East Harptree Woods, Combe and Litton Reservoirs

Monday 13th July 2020

In my self-imposed efforts to ‘stay local’ with my walks this summer, I’ve sometimes felt as though I’m running short on new ideas when it comes to exploring the Mendip Hills. I’ll often end up revisiting the same old haunts; making slight alterations to familiar routes.

East Harptree is an area I’ll often drive past or close to but I hadn’t walked there in over a year.

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Why I Started Running

It was in May when I equipped myself with a pair of barefoot-style running shoes and decided to start heading out for short runs on a regular basis. At the time, we were still deep in a Lockdown situation and I was off work on furlough (although that wasn’t to last much longer).

I’ve had a quiet interest in the idea in running for a few years. Below, I’ll delve in to the reasons of why and now.

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Monthly Miles: June 2020

I keep saying it and maybe I should stop… But this could’ve been the month in which I completed the Cleveland Way. We’ve all seen our plans halted due to the outbreak and, slowly, we are returning towards a form of normal life (although the government are keen to rush it, somewhat).

Throughout all the chaos, anger, fear and uncertainty, I’ve kept walking and continue to do so.

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Packing for the Cleveland Way (June 2020)

I recently uploaded a video to YouTube where I share the look and contents of my rucksack, as if I was to have been walking the Cleveland Way this month as originally planned.

I’ll go over some of that again in this post. In my next, I’ll share some of the changes I’ve already made to get the grams down further.

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