We love countryside walks and this is probably the activity we do the most of. We are slow walkers, appreciating what is around us in terms of landscape, nature and history. The walks that we share here are mostly fairly straight forward and under 10 miles long, so no massive challenges, just regular countryside walks that we recommend to our friends.

To help your enjoyment we have included a route map, stats of the route and highlighted things to look out for on the walk at different times of the year. Where we can, we will recommend where to have your picnic/brew-up and where to stop for coffee and cake.

We frequently look up walks in local information booklets, websites or books and these will be referred to in each description - what we have done is enhance the walk description with our personal experience.

We have a joke that when Sam chooses the route we go down dead-ends and when Peter chooses the route they are always much longer than anticipated. To allow for these foibles we always carry plenty of drinks and a map. Unless it is a short walk and the weather is settles we also take layers of clothing including waterproofs and wear stout walking boots.

Burnmouth on the Berwickshire Coastal Path

Berwickshire Coastal Path: Burnmouth to Berwick

By Sam | March 28, 2024

The sun finally shone in what has been a damp and cloudy winter and spring and so we set off to walk another section of the Berwickshire Coastal Path. Having previously walked between St Abbs and Eyemouth, we were now up for a slightly longer challenge. We took the bus from Berwick Upon Tweed over…

Walk in Malaga City - view of the bullring

Walk in Malaga City

By Sam | March 8, 2024

We have been enjoying walks in Malaga City almost every February/March since 2016 and have explored many routes around the city and along the approximately 10km of promenade that extends along the coast both east and west of the city centre. This walk in Malaga City is a short circular walk of approximately 5km that…

Part of the Lairig Ghru walking route

The Lairig Ghru Walk

By Sam | October 26, 2023

Sometimes the stars align and you can’t miss the opportunity for an outdoor adventure. This was the case this September when I tackled The Lairig Ghru walk with a wonderful new companion, Caron Gaisford. We had met virtually last year via Explorers Connect and had been planning this adventure for over a year online. For…

Rosehips on the circular walk from Roxburgh

Circular Walk from Roxburgh – a forager’s paradise

By Sam | September 3, 2023

This circular walk from Roxburgh is relatively short, but perfectly formed. Walking it on a late summer/early autumn day we could only marvel at the season’s abundance: a forager’s paradise. Luckily, I just happened to have some foraging bags in my rucksack. Roxburgh Viaduct Roxburgh Viaduct has to be one of the most stunning of…

A group of people birdwatching from the Berwickshire Coastal Path

Berwickshire Coastal Path – St Abbs to Eyemouth

By Sam | August 17, 2023

This is only a small part of the stunning Berwickshire Coastal Path, but it packs a punch in terms of beauty and wildlife. This route covers most of the coast adjacent to the Berwickshire Marine Reserve, so I was pleased to lead another guided walk along this stretch to raise awareness and money for the…

The guided walk at St Abbs

Guided Walk at St Abbs Head – June 2023

By Sam | June 23, 2023

I was back at St Abbs Head June 7th 2023 leading my regular walk for Berwickshire Marine Reserve. Eight of us set out from St Abbs to explore the National Nature Reserve on a chilly evening. We started off by seeing two beautiful hares and a kestrel in the field behind the Church, There were…

picture of a cuckoo

A Cuckoo’s Tale: In June I Change My Tune

By Sam | June 17, 2023

Last week I read that the male cuckoos that are part of the cuckoo tracking project were already leaving the UK and returning to Africa to overwinter, their job done in terms of ensuring the next generation. These first ones to fly south had spent the spring in Ireland, fairly close to where we have…

Bere Island

By Peter Lyth | June 4, 2023

Bere Island Trip with a parkrun Another Day in Paradise Saturday was yet another beautiful day and we jumped in the car before 8:00am as we had a ferry to catch. The road from Coomkeen on the Sheep’s Head Peninsular is a challenge in itself, as it is a winding single track that is very…

View across Dunmanus Bay from Sheeps Head Peninsular

Walks on Sheep’s Head Peninsular, County Cork

By Sam | May 28, 2023

We were lucky enough to get the chance to house sit for a friend’s sister on Sheep’s Head Peninsular, Bantry in south-west Ireland for three weeks this May. Although we took laptops with us and kept on our client work, it gave us the perfect opportunity to explore some completely new areas. In this blog…

Riverside walk in Langholm

Walks from Langholm

By Sam | May 20, 2023

On our way back from walking in the the Lake District we decided to stop off to try one of the walks in Langholm. Some work has obviously gone into the walking network from this border town, with a series of routes set up and described on this website from the Langholm Walks Project. The…