Looking for some inspiration for this year’s walking? Here are some suggestions for how to get the most out of 2013.
1) Explore a National Park - All of the UK’s National Parks have good public transport networks, so plan a week’s walking (or a long weekend) based around the local stops or stations.
Delamere Forest is situated in Cheshire, just ten miles from the historic city of Chester. The 950 hectares of dense green forest, made up of mixed deciduous and evergreen trees, are a haven for walkers, runners and cyclists.
Wistman’s Wood is a curious place. The stunted oak trees in this small copse are covered with lichens and luminous green mosses, as are the boulders they grow between. It feels like the setting for a fantasy novel; I kept expecting to see Gollum scampering about as we picked our way between the trees.