My Day Walks

The following links will take you to day walks that I have completed in various parts of the UK. As you will see I have tended to walk much closer to home than the Scottish hills, but this is only because I need a weekend to go walking in Scotland, whereas I can nip up and down to the Lake District and Wales in a couple of hours. I could do with a year off to walk a bit more North of the border because like all of the UK it has some very unique landscape and lovely people… has Wales….and England. Almost everywhere you go in Britain is steeped in history and that only adds to the enjoyment.

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The Lake District

My favourite walking place - Alf Wainwright liked it too. The Lake District is around 35 miles across. Its characteristics result from periods of massive glaciation, the latest of which finished about 15000 years ago. The most obvious feature being large U shaped valleys carved up by ice, many of which are filled with lakes which gives the area its name. The northern areas contain many glacial hollows, which are often water filled and called tarns. The northern fells are rocky, while the southern fells are open moorland, noteworthy for its abundant bracken and heather. Under the tree line native English oak woods sit beside 19th century pine forests. Due to the heavy rainfall the land is mostly boggy underfoot - it does rain a lot on the western side of Britain.



Home of the Munros, Britain's highest peaks. Scotland is divided into three main regions; the Highlands, the Midland Valley and the Southern Uplands. The Midland valley  runs WSW to ENE across the centre of the country. It is geologically distinct from the surrounding regions, being composed of Devonian Old Red Sandstone, peppered with ancient volcanoes, as against the older sedimentary rocks forming the Southern Uplands or the ancient metamorphic melange, comprising the Highlands to the north. Scotland includes 787 islands, of which most belong to groups known as the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. Only 62 exceed three square miles in area. A truly wonderful place to walk.


Blessed by high mountains in a small area - majestic. Much of Wales's beautiful and diverse landscape is mountainous, particularly in the north and central regions. The mountains were shaped during the last ice age, the Devensian glaciation. The highest mountains in Wales are in Snowdonia. The Brecon Beacons are in the south and are joined by the Cambrian Mountains in mid-Wales, the latter name being given to the earliest geological period of the Palaeozoic era, the Cambrian.


Some other places around England to visit. Much of England consists of rolling hills, but it is generally more mountainous in the north with a chain of mountains, the Pennines, dividing east and west. Other hilly areas in the north and Midlands are the Lake District, the North Yorkshire Moors, and the Peak District. The approximate dividing line between terrain types is often indicated by the river Tees-Exe line. To the south of that line, there are larger areas of flatter land, including East Anglia and the Fens, although hilly areas include the Cotswolds, the Chilterns, and the North and South Downs.