All our holidays are spent in the British Isles, walking along the myriad of designated footpaths which criss-cross the countryside. The lengths of the walks vary but there is always plenty of time to think about my textile work.
In April we visited Derbyshire and climbed Tansley Dale to the village of Litton where we bought lunch from the Community Shop, homemade by the local W.I.
The walk in the Yorkshire Wolds took us through the now deserted mediaeval village of Wharram Percy.
Over recent years, we have followed stretches of the Offa’s Dyke Trail which begins near Chepstow and finishes in Prestatyn. One stage this year was particularly bleak and it was easy to imagine the Mercians defending their land from the marauding Welsh.
Last week in Ayrshire we explored Wigtown, Scotland’s National Booktown. We didn’t buy any books but walked a path with views over the bay of Wigtown towards Gatehouse of Fleet.
Way-markers and our constant companion.