Eric's Walks
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Welcome to Eric's Walks.

These pages contain a record, in pictures and narrative, of walking in the Great Outdoors. I would like to share these walks with you, the visitor to my website. These walks focus on what I like to think of as important aspects of a reasonably healthy lifestyle - exercise and discovery of new experiences. Indeed, life is a continuous learning process - a process of constant renewal.

Many of these walks I have led and devised myself. Others are walks in which I have participated and in these cases, I gratefully acknowledge the contributions of colleagues and friends. Visits away from the London area generally last two or more full days; such visits often involve some interesting sight-seeing to complement the walks, and this aspect is also included in the appropriate pages.




On Bossington Hill, near Minehead, the sea, gorse, hills and mist all combine to produce an unforgettable view of the coast line from Porlock to Lynmouth.

I have divided this page into sections describing walks in: England, Wales, Scotland and Germany. I have also included a "Timeline List" of the walks. As you will see, you can also conveniently access these sections directly from the index above. As already mentioned, for many walks I have given their paths in terms of longitude and latitude, so that you can, where appropriate, superimpose the paths on Ordnance Survey® and OSM® maps.

I have very many items just waiting to go onto this web site; although I obviously like to be out of doors, rainy days thus give me a lot to do, web-wise! Of course, as and when my time allows, I shall try to update this page with new and/or as yet unpublished walks.

I hope you will find my modest efforts on this page interesting, and that when you leave this page, you have seen at least something that is new. If so, this page will have fulfilled its intended purpose!


English Flag    England    English Flag

My walks in England are arranged by counties. While the walks focus mainly on the Home Counties, they also include counties further afield, especially Cumbria, for the ever popular Lake District. So, without further ado, may I wish you "Happy Browsing"!

      
B  Berkshire,  Buckinghamshire
C  Cumbria (Lake District)
D  Derbyshire
E  Essex
G  Gloucestershire (Forest of Dean)

          
H  Hertfordshire
K  Kent
L  London
S   Somerset,  Surrey,  Sussex
Y  Yorkshire

      

  Berkshire

  Buckinghamshire

  Cumbria - The Lakes

  Derbyshire

  Essex

  Gloucestershire - Forest of Dean




Symond's Yat is a nice circular day-hike, based on Parkend in the Forest of Dean.

  Hertfordshire

  Kent

  London

  Somerset

  Surrey

  Sussex

  Yorkshire


Welsh Dragon    Wales    Welsh Dragon

Here you will see two walks from opposite ends of the Principality, namely Snowdonia and the Black Mountains. Of course, these walks hardly cover all that Wales has to offer the keen hiker!




On the way to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, the Pyg Track gives us this view of Llyn Llydaw, stretched out in all its mountain glory.


Scottish Flag    Scotland    Scottish Flag

Our Scottish visit you see described here was based on Fort William. Apart from Ben Nevis (a must-do, of course), our schedule included Glencoe and visits to some of the Islands via Mallaig and Oban.




On the Isle of Muck ("muck" is Gallic for "porpoise"), the single 1.5 mile long road (or track) links Port Mor with the hamlet of Gallanach and offers splendid views of Rum and beyond to Skye.


German Flag    Germany    German Flag

Odin's Forest (Odenwald) borders on the eastern edge of Heidelberg, with its famous university. Odin's Forest is made up of both deciduous and conifer trees. The River Neckar, immortalized by Mark Twain in the 1840s, is an important feature of the landscape, a landscape in which the numerous castles testify to a rich history, stretching back to mediaeval times and beyond (when knights were bold ... etc.). In this area I have done numerous walks of which the two you see here are just "a taster".




The Neckar Valley in Germany's Odin's Forest is full of interesting views. Here we see the erstwhile mediaeval fortified "town" of Dilsberg. We can enjoy this panorama from a view point high up in the forest above the river bank. For the hiker, it's a pleasant place to stop awhile and reflect on the scene in particular and on the world in general.


Thank You!

Thank you for visiting this, my "Walks Page". I hope your browsing of the pages linked here is both interesting and rewarding! Thank you to all my friends who have suggested and organized many of the walks and away-breaks described here.