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Cranborne Chase Weekend

As quickly as this past weekend came and went, I now find that almost three whole days have passed since I arrived home.

Cranborne Chase – for those who don’t know (just as I didn’t) – is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Dorset, very close to the border with Wiltshire. Salisbury lies to the north with the New Forest and Hampshire to the east.

This was a camping and walking weekend organised by two members of Brunel Walking Group and my second of the year.

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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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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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Can You Walk Around Chew Valley Lake?

Friday 23rd September 2016

Chew Valley Lake is a large reservoir in North East Somerset, with a circumference between eight and nine miles. It is the largest man-made lake in the south-west of England and one of the largest in the UK.

For a time, I’d been wondering about how accessible the water’s edge would be; already knowing that you can walk close to parts of it along the south, north and western edges… In a spare afternoon that would turn in to an evening, I allowed myself a few hours to attempt to walk the full circuit and find out.

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Bring on the 20 Miler!!

Tomorrow, I’ll be walking the full 20-mile stretch of the Circuit of Bath route for the second year running. Today was a mainly about warming up, having not been on a reasonable walk for two-weeks now.

It may seem excessive for some but as I regular walker of over 10 miles, I’m capable and I’ve found in the past that a short walk the day before can help to prepare your body for the hardship that follows. Today, I chose to return to Pensford.

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