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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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New Year’s Eve on Glastonbury Tor

Saturday 31st December 2016 / Sunday 1st January 2017

To close 2015, Brunel Walking Group headed up to the summit of Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons. By all accounts, it was a dry but chilly time.

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A similar plan was in place for the final day of 2016. But, this idea was hampered by a deterring weather forecast across South Wales. An alternative arrangement was made to climb Glastonbury Tor instead.

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Bradford-On-Avon Walk

Sunday 6th November 2016

My first walk in November was one led by Brunel 20s and 30s.

I’ve done plenty of walks around Bath and some further east around Wiltshire. But I’d never explored Bradford-on-Avon; lying somewhere in between.

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Leading on the Quantocks – October 2016

Saturday 29th October 2016

This walk was originally scheduled to take place seven-days earlier.

But, the symptoms of a bad cold began to develop within me between Wednesday and Thursday, leaving me feel quite weak, occasionally dizzy and physically less capable of leading a group up and over the Quantock Hills.

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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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Saturday’s Group Walk

Saturday 18th June 2016

So, I’ve now led three walks so far this year, with the most recent one having been in the southern half of the Quantock Hills, four-days ago.

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On Cothelstone Hill.

I’d like to point out that any photos featuring other people are not my own – they were taken by Jo, who happened to take them during the walk and uploaded them to the group’s Facebook page… From which, I stole them!

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Walk Leading from Pensford

Sunday 10th April 2016

My first walk of the year has been completed – I am, of course, referring to a walk in which I am the leader, within Brunel 20s and 30s Walking Group.

Our walk would begin in Pensford, nestled neatly in between Bristol and Bath. As you may’ve seen on my pre-walks last month; we’d initially be following the Two Rivers Way before heading to Stanton Prior and then, allowing the Three Peaks Walk to lead us back to our cars…

This time, I would have to do it with a trail of people behind me. Read more of this post

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