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 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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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.
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Saturday 24th December 2016
Christmas Eve and officially the start of my ten-day break from the ‘necessary’ routine of work.
Of course, I was going to spend the day outdoors and I settled upon the idea of starting in Priddy and heading west to revisit Draycott Sleights Nature Reserve.
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Already, the first month of this new year now lies behind us!
Having amassed an impressive total of nine-hundred-and-sixty-five miles for the whole of 2016, I began January with the aim of exceeding the figure by the end of December.
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Sunday 18th December 2016
Wellow. A North East Somerset village that I seem to be visiting quite frequently. Before writing this post, I’ve already returned once this year and have plans to revisit the area on a group walk next month.
Post-My Black Mountains Triumph, this was a point where I saw an opportunity to cram in the miles and possibly get very close to the one-thousand miles mark. But primarily, this was going to be a pre-walk in order to investigate a few different footpaths and hopefully confirm a complete circuit for February.
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Saturday 3rd December 2016
My first walk in December was a second attempt at a partial-fail dating back over three-and-a-half years.
With minimal daylight hours, the mileage was fair. It was less than an hour’s drive from home and I could avoid the motorways. Given that this was in winter, I felt confident that the majority of all cattle would already be confined to their seasonal sheds…
Would this attempt to follow the route become any more successful than the last?
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Just as I finished writing up my walks from November, 2016 draws to an end.
It’s time to review my final month’s mileage and to see how I faired in my first year of the #Walk1000Miles challenge.
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