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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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Southern Quantocks – June 2016 (Part 2)

Saturday 11th June 2016

Having arrived at Wills Neck, I felt the urge to stop for an early lunch on the Quantock Hills. Overhead, however, the sky remained grim and overcast. There was a threat it could begin to rain at any moment – as it had started to, back down in Cothelstone.

Instead of heading north towards Great Wood, as my finalised route would do; I turned immediately east towards Lydeard Hill.

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Southern Quantocks Walk (Part 2) – April 2016

Saturday 23rd April 2016

This would be the decision-maker on whether or not my new-found return route to the car would register this figure-of-eight loop as a success.

Or was I headed for another succession of broken stiles, ploughed fields and overgrown vegetation? Let’s go back to the southern half of the Quantock Hills!

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Quantocking in Winter (Part 1)

Sunday 28th February 2016

With an eye on completing a successful circuit around the southern half of the Quantock Hills last month, I headed deeper down in to Somerset for a reasonable walk.

Previous walks have led me to the discovery of several obstructed and inaccessible footpaths towards the end of each walk… Would this outing deliver the same outcome?

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Easter on the Quantocks

Walking on Easter Sunday is becoming somewhat of a tradition for me. It began in 2013, when a friend invited me out on a walk across the Mendips (a date that also coincided with my birthday for that year). Last year, I remember climbing Brent Knoll Hill to discover the large crucifixes that had been erected upon the summit.

Those crosses were again visible on the same day in 2015. Only, this time, I was heading a little further down the M5 and to my latest walking ‘home’ – the Quantocks!

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Quandry on the Quantocks (Part 2)

From where I left you in Part 1, at the summit Wills Neck down on the highest point of the Quantock Hills; I was still less than a mile away from the halfway point on this (intended) 16-mile walk, meaning that in spite of all the inclines to get this far, I was forcing myself to go a little bit further before resting for lunch.

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Quandry on the Quantocks (Part 1)

One week after a rather abrupt end to my first walk-leading experience over the northern Quantock Hills and I returned to deepest Somerset to pre-walk a route I’d devised that would introduce another group of followers to the southern stretch of these beautiful hills.

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Fyne Court

As a final instalment to my (initial) series on exploring the Quantock Hills, I’m going to share with you some of the sights and experiences from my early-evening visit to Fyne Court. As you may recall from Part 2 of my Southern Quantock Greenway walk; this came at the end of a 21-mile trek, when I was delighted to discover my car sat behind unlocked gates, albeit in absolute isolation.

Fyne Court – Broomfield, Somerset.

For those who don’t know; Fyne Court is a National Trust property with a lot of outdoor space to explore, it’s own café and, perhaps best of all, entry and car parking come at no cost whatsoever!

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