A new book promises dog-walking routes through Derbyshire beauty spots - all of which start and end with an excellent pub. The guide by Peter Naldrett features 20 different walks from all over our beautiful county. Mr Naldrett designed the walks in order to showcase some of the hidden gems that only Derbyshire locals know about. He also wanted to ensure that your dogs can enjoy as much off-lead time as possible. Although, he warns, there will be sections when your pet may have to go on the lead for a brief period. And of course, the author has crafted the walks to make sure you can get a pint in at a lovely, dog-friendly pub. He says: "The outdoors is a wonderful place, for you, your friends and family and your pet. "Get out into the Peak District as often as you can. I hope you enjoy these walks from dog-friendly pubs." We've picked just three of the walks but the full book is available to purchase from www.countrysidebooks.co.uk for £8.99 . All the text below is sourced from the … [Read more...] about These amazing dog walks all start and end with a pub!
The weekend is drawing to a close, and the thought of the coming week is probably enough to make you want to crawl back into bed. But the weekends are for getting out and about and enjoying a bit of much-needed me-time. Rather than spending it catching up on the latest box set or tackling the every-growing pile of washing in the corner, why put on your trainers and pop out for a walk. There is a myriad of lovely places to go for a walk in Cambridgeshire. From hikes, and long walks by the river, to leisurely strolls around the fens. Here's our top picks. The best places to go walking in Cambridgeshire Coverly Byall Fen At Coveney Byall Fen, the RSPB is working with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire to create a new area of wet grassland next to the Ouse Washes. This is aimed at increasing the British breeding population of ground nesting wading birds such as black-tailed godwits, lapwings and common snipe. A … [Read more...] about 14 lovely places to go for a walk in Cambridgeshire
The Yorkshire Dales are famous for their beautiful rolling hills and friendly people. Here’s a round-up of some of the most picturesque hidden gem walks through Yorkshire's pretty villages, ancient sites and past stunning waterfalls. WensleydaleDistance: 7 miles Start point: Middleham, Leyburn DL8 4PEIf you walk over Middleham High Moor, you'll find a great view over Wensleydale and the green pastureland below. Hedges, trees and walls criss-cross this beautiful valley full of oak trees with a view up towards the heights of Redmire Moor. Rollins Lane is full of wildflowers in summer and leads to Wensley village on the banks of the River Ure. Wander through Warren Wood, which is full of orchids at the right time of year, and take the back lane from Wensley to Bolton Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots was held captive for six months. Finish your walk at the little village of Castle Bolton. Richmond and Valley of the SwaleDistance: 3 miles Start point: Brompton on Swale Caravan … [Read more...] about 7 of the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales
The bank holiday weekend is upon us and we can't think of a better way to kick back and relax than with a leisurely walk in the countryside - topped off with a pint (or two), of course. Luckily for us, and for you, our county if full of dreamy pubs, surrounded by lovely places to go walking. If you're thinking about blowing away the cobwebs this bank holiday weekend, we've rounded you up a list of lovely walks which start and end with a pub in Cambridgeshire. We've included directions (in case you get lost) and watering-hole recommendations too. So with all the hard-work done, all you've got to do is get out and get walking! Cambridge to Grantchester riverside walk People flock to Grantchester Meadows in the summer but it’s still beautiful in the winter months and much less crowded. Start in Cambridge at The Mill or another pub nearby. When you’re ready, follow the River Cam upstream, crossing The Fen Causeway. You’ll have to leave the river for a short distance … [Read more...] about Lovely walks in Cambridgeshire which start and end with a pub
A maize, sheep and cattle farmer has unveiled an unusual diversification plan which would see almost ten per cent of his land transformed into "a safe and secure dog walking facility". Andrew Corner has lodged proposals with Hambleton District Council to add to his agricultural enterprise and firewood and fencing businesses by creating four dog walking paddocks for members of the local community to use during daylight hours, all year round. Planning agents said the 11.3-acre site off North Moor Road, near Easingwold, was in walking distance of the town and would be securely fenced with a 6ft post and wire fence and weld mesh gate, enabling people to walk their dogs off the lead. The proposals state each paddock would have a landscaped dog agility area comprising a tunnel and would be open from 8.30am to 3.30pm in winter and from 7am to 8pm in the summer. The planning documents state: "The paddocks will be available to book for half-hour or one-hour slots. The time slots will be booked … [Read more...] about Farmer wants to open four dog-walking ‘paddocks’