Dedicated to the ramblings of a gardener and his dog, all views are the author’s own … Unless they are contentious and then he will blame Sprout.

The Reasons I Walk by Mark Procter

Because I can. That sounds really trite doesn’t it, but, if you can walk, you should; for exercise, for health, for peace of mind and for getting from one place to another …

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Gone to the Dogs by Mark Procter

There are two types of dog people in my experience. Those who hear their dog’s voices, and those who lie …

Meeting Julia Bradbury

Picture the scene, if you will: Your correspondent finds himself in Las Vegas, attending a wedding and white water rafting through The Grand Canyon, not at the same time, with The Dancing Queen. If that wasn’t surreal enough I then received a phone call…. They were phoning on behalf of a production company who were…

My Favourite Walk – Helvellyn

My favourite walk is and was also my scariest walk. Let me explain. In 1981 my family, Mum, Dad, my two sisters and myself went to The Lake District for our Summer holiday from the South Coast. We stayed in student accommodation at Lancaster University with our extended family and friends and used it as a base…