Sunday 2nd April 2017
As far as I’m aware, Cadbury Hill near Yatton is the one former hillfort site that’s closest to my home in Wrington.
For a number of reasons, I’d not been there since February 2013. On this walk, I’d set off from my doorstep, leaving the car alone to head for its summit.
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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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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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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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I hope that some of you will have followed me over from Olly Writes which, through several names changes, has been my primary blog site since August 2009.
Here, at Olly Outdoors, I have a dedicated space to write solely about walking, camping and my outdoor adventures. With foundations in woodworking, I was finding my original blog to be extremely ‘diverse’ at times and I can appreciate that many long-term followers are not necessarily interested in the hiking content.
At the time of creating my first post, it has to be said that a lot of work is still to be done on this site, regardless of the many hours of writing that will surely follow. Please bear with me as I attempt to create the appearance I’m looking for. Down the line, I will upgrade from my free package to remove those irrelevant adverts (in the mean time, please try equipping your browser with free ad-blocking software).
One long-term goal is to create a database of my favourite walking routes. These will mostly fit within the North Somerset/Mendip Hills region, close to where I live and have grown up. Distances will range from, say, six-miles up to sixteen and beyond! I’m yet to decide on how to share these routes but I would like to also be able to share .GPX files in time. All thoughts and feedback would be appreciated.
I’ll continue to post detailed write-ups of each walk on the main page, while the ‘Routes’ section will allow instant access to the details for all visitors.
I think that’s all I have to say right now.
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