Chew Valley Waterfall Walk

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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Visiting Stourhead: The House

Monday 7th November 2016

Stourhead had been on my shortlist since 2012, when I first became aware of it from the stunning photos featured on another blogger’s post. Why it had taken me four-years to actually get there, I’m not too sure. It’s only a ninety-minute drive from home and I’ve been a full National Trust member now for eighteen-months.

I waited until November, in the heart of autumn, when I also happened to have a Monday off work and didn’t fancy another energetic hike the day after a long walk in another part of Wiltshire.

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Malvern Hills – July 2016 (Part 1)

Sunday 31st July 2016

This was my first ever walk in the Malvern Hills; an area of outstanding natural beauty and only a ninety-minute drive from home; for which, I purchased the relevant Ordnance Survey map almost a year before taking my first steps.

I have a feeling this walk may resonate particularly well with one of my regular readers, whose wife originates from this part of the world. This walk covers much of the southern half of the hill range and I intend to explore the northern portion before the end of this year.

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Good Friday Coastal Walk (Part 2)

Good Friday – 25th March 2016

14.00 has passed. My stomach was growling and I still had a distance to cover before I would reach Kimmeridge Bay. I was close to the halfway point on my route, if not slightly beyond it.

At around 14.30, it finally crept in to view.

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