The Walking Blog

Man on cliff with binoculars

Why Birdwatching and Walking Go Hand in Hand

At their heart, birdwatching  and walking have a lot in common with the ideals and aims of slow travel. Birdwatching and walking somewhere with a destination in mind encourages you to see parts of the country you may have not even been aware existed. You see a very different Wales if you go looking for … Continue reading Why Birdwatching and Walking Go Hand in Hand »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on June 9, 2017 (modified December 13, 2017)
Woman-Reading-on-a-Bench

Great Books For Great Walks:
Essential reads for walking in… England

This article is part of our ‘Great books for great walks’ series which aims to inspire you with the best fiction and non-fiction books to read both during your walk and before it. In this list we’re exploring England, a land full of world famous authors and home to more of our walks than anywhere … Continue reading Great Books For Great Walks:
Essential reads for walking in… England
»

Post written by Alex Cunningham on May 19, 2017 (modified February 19, 2018)
Great Literature for Great Walks in Scotland

Great Books for Great Walks:
Essential reads for walking in…. Scotland

This article is part of our ‘Great books for great walks’ series which aims to inspire you with the best fiction and non-fiction books to read both during your walk and before it. In this list we’re exploring Scotland, a unique and ancient land with a character and culture all of its own. For more … Continue reading Great Books for Great Walks:
Essential reads for walking in…. Scotland
»

Post written by Alex Cunningham on (modified November 16, 2017)
Hiking Reads

Great Books for Great Walks:
Essential reads for walking in…. Wales

This article is part of our ‘Great books for great walks’ series which aims to inspire you with the best fiction and non-fiction books to read both during your walk and before it. This week, essential Reads for Walking in Wales In this list we’re exploring wild Wales, bringing you the best literature to be … Continue reading Great Books for Great Walks:
Essential reads for walking in…. Wales
»

Post written by Alex Cunningham on (modified November 16, 2017)

Great Books for Great Walks:
Essential reads for walking in…. Britain

This article is part of our ‘Great books for great walks’ series which aims to inspire you with the best fiction and non-fiction books to read both during your walk and before it. This week, we cast our eyes over essential reads for walking in Britain. In this list we’re exploring the best of Britain, … Continue reading Great Books for Great Walks:
Essential reads for walking in…. Britain
»

Post written by Alex Cunningham on (modified November 16, 2017)
DylanThomas Birthday Walk Taf Estuary

Carmarthen Bay Walkthrough: Pendine to Laugharne to Llansteffan

I’d hit what must of been the half-way mark when I noticed there was no-one around for miles. Out in front, there was sand… after sand…and I could just about glimpse Dolwen Point looking back over my shoulder. Otherwise, nothing. By the mid-way point I’d felt as if I’d settled, that restless feeling that so … Continue reading Carmarthen Bay Walkthrough: Pendine to Laugharne to Llansteffan »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on May 8, 2017 (modified November 16, 2017)
Walker on path down from devils Kitchen to Cwm Idwal with Llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen in shot

How Walking Effects Well-Being: Studies Prove Link Between Walking and Mental Health

“Walking in Wales is an opportunity to get out and about and see scenery and clear your mind and your thinking” so says Theresa May, by way of explanation for a surprise announcement that left media channels scrambling for comment. The Prime Minister had not long returned from her walking holiday in Snowdonia before she … Continue reading How Walking Effects Well-Being: Studies Prove Link Between Walking and Mental Health »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on April 21, 2017 (modified October 26, 2017)
Llansteffan Castle, over the Tywi estuary

Celtic Trails Sets All New Wales Coast Path Itinerary

The first coast path to officially outline an entire country opened May, 2012 and ever since its completion it’s been keeping us busy. However, it appears we’re not the only ones, as The Wales Coast Path has been a lightning rod for those looking for a challenge – whether it be walkers, runners or even one … Continue reading Celtic Trails Sets All New Wales Coast Path Itinerary »

Post written by James | Celtic Trails on April 20, 2017 (modified June 6, 2019)
Man reading while hiking

Great Books for Great Walks

Walking and literature has always kept close quarters, and perhaps there’s something about the travelling on foot that seems to bring your surroundings, thoughts and ideas into sharp focus. From pilgrimage to protest march, promenade to nature ramble; the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other can be undertaken with a … Continue reading Great Books for Great Walks »

Post written by Alex Cunningham on April 14, 2017 (modified February 14, 2019)
Image of Sunset over Nash Point

Walking the South Wales Coast Path: The Glamorgan Heritage Coast

It’s been a beautiful weekend, and I headed down to Southerndown to spend the day exploring what I’m often told is a ‘criminally underrated’ slice of the British coast. There are some spectacular walks and places to visit along The South Wales Coast Path – The Severn Estuary, the seaside resorts of Barry & Penarth and the nations capital … Continue reading Walking the South Wales Coast Path: The Glamorgan Heritage Coast »

Post written by Celtic Trails on April 4, 2017 (modified October 3, 2017)