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West Somerset Coast Path – Watchet to Minehead

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A gorgeous day for a walk, what if intended to be a comfortable 10 miles along the coast to Minehead, part training for Amanda’s charity walk from Somerset to Leicester in June, following the Fosse Way. Mel and Amanda were along for this walk too, and the weather pulled off a perfect Spring day. A little hazy out to sea,… Read more »

Run for Them Thar Hills

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Sod all activity on the blog for what seems an age, and sod all happening that should have been happening. Plans to escape the country are on hold for the short term – the kitchen project is, as might expected, taking longer than it should, and this has now impacted enough on the time we might have got away for… 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 »

Microadventure – Camping in the Garden at -4 Celsius

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Last night I was able to have a little microadventure, sleeping in the garden on a dry but pretty cold night. This was my first chance to try out some newly acquired camping kit. By the time I went out at 11pm the tent and grass were already covered in a hard frost. The thermometer I took out wasn’t working… 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 »

Microadventures – When Macroadventures Don’t Come Soon Enough

We are itching to get away to milder, or at least more adventurous climbs, but are resigned now to the fact its not going to happen this side of the New Year. Meanwhile, I found this post about Microadventures that got me thinking. Perhaps I don’t need a grand adventure, or at least don’t need to fret about delaying it a little, if I can find simpler ways of finding an adventure closer to home.