The Malverns, part 2 – Worcestershire Beacon circuit, (7km)

The irony of writing about all these gorgeous walks while I'm still pretty much stuck indoors with THE virus is wearing thin. I had so many plans for this unexpected spell of gorgeous weather... first class worries I know. But still. This second trip to the Malvern Hills is recent, and was totally unplanned. I… Continue reading The Malverns, part 2 – Worcestershire Beacon circuit, (7km)

The Malverns, part 1 – Black Hill to Whyche Cutting loop (approx 7.2km)

I am still self-isolating at home, longingly looking at the blue sky through a window that could do with being cleaned. I thought it might be a good idea - in a kind of masochistic way - to revisit some of the walks me and Murphy have done in the past few months... we always… Continue reading The Malverns, part 1 – Black Hill to Whyche Cutting loop (approx 7.2km)

Circular Walk from Guiting Power, 5.5miles (8.8km)

When Autumn days promise dry, mild weather and sunshine it is a shame to walk along the same old routes and not go exploring a little further afield. Murphy agrees, always on the look out for new smell, the old bird to chase and stream to dive into. Last week, we headed to the Cotswold… Continue reading Circular Walk from Guiting Power, 5.5miles (8.8km)

Cotswold Way part 6, Wotton-Under-Edge to Tormarton, 16miles (25.7km)

I can't quite believe I am so close to finishing this national trail. It's been such an amazing experience... The problem now is that it's getting quite a long way away from where I live and even if I drive myself to the start of the next segment... I still need someone to pick me… Continue reading Cotswold Way part 6, Wotton-Under-Edge to Tormarton, 16miles (25.7km)

South Cerney and the Cotswold Water Park, 5 miles (8km)

Still here. Still walking everyday. Did a long one once but have problems with post walk headaches I need to look into, and had to look after sprained ankle (which seems fine at the moment, thankfully). It's now September and life is about to change around here. Two boys away at University will mean a… Continue reading South Cerney and the Cotswold Water Park, 5 miles (8km)

Cotswold Ultra Challenge, 50km (31miles)

The day arrived. Overcast, fresh wind. Promise of rain ahead. In front of us 50km raising fund for the wonderful I AM ME, The positive mental health app, created by young people, for young people. Designed to educate, enable and empower. (there is still time to donate by clicking here!). 6am start from Wotton-Under-Edge. It… Continue reading Cotswold Ultra Challenge, 50km (31miles)