'Solway Wreath', found objects, sand and acrylic. My thanks to Joe Dias for allowing me to use this image of his work.

BBC Radio4's Open Country joined me on a shorewalk in April 2015: you can hear Caz Graham and me walking, talking, and guddling in the pools on BBC iPlayer.



Do join me for an informal guided ramble on the Solway shore near Allonby, to find out more about whelk eggs and worm-built reefs, underwater glues and mussel-power, sand dunes and sea-potatoes, submerged forests ... and much more.

Where, and what to wear

Walks, which are usually free, will start from Allonby and will last about 2 hours (depending on the weather).

Since each walk will be for a maximum of 10 people, please reserve your place beforehand - booking instructions are given for each walk. Children and dogs are most welcome, as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please wear wellies (you might have to wade through shallow pools - and note that the shore is often rocky and muddy, so bare feet are not an option) and bring warm or waterproof clothing (it can be windy and cool on the shore even if the sun is shining).