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.
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 »
After two days of ‘getting mobile’ taking the very much scenic route north via Lincolnshire, we arrived in the Lake District for a couple of days of ‘leg stretch’ to ready ourselves for our planned amble across Hadrian’s Wall, starting Monday. The route to Lincolnshire was frustrated by the M6 being closed east of Birmingham, although this led us to… Read more »
A late start for a walk, but we got out after an early lunch. The hills took their toll yesterday, proof that I’ve not been doing enough of them so far this year. Too many canal walks! Under threatening skies we headed up along the Stiperstones ridge and clambered to the summit and cling to the trig point. Lovely far… Read more »
Taking advantage of reasonable weather and exceptionally pretty countryside, it was time to get out for a walk. 15 miles, skirting below Stiperstones and past Bog Village, a lovely loop across lumpy countryside. A short refresher at The Crown Inn in Wentnor, before a long climb up onto Long Mynd. Sadly, we times the summit with a shower that killed… Read more »
My first exploration from our accommodation, I finally mustered myself about 5:30 as the heat of the day started to subside. Yesterday was just acclimatisation. Basically hanging out, getting some work done, and a wander around the town, but not too far. I had intended on getting out early today, but I really needed to catch up on some sleep,… Read more »
Rising stiffly from the nights slumber, we knew some grease was needed to get the joints working, so tucked into a full English to set ourselves up for the day. Taking an underpass beneath the A303, we were then straight into a climb along lanes before we could start a gentle descent down the side of the valley to the… Read more »
After a suitably restful nights sleep, we returned to Ash Priors to continue the journey. With the sun shining and the forecast dry, we’d decided against gaiters, which immediately turned out to be a bad move. The land out of Ash Priors was an overgrown and muddy swamp, and we slowly picked our way through to avoid getting overly muddy…. Read more »