Christon, Loxton and Bleadon Hill

Monday 20th July 2020

I remember this as being one of those Mondays (I work Saturdays and get Mondays off) where I was in two minds about going out for a walk. It was sometime in the mid-afternoon before I finally left home and drove out to Christon, a small village between Bleadon Hill and Crook Peak.

This was not one of my own routes but one I found within the excellent series of Beyond Bristol books.

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East Harptree Woods, Combe and Litton Reservoirs

Monday 13th July 2020

In my self-imposed efforts to ‘stay local’ with my walks this summer, I’ve sometimes felt as though I’m running short on new ideas when it comes to exploring the Mendip Hills. I’ll often end up revisiting the same old haunts; making slight alterations to familiar routes.

East Harptree is an area I’ll often drive past or close to but I hadn’t walked there in over a year.

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Mendip Snow: February 2019

Sunday 3rd February 2019

After two days of walking in the snow, you might think I’d have had enough of the white stuff and sub-zero temperatures. But my biggest adventure was yet to come, with a visit to the Mendip Hills. Only a short drive from home but, until now, I hadn’t even picked up my keys to drive anywhere in this weather. Continue reading “Mendip Snow: February 2019”

An Almost-Cloud Inversion

This walk began near the edge of the Mendip escarpment and barely a mile south of the village of Priddy. I set off from the parking area above Deerleap and Cook’s Field Nature Reserve, with the intention of walking west-north-west to Draycott and back.

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