- South Wraxall – Box loop ()
Kate plotted this walk. Not much up-and-down, mostly on a reasonable level, but high up – we had good views south towards Salisbury Plain, and good views north towards Colerne. We also discovered hidden hamlets and places with silly names (Longsplatt, Blue Vein, Cat’s Hill, Hobb’s Bottom).
- I took my pink socks for a walk ()
A couple of weeks ago I had a quiet-ish sort of day, so I took my pink socks for a walk in the countryside between Hunstrete and Compton Dando, villages that lurk in the pretty valleys south of Keynsham. The final quarter of the walk took me through Lord’s Wood and Hunstrete Plantation, a huge […]
- Still walking ()
The days drift on, and drift into one another. I’ve noticed them passing quicker, weirdly. Whole weeks have flashed past in a repetitive routine of eat, sleep, type, Zoom, repeat. Scratch that, I’m lucky: I have limited Zooming to do. Work is still very much part-time, so I have some time to think about other […]
- Evening walk ()
The obvious place to go for a walk round here is by the river, the canal, and the country park on the edge of town. Consequently everyone goes there for walks; consequently we’ve been going out of our way to avoid those places. Instead we’ve been doing loops in the countryside nearest to our front […]
- Cumberwell and back ()
Went for a walk. A drag-the-teenager-along and talk-about-life sort of walk. It turned out lovely, actually. Even though we’ve lived here 16 years, we found a path we’ve never walked before. Amazing.
- Turleigh and Winsley and back ()
Went for a walk. A cloudy Saturday afternoon in a pandemic sort of walk.
- Routes ()
Living in a small town, it can be hard to find new places to walk when we go for our daily exercise. I mean, it’s easy if you get togged up with the full walking boots and go out of town, into the countryside (unlike Snowdonia, the local footpaths are pretty empty). But it’s hard […]
- Pewsey Wharf to Giant’s Grave ()
Some canal, some steep up, some steep down, some sheep, some turnips, some cold cold wind in your face.
- The Tellisford loop ()
If you park in Rode, you can walk a few miles north up one side of the River Frome, as far as Tellisford. Then walk south on the other side, back to where you started. On the way you’ll get nice close-up views of the river, and glimpses of industrial remains – workplaces that once […]
- Mostly up, then mostly down ()
I was feeling grumpy earlier this week. Down in the dumps. Fed up with all sorts of things. All the things you’d expect (politics etc), but additional things of my own: worries about securing work, worries that I’d made a terrible mistake leaving my last job, worries about money and family and life. So I […]