Matthew Usherwood, Author at BookMyTrail

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A brief overview of Englands National Parks

England, despite its relatively small size, has 10 National Parks, yes that’s right 10! Where land space is limited, the desire to preserve our natural, and open spaces is strong, and support for the National Parks is growing. So, where … Read More

The Dales Way Frequently Asked Questions

Considering walking the Dales Way walking route? The Dales Way is a fabulous long distance path, stretching from Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales to Windermere in the Lake District National Park. How long is the Dales Way? The Dales Way … Read More

Recommendations for a two week walk in the UK

So you have two weeks to spare. Congratulations, that in itself is quite an achievement! Now, you are probably wondering what to do with it? You have thought about lying on a beach, but honestly, you want some alone time, … Read More

Yorkshire Wold’s Way 6 Night, 7 Day Itinerary

If your walking the Yorkshire Wold’s Way and need a 8 Night, 7 Day itinerary please feel free to download my free itinerary by clicking here. It contains my first pick of accommodation for each night, meaning that you get … Read More

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5 Things you need to know before your long distance walk in England

This is an article of honesty. I’m putting it all out there to hopefully advise you on some things you need to be aware of before you walk in England. Hopefully it doesn’t stop you in your tracks, and kill … Read More

Here are 10 reasons why you need to try a self guided walking holiday

Enjoying a self guided walking holiday is one of the fastest growing trends in modern travel. Group trips appeal when you want to meet others, be immersed in an experience with strangers, who soon become friends. However for others, the … Read More

4 of the best hikes in Northern England

The North of England is known for its quaint towns and villages, with a distinct edge of #local and tightness with the community members. Expect great pubs and inns, delightful cafes and quirky shops in a lot of town, all … Read More

Introducing the Inn Way, Peak District

I’m delighted to announce that BookMyTrail is now running the Inn Way, Peak District. This route, created, walked and written by Mark Reid follows a circular walk, or the ‘Ultimate Pub Walk’ within the Peak District National Park, along 84 miles … Read More

A new breed of outdoor enthusiast

I remember when being into the great outdoors was just not cool. If you liked hiking and rambling it was assumed you were probably a member of the Ramblers Association (nothing wrong with being a member of the Ramblers I would … Read More