* A Walk *

My eyes already touch the sunny hill.going far beyond the road I have begun,So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;it has an inner light, even from a distance- and changes us, even if we do not reach it,into something else, which, hardly sensing it,we already are; a gesture waves us onanswering our own […]

Cotswold Way, part 1 – Chipping Camden to Stanway – 12 miles (19.5km)

If you, like me, enjoy walking around in the Cotswolds you will have encountered signposts with the famous acorn and walked along part of the Cotswold Way many a times… but have you ever had the itch of walking the whole length of it? I thought about it many a times, I have bought books, […]

* Today *

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze that it made you want to throwopen all the windows in the house and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,indeed, rip the little door from its jamb, a day when the cool brick pathsand the garden bursting with peonies […]

Siccaridge Wood and part of the Frome Valley Walkway, 5km

First thing a little trivia: Siccaridge Wood is a semi-natural woodland that has been managed as coppice for hundreds of years, historical records have been traced to the mid 16th century (1576). At that time it was called Sickeridge Coppice and it belonged to the local lord of the manor. The name Siccaridge comes from […]