Saturday 21st January 2017
My first ever visit to Gloucester was in January 2012 and my immediate reaction upon meeting this city was of shock; despite being in the heart of the Cotswolds, it was nothing at all like the many idyllic villages that inhabit the hills.
Several repeat visits were made that year before an avoidance spanning five-years… Until this year, when I made a long-awaited return in the company of two friends.
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Sunday 15th January 2017
One day after an orienteering exercise at Ashton Court in Bristol, there was an off-the-book-but-on-Facebook walk organised that I was invited to join.
It would begin in the village of Wellow, a few miles south of Bath… You’re possibly already familiar with that name because I’d been pre-walking routes in the same area!
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Sunday 8th January 2017
One day after a mist and mud experience on the Somerset Levels, I drove north for a walk in the Cotswolds with an urbanised beginning.
This route is available in Walk West Again; created by Geoff Mullett and free to download from this site.
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Saturday 7th January 2017
It’s interesting that I come to write about this walk in this moment, as I’m contemplating a return to the same area this coming weekend, with a few added miles.
Burrow Mump is best-known for its iconic church ruin atop the mound. South-east of Bridgwater but deep within the Somerset Levels.
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Sunday 1st January 2017
My first walk of the year began at the western edge of Chew Valley Lake, where car parking is free and small numbers flock to admire and throw bread at the native birds.
I arrived here in search of an elusive waterfall… Many miles far from the Brecon Beacons! Hoping to find a trig point along the way.
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Friday 30th December 2016
This would be my final proper walk for 2016 and I’d decided to keep it as a local one.
I headed for the Burrington Ham car park towards the top of Burrington Combe and, with an early start close to 9am, I was soon heading off, over the road to cross Black Down.
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Wednesday 28th December 2016
With one ascent already behind me on this walk, I knew that I still had some climbing to do before I would reach the desired summit of Bredon Hill.
Having lost height en route to the village of Bredon’s Norton, that time was about to come.
Continue reading “Exploring Bredon Hill (Part 2)”