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Wellow Walk – December 2016

Sunday 18th December 2016

Wellow. A North East Somerset village that I seem to be visiting quite frequently. Before writing this post, I’ve already returned once this year and have plans to revisit the area on a group walk next month.

Post-My Black Mountains Triumph, this was a point where I saw an opportunity to cram in the miles and possibly get very close to the one-thousand miles mark. But primarily, this was going to be a pre-walk in order to investigate a few different footpaths and hopefully confirm a complete circuit for February.

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Somerset Coal Canal (Part 1)

Saturday 26th November 2016

I do hope that everyone reading this has had and is still enjoying a good Christmas. I also hope that you are able to get outdoors, as well as spending time with family and friends.

This walk can be found in the Walk West eBooks and is Part 1 in a series of two, following the original course of the now disused Somerset Coal Canal.

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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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Wellow Wander – July 2016

Saturday 9th July 2016

This was the weekend prior to my Cornwall trip. With little motivation to get up early on the Saturday, I still felt as though I should attempt something in preparation for the undulations of coastal walking to follow in seven-days’ time.

Almost a year since my first visit to Wellow, I decided I would head out there again. Mileage would not reach double-figures but, in the space of an afternoon, I’d get some exercise and might also be able to create another walk for the Bristol-based Ramblers group.

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Pensford and the Two Rivers Way (Part 3)

Saturday 12th March 2016

One week after my first attempt at this walk, I headed out to tackle it again, having already decided upon a slight variation of my original route. There was a determination to ‘get it right now‘, before I could move on to walking elsewhere.

I’d thought about submitting to lead this walk today – as I write this, in fact – but the thought of walking the same paths for three consecutive weekends did not appeal. I’ve been walking elsewhere this weekend and you’ll get to read about that soon. Now, let’s return to Pensford.

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Pensford and the Two Rivers Way (Part 2)

Sunday 6th March 2016

Having successfully reached Stantonbury Hill (albeit, a good thirty-minutes later than planned), I was now looking for a way back to my car. Again, with the aim of being able to return home and head out again for a Mother’s Day pub meal…

With considerable ‘practice’, I’d established a first-half to this walk that I felt was reasonably good, if not perfect. Now, it’s time to see what I encountered in that second half.

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Bath Skyline Walk

Sunday 14th February 2016

Valentine’s Day… What better way to have spent it than doing something I love that could be shared with a group of other people?

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Wellow and the Long Barrow

Saturday 11th July 2015

Climbing out of bed around five-minutes later than intended, my goal remained to arrive in Bristol in time for a group-led walk around the Brecon Beacons… But the meeting point was in Clifton; an area I, for some reason, struggle to arrive at in time. This walk was no exception to that unwritten rule and so, arriving a good ten-minutes after others had supposedly departed, I was on my way home again, filling my head with negative and self-critical thoughts.

Somehow that morning, I managed to revolve my thinking in to a plan of action to set out on an afternoon walk that would most likely see me returning home a little late for my evening meal, but still safely ahead of nightfall. That’s when I settled upon a walk I’d drawn up weeks earlier, beginning in the village of Wellow (a few miles south of Bath), with by far the biggest attraction being the chance to finally visit Stoney Littleton Long Barrow along the way. Read more of this post

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