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Brean Down

Sunday 3rd January 2016

Wet weather apprehended my plans for a short New Year’s Day walk and the following day wasn’t much better. Sunday morning began with an overdose and rain and gloom. By lunchtime and, as forecast; the clouds maintained their own moisture and I decided to take a chance, carrying my waterproofs with me just in case.

This was my first visit to Brean Down in Somerset since July last year.

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Brean to Burnham

Saturday 3rd October 2015

It’s been a while since we completed this walk – our most recent addition to our route following the (unofficial) Somerset Coast Path – and I forget the exact date, having visited the same stretch of beach twice within as many weekends.

I believe it was a Saturday, although our visit a week later was definitely on a Sunday… I know for a fact that we began the walk in Brean and would only walk as far as Burnham-on-Sea, completing our shortest single stint of the coast path walk to date.

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Hewish to Brean

Sunday 20th September 2015

Several weeks have passed since we actually completed this stage in the Somerset Coast Path. At somewhere between fourteen and seventeen miles long, it would become our longest single stretch to date.

Having lost our connection with the coastline at Kingston Seymour in the previous walk, we left the lay-by in Hewish with the aim of leaving the A-roads behind for at least the next twenty miles.

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Monday-on-Sea

Yesterday was quite an exciting time for me, as I led a group of 20 other people on an 8-mile ramble around the hills of Bath. It was the first time I’d led the walking group and I have many positives to take from the whole experience. I’ll tell you about it another time because today, I’m going to reflect back one week to another brief outdoor adventure, with the day booked off work.

The beach at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset.

I took a 30-minute journey south to Burnham-on-Sea and it was mainly for sentimental reasons that are too personal to disclose on this blog. It was the first time I’d visited the seaside-town since a school trip two-decades ago and I’d been curious about revisiting the area for sometime. My return bought back a few memories and more positives to take from the day away from home.

All of the photos here were taken with my Nikon S8200 camera but some have been ‘enhanced’ through the power of Instagram.

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