Chew Magna Walk

Sunday 5th March 2017

I have very recently turned thirty-two and, to celebrate the occasion (albeit, eight-days later), I decided that I would lead a walk for a group people…

In spite of my struggles with social anxiety, a lack of social skills and other issues, I felt like doing ‘something different’ and wanted to share a walk in one of my favourite areas. I stopped doing things to keep up with other people (like drinking) nearly ten-years ago and I dislike loud parties and crowds.

That walk took place yesterday and I was amazed to have ten people walking with me. Weather was also very much on our side! Back in early March, I set out one Sunday morning on a bit of a ‘reccy’ for a few hours, to investigate a series of different footpaths.

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River Parrett Walk

Saturday 4th March 2017

I’d been wanting to revisit the northern end of the River Parrett, ever since walking it with Anna in 2016, as part of our effort to complete the unofficial Somerset Coast Path.

Back then, we took a mutual shortcut in the aim of saving time and making the stretch less mundane, as even the new England Coast Path requires you to walk along both sides of this wide river before reaching Steart and heading west past the Quantocks.

In this walk, I would fill in the missing miles. On my own, for now.

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#walk1000miles – March 2017

Here we are on the 1st of April (no jokes, here). It’s time to review the first month of spring. Going in to this, I have to say that I’m a bit disappointed with my tally for March…

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Choosing a Backpacking Rucksack

By the end of next week (which also coincides with the end of Month Three), I aim to have acquired or at least ordered a rucksack for my up-and-coming backpacking adventures.

Here, I’m going to share the two three packs that I’ve narrowed my selection down to.

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Cadbury Camp and Tickenham Moor

Saturday 4th February 2017

I was grateful to be able to do this walk with a friend. In fact, it might’ve been her idea.

It’s a route you can find in Walk West and is only 7.5 miles long. I’d already walked it twice previously and, after a brief conversation with a work colleague, I’d thought of revisiting an area I’d not been to for almost two-years

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Backpacking Purchases – Month 2 2017

With the shift in writing on one blog to starting here, I haven’t allowed myself enough time to write about the backpacking tent I ended up buying… Which I received over a week ago, now.

Here, we’ll take a look at my decision (which possibly won’t surprise many of the people who read my previous post) and what else arrived in the package.

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Congresbury Boundary Stones

As someone who’s grown up within a five-miles radius of certain North Somerset villages, I like to think that I now know my local woodland and walking areas quite well.

But it was while out walking the woods of the Congresbury Estate last weekend, that I encountered a boundary stone that was unlike many others I had seen around the country.

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