Washford Walk

A circular walk from Washford in West Somerset. Stepping in to Exmoor National Park on a rainy day.

Sunday 11th July 2021

It was forecast to be a wet day. I’d hope to have been able to spend it on Exmoor but, I wasn’t keen on driving as deep in to the heart of the National Park. Tired of all my local Mendip walks, I still wanted to get out and make something of my time. So, I devised a route that would take in lesser-known parts of West Somerset and a portion of Exmoor.

Continue reading “Washford Walk”

South of Knighton: Glyndwr’s Way and Offa’s Dyke Path

A circular walk from Panpwnton Farm in Knighton. Following Glyndwr’s Way as far as Llanguno and then heading east to join Offa’s Dyke Path and following that back to the start.

Sunday 27th June 2021

This was my final full day on the Shropshire/Wales border. I awoke in my tent, feeling ready for an eighteen-mile outing. Towards the end, I’d be following a few more miles of Offa’s Dyke Path. Initially, I’d be joining Glyndwr’s Way (another National Trail) from Knighton. In between the two, I’d have to connect the lines.

Continue reading “South of Knighton: Glyndwr’s Way and Offa’s Dyke Path”

Knighton and Knucklas (Offa’s Dyke Path)

Saturday 26th June 2021

It was time to leave the car alone for a couple of days. I quite enjoy being able to do this; setting off from the campsite and returning on foot, later that day. In this walk, I’d begin by following Offas Dyke Path several miles to the north, before leaving that National Trail and looping back along a variety of footpaths and bridleways.

Continue reading “Knighton and Knucklas (Offa’s Dyke Path)”

Elan Valley Loop

Friday 25th June 2021

This would be my first walk in the Elan Valley. A place I’d been wanting to visit for a couple of years and one of the main reasons I’d decided to pitch my tent in this part of the UK. Before I booked the campsite in Knighton, I had been looking at sites around Llandridnod Wells and Rhayader… But they were either too expensive for my liking or required you to bring your own toilet!

Continue reading “Elan Valley Loop”