Category Archives: Walking

South West Coast Path – Zennor to St. Ives

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A corker of a day, we left the car mid way between Zennor and St. Ives and headed across the fields to Zennor to start the day with coffee and cake, preparing ourselves for the inevitable ups and downs of the Cornish Coast Path. And interesting take on the country stile in these parts, large lumps of granite laid sideways… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 12 (The Last One!)

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All good things must come to an end, and this was it. The last day was less of a walk, more of a ramble with friends, just about masking a pub crawl. Amanda and Mel set off together, whilst I moved the van to the car park of The Chequers in Swinford, so I knew we wouldn’t have far to… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 11

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Slightly cloudy start, but it soon cheered up and improved throughout the day. Amanda and Mel set off early, the plan to rendezvous with Dad Gerry, Dawn, Uncle Richard and Aunty Julie to share some walking and a spot of lunch. I moved the van forward to the campsite for the night, then met the others for a lift back… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 10

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All getting tired now, Amanda more so of course. Amanda and Mel set off first thing, whilst I moved the van ahead and then walked back to meet them. We rendezvoused in Shipston-on-Stour for coffee, a town with an interesting centre but less so on the outskirts. Lunch was at Halford where the inn provided a good, hearty meal that… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 9

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A long but fun day, sunshine and a cooling breeze, and lots of excuses to stop for a rest. We walked a couple of miles from the campsite to Moreton-in-Marsh, where there was time for a coffee whilst waiting for the bus. A 40 minute bus ride back to Northleach, and then off across the countryside, first stop Bourton-on-the-Water for… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 8

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Sunday, traditionally is a day of rest. And so it was for us. A day to rest weary feet and take a load off. We meandered around Bourton-on-the-Water, mostly trying to avoid the great unwashed making the place look untidy. The Dial House Hotel seemed like a place to get far from the madding crowd, but turned out to be… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 7

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Another fabulous day, although there was a threat of rain mid morning, after we’d relocated the motorhome to just outside the village of Bibary, which was heaving with tourists having a gorp around the picturesque old village houses, I think managed either by the National Trust or English Heritage. We didn’t go further than the cafe whilst we waited for… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 6

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Thankfully an easier and more pleasant day today, the forecast thunderstorms didn’t materialise. Although it did cloud up a bit in the afternoon. We changed the route, cutting more directly to Cirencester rather than detouring back to the Fosse Way, and walked through some pleasant little hamlets and villages along the way. As we approached Ewen, Amanda ‘phoned a friend’,… Read more »

Amanda’s Walk Day 5

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Short post because I’m k-nackered. Turned into a longer than expected day at around 21 miles, maybe 4 more than planned, but in part due to a detour through the very lovely Castle Coombe for a spot of late lunch. Not helped by being a sunny scorcher, but you really can’t complain about these hardships, in the circumstances. We got… Read more »