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April Roundup

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Last day of the month, cracking weather, so a good excuse to get out and try and up the average for the month. I set off from Watchet, along the coast at low tide, heading east towards Kilve. The beach here is fascinating, constantly changing but a geologists dream. A big group of what appeared to be geology students lurked… Read more »

The Length of the Quantocks

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Here’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and never before felt up to. Walking the length of the Quantocks in a day. Getting a beach, hills, sunshine, pretty clouds and a castle (hotel) into the same day might seem excessive, but that’s all on offer with this one. Mind you I wasn’t feeling on top of… Read more »

Rough Stuff on the Quantocks

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Our inaugural ride for the Rough Stuff Fellowship in the South West. I must admit, I wasn’t expecting a huge turnout for the first ride, all very early days yet and my initial email to the South West members didn’t get much in the way of a response. But I had set my expectations suitably low, and by 10:05 we… Read more »

The Wivey Way, A 20 Mile Circular Walk Around Wiveliscombe, Somerset

Our big day for a big walk, The Wivey Way, a 20 mile circular walk around the Somerset town of Wiveliscombe. Wivey has been our home for the last 14 years, and we are now, albeit temporarily, leaving it for a life on the road. Travel and adventure on a slightly larger scale. And what a fitting way of saying goodbye to Wivey but to take the opportunity to view it from every angle. We were blessed with great weather, not too hot, and as luck would have it, our fellow walkers homes were alongside the route so suitable pitstops were easily at hand.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Giant Talon 29er + Bob Ibex Trailer + Quantocks Rough Stuff Cycling = Quite a Day

Finally, the first proper day out with both the trailer and the new bike. I had been waiting for this one for weeks, a chance to experience some proper rough stuff, along with the trailer and 15kgs of baggage. The big question was ‘is it possible to drag a touring load over mixed terrain?’. Well the answer is, YES! I… Read more »