In the land of the Prince Bishops: the city of Durham, England

The city of Durham is one of my favourite places. The medieval castle and cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site standing high up on a wooded peninsula above a bend in the River Wear, and the steep, winding streets below form an historic centre the equal of anywhere in Europe. Bill Bryson, in his Notes … Continue reading In the land of the Prince Bishops: the city of Durham, England

Walking the Exe Estuary Trail, Devon

The Exe Estuary Trail in Devon follows the banks of the River Exe from the south of Exeter to the sea. I’ve looked out over the estuary from the train on several occasions, the line skirting along its banks, boats on the water, wading birds and fishermen hunting for shellfish, and discovering the trail along … Continue reading Walking the Exe Estuary Trail, Devon