I walked the perimeter of Britain – in pictures | Walking holidays

[ad_1] I set off from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral on 17 April 2015, walking east towards Kent before heading west along the south coast. My mission was to walk the perimeter of Britain in order to get under the skin of our island nation – and find photographic inspiration. I’d previously only found … Read more

The Cape Wrath trail: walking Scotland’s hidden roads – in pictures | Walking holidays

[ad_1] It’s day three of 17 on the Cape Wrath Trail, and I’m descending to a ruined settlement with Nicky Easton from Ashtead in Surrey. “We wanted to get into the wilderness. For me it’s about the space, the remoteness, getting away from everything,” she says. Experienced trekkers, like Nicky, who have hiked Grand Randonnée … Read more

I walked from Land’s End to John o’Groats – and learned three soothing lessons | Walking holidays

[ad_1] The first time I cried while eating an ice-cream was nearly 30 years ago on Sidmouth beach. My mint choc chip had fallen to the ground and mum had argued with the server until I got another one. It was too much emotion for the little boy. Grief for the green blob melting on … Read more

How to take the lead in dog walking – and earn unconditional love in return | Dogs

[ad_1] Pepper meets Mr Binks for the first time and bottom-sniffs the diminutive pooch by way of greeting. As ever, I look away. But Mr Binks’s owner, dog behaviourist Anna Webb, says: “Ah, that’s nice, they’re introducing themselves.” Pepper, my miniature schnauzer, trots off ahead down the pavement, followed by me, holding her lead, and … Read more