Lockdown Walk: Wick St. Lawrence

Sunday 5th April 2020

Another walk in Lockdown and this one took place ahead of the Sand Point walk I wrote about previously. Wick St. Lawrence is a small village and parish on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare and a stone’s throw from where I currently live. I hadn’t explored all of the area and knew of a series of (potentially inaccessible) footpaths close that would be the feature of this morning’s outing.

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Do You Fear Cattle?

I don’t often write specifically about cows. Although, when I do encounter them on a walk, they will usually receive a mention in one of my posts.

Here’s a question for everyone reading this…

Have you been chased or intimidated by a herd of cattle?

Perhaps even a single cow?

If you have a short story to share, please leave it in the comments section below.

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Can You Walk Around Blagdon Lake?

I hope I’m not mistaken but I don’t think I’ve quite written about whether or not you can walk around Blagdon Lake… Certainly, I’ve covered Chew Valley Lake and, if I have written about Blagdon’s own reservoir, there’s a chance the post was anything but minimal in length.

So, I’m writing again, in an attempt to create something more succinct (or, at least as much as I can do!).

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Encountering Footpath Obstructions

Until very recently, I was the nominated Footpaths Representative for Brunel Walking Group in Bristol. My duties were few, while I was mostly responsible for recording and reporting incidents we encountered along the local public right of way network, to the relevant authority.

It’s fair to say that very few group members (from an active membership of four hundred-plus) got in touch to inform me of obstructions or interference they may’ve encountered on their own walks (obviously, I can be on every group walk all of the time). But one of the more recent reports led me to undertake my own investigation across the Mendip Hills and in to East Somerset.

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