Tag Archives: long distance walk

Walking Two Canal Paths

Saturday 14th April 2018

My latest walk along the Severn Way long-distance path had led me as far as Upper Framilode in Gloucestershire. From here, I’d been looking to make a return to my car, following a couple of canal paths.

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Planning The Ridgeway: Food

Even if I was to wild camp my way along the eighty-seven mile trail and utilise available water taps as I go, I am still going to need a regular serving of food in order to complete even a single day on The Ridgeway (especially Day One, which still looks like it’s going to be a twenty-six miler…)

So, in this post, I’ll be looking at my current plans and thoughts towards feeding myself while following this National Trail, next month.

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Mendip Challenge 2017: Another 30 Miles

Sunday 4th June 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, I’ve completed the thirty-mile route of the Mendip Challenge, which is an annual fundraising and challenge event organised by and in support of Weston Hospicecare.

These days, I mostly do it for the challenge and for the feeling or participation. A couple of friends also take part each year. A well organised event that always justifies taking the Monday off work!

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White Horse Trail – Walk 5 of 7

Sunday 17th April 2017

If you’ve been following this series carefully, you’ll know that I’ve currently walked only two of the intended seven circular walks… Officially, this walk is the fifth in the series as Jo had planned it but, ‘Walk #3’ has been reserved for the mini walking festival (later this month), due to its comparatively low mileage.

So, Walk #5… It began in a place called Honeystreet. Not a million miles from Devizes and south of the Alton Barnes White Horse.

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White Horse Trail – Walk 2 of 7 (Part 2)

Bank Holiday Monday 17th April 2017

I was just about halfway in to this walk; thinking about lunch while having to negotiate a herd of dairy cattle who had congregated close to the stile I was aiming for.

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White Horse Trail – Walk 2 of 7 (Part 1)

Bank Holiday Monday 17th April 2017

This was the second walk in what will become a series of seven, enabling the completion of Wiltshire’s White Horse Trail.

I wasn’t able to attend this as an organised group event, due to a clash with Mother’s Day. A couple of weeks later, I set off for Wiltshire on my own, during the Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

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White Horse Trail – Walk 1 of 7

Sunday 26th February 2017

Another member of Brunel Walking Group (Jo) has decided to walk the ninety-mile long White Horse Trail this year and all current and future members are welcome to tag along in a series of circular walks.

Each walk will in the region of fifteen to twenty miles in length and the aim is to complete the long-distance trail around Wiltshire in seven circuits.

Our first walk began at Roundway Hill near Devizes. From our first White Horse, we followed the Wansdyke and looped around Avebury before a return via. Cherhill and its own chalk figure.

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