The steep climb up onto Ringmoor Down leaves us our of breath and besides, the roads are surprisingly busy. Lots of people are out for a half-term drive over the Moors, taking advantage of the fact the skies have cleared and the sun is now shining.
Memory is a funny thing. It's been forty years since I was here last and parts of Challaborough haven't changed a bit. The view of Burgh Island from the beach, the caravan park, the stream across the beach that we used to dam...and yet this walk is much longer in my imagination.
A windy walk on Dartmoor near Tavistock. We're staying in Tavistock and our walk today is a short drive up onto the moor at Whitchurch Down. Getting out of the car the wind tugs at the doors, as if to encourage us to get walking.
Ewelme 7 mile walk, snow and snowdrops at Swyncombe. The English language is perverse...I've no idea why Leicester, Edinburgh and Alnwick are pronounced as they are. Similarly, I'm at a loss to know how to pronounce Ewelme...e-Whelm or You-lm?
A flat walk on a dull day…and yet, this walk was much more enjoyable than that. Another walk near Tring. That’s something like 8 walks around here in the last 10 months so you may get the feeling we like Tring!
Follow my blog with Bloglovin 28th January Dunstable Downs...well, I remember coming here with Dad to fly kites...by which I mean Robert and I watched on as Dad flew the box kite. We were allowed to send messages up but not trusted to hold the line. It's amusing to see things have not changed and … Continue reading Dunstable Downs
21st January Just occasionally when we've been walking the location and the weather have come together to produce a really memorable walk. This was one of those occasions. We returned to the Hambleden Valley after last week, but this time we've decided to walk north, up the valley towards Turville, before looping round through Fingest … Continue reading Hambleden
14th January Last time we were in the Hambleden valley it was the week before the Henley Regatta. Almost exactly 7 months later we're back with a shorter walk planned. I could live round here...by which I mean I'd like to live round here, of course! There are internet reports of when the Hambleden estate … Continue reading Pheasants Hill
8th January 2017 One of those Chiltern days when lazy clouds can't decide whether they're mist or cloud. In fact, it had looked so unpromising that we'd nearly turned back as we drove out to Great Hampden. Parking in The Hampden Arms car park again, this time we walk West rather than North out of … Continue reading Lacey Green
The weather was spectacular for late December. We parked up in the small car park on the B3306 St Ives road, just below Rosewall Hill, and walked down to the coastal footpath.