Wrington to Chew Stoke (2 Rivers Way)

Saturday 15th October 2016

It feels like such a long time ago and yet, it’s barely been one month.

This was my attempt to ‘fill in the gap’ in my previous efforts to complete the 2 Rivers Way long-distance path. What better way to do it, than by leaving the car at home to set off from your front door?

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On the Mendips – May 2016

Sunday 22nd May 2016

It’s not that often I go walking on the very hills that are only a stone’s throw from my home. But having suffered with a cold for the past week, lying low on energy levels and having hurt my back; I didn’t feel like travelling or walking too far.

Starting from Burrington Combe after a ten-minute drive, I was to embark on a unusually short adventure up and over the Mendip Hills.

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Evening Walks

It feels as though this year is beginning to increase its pace. Simultaneously, I also feel as though 2016 has only recently begun…

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We’ve somehow survived another unnecessary disruption to our body clocks and with that, comes the extra hour of evening light throughout British Summer Time. Presenting with it, the perfect opportunity for evening walks.

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Chew, Two, Three (Part 2)

Saturday 19th March 2016

From Pensford, there was only one direction I would be heading next and that was uphill, in my pursuit of an ideal lunchtime stop.

According to my brief notes, it was somewhere between 11.00 and 11.30 that morning, as I joined the Three Peaks Walk, once again.

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Visiting Tyntesfield (Part 1)

Wednesday 16th December 2015

Tyntesfield would be the other local property that I’d been driving past for many years without having stopped off to pay the estate a visit. I’d only previously stopped here once to pick someone up and, long before I became a National Trust member, I used to drive past the entrance almost daily on my commute to or from work.

Knowing where the car park was and, with a day off work last week; I made an effort to ensure I could tick this one off my list. From what I’d read online, there was somewhat of a Christmas theme overtaking the house to look out for as well.

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Hewish to Brean

Sunday 20th September 2015

Several weeks have passed since we actually completed this stage in the Somerset Coast Path. At somewhere between fourteen and seventeen miles long, it would become our longest single stretch to date.

Having lost our connection with the coastline at Kingston Seymour in the previous walk, we left the lay-by in Hewish with the aim of leaving the A-roads behind for at least the next twenty miles.

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