Walking England's Rural Canvas

Spellbound by mist

Sunday’s dawn broke as a golden ball of fire, at first slowly creeping above the horizon, then gathering pace, up, up into the sky.

I was spell bound by the mists, hovering almost ghost like above the river. And the

Walking The Cotswolds

At this time of year the fields of barley (with its long wispy delicate whiskers) and wheat are starting to turn and ripen. Barley changes beautifully from its vibrant green to a light beige. And wheat, standing tall and proudly …

Dorset Royal Chase – New walking trip

New walk in Dorset – Dorset Cottages, part of the Dorset Royal Chase inn to inn



It was a small but interesting party who set off keenly on Saturday morning to walk through North Dorset’s spectacular countryside in England.…

A right pea souper

We emerge from our car into a right pea souper. Fog hangs like a white veil across the wintry countryside. Everything looks hazy. Soon fine droplets start clinging to our hair and clothes forming a white layer.

As we descend …

Behind the scenes as Foot Trails creates a new trail

A light, larger and brighter than a usual star shines brightly in the dark skies above Bath.

” Is that the international space station?” I ask David

Dawn was still to break as we headed towards Wiltshire by car with …

Foot Trails proud to support new government campaign

Foot Trails is proud to be supporting the new #ExportingisGREAT campaign to encourage businesses to export.

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Foot Trails hits headlines this week

Foot Trails team are regularly invited to speak as experts in local, regional, national and international press on matters from England’s rural economies to rural tourism, enterprise and of course walking and travel on foot.

This week Foot Trails founder …

Foot Trails launches its new 2016 program

Foot Trails launches its new 2016 walking holiday program

happy trailsI’m not sure what noise would best accompany the launch of a new walking holiday program. Perhaps not a fanfare of music but more a furious stamping of boots in quick …

Walking and health hits headlines



Walking has made the front and prominent pages of some well known British newspapers today.

A new scientific research project has concluded that just 20 minutes walking a day can help us to live longer.

Cambridge University studied 334 …

Dorset in the sunshine – freedom and smiles




The words were simple but heartfelt this afternoon – “Outdoors is where my soul feels the most calm and relaxed.”

David and I were walking in Dorset earlier today. The sun was shining… and as with the vast …