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Castle Combe Walk – February 2018

Sunday 18th February 2018

It had been about a year since my previous walk beginning at Castle Combe. Which also happened to be a walk led by Matt B. from Brunel Walking Group.

This isn’t a part of Wiltshire I visit very often, although I’ve completed several solo walks within the locality. Given the opportunity for the ‘annual’ return and to walk with others, I decided to get involved and attend.

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Crug Hywel – January 2018

Saturday 27th January 2018

This was the first group walk of 2018 that I’d attended. Part of my inspiration for that was in the fact that we’d be heading to the Black Mountains in Wales… Although, technically, we’d also be passing through the Brecon Beacons National Park.

It was the first time that Sarah would be leading a walk by herself. She was one of three other participants (along with myself) who spent the weekend in the Brecon Beacons back in November, as part of a walk leading and navigational training exercise.

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Knee-Deep on Crib Y Garth

Sunday 17th December 2017

Precisely one year to the date of when I first did this walk on my own, I’d arranged to lead the walking group around the same course, in the run-up to Christmas.

Heavy snow had breached the heights of South Wales one week earlier… My only concern that morning was the risk of icy roads and winds up to 40mph… All the snow would be gone by now, right?

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Manorbier to St. Florence (Wales Coast Path)

Saturday 18th November 2017

Saturday had come and, with it, the opportunity for another inland walk around one of Pembrokeshire’s many pockets…

However, a number of us were more enticed with the idea of a coastal walk, in spite of the commonly-known weather forecast.

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Narberth to Llawharden Castle (Pembrokeshire)

Friday 17th November 2017

Our long weekend in Pembrokeshire had begun. It was Friday morning and we were all looking to get our boots on.

Three levels of walk were available to join and I picked the one that sat in the middle: not too long, not too short and, in stark contrast to the rest of the weekend; not following any portion of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

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Posset Round Walk

Sunday 5th November 2017

Bonfire night! But, before all of that, I drove over towards Portishead for a fairly local walk with Brunel Walking Group.

I found it refreshing to be able to drive across North Somerset and avoid Bristol altogether, on this one. We would all meet and start close to Clapton-in-Gordano, with a number of us parking our cars within the darkness of the M5 flyover.

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Exploring the Blackdown Hills

Sunday 24th September 2017

Somewhere along the border between Somerset and North Devon, lies an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) known as the Blackdown Hills.

Driving up or down the M5, you’ve probably seen the Wellington Monument from afar. But this was the first time that many of us would actually walk in this area.

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