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Landlust Magazine

I owe many thanks to the team from The Organic Agency, who e-mailed me a few weeks ago to alert me, as a blogger, of the imminent arrival of a brand-new magazine to the UK market:

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Landlust

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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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Caernarfon Castle

Saturday 17th October 2015

This is the first post in a short series detailing the events a group of us experienced during a weekend in North Wales last month.

Where I could begin with ‘Day One’, that mostly consisted of a four-and-a-half-hour journey, plus time spent settling in. I’ll include my photos and reflections from that in a separate post, bundled together with other images taken from the area surrounding our cottage.

Here, we were off to Caernarfon Castle for a few hours.

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Kingston Lacy

Sunday 19th July 2015

Turning back to July, when I spent a weekend camping down near the Jurassic Coast in Dorset and this stop at a National Trust property came once I had packed up, left the camp site and had begun the long journey home.

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Dorset Coastal Walk – Winspit to Old Harry Rocks (Part 2)

Saturday 18th July 2015

Continuing from the tail-end of Part 1, where I’d arrived at Durlston Head on the south-east corner of the SWCP, preparing to follow the coastline north and in to Swanage.

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Brecons Beaten

Saturday 23rd May 2015

I’m excited to now be able to sit down, write and share with you my first experience of walking in the Brecon Beacons. It’s already been six-days (unbelievable) and yet, it’s memory that I am very keen to hold on to.

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I’ve Been Spending

With the summer just ahead and a lot of plans for walking along with a few short camping trips, I’ve recently been depleting my bank account in anticipation of the good times and adventures to come.

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Bristol Walking Festival

This year’s Bristol Walking Festival is already under way and will continue up until the end of May. With many events and a variety of walks happening all through each week, it’s a great opportunity for Bristolians to get out, get walking, to explore a part of the city (or surrounding countryside) and perhaps learn something new, whilst sharing with a group of other people. Most events are free, with walks ranging from as brief as one-mile to anything over ten.

On Sunday, I made my first outing to one of these events – which was conveniently hosted by my own walking group (Brunel 20s and 30s) and aptly titled the ‘Mendips Wellbeing Walk‘. Read more of this post

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