Just in case you couldn’t work it out from my English spelling, I grew up in England in the middle of nowhere in Cambridgeshire. You can read more about my life back home here (it’s a post about Christmas) and if you are curious to see more, I have a post about our wedding in the English Countryside.
Do you like the idea of walking for 126km around London? It is a fantastic way to see the greener and more wild parts of the UKs capital city. We completed the Capital Ring walk in 2016 and LOVED it! We normally did 2-3 sections in one day to have good long walks, but you could do more (or less) to suit your walking style. If it sounds like too big a commitment to walk the whole way around, you can just choose the best sections for smaller walks. I have a page linking to all my Capital Ring posts here.
The North Downs Way is one of England’s beautiful mid-distance hikes. We chose the North Downs Way from Farnham in South London to Dover as it is pretty easy to get to from London BUT far enough away to escape the pollution of the city. It is 201 km from Farnham to Dover, which was the route we followed. If you fancy looking back via Canterbury, the entire North Downs way is 250 km. I have a page linking to all my North Downs Way posts here.
One of the things I love best about springtime in the UK is bluebell woods. There are quite a few posts about the gorgeous bluebells along the North Downs Way, but there are gorgeous bluebells all around the UK. If you visit in April-May, make sure to visit bluebell woods.
Other walks or Adventures
- Pergola and Hill Gardens – My favourite spot in London
- Walking in the Cotswold’s – Uley and Owlpen
- Ploughman’s Wood in Nottingham (for Bluebells)
- Haddon Hall and Caudwell’s Mill in Derbyshire
- Hiking along the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire
- Getting married in my village in Molesworth, Cambridgeshire
- Offa’s Dyke Path in Wales
If you’d prefer to search for posts geographically, please click on the map below to link through to posts about walks or giggles at that location.