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Category Archives: North Somerset

Keynsham to Pensford

Monday 5th December 2016

So, there was no marker, monument or statue to denote the end of the Two Rivers Way… I’d read in advanced that it finishes at the A4 Bristol-to-Bath road, where the Community Forest Path (about fifty miles) begins.

More pressingly, I needed to get back to my car and I was a good couple of hours away with some ‘urbanised’ walking to follow immediately.

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Pensford to Keynsham (2 Rivers Way)

Monday 5th December 2016

This was a walk that I had hoped to do a fortnight earlier, but for a surge in heavy rainfall and extreme flooding in some parts of North Somerset and BaNES.

In completing a walk between Pensford and Keynsham, I would then be able to say that I had walked the entire duration of the 2 Rivers Way long-distance footpath.

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Storm Angus – Wrington, November 2016

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Many parts of the United Kingdom were hit hard by what was known as ‘Storm Angus’, about this time last month. As referenced in my previous post; I did a riverside walk in Gloucestershire only hours before the heavy rain would begin to fall.

Two days after the storm hit, I happened to have the day off work and, donning my wellies, I set for a short perambulation of the village (Wrington) to explore the extent of the effects along quiet roads and footpaths.

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Backwell Hill Walk

Sunday 13th November 2016

It was one of those days where I’d decided to leave the car at home and set off on an adventure that literally began from my doorstep; boots already on.

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Dundry Hill

Sunday 30th October 2016

One day after my Quantocks walk and I got to meet up with a friend I hadn’t seen for a number of months… On a walk, naturally.

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We’d originally talked about doing a longer walk further south on the Mendips but arrived at a compromise where we we meet up, closer to Bristol and tackle the 4.5 miles of Geoff Mullett’s Dundry Hill walk.

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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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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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