Walking the Castles and Coast Way

Walking the 13 mile long Castles and Coast Way in West Somerset. A new circular footpath, created in 2019.

Monday 3rd May 2021

This was the first weekend in May where I had the idea of driving down to Exmoor for a full day’s walking. But the weather forecast looked grim – and it has barely improved as the weeks have passed. I was sizing up the Quantock Hills, when I spotted the Castles and Coast Way marked on the latest OS Map.

It was time to explore this thirteen-mile long Way, walking between the Quantock Hills and the West Somerset coast.

Click here to watch my YouTube video of this walk.

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Plans for 2021?

Identifying achieveable plans for the remainder of 2021, post-lockdown.

By the time you read this, England should be free from the shackles of its third Lockdown. Some restrictions will remain. But we’ll also have slightly more freedom to meet with others and explore. I feel as though planning (dare I say it) for the rest of the year may be a feasible thought.

In January, I wrote of my Intentions for 2021 and I recently made a YouTube video talking briefly of my three ideas. This will be a more refined edition of the other post and I’ve narrowed it down to three particular goals.

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5 Tips for Walkers

5 Tips for people who may be new to walking and exploring the outdoors (UK).

Recently, I was tagged in another YouTube video to share my five tips for people who might be new to this world of walking, hiking, camping and the outdoors.

I’ve already uploaded my own video response to this but I thought it might also be useful to get some things down on paper (or screen).

Link to my YouTube video.

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Monthly Miles: October 2020

Reviewing my miles and walks from October 2020.

I find it surprising to think back to where we were six months ago. Still in the grip of a proper Lockdown (unlike the current model) yet with certain restrictions easing, while some (myself included) made a steady return to work.

Yet this time in between has passed. That is significant. Much uncertainty may remain, as we attempt to look forwards. But recognising that time can and will pass is very important, in my opinion.

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