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Keynsham to Pensford

Monday 5th December 2016

So, there was no marker, monument or statue to denote the end of the Two Rivers Way… I’d read in advanced that it finishes at the A4 Bristol-to-Bath road, where the Community Forest Path (about fifty miles) begins.

More pressingly, I needed to get back to my car and I was a good couple of hours away with some ‘urbanised’ walking to follow immediately.

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Pensford to Keynsham (2 Rivers Way)

Monday 5th December 2016

This was a walk that I had hoped to do a fortnight earlier, but for a surge in heavy rainfall and extreme flooding in some parts of North Somerset and BaNES.

In completing a walk between Pensford and Keynsham, I would then be able to say that I had walked the entire duration of the 2 Rivers Way long-distance footpath.

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Storm Angus – Wrington, November 2016

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Many parts of the United Kingdom were hit hard by what was known as ‘Storm Angus’, about this time last month. As referenced in my previous post; I did a riverside walk in Gloucestershire only hours before the heavy rain would begin to fall.

Two days after the storm hit, I happened to have the day off work and, donning my wellies, I set for a short perambulation of the village (Wrington) to explore the extent of the effects along quiet roads and footpaths.

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Wrington to Chew Stoke (2 Rivers Way)

Saturday 15th October 2016

It feels like such a long time ago and yet, it’s barely been one month.

This was my attempt to ‘fill in the gap’ in my previous efforts to complete the 2 Rivers Way long-distance path. What better way to do it, than by leaving the car at home to set off from your front door?

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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…

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Chew, Two, Three (Part 1)

Saturday 19th March 2016

In an effort to explore a little more of the Two Rivers Way, I spent last Saturday on another walk not too far from home (less than a thirty-minute drive).

It begins at Chew Valley Lake, where I was relieved to find that parking at the northern-most area was free – although, a new tariff (£2 per day) comes in to force from this Easter weekend.

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Pensford and the Two Rivers Way (Part 3)

Saturday 12th March 2016

One week after my first attempt at this walk, I headed out to tackle it again, having already decided upon a slight variation of my original route. There was a determination to ‘get it right now‘, before I could move on to walking elsewhere.

I’d thought about submitting to lead this walk today – as I write this, in fact – but the thought of walking the same paths for three consecutive weekends did not appeal. I’ve been walking elsewhere this weekend and you’ll get to read about that soon. Now, let’s return to Pensford.

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Pensford and the Two Rivers Way (Part 2)

Sunday 6th March 2016

Having successfully reached Stantonbury Hill (albeit, a good thirty-minutes later than planned), I was now looking for a way back to my car. Again, with the aim of being able to return home and head out again for a Mother’s Day pub meal…

With considerable ‘practice’, I’d established a first-half to this walk that I felt was reasonably good, if not perfect. Now, it’s time to see what I encountered in that second half.

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