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#Walk1000Miles – November 2016

Here we are, then. Just one month to go until the end of 2016.

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It’s inevitable that I’ve already achieved my personal target of eight-hundred miles. But, with weekend of flooding across the local region and a sharp drop in temperatures to sub-zero; how much walking did I manage in the month that was November?

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Castle Combe with Brunel

Sunday 9th October 2016

This walk dates back close to two-months ago and was led by another member of Brunel 20s and 30s Walking Group.

Castle Combe is a village in Wiltshire. Well known for its racing circuit and as a ‘quintessential’ part of the Cotswolds.

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Chew Stoke to Wrington

Saturday 15th October 2016

Having successfully navigated the 2 Rivers Way as far as Chew Valley Lake, I now had to navigate my way home and back to Wrington.

There was no other long-distance path that would lead me to the destination and, without wanting to retread those familiar steps but in reverse, I sought out paths that were both new and unexplored to me.

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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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Circuit of Bath 2016 (Part 2)

Sunday 25th September 2016

With the canal tow-path portion of the Circuit of Bath walk ending at the visitor centre, I could continued my walking towards Limpley Stoke.

Still, with thoughts of an imminent lunch-stop in mind… If only, I could find the perfect place.

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Circuit of Bath Walk 2016 (Part 1)

Sunday 25th September 2016

This would be my third attempt at the Circuit of Bath walk since 2014, as I opted to participate in a different event on the same day last year.

It’s an annual event organised and in support of the charity Julian House. For my third year, I would again be looking to tackle the full twenty-miles of the circuit that surrounds the city.

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Worcester Cathedral

Saturday 24th September 2016

Following our visit to Croome Court, we had decided to take a short trip in to the city of Worcester, where we would look to explore the cathedral.

It wasn’t a long drive to get there… Maybe thirty-minutes. Certainly, much less than an hour.

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Visiting Croome

Saturday 24th September 2016

There are many benefits to being a National Trust member. When my annual renewal came up a few months ago, I was presented with a free pass for a friend, along with a new membership card for the twelve-months ahead.

This was only valid until the end of September and a few properties were excluded from the deal. We discussed a few ideas over where to go and mostly came up with a list of places that one of us had already been to… In the end, we settled upon a trip to Worcestershire to visit Croome.

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