Category Archives: Walking

Salcombe Coastal Path

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A few selected images from our trip to Salcombe over the weekend. We had some great weather and had a good walk of about 15 miles along the coastal footpath and across the headland. I’ve not been to this bit of the coast before, and its got a very Cornish feel, without all the hassle of going that far. Definitely… Read more »

Microadventure – Quantocks Walk and Overnight Camping

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At last, after much preparation and testing, an actual adventure to embark upon! An overnight trip, ostensibly to test out the practicality of wild camping. A chance for a decent long walk and to explore some of the local countryside. The objective – walk from home to the Quantock Hills, camp overnight, and then walk back the following day. Figure… Read more »

Langley Marsh to Willet Hill Walk

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Time again for a decent walk out, and another chance to get used to hiking with the backpack full with kit for a full on microadventure. Also a chance to try out some leg gaiters to try and prevent the spread of sticky mud up the trousers, which is obviously going to be a feature of this time of the… Read more »

Manor Farm, Lydeard Hill Walk, Quantock Hills

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Another sunny Sunday, and so time to take a break and get outside again. Mel had to do some work first thing, so it was lunchtime before we got going, and so only a 6 mile walk this time. We opted for the Quantocks for this, and parked at Cothelstone Hill car park, and then took a guided walk that… Read more »

Walking Withypool to Cow Castle Loop

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Mel and I decided that we should take advantage of todays good weather, take a break from renovations, and get into the great outdoors. I decided that this was a good opportunity to take a partially loaded backpack, the first steps in preparing for some micro-adventures. I can’t actually remember ever doing any hiking with a backpack in my life… Read more »

A Nice Walk on the Quantocks

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Last weekend our friend Derryl came to visit, bringing along the new man in her life, Ash. Lovely to see Derryl again, and great to meet Ash for the first time, a lovely chap. We decided a little exercise was necessary to balance out the general debauched-ness of food and drink, and so headed over to the Quantocks for a… Read more »

Walking in the Cotswolds

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It don’t get much better than this! Despite a couple of short, sharp showers, so far we’ve enjoyed better than expected weather and some very enjoyable scenery. About 12 miles covered yesterday, a nice pub stop to avoid a shower at lunchtime (liquid only) followed by a gargantuan pork pie that did more to slow progress than the beer. More… Read more »