Uphill to Bleadon (West Mendip Way)

Sunday 7th February 2021

After a month in which I was honest and stayed very close to home and walking only from my own doorstep; I decided to give myself a day off. But, instead of sitting at home, watching Netflix and taking it easy; what I had in mind was to drive for precisely five miles (across Weston-super-Mare; the town I live in) and follow a fresh route for a local walk…

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Christon, Loxton and Bleadon Hill

Monday 20th July 2020

I remember this as being one of those Mondays (I work Saturdays and get Mondays off) where I was in two minds about going out for a walk. It was sometime in the mid-afternoon before I finally left home and drove out to Christon, a small village between Bleadon Hill and Crook Peak.

This was not one of my own routes but one I found within the excellent series of Beyond Bristol books.

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Mendip Snow: February 2019

Sunday 3rd February 2019

After two days of walking in the snow, you might think I’d have had enough of the white stuff and sub-zero temperatures. But my biggest adventure was yet to come, with a visit to the Mendip Hills. Only a short drive from home but, until now, I hadn’t even picked up my keys to drive anywhere in this weather. Continue reading “Mendip Snow: February 2019”

An Almost-Cloud Inversion

This walk began near the edge of the Mendip escarpment and barely a mile south of the village of Priddy. I set off from the parking area above Deerleap and Cook’s Field Nature Reserve, with the intention of walking west-north-west to Draycott and back.

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