Monday 23rd March 2020
This walk finished only a handful of hours before the state of ‘Lockdown’ was thrust upon the UK (even if the government aren’t naming it as such). At the time, it was debatable whether I should be driving forty-five minutes from home to go for a walk; now, it’s clear that I shouldn’t.
This will almost certainly be the last decent walk I’ll have done for many weeks. It was also a chance to discover a few miles of the Cotswold Way that I hadn’t seen before.
Continue reading “North Nibley and Stinchcombe Hill”
Sunday 1st September 2019
This was it. Some two years after I started officially walking the Severn Way, I was due to complete my personal journey from Bristol to Tewkesbury.
I left my car outside of the village hall in Apperley and set off walking in search of the River Severn.
Continue reading “Severn Way: Deerhurst to Tewkesbury”
Sunday 10th March 2019
When was the last time I did a walk in the Cotswolds? I can recall one or two group walks from 2018 but I cannot pinpoint the time of year in my mind. Was it all the way back in June, in the midst of my ‘failed’ attempt to complete The Ridgeway within a defined five-day block?
A few months ago, I wrote of my intentions to walk more of the Cotswold Way this year and perhaps even, to complete the National Trail that’s never been more than an hour’s drive from home. Well, a group walk came along in an area I’d not often explored before… I got in my car and drove.
Continue reading “Crickley Hill and Leckhampton Hill (in the Cotswolds)”
Sunday 24th February 2019
Coming to the end of the second month of this relatively new year, I decided to head out and tackle my next section of the Severn Way. On the previous day, I’d attended a fairly ‘undemanding’ group walk around Somerset. While it had been be nice to meet with people and experience the unseasonal shine of the sun, I was craving a bit of alone time and at least one hill, before returning to work the next day.
Continue reading “Severn Way: Sandhurst, Gloucestershire”
Saturday 24th November 2018
Three weeks after leaving the trail near Elmore, I returned to my journey along the Severn Way, having started the day in Gloucester and followed the canal towpath to the point at which I previously left off.
Continue reading “Severn Way: Gloucester”
Saturday 24th November 2018
Only three weeks after my previous stint along the Severn Way long-distance footpath, I returned to Gloucestershire for a walk that would cut through its sole city.
In this post, I’m going to write about my walk along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, with the Severn Way update to follow separately. This is because I parked near the city centre and used the towpath as a means of plotting a circular route for the day.
Continue reading “Gloucester to Quedgeley on the Towpath”
Saturday 3rd November 2018
My previous walk of making progress in my walk along the Severn Way was all the way back in April, would you believe! I’d never intended to leave it this long in between. A ‘busy’ summer played its part in that.
So far, I’ve followed the trail north from Bristol and, at the time of writing, I’m about to enter Gloucester in my next walk. Beyond that, I’m only looking to trek as far as Tewkesbury, while the Severn Way continues for another 150 miles or more.
Continue reading “Severn Way: Elmore, Gloucestershire”