Wimbleball Lake and Haddon Hill

Details of a 9.5 mile walk around WImbleball Lake and Haddon Hill on Exmoor.

Tuesday 1st September 2020

I remember this as being a rather fortunate day of work, immediately after the August Bank Holiday weekend. As I worked on the Saturday, I gained the extra day in lieu, when I would otherwise have been returning to work. Not wanting to waste it, I drove down to Exmoor – barely one week since my previous visit to Dulverton – and would begin a circular walk from Wimbleball Lake.

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Exmoor from Dulverton

Sunday 23rd August 2020

For the first time since lockdown had been thrust upon us, I made the ninety-minute drive down to Exmoor. A National Park I’d have spent more time exploring this year; but for the intervention of the pandemic.

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Yorkshire Dales: September 2020

As you may’ve read elsewhere on social media, I have this weekend returned from spending five days and five days in the Yorkshire Dales. My first proper taste of Northern England and my first getaway for twelve months!

I’d like to share some of the highlights of that week with you now, before writing up the individual walks (all five of them) in more detail at a later date.

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Cleveland Way – Postponed Until 2021

Back in January, I set out some of my intentions for the year and one of the biggest was to take on the challenge of walking the Cleveland Way; a 106-mile long National Trail. But with Covid-19 having affected everyone in some way this summer, I’d made the decision to postpone my next long-distance walk until 2021.

In this post, I share my reasons why and talk about alternative plans for the rest of 2020.

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