London Day Trip: Alpaca Walking in Winchester, UK

Where to begin explaining this one… because, yes, we did travel on a day trip from London to a farm in Eastleigh, Winchester to go alpaca walking. What is an alpaca walk? It’s a walk where you take an alpaca on a leash for a stroll around his farm. Hensting…

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London Day Trip: Canterbury

For many months, I have been dreaming of visiting Canterbury. My dream was to visit in warm weather and go punting along the canals of this famed city and visit its historic cathedral. Once I learned it was not far from London, it made it firmly onto the London bucket…

London Day Trip: The Mount Vineyard, Kent

While we were hiking along the Eynsford Circular, we passed this sign while crossing through a golf course. We were intrigued. “Best Wine in Kent” had to mean something, right? Andrew Googled it as we continued our walk to Shoreham for lunch. He discovered that The Mount Vineyard does tastings…

London Day Trip: Hiking the Eynsford Circular

Our latest hike took us to Eynsford in Kent, where we walked a long the Eynsford Circular. This lovely country stroll was a nice walk, even in the rain. Getting There | The Walk | The Sights Getting to the Eynsford Circular Just 45 minutes by train from Blackfriars, trains…

London Day Trip: Hiking in Epping Forest

Home to nearly 9 million people, it’s safe to say London is huge. A couple weekends ago, I learned just how huge when we hopped on the Central Line for an hour and got off on the edge of a straight up forest. Yes, that’s right, a forest in London.…

Holiday Hike in Surrey

Our hiking schedule took some hits this fall. First, we had to cancel our October hike in the New Forest due to the crazy hurricane winds that hit the UK that weekend and Andrew was sick. Then, I sprained my knee and its recovery has not gone as quickly as…

London Day Trip: Hiking the Seven Sisters

It is a rare occurrence that I will willingly wake up before 6AM. Very rare. But on a Sunday in September, I did just that (with the help of Andrew of course) to set out on a bus-train-bus journey for a London day trip hiking the Seven Sisters. The Seven…