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Visiting Stourhead: The House

Monday 7th November 2016

Stourhead had been on my shortlist since 2012, when I first became aware of it from the stunning photos featured on another blogger’s post. Why it had taken me four-years to actually get there, I’m not too sure. It’s only a ninety-minute drive from home and I’ve been a full National Trust member now for eighteen-months.

I waited until November, in the heart of autumn, when I also happened to have a Monday off work and didn’t fancy another energetic hike the day after a long walk in another part of Wiltshire.

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Visiting Cotehele

Tuesday 19th July 2016

Having spent my final night inside a tent down in Cornwall, it was time to begin the long journey home with a good three-hours of driving.

Of course, I wasn’t set solely on returning to everyday life so suddenly after four days away… To break up the journey, I decided to make my third National Trust stop of the weekend.

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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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Dorset Coastal Walk – Winspit to Old Harry Rocks (Part 1)

Saturday 18th July 2015

It’s now been more than a week since my most recent trip down to Dorset. As the weather has changed quite significantly, I thought it might be a good time to begin retracing my most latest steps along the South West Coast Path.

In this, Part 1; I follow the SWCP from Winspit east to Durlston Head, which is close to the halfway mark on my walk.

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Arlington Court (Part 1)

Sunday 21st June 2015

This goes back my last day down in Exmoor, when I decided I would make good use of my newly-acquired National Trust membership. By now, I’d already packed up, loaded the boot of my car and was setting off in a westerly direction towards Barnstaple; leaving Somerset for North Devon.

I arrived at Arlington Court about five-minutes after they’d opened. The free car park had tonnes of space and despite crossing counties, it was only a thirty-minute drive from my campsite in Exford.

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