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Riding the Welsh Highland Railway

Saturday 17th October 2015

We left Caernarfon Castle with two options to ensure our return to the cottage:

  1. We could phone ‘home’ for a lift.
  2. We could take the train home and walk a few short miles back from the station.

Walking the six-mile distance wasn’t an attractive scenario, with my OS map still in the boot of the car we’d waved goodbye to a few hours earlier, it would’ve meant following the roads of reassurance… For a good two-hours.

So, we each payed for our one-way tickets to Waunfawr and hopped on to the Welsh Highland Railway.

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East Somerset Railway Walk

Sunday 1st November 2015

On Sunday, I did something I’d not done for almost three months – since my last non-charity-related expedition to the Cotswolds – and took myself on a walk. No companion, no walking group; just myself and whatever the East Mendips were going to lay down for me on this occasion.

This walk, the East Somerset Railway, can be found in Walk West (a free download available from this blog) and it’s walk No.19.

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Back From Wales – Again!

Quite late on Monday evening, I arrived back home after a weekend away in North Wales. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to forewarn you of this latest adventure but I intend to share a short summary of our events in this post.

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As time goes on (and I’m still writing about the days I spent up in Derbyshire, last month), I’ll have more detail for you. In the mean time, here are the highlights.

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Dorset 2015 Preview

Having just returned from a fresh weekend in Dorset, I’m excited by the prospect of all I have to write about and share.

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But as I don’t currently have the time to do it right now (not to mention the incredible number of photos be sifted through), I’ll leave you with a visual preview in this post. There are also a couple of other topics I need to complete before I can begin to write about Dorset.

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