Surrey

Ahh, Surrey. The commuter belt county - a paved Mecca for London's cycling hardcore and weekend hobbyists, a place about which Jeremy Clarkson famously remarked "If Kent is the Garden of England, then Surrey is the patio." Perhaps this is true, but he's forgetting one important thing: The divide that signals the end of London … Continue reading Surrey

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South Yorkshire

For my next county top report I thought I'd head away from the south of England and tell you about a long jog on a very cold winter's day back in 2014. The highest point in South Yorkshire* is a small rock formation standing at 548m named High Stones, just south of the better-known Margery … Continue reading South Yorkshire

Dorset

Around this time last year, I was finally able to tick off a county top that I had been very keen to visit since I started my challenge: Dorset. Much of my family grew up in this most polarised of counties - one in which half of the total population live in the Bournemouth/Poole conurbation; … Continue reading Dorset

Essex and Cambridgeshire

It was the first warm day of spring, and work duties were to take me to Bury St. Edmunds for the afternoon. I had spotted some time ago that the highest points of Cambridgeshire and Essex were adjacent to each other, not far from the sleepy village of Great Chishill (little more than a hamlet … Continue reading Essex and Cambridgeshire

Yorkshire

It's been a busy week with lots of travelling, and only time to squeeze in a few gentle runs before this weekend's Hampshire Hoppit Marathon. But after finishing the recording of Kate's next album (Christmas music...in June!), I just couldn't pass up on the opportunity to get in a little trail time and check out … Continue reading Yorkshire