I have very nostalgic feelings toward Glastonbury Tor and the town of Glastonbury. I lived there for nearly two years whilst I was growing up and frequently made the climb to the top of the Tor to enjoy the views on a nice day. Harriet is also very familiar with the Tor as she spent years of … Continue reading Just Visiting: Glastonbury Tor
The downpour continues in Part 2 of Crickhowell to Pontypool. We were just over halfway and soaking wet. Heading off from Llanfoist Wharf (our location at the end of Part 1) we battled on though the weather which seemed to be getting worse by the minute. We were still able to take in the views of … Continue reading Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 2
As part of our mission to walk the Grand Union Canal in it's entirety from Birmingham to London, Harriet and I recently ventured up to Warwick to do more canal walking. After coming off the towpath at the end of our delightful 2-day walk through Warwickshire, we spent the following day in Warwick having a look around the town and, of course, the castle.
Welcome to the second day of our adventure walking the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in Wales. The first day (Parts 1 and 2) was beautiful and so memorable, although it did lure us into a false sense of security. We knew this would be a tough one as we aimed to cover just under 19 … Continue reading Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 1
Time for something a bit more urban than we're used to. Come with me on a day's walking one of our local river trails, the Frome Valley Walkway which runs from its source near Tormarton in the Cotswold hills to its mouth where it spills into the Avon near Castle Park in central Bristol. Please … Continue reading Frome Valley Walkway, Part 1
If you have been following our posts it should be no secret to you that Harriet and I like to have a drink on our walks should the opportunity arise. Pub stops have become a staple part of our journeys. As well as providing respite and refreshment, it is always interesting to observe the individual character of … Continue reading Greenspace Talking: Our Top 10 Pubs
Harriet and I were in Herefordshire recently and decided to visit the Norman medieval castle at Goodrich. We had been through Goodrich before when walking our Symonds Yat Circular but unfortunately had not had time to visit the castle while we there. When got there is was obvious to us why this ruin is regarded as one … Continue reading Just Visiting: Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire