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Winter Solstice Walk

Those of you who follow my Facebook Page may’ve already seen this and the same applies to anyone following me on Twitter or directly on YouTube. I didn’t have time to write about this seven-days ago but I have produced a video from my Winter Solstice walk down in West Somerset.

It began in the village, of Selworthy, just west of Minehead and headed east to join the South West Coast Path at its start point, before a westward return, taking in Selworthy Beacon ahead of the end.

This is a route I devised for myself back in June, when I went camping in the heart of Exmoor. Due to an even mix of time, energy and weather, I wasn’t able to attempt it after sixteen-miles of the Perambulation challenge. So, I decided to do it last Sunday.

This video’s a little less slideshow-ish than my others and is partly inspired by Wiltshire Man and some of his videos. I’ve tried to make it a little more ‘involved’, maybe even engaging and I welcome all feedback in the mean time.

I’ll also be completing a written post to complement this walk, in time.

Thanks for reading and for watching.

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2 responses to “Winter Solstice Walk

  1. Ruth Livingstone 28/12/2015 at 07:51

    Really enjoyed this, thank you Olly. Glad you took the rugged path – which I managed to miss when I walked that section of the SWCP. A great way to spend the solstice. I liked the fact you let the landscape speak for itself, and avoided a constant running commentary. Although did enjoy the commentary sections too!

    • Olly Parry-Jones 28/12/2015 at 09:59

      Thank you, Ruth! I’m hoping to do the ‘normal’ path nearer the spring, then all the way to Lynton. I had thoughts about adding music before I sat down to edit this but, listening to the wind and everything, I thought I’d try it without. I’m glad to hear you think I got the balance right. I filmed something else on Saturday that I’ll sort out in the next couple of weeks. 😉

      I hope you’ve had a good Christmas and Happy New Year to you. 🙂

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