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Exploring Bredon Hill (Part 2)

Wednesday 28th December 2016

With one ascent already behind me on this walk, I knew that I still had some climbing to do before I would reach the desired summit of Bredon Hill.

Having lost height en route to the village of Bredon’s Norton, that time was about to come.

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Exploring Bredon Hill (Part 1)

Wednesday 28th December 2016

Last night, I sat down at my computer to begin writing this walk. While in the process of editing and re-arranging my selection of photos, I managed to somehow ‘lose’ said photos (possibly with a keyboard shortcut). They weren’t anywhere to be found; not even in the Recycle Bin.

I hadn’t already uploaded them to Facebook either. My one saving grace was that they were on Instagram – it took about half an hour taking many screenshots, cropping each image and then uploading them from my phone but, I now feel confident in being able to begin writing and I hope the effort is appreciated.

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Blagdon Walk – December 2016

Tuesday 20th December 2016

Each time I entertain the thought of doing a walk that includes the village of Blagdon and its lake, I find myself tracing out a mostly familiar route and often starting from the same car park as before.

While the car park/start point would remain unchanged, on this occasion, I decided to venture a little further from the known paths.

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Quantocking in Winter (Part 1)

Sunday 28th February 2016

With an eye on completing a successful circuit around the southern half of the Quantock Hills last month, I headed deeper down in to Somerset for a reasonable walk.

Previous walks have led me to the discovery of several obstructed and inaccessible footpaths towards the end of each walk… Would this outing deliver the same outcome?

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Brean Down

Sunday 3rd January 2016

Wet weather apprehended my plans for a short New Year’s Day walk and the following day wasn’t much better. Sunday morning began with an overdose and rain and gloom. By lunchtime and, as forecast; the clouds maintained their own moisture and I decided to take a chance, carrying my waterproofs with me just in case.

This was my first visit to Brean Down in Somerset since July last year.

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Visiting Dyrham Park (Part 2)

Saturday 5th December 2015

Today, I’ve been and visited my second National Trust property of the month. But I’m saving that for a future series of posts as, right now, I intend to continue writing about my trip to Dyrham Park, nearly a fortnight ago.

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Backwell Hill (Part 2)

At the end of Part 1, I was more than halfway up the hill road and closing in one the highest point.

From here, I’ll almost pass-by an old, familiar estate (pretty close to where I lived, for a time), before completing my return route around Bristol Airport.

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Early Signs of Spring

After a fortnight of not-going-very-far, I headed out to the south Cotswolds on Sunday and to meet up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. Saturday was cold, grey, miserable and… Very cold! So, to awaken to sunshine the next day was a delight and, by the time we arrived in the village of Badminton by late morning, I realised I wouldn’t be needing to wear my coat on top of layers consisting of a fleece and long-sleeved T-shirt.

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