#walk1000miles – December 2019

As I’ve mentioned before, this will be my final entry in to a long-running series of #walk1000miles records. I think I’ve partaken in the challenge for four years now and I know that I’ve completed it twice, while this will be the second year where I’ve missed out by less than half a Century.

From the end of January 2020, I’ll merely be recording and reflecting upon my mileage with no relation to the challenge.

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Plans for 2020

Welcome to a brand-new year! I knew what most of my plans and intentions for 2020 would be while we were barely in to the second half of 2019.

I’ll be making a YouTube video to compliment this one and, as I took all of the photos on my phone, you’ll have to forgive the social media-friendly portrait orientation!

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Highlights of 2019

As the year draws to a close, I thought it might be beneficial for me to look back to some of my highlights and biggest achievements of the year gone by (in an outdoors-theme, of course). Too often, I’ve spent much of this year thinking over what I want but don’t have.

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Dartmoor’s ‘Mini Ten Tors’

Sunday 17th November 2019

Earlier this year, Country Walking Magazine penned and published a circular route on Dartmoor that they regard as the ‘Mini Ten Tors’. Much smaller than its fifty-five mile cousin, this one is only nine miles in length and can be completed in a single day.

Trev, from the YouTube channel Summit of Nothing, had organised this event as his second in a series of fundraising walks, looking ahead to a Himalayan trek he’s embarking on in 2020. I wasn’t able to make the first one at Belstone but I signed up, paid my dues and drove on down to Devon. Continue reading “Dartmoor’s ‘Mini Ten Tors’”

#walk1000miles: October 2019

I witnessed the dawn of November 2019 and vividly remember telling myself that I could write my review of the previous month’s walking within a matter of days… A fortnight has passed since! We’re halfway through another month that I’m keeping track off and it’s beyond time for me to catch up.

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Exmoor: Dunster and Around

Sunday 20th October 2019

This would be my first walk on Exmoor proper since all the way back in February, when I helped someone explore the National Park for the very first time and led them to the highest point in all of Somerset.

That is excluding a walk I did more recently along the coast path because, although it does cross Exmoor, I consider it to be more of a ‘coastal’ scene that anywhere close to the heart of the moorland.

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