Walks for the Carrshield Camping Barn

Skye Strolls are delighted to be able to publish a series of walks and hikes for the relatively new camping barn situated in very rural Carrshield within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The location of this Camping Barn is relatively unique in that it offers beautiful walking countryside of the Northern Pennines from the doors step and is surrounded by some amazing industrial heritage.  The building itself dates to the 19th Century when it would have been the focal point of the mining in this part of the valley.

Northumberland advertises itself as being the last English wilderness, the walks from Carrshield Camping Barn certainly fit into this category. They can be bleak and desolate walking, but on clear days offer some spectacular views across 50 miles of Northumberland to The Cheviot. Whilst in almost the opposite direction it is possible to spot the northern summits of Skiddaw and Blencathra in The Lake District. The upland moors are also a very special place as they are the breeding grounds for some endangered birds such as Curlew, Golden Plover and Twite.

The walks are freely available for download on their website CarrshieldCampingBarn.co.uk, through their Facebook Page Carrshield Camping Barn, as well as through Skye Strolls Ltd Facebook Page and as with all our walks on the outdoor adventure website and app ViewRanger.com.

We hope you have as much enjoyment with these walks as we did in creating them ready for you.

Life on the Deben book published

Just over a year ago Skye Strolls was approached to assist with a book that was being put together by local writer Nick Cottam and film producer Tim Curtis. This book was to accompany the beautiful film narrated by John McCarthy – Life on the Deben, which captures the soul and spirit of a beautiful Suffolk river – its people, it’s astonishing history and its natural environment.

The book was published at a launch in the Longshed on Woodbridge Riverside on Saturday 9th November 2019 and is now available through the website Lifeonthedeben.com and book shops in Suffolk.

Skye Strolls were pleased to assist with the 10 walks that appear within this book and help reflect the various parts and history of the short but beautiful river. The walks are also available free of charge to download on to Smartphone or tablet through ViewRanger.com, this site and Skye Strolls Ltd facebook page.

We hope that you enjoy the book and exploring this pleasant and quiet part of Suffolk as much as we enjoyed creating the walks.

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Life on the Deben – walks

Following the highly acclaimed documentary written and presented by John McCarthy in association with Woodbridge Riverside Trust a book is to be published, written by local journalist Nick Cottam.

It has been a great experience to have contributed to the eight walks that are within this book, each showing a different side and character of this beautiful river and the Suffolk countryside.

The walks have also been published through the outdoor adventure planning app ViewRanger.com where they can be downloaded free of charge onto smartphone or tablet. They are also available free of charge on the Skye Strolls Ltd Facebook Page.

We hope you enjoy the book and exploring this delightful part of Suffolk as much as we enjoyed creating the walks.

Camping and Caravanning Club – Scottish Club Site Walks

We are very pleased to have been asked to renew our work with the Camping and Caravanning Club this year. During the scorching hot weather, the summer in 2018 we covered many of their East Anglian Club Sites, this Spring has seen us touring Scotland. The weather was variable, as to be expected in Scotland, but fortunately much drier than expected.

During April and early May we visited 9 of their Club Sites in a variety of different locations, finding some beautiful scenery and friendly people along the way. From the gentle rolling hills around Jedburgh to the magnificent wild hills of Glencoe, across to the seashore at Edinbane and Dingwall we hope there is something for everybody.

As with all of the Camping and Caravanning Club walks, they start and finish at their Club site taking in the surrounding areas with plenty to see and do as you amble along the paths and tracks. All the walks can be downloaded and followed on smartphone free of charge or subscription at ViewRanger.com.

The walks and photographs taken whilst exploring the areas are also available on our Facebook page of Skye Strolls Ltd. We hope you enjoy these walks and return for even more

The Turks Head at Hasketon – Cycle Rides

The Turks Head at Hasketon is ideally placed to explore this beautiful tranquil part of Suffolk with quiet country lanes and bridlepaths as well as outstanding wildlife and being steeped in history. All of this whilst being very accessible to Woodbridge, Ipswich and even further afield.

Following on from the work we have done previously with this wonderful establishment a further series of cycle rides have just been published that centre on the pub. Is there a better way to explore the Suffolk countryside than from The Turks Head? You can have refreshments before you start and after completion of your expedition.

The latest routes will take you along the Fynn Valley, around parts of the Deben Valley calling in at The White Horse at Easton and to explore the beautiful nature reserves at Bromeswell to return via The Crown at Ufford.

All our routes are available free of subscription and download charge through www.ViewRanger.com and its associated app, also through our own Facebook page.

We hope you enjoy exploring the great British countryside whether on foot or cycle.

Cycle Rides for Trewince Holiday Lodges, Cornwall

In the early Autumn we once again visited the idyllic surrounds of Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula, where we spent some time developing a series of cycle rides for the tranquil Trewince Holiday Lodge site near Portscatho. The rides take in the wonderful scenery, estuaries, coastline and hidden valleys of the Roseland peninsula and across the Carrick Roads to Falmouth and the surrounding landscape, all the way to Lizard Point.

The cycle rides are now available free of subscription charges or other fees on ViewRanger.com and also on our Facebook page, as well as from the reception at Trewince Holiday Lodges.

We hope you enjoy these rides as much as we did creating them and cycling around this amazingly beautiful part of England.

A busy Autumn period

Although there have not been any updates for a while it does not mean that things have stopped, quite the reverse. Over the last few months, cycle routes have been developed for a beautiful holiday lodge resort down on the south coast of Cornwall. These will be published in the next week or two. It was a real pleasure to cycle the narrow and sometimes steep roads around Cornwall as there was always going to be a different view. What an amazing place it is.

Alongside this, there is a long-term project being developed behind the scenes that will be published during the Spring of 2019. Although this seems like a long time there is a lot of work to be carried out between now and then. As a taster for where these walks are a series of photographs have just been posted on our Facebook Page, these will be added to in the next couple of weeks as further areas are explored.

This latter area of work could also lead to another similar project in the same area, but not something we can publicise at present. But it will be fun and hard work putting it all together.


New cycle routes for The Turks Head at Hasketon

Skye Strolls are pleased to have continued our relationship with the amazing Turks Head public house and restaurant in the small village of Hasketon near Woodbridge. To complement the walks already completed for this establishment we have now created two cycle routes that are based on their location.

These routes follow the quieter country lanes of the area and highlight many of the historical features of the area. One of the routes calls into other local public houses with which The Turks Head are linked.

The cycle routes are available from The Turks Head website, and our Facebook page as well as through ViewRanger.com where they can be downloaded to Smartphone and tablets free of charge.

We hope you enjoy these routes, hopefully more will be created over the coming months.

Camping and Caravanning Club walks at Great Shelford / Cambridge site

It is with pleasure that we have just published out latest walks for the Camping and Caravanning Club. These are centred on the recently refurbished site at Great Shelford just outside Cambridge. The walks give an opportunity to relax an unwind by getting into the glorious countryside that surrounds the site and city.

The route is nearly all accessible for wheelchair users with the exceptions of a few short stretches where suitable alternatives can be found by using nearby cycleways. These can be found easily using the ViewRanger.com app (free of charge).

There is an abundance of history throughout both walks as well as being able to enjoy the natural environment which could give you the opportunity of seeing birds such as kingfishers darting from the willows into the river.

As with all of Skye Strolls Ltd walks they are available to be downloaded and followed on smartphones free of charge from ViewRanger.com. The walks are also available from our Facebook Page, along with some photographs taken as we explored the area.

We hope you enjoy these walks as much as we did in preparing them.

Camping and Caravanning Club – Sandringham and Norwich Club sites

More walks have been created and published for the Camping and Caravanning Club sites at both Sandringham and Norwich.

The beauty and tranquillity of west Norfolk is captured within a walk to the glorious village of Wolferton and then through the amazing Dersingham Bog, truly a place not to be missed. Then through parkland developed by the various monarchs who have lived in Sandringham for more than a century. Both walks give options for taking additional detours to explore the area in greater depth.

The Camping and Caravanning Club site on Old Lakenham on the southern edge of Norwich has the great advantage of beautiful countryside in one direction with a fascinating city in the other. A gentle walk through wildflower meadows to an ancient Roman town or alternatively walking through centuries-old architecture and pleasant riverside. Again both walks allow individuals the ability to explore the area in greater depth and return to the ‘plotted’ route.

As with all of our walks they are available on our Facebook page and ViewRanger.com, where they can be followed free of charge on smartphones and tablets.