny this Saturday so it seemed like a good day to go for an adventure in the wild and barren lands of south Oxfordshire. I walked from Henley on a rather roundabout route to Wallingford. Here’s the ruined church that’s appeared on this blog before. This time swamped by blooming flowers. […]
Sweden! That’s where I was last weekend. I had been in Uppsala the week before on a business trip so I stayed for a few days to do some sightseeing. Alas this did mean I missed the royal wedding, but as compensation I did get to blast things with a neutron beam. On Saturday, after […]
I was back home in Hastings for the Easter weekend. My mum and I visited that often overlooked Hastings attraction: the castle! Granted, it’s not the most extensive or complete castle in the country, but it is historically significant and, well, local. Most of it has fallen into the sea or was demolished by over-enthusiastic […]
I was away in Yorkshire last week visiting some northern acquaintances and going for a walk on the moors. I walked along the first part of the Cleveland way, from Helmsley to Kildale, and then got the train back to Middlesbrough and civilisation. Around 45 miles over three and a half days so not very […]
I declare yesterday to have been the sunniest day of the year thus far, and so was an excellent day to visit hitherto unexplored parts of Buckinghamshire. Here’s roughly where I went: View Henley March 2011 in a larger map Saw lots of strange animals: a pheasant, a red kite, and a small red mammal […]