Katherine May

H is for one Happy Falconer

In response to my remorseless adoration of H is for Hawk, my own H treated me to a falconry experience at the Rare Breeds Centre near Ashford in Kent. I will say very little about it except for (a) it was awesome, … Continue reading “H is for one Happy Falconer”

Appledore to Clovelly

Note: this walk took place in February and I am very late in writing it. Sorry. Have been massively busy *grovels*.  I’ve noticed that my SW Coast Path walks have become less of a leisure activity, and more of a gruelling … Continue reading “Appledore to Clovelly”


There has been a hiatus. After November’s expensive one-day wallow (which not only cost me two nights’ stay in a hotel for a mere 14 miles, but also finally killed off my beloved ASBOs*), I have been somewhat reluctant to … Continue reading “Hiatus”

Ilfracombe – Croyde Sands – Barnstaple

Emma, my companion on this month’s walk, is gripping my hand so tightly that I can feel the bones shifting in my knuckles. ‘It’s glaring at me!’ she says. ‘No it isn’t,’ I say. ‘It’s going to run at me! … Continue reading “Ilfracombe – Croyde Sands – Barnstaple”

Combe Martin – Ilfracombe

We are determined to set off early today. I eat two cereal bars for breakfast, and just as I’m about to wash down my customary handful of pills to complete the meal, I realise that I’ve screwed up. Instead of … Continue reading “Combe Martin – Ilfracombe”