February 2021 - Local WalksAdd some variety to your daily walk. You do not have to travel to the countryside to find a rewarding walk. Towns and cities offer interesting walks, including parks, heritage trails, canal towpaths, riverside paths, commons, woodlands, heaths and nature reserves.
We recently welcomed a new cartographer to the HARVEY team this year. Luke joins us having graduated from university in 2020 and is eager to share some of his favourite walks and adventures that he has lined up in the not too distant future!
1. Langamull, Isle of Mull: car park is 1.5km east of Calgary. Follow the path north for 3km until it arrives at a secluded beach with crystal clear water. A real hidden gem!
2. Thames Path: in its entirety, this is a big undertaking but my favourite section is between Hampton Court Palace and Richmond-upon-Thames. Both banks are steeped in history and there are plenty of pubs along the way for a pit-stop. If your legs are tired from the initial journey you can catch a ferry back! Excellent transport connections to central London can be found at both ends.
Difficulty: 2/5 (depending on pit-stops!)
3. Dumyat: a simple, accessible hike from Stirling with views looking over the city. Car parking can be found north of the university on Sheriffmuir Road. When you're telling your colleagues about the trip be sure to pronounce it “Dum-eye-att” to avoid any teasing.
4. Blencathra: if making a start from Blease Road, you're quickly welcomed by fantastic views. Walking this on a clear day is unbeatable.
5. Saddle Tor & Hay Tor: there is plenty of local parking available around both of these Tors and plenty of paths between them. Pick the path that you fancy and enjoy!
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