If you are interested in seeing what parts of England looked like, Historic England has put out an on-line collection of aerial photographs. Some are old RAF photos (indicated by squares), others are more recent by other photographers (red circles) and there are some overlapping sequences (Green rectangles).
Very interesting to see how your area has changed.
More and more YouTube videos have adverts, when you just want to see the video. Adblock for YouTubeTM (note the TM as there are similar apps) is a useful way in Chrome, Edge and Firefox to block them and also some annoying overlays. If you do want to support the creator, it’s simple to turn the blocker off.
I certainly think that I should be getting some weight off, so I’ve been looking for walking and running routes. There aren’t that many around me and most of those are for serious runners, so I’ve been exploring plotaroute.com, which lets me search already planned routes and create my own that I can then share.
Browsing routes has a lot of filters like min and max distance, terrain and more importantly max ascent!
Creating a route is even easier. Select from walking, running or bike. Then zoom the world map into where you want to create the route and just click points along the route where you want to go on your route (Churches, villages, pubs). Just like a satnav, Plotaroute then sorts out the roads or trails to take, the distance, the climb or descent overall and an estimate of how long it will take. If you don’t like that, there are a myriad of options to tailor it for you.
The website has a mobile version and from this you can download an app where you can use it to direct you on your route
Great for trying new routes and testing a few ideas if we ever get to go away again!