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Category Archives: Cotswolds

Exploring Bredon Hill (Part 2)

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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Ozelworth Bottom

Sunday 27th November 2016

One day after following a Walk West route in Somerset, I decided to embark on another walk from the free eBooks, beginning further north in Gloucestershire.

It began in the village of Tresham, where I found a paved layby at the side of a quiet country road.

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Tortworth Chestnut

Saturday 12th November 2016

At the time of this walk, I remember I was beginning to struggle for motivation to get out and do something; feeling tired from work, a sudden decrease in daylight hours elsewhere and a gradual drop in temperature.

I found myself feeling as though I was about to ‘waste the weekend away’. Somehow, I found the impetus to consider a short walk for the afternoon. Post-lunch and fewer miles… This seemed do-able and soon, I was heading up the M5 towards Dursley.

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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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Coaley Peak Walk

Sunday 11th September 2016

September would become a month in which I was quite busy and frequently attending walks (and other events) hosted by Brunel Walking Group.

On this occasion, I joined a walk destined for the Cotswolds. No more than ten-miles in length; exploring an area close to Stroud that I’d not previously visited.

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Cam in the Cotswolds

Saturday 16th January 2016

It’s been seven-days since my most recent walk – one with the walking group for the second successive week running (a good start to the new year, I say).

We were headed to the tiny village of Cam in Gloucestershire, for the start of the walk. Only a thirty-minute drive from Bristol, we left the M5 at the same junction as the previous weekend. Back then, we turned right. This time, we turned left and on towards Dursley.

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Wotto’ Lovely Walk

Sunday 10th January 2016

My most recent walk was up in the southern half of the Cotswolds, beginning and ending in Wotton-Under-Edge. Without resorting to an internet search, I’ve no idea where the town gains its name – it’s not as self explanatory as, say, Bourton-on-the-Water…

This was a group walk led by someone else and the first time I had joined Brunel Walking Group since July of last year, when I led an unfortunately wet and wild walk across the Mendips. With a slightly more forgiving forecast for the day of this occasion.

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Five Valleys Walk 2015

Sunday 27th September 2015

For each of the previous two years, I’ve taken part in the twenty-mile Circuit of Bath walk on the last Sunday in September. This year though, I decided to take upon myself a new challenge a little further north in the Cotswolds.

Meningitis Now are behind the Five Valleys Walk and I arrived in Stonehouse near Stroud at 8.45am, ready to go.

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