Kingscote and Nailsworth Walk

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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‘The Cat’s Back’ (Part 2)

Saturday 17th December 2016

In Part 1, I had reached the summit of Hay Bluff, with its trig point imprinted with the image of the Welsh Dragon.

It was slightly too soon for me to stop for lunch and I was looking to rejoin the Offa’s Dyke Path heading south, before a descending to cross the Olchon Valley.

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Tortworth Chestnut

Saturday 12th November 2016

At the time of this walk, I remember I was beginning to struggle for motivation to get out and do something; feeling tired from work, a sudden decrease in daylight hours elsewhere and a gradual drop in temperature.

I found myself feeling as though I was about to ‘waste the weekend away’. Somehow, I found the impetus to consider a short walk for the afternoon. Post-lunch and fewer miles… This seemed do-able and soon, I was heading up the M5 towards Dursley.

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Dundry Hill

Sunday 30th October 2016

One day after my Quantocks walk and I got to meet up with a friend I hadn’t seen for a number of months… On a walk, naturally.

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We’d originally talked about doing a longer walk further south on the Mendips but arrived at a compromise where we we meet up, closer to Bristol and tackle the 4.5 miles of Geoff Mullett’s Dundry Hill walk.

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East Somerset Railway Walk

Sunday 1st November 2015

On Sunday, I did something I’d not done for almost three months – since my last non-charity-related expedition to the Cotswolds – and took myself on a walk. No companion, no walking group; just myself and whatever the East Mendips were going to lay down for me on this occasion.

This walk, the East Somerset Railway, can be found in Walk West (a free download available from this blog) and it’s walk No.19.

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Prior’s Wood Walk

Thursday 28th May 2015

It was two-weeks ago to this day. This very evening, I headed out for a rare post-work walk in the hopes of capturing many bluebells with my camera, with summer looming only a matter of days ahead.

Prior’s Wood in Portbury, North Somerset, is regarded as one of the best sites in the country to spot carpets of bluebell flowers in the heights of the spring season. Two-years ago, I first embarked on this walk under the leadership of the Ramblers. This time, it was only me.

I just had to hope that I wasn’t going to arrive too late.

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