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Can You Walk Around Chew Valley Lake?

Friday 23rd September 2016

Chew Valley Lake is a large reservoir in North East Somerset, with a circumference between eight and nine miles. It is the largest man-made lake in the south-west of England and one of the largest in the UK.

For a time, I’d been wondering about how accessible the water’s edge would be; already knowing that you can walk close to parts of it along the south, north and western edges… In a spare afternoon that would turn in to an evening, I allowed myself a few hours to attempt to walk the full circuit and find out.

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West Harptree Wander (Part 2)

Sunday 3rd July 2016

It was somewhere around midday as I passed through the small village of Litton. Lunch was only an hour away and I knew where I would hope to stop in time.

But instead of taking a more direct route west to East Harptree Woods, I would now be looking to join the Monarch’s Way further south, so I could tick off a few more miles of this long-distance route.

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West Harptree Wander (Part 1)

Sunday 3rd July 2016

My first walk of July was one that I decided would again be fairly close to home.

West Harptree is an area south of Chew Valley Lake that I hadn’t walked around thoroughly for a good few years. I’d also been intending to go trig-point hunting one evening but hadn’t made it happen. This was a time to do it all and revisit other less-frequented aspects of the Mendip Hills.

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