English with Walking
Walking across the moors and dales has been a popular hobby for hundreds of years. Many English writers such as the Bronte sisters, Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Laurie Lee took much of their inspiration from their moorland and lakeside walks and this is why we feel that it is a wonderful chance to follow in their footsteps, admire the vast sweep of hills and dales, breath in the fresh air and be inspired.
If you enjoy nature and the countryside then there can be no better way to appreciate it than getting out and about for an afternoon and explore. To make the experience even better you will be accompanied by your teachers and /or other local people who know and love the area and can share the walk with you and point out some of the landmarks. Finally, through choosing this option you will be continuing the English language immersion in an activity which requires two legs, stout shoes a willingness to engage in conversation and a love of being outside.
The chosen walks are not too strenuous, we want you to enjoy the afternoon and have time to look at and admire the scenery, take photographs, have tea in a village or a drink in a country pub. We have a selection of routes in both the Dales and the Moors and will choose the best ones for you. You will need some suitable clothing for walking, especially footwear, but the walks will be suitable for all.
As with the other special courses we sometimes offer sparticular dates to coincide with any special events that might be happening such as the daffodil walk in March or autumn colour in October. However you can come and enjoy English and walking at any time subject to availability. The group is a maximum of 4 participants and you can also choose to come alone or with a friend, colleague or family member (if you choose a family course then we can include walks in your activities).
Our lessons will normally be in the mornings but we may change things around and go out first if weather or other circumstances dictate this to be preferable. We will have a whole day walk with picnic or pub lunch at the weekend. Walking, enjoying the scenery and good camaraderie is a perfect way to immerse yourself in the language and surroundings and make sure that you really improve your English skills.
I love the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, they are spectacular and I can’t wait to share them with you!
Our organised walks head off to the Yorkshire Dales or the North York Moors. We will do this in the middle of the week and on the Saturday at the end of the course.
You will need to have a pair of walking boots and thick socks and waterproof clothing – just in case of rain (not unusual in the UK!).
The second walk will explore the North York Moors starting in the village of Kilburn, on to the ruined Byland Abbey and then over the top of the Moors where there are wonderful views (10 miles).
Stops will be made for refreshments and lunch (picnic or pub depending on the weather!).