- Up and down again ()
K and I went for a lockdown-appropriate walk around some bits of Bath, basically repeating my mostly up and mostly down walk from a while back. Bath Abbey is all lit up for the festive season, in a variety of bright colours, including PINK.
- Birthday walk on Gare Hill ()
To celebrate my birthday, we went out for a family walk in the woods atop Gare Hill, on the border of Somerset and Wiltshire. We struck lucky; the weather was cold, the fog was thick, but the sun shone its hardest through the fog and the trees, and treated us to some spectacular sights.
- Exploring Ebble Valley ()
As you head towards the southern end of Wiltshire, the hills and the landscape get more interesting. We went down that way for a walk along the Ebble Valley, one of the many valleys the radiate outwards from Salisbury. This one points towards Shaftesbury, to the west. We had a foggy start but that made […]
- Burrington Combe on a wet Thursday ()
Burrington Combe is an atmospheric cleft in the rocks in north Somerset, about an hour’s drive from my house. To most visitors it’s just a nice scenic bit of road, but to lo-fi geology nerds like me it’s a fabulous playground of fun. Today, it’s green and wooded and has a not-too-busy road down the […]
- 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.