For the second time this year, I purchased a brand-new pair of hiking boots (shoes, to be specific) from Cotswold Outdoor. My reason for this was simple: I wanted something lightweight for fast-paced, warm weather walks and also, I was curious to test a growing belief that full ankle support isn't often necessary. So, after … Continue reading Review: Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX
Saturday 15th July 2017 (continued...) From the downland of Pewsey Hill, the White Horse Trail continues to the south... I found my way to a stile that provided a crossing point over the road near a bend. From here, I climbed up a slightly overgrown woodland path on the approach to Pewsey Hill Farm. It … Continue reading White Horse Trail – Walk 4 of 7 (Part 2)
My fourth walk in a series to complete the 90-mile long White Horse Trail around Wiltshire. In Part 1, I leave Pewsey Downs to trek off in search of the Pewsey White Horse.
Sunday 9th July 2017 Effectively, this was the penultimate walk for Jo and Brunel Walking Group in the White Horse Trail series. Personally, I still had one to catch up on [Walk #4 - coming soon] but we'd all come a long way, however many of the full ninety-miles we'd covered. This walk would, unfortunately, … Continue reading White Horse Trail – Walk 6 of 7
Sunday 25th June 2017 I will rarely go more than a couple of months without heading south for a walk on the Quantock Hills. In several ways, I prefer walking there to the thought of exploring the Mendip Hills on my doorstep. Depending on where I start the walk from, the drive can take less … Continue reading Quantock Hills Walk – June 2017
Saturday 17th June 2017 It feels like such a long time since I last wrote about a White Horse Trail walk [three months to the day] - and, in the time since, I've actually completed the final three walks in the series and the ninety-mile long trail itself! All will be revealed in good time. … Continue reading White Horse Trail – Walk 3 of 7
Some believe that today marks the official end of summer with the arrival of autumn; accompanied by the usual comments of 'Wot summuh?', when in fact, all the good stuff seem to come and go before rain-ridden August. September is often a drier month than its predecessor, even as the temperature begins to fall with … Continue reading #walk1000miles – August 2017