Mystical Britain; Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of the Lake District’s most regularly photographed attractions, and features in several lists of photogenic sites. We arrived just after sunset, a result of over stuffing ourselves on chargrilled meat protein, and half a bottle of wine. Alison was soon rolling around among the sheep droppings looking for low angle shots, while I settled for using a …

Exploring the English Lake District

Guest post by Alison Bailey It’s easy to think of travelling, and adventure in terms of far-flung destinations, and different cultural experiences, but what about home-grown adventures? There is much to discover in the United Kingdom; the Highlands of Scotland are magnificent, the Welsh mountains offer superb walking, the coastal paths can provide stunning views without being too exerting, The Lake District, …

Villages & Hamlets – Favourite Travel Destinations

Villages are small townships and one of those evocative words, which can conjure up specific images in most of us. Small attractive homes, often built in traditional stone, maybe just a public house or restaurant and a village store, this charm is attractiver to all. Those of us in the United Kingdom can identify with the small rural communities portrayed …

Wild Nights in the Lakes – The Lakeland Haute Route

Taking the high road Mention the Haute Route to any keen skier and the chances are they will get a faraway look in their eyes and start waxing lyrical about endless slopes of pristine virgin powder and awesome scenery.  The Haute or High Level route links the great alpine centres of Chamonix and Zermatt.  Boasting Mont Blanc as the starting …