Dursley Walking Festival

Sunday 4 October 2015

I did two of the walks for the Dursley Walking Festival. Even though I go walking regularly from our house here in Dursley, I still learned a couple of new paths and had a good chat with many people on the well attended walks.

Downham Hill, Friday 2nd

The walk started in fog, but I'd heard it was clear up on top so I was hopeful that we'd get high enough to get above the cloud. Indeed we did, with excellent timing too - we reached the top of Downham hill as the cloud was beginning to quickly burn off. Thanks to Rob and Marjory for leading the walk.

As we approach Downham Hill we can at least just see the sun though the cloud

As we approach Downham Hill we can at least just see the sun though the cloud

Sunshine at the top of Downham Hill!

Sunshine at the top of Downham Hill!

A good turnout for the walk, above the clouds

A good turnout for the walk, above the clouds

04-Dursley-Walking-Festival-Downham 05-Dursley-Walking-Festival-Downham As the clouds burn off we can see more and more

As the clouds burn off we can see more and more

Although Dursley remains largely hidden, behind the cloud

Although Dursley remains largely hidden, behind the cloud

Heading back across the fields to Dursley, now in warm sunshine

Heading back across the fields to Dursley, now in warm sunshine

Part of the Lantern Way, Sunday 4th

The walk again started under clouds, but once through the woods it was clearing up on top. The leaves are turning golden on top of the trees, but in the woods it still is pretty green. That will soon change though - and I do love autumn in the woods here. Thanks to David H and David A for leading this walk.

Climbing steeply out of Dursley through the woods

Climbing steeply out of Dursley through the woods

The Tyndale Momument, just visible through the clouds from Breakheart Quarry

The Tyndale Momument, just visible through the clouds from Breakheart Quarry

03-Dursley-Walking-Festival-Lantern The lower leaves are still green in Twinberrow woods

The lower leaves are still green in Twinberrow woods

Looking up to Downham Hill, where I went on Friday's walk

Looking up to Downham Hill, where I went on Friday's walk

Heading back into Dursley

Heading back into Dursley

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