Bethesda to Capel Curig, Snowdonia

Saturday 22 October 2016

Bethesda to Capel Curig, Snowdonia

Once again back in Snowdonia, this time with a group of friends so we had two cars. This gave us an excellent chance to do a linear walk (with a little scrambling!), so we started from Bethesda to walk back to our bunkhouse in Capel Curig.

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Jurassic Coast

Sunday 16 October 2016

Jurassic Coast

West Bay to Lyme Regis Coastpath walk

When we lived in Exeter, we visited this coast many times

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Dursley Walking Festival

Sunday 9 October 2016

Dursley Walking Festival

I didn't take as many photos as last year, as the light and weather wasn't as good, but I enjoyed walking the local paths with others for the Dursley Walking Festival.

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Black Mountains, Llanthony Loop

Sunday 2 October 2016

Black Mountains, Llanthony Loop

The Black Mountains around the Vale of Ewyas and Llanthony has been one of my favourite places to walk for several years now

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Cotswolds around Broadway

Saturday 24 September 2016

Cotswolds around Broadway

The Cotswold way passes near our house in Dursley, but today we went further north to walk the path near Stanton and Broadway

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Black Hill and Bat's Castle, Exmoor

Saturday 6 August 2016

Black Hill and Bat's Castle, Exmoor

This is well known ground for me, as I grew up around here

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A long Cotswolds summertime walk

Sunday 31 July 2016

A long Cotswolds summertime walk

We did a really long walk from our house in Dursley, about 28km (17.5 miles) with nearly 1000m (3300 feet) of climbing.

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A slice of Sicily

Monday 18 July 2016

A slice of Sicily

Our summer visit to family in Sicily, which was baking under the intense summer sun

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The Lantern Way, a circular walk around Dursley

Saturday 2 July 2016

The Lantern Way, a circular walk around Dursley

The Lantern Way is a 14 mile circular walk around Dursley, launched in 2015 by Dursley Welcome Walkers.

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Dursley Festival

Saturday 25 June 2016

Dursley Festival

It's always good to see Dursley Festival, with the town full of smiling people and activities

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Switzerland

Saturday 21 May 2016

Switzerland

Sadly we needed to go to a family funeral in Switzerland, where some of my wife's family lives

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Black Mountains

Saturday 30 April 2016

Black Mountains

We return for a walk in the Black Mountains, with a new variation on a couple of old favourite routes: firstly up Tal Trwynau, continuing over Mynydd Llysiau

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Beautiful Bluebells

Friday 29 April 2016

Beautiful Bluebells

As with last year and the year before, I've collected my bluebell photos into one blog post. I love seeing how the woods develop over this short time, with the leaves coming out on the trees over a carpet of bluebells.

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Uley Birthday Beacon

Thursday 21 April 2016

Uley Birthday Beacon

A good crowd came out to see the magnificent beacon fire on Uley Bury, to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday

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Exmoor

Sunday 10 April 2016

Exmoor

I grew up on Exmoor so know parts of it very well

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Spring flowers on a walk to Uley

Monday 28 March 2016

Spring flowers on a walk to Uley

Another sunny spring day, although not quite as warm as Good Friday, so we walked over to Uley.

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Follow the Cross to Cam Peak

Friday 25 March 2016

Follow the Cross to Cam Peak

A beautiful warm spring day - so there was a good turnout of people to follow the cross from the centre of Dursley to the top of Cam Peak

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Severn Bore

Friday 11 March 2016

Severn Bore

Some of my photos from last time we last saw the Severn Bore were recently published in Paddle Surf magazine. This time we went back to Arlingham to watch the bore, near the Old Passage Inn.

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Around Downham Hill

Saturday 27 February 2016

Around Downham Hill

I've been fortunate to have been walking all over the world in the last couple of months - New Zealand, Hong Kong and Snowdonia. I'd not done a proper walk locally for far too long.

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White Snowdonia

Saturday 13 February 2016

White Snowdonia

The mountain tops of Snowdonia were properly wintry

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A winter's night on Pen Y Fan

Sunday 17 January 2016

A winter's night on Pen Y Fan

Just back from New Zealand, we weren't suffering from jet lag but season lag - suddenly changing from summer to winter.

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Hong Kong

Friday 8 January 2016

Hong Kong

We had a one night stopover in Hong Kong on the way home from New Zealand. I loved the contrast of the busy, sometimes quite gritty street level and the vast vertical skyscrapers.

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New Zealand South Island

Thursday 7 January 2016

New Zealand South Island

We just visited New Zealand for the first time, exploring by car and on foot. It's a very easy place to love, with stunning scenery that's so accessible, at least once we'd made the long journey south.

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Tokyo

Monday 14 December 2015

Tokyo

On the way over to New Zealand, we stopped in Tokyo for a couple of nights.

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Ottery Tar Barrels

Thursday 5 November 2015

I've been going to the Ottery Tar Barrels for well over ten years

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