Llanfair Kilgeddin

This rather ordinary-looking church contains a surprise inside. Situated on the River Usk between Abergavenny and Raglan, it can be...

Acorn Bank Watermill

I visit Acorn Bank (near Penrith) regularly so I was delighted that their almost five-year project to restore the watermill was complete...

Swanage

‘Swanwich’ was mentioned as early as 877 in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle which describes the Danish invasion of Wareham. The Danish navy...

Hidden Churches - Day 3

Today had a totally different feel as we boarded the train just outside the hotel for the delightful 10 minute journey to Ulverston....

Hidden Churches - Day 2

Day two of our tour took us totally off the beaten track, through the winding lanes of the Winster valley to the strange little at...

Hidden Churches - Day 1

What a wonderful three days we had on the Hidden Churches tour last week.  Day One took us over to the magnificent west coast of Cumbria...

Ninekirks (St Ninian’s) Church

It's always the way isn't it?  You live near somewhere so you never visit it.  Well, Open Heritage weekend was when I decided that I was...

From Birch to Bard

"You must cut your Meat into small Pieces, and not put great Gobbets into your Mouth that may bunch out your Cheeks like a Monkey." So...

A Weekend in Sussex

I spent the weekend at Abingworth Hall leading a Walking with Sightseeing holiday for HF Holidays. In contrast to Guided Walking where...

Wareham

Wareham is a charming small town and well worth a visit. Today it has the feel of somewhere which has been slightly forgotten about -...

Corfe Castle

Dominating the skyline for miles around, Corfe Castle was designed to impress and intimidate. Situated in a gap in the chalk ridge, the...

Cerne Abbas and its Giant

Cerne Abbas in Dorset might seem like a sleepy and idyllic village now but at one time it was a thriving and bustling market town with no...

The Tranquil Potts Valley

A lovely sunny Sunday called for a wander far from the Lakeland crowds during half-term week.  One of my favourite places to walk is the...