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Ozelworth Bottom

Sunday 27th November 2016

One day after following a Walk West route in Somerset, I decided to embark on another walk from the free eBooks, beginning further north in Gloucestershire.

It began in the village of Tresham, where I found a paved layby at the side of a quiet country road.

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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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Cam in the Cotswolds

Saturday 16th January 2016

It’s been seven-days since my most recent walk – one with the walking group for the second successive week running (a good start to the new year, I say).

We were headed to the tiny village of Cam in Gloucestershire, for the start of the walk. Only a thirty-minute drive from Bristol, we left the M5 at the same junction as the previous weekend. Back then, we turned right. This time, we turned left and on towards Dursley.

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Wotto’ Lovely Walk

Sunday 10th January 2016

My most recent walk was up in the southern half of the Cotswolds, beginning and ending in Wotton-Under-Edge. Without resorting to an internet search, I’ve no idea where the town gains its name – it’s not as self explanatory as, say, Bourton-on-the-Water…

This was a group walk led by someone else and the first time I had joined Brunel Walking Group since July of last year, when I led an unfortunately wet and wild walk across the Mendips. With a slightly more forgiving forecast for the day of this occasion.

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A Cotswold Challenge

Saturday 15th August 2015

It must now be a fortnight since I last returned to the Cotswolds. In a month’s time, I’ll be heading that way again for a long-distance walking challenge. But on this occasion, I was looking to correct and finalise the sixteen-mile route I’d plotted back in June.

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Return to Cleeve Hill

Sunday 7th June 2015

My only previous visit to Cleeve Hill, the highest point on the Cotswolds, was in February 2013. That was on a group walk led by someone else; an experience that no-one of us will ever forget… Titled ‘The Spooky Walk’ and intended to finish at around 18.00 (in winter time,remember); the fact that this hike began in Prestbury, one of the UK’s most-haunted villages, was by far one of the least frightening elements of this day.

We left Bristol at 10am, by which time it was already raining and even when the weather did change later in the day, we were soon praying for shelter from the hail, sleet and even snow that followed as night dry nearer! We got lost in the darkness and it wasn’t until 21.00 that we reached a pub in Winchcombe, from which we were able to arrange a taxi to take the drivers (I was one of them) back to the cars so that we could then return to collect the others.

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Painswick Walking Video

Every now and again, I compile a series of photos to create a walking-themed video for my YouTube channel and today, I’ve uploaded my latest, based upon a Cotswolds walk around Painswick from May 2014.

I wrote a blog post about it last June, which you can read here. Otherwise, please continue reading for a little more information on this video. Your feedback, at the end, is welcome and appreciated as always.

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Dursley Hills

One week ago, I took a stroll around the southern Cotswolds. Today, I’ve been out with The Ramblers on a more mid-range Cotswolds meander, beginning and ending in the often-bypassed village of Dursley.

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