Visit every county in England, and as much as possible of the British Isles, in 12 months!
That’s 95 counties, 48 in England, 9 in Scotland, 6 in Wales, 6 in Northern Ireland and 26 in Republic of Ireland! (Details below!)
Counties visited so far: 23
England: 10 Scotland: 5 Wales: 1 Northern Ireland: 6 Republic of Ireland: 1
Cheshire– Wizard’s Walk, Alderley Edge
- Cornwall, including the Isles of Scilly
Cumbria– Arnside Village
- East Riding of Yorkshire
- East Sussex
- Greater London, including the City of London
Greater Manchester– Haigh Hall, Wigan
- Isle of Wight
Lancashire– Beacon Country Park, Skelmersdale
Merseyside– Antony Gormley’s Another Place, Crosby
North YorkshireCastle Woods, Skipton
Shropshire– Fenn’s Whixhall and Bettisfield Mosses
- South Yorkshire
Staffordshire– Cannock Chase Forest
- Tyne and Wear
West Midlands– Jewellery Quarter and Bull Ring
- West Sussex
West Yorkshire– St. Ives Estate, Bingley
Scotland – For simplicity, as Scotland is such a large area, with many ‘counties’, (and to have some chance of achieving our goal), we have identified 9 areas (approximately the regions) of Scotland to include.
- Highlands & Islands
Central & Fife– Glasgow City Strathclyde– Ayr and Prestwick Beach Lothian– Edinburgh (Castle, National Gallery and Holyrood)
Argyll– Loch Lomond
Dumfries and Galloway– Gretna Green
Wales – We have chosen to identify 6 areas (almost the preserved counties but not quite!) to enable us to cover the most ground!
- Gwynedd & Anglesey
Clwyd– Loggerheads, Mold
Tyrone– Gortin Glen Forest Park, Omagh Antrim– The Dark Hedges, Ballmoney & Giants Causeway, Bushmills Down– Hillsborough Forest Park, Hillsborough Derry– Peace Bridge, Foyle Fermanagh– Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen Armagh– Lurgan Park, Lurgan
Republic of Ireland – Hopefully we can visit ALL of the counties of the country of my childhood, but I’m not convinced!
Donegal– Manorcunningham and Killea