Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick, Cumbria

Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick, Cumbria

Castlerigg is the most visited stone circle in Cumbria. It sits in a natural amphitheatre created by the surrounding fells. Stone circles are really only found in the British Isles. Hundreds were built between 3,300 and 900 BC, the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age. I love these sites, they are very evocative and a wonderful trip for the imagination. It’s fascinating to think back to how people lived their lives thousands of years ago,…

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Flamborough Head, Yorkshire Coast

Flamborough Head,  Yorkshire Coast

The coastline around Flamborough Head boasts stunning chalk cliffs, magical coves with rock pools, caves, sea stacks and archways, as well as pebble and sand beaches. The chalk here is millions of years old. It was laid down when dinosaurs were still wandering the earth. At the southern end of the cliffs lies Bridlington and at the northern limit Bempton’s famous RSPB reserve. At Bempton, the 400-foot high chalk cliffs provide nesting sites for large…

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Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

Introduction I really like Whitby, it’s a fantastic place, dog-friendly nearly everywhere, and with lots of things to see and do. Whatever time of year you visit, Whitby is always busy. Unlike a lot of seaside resorts, there is no end of season in Whitby. The former fishing town is very photogenic and has a dramatic coastline, long stretches of sandy beach and a quaint harbour. The town splits into two distinct halves, bisected by the tidal…

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Puerto Galera, Mindoro – Travel Guide

Puerto Galera, Mindoro – Travel Guide

Puerto Galera – Port of the Galleons Puerto Galera on the island of Mindoro is only a few hours travel from Manila by land and sea transport. It has beautiful beaches, good access to the interior and some of the best diving sites in the Philippines. All these make Puerto Galera a popular travel destination. Puerto Galera usually means the actual town of Puerto Galera and the nearby resort areas – Sabang, 5km to the…

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