Author Archives: Dave

Pewsey to Reading on the Kennet & Avon Canal

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At last, a chance to finish off my walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal. Despite the spring weather taking a colder turn, and passing showers. I was at least able to avoid the wetness and enjoy the warming sunshine. Now I need to find another canal, or maybe a river. Thames path seems like a good idea.

Forest of Dean – Cinderford to Symonds Yat and Goodrich

I know, long time no blog. Seem to have slightly lost the habit, but here are a few pictures from the Forest of Dean, the first half decent walk this year, trying to get the distance up for bigger plans. There was a loop out to Goodrich Castle too, which was just closing as I arrived, which seems to always… Read more »

Loch Fyne

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A breakdown. Not emotionally, we are both just fine, but the van decided it wanted a holiday of its own and decided it needed the van equivalent of a Spa break. It was nice enough to come to a halt in the car park of the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar and Restaurant, so there is an upside. Sunday was an… Read more »

Killbery

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Sunsets. They’ve been a little scarce so far this trip, I was starting to wonder if we’d have any. From Tarbert, we headed around the Knapdale peninsula in perfect weather. We found a campsite at Knapdale, and it was like summer when we arrived. Lots of people outside in shorts playing ball games, or just soaking up the sunshine and/or… Read more »

Tarbert

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Tarbert, as we leave Kintyre to explore a bit further. After a wet few days we continue exploring, Kintyre has been lovely but largely lacks the drama of other parts. We wildcamped by the side of Loch Fyne, just outside the town and watched the ferry chug back and forth. Beautiful clear blue skies to walk up to, and a… Read more »

Machrihanish

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The sunshine keeps of coming, it was a good move to come to this part based on the weather forecast, although it’s more likely to be wet over the weekend. Fingers crossed it’s not too biblical. Still, a good time to look for a campsite, especially as our heater has packed up again. Bugger. Thankfully it’s still warm overnight so… Read more »

Southend, Kintyre

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Parked overnight outside the cemetery on Kintyre, a perfect spot for seal watching, and to enjoy the sunshine. Carved into stones just off the road at St. Columba’s footprints, to mark the point where he first landed in Scotland. A couple of cute stretches of shingle beach, a lovely spot to watch the weather pass by.

Lochgilphead

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As expected, struggling to find decent mobile signal in these parts. We are now on the Kintyre peninsula. Blog updates may be sporadic! Oban in the sunshine was distinctly more agreeable than 2 years ago on the rain, but we lingered only long enough for coffee before heading on down the peninsula in time for an afternoon walk. Up onto… Read more »