Wednesday, 11 December 2013

81. Farmbrough Common ....not (11 miles)

83. 6/10

Parking @BA20LT

A walk taking in mostly farmland around Timsbury,Huntrete And Stanton Prior. our walk was a misty wander, the sun did come out eventually with some blue skies. The paths were very muddy and fields very wet.  we take in part of the 3 Peaks walk ,the 3 peaks are Maes Knoll, Knowle Hill and Blackberry Hill all of which we covered in previous walks.also word of warning DON'T Touch Electric Fences They Are SHOCKING !   

Wildflife
6 Roe Deer    ,2 close range bounding out of Corn Crop ,Chaffinch,wrens,tits,4 Buzzards worming, fewer Redwing this week ,and 1 Grey heron

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

80. Strawberry Line (11.9 miles)

82.
 6.5/10

Parking @BS255PD

A walk from Sandford 4.5 miles along the Strawberry line Railway Path ,we decided to walk wrong way but you don't have to ! a very flat route to Yatton then throught high st to Cadbury Hill Fort With some great Views back past very busy garden center and return 

Wildlfe
Lots of birds around Thatchens Cider Orchards,Chaffinch,Redwing,Blackbirds,Blue ,Great Tits,Green Woodpeckers,roe deer And Towards The End A very Close Kingfisher no Picture just looked in awe !



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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

79.Rowberrow Bottom (11 miles)

81.  8/10

Parking @ BS255NF

Another great walk this week taking in a Ski Center,2 Tantalizing Close Quarries ,The Strawberry Line Railway Path to Winscombe  Station and on to a tunnel,Woods a plenty and to finish a Iron Age Fort With Some Stunning Views to Bristol Channel And Wales. 

Highlights would be the great views and  Dolebury Iron Aged Fort.

Wildlife Redwing Small Groups of 10ish, Wrens,Buzzards,Raven



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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

78. Keevil to Kennet & Avon Canal , Return(10.8 miles)


80.  7/10

Parking @ BA146NA


A really nice walk this with no real highlights but very easy going. a mixture of fields and flat canal .

starting at Keevil  in the heart of Wiltshire a brief glimps of the former World War Two airfield still used occasionally for training by the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force. when we passed a  Boeing AH-64 Apache contantly flew landed then took off,noisy ! after leaving keevil headed towards Bulkington ,Poulshot then to Canal for dinner we stopped at 7 miles just under @ Swing bridge.
carry on along canal to 

Seend Park Farm cross bridge and on up to Great Hinton and Keevil to end

Wildlife- Redwing,Bullfinch  M/F,Heron,Buzzard,Canada Geese.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

77.Nil Points in Wiltshire (10 miles)

79.              0 stars

Was suppose to vist Cley hill,could see hill but no acess from footpath on north side then follow route 24 cycle way through Longleate And Return, No go apparently cycle route24 (sustrans) is to Shut nice to know !  .so no map for this walk just pictures we ended up walking 10miles. but on brighter note on walk 27.cley hill night walk 5/9/2013 lost my hat ! guess what , found hat in muddy field ! what the chances ! Nice :)


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

76. Stourhead The Fall Maw (10 miles)


78.  8/10

Parking @BA126RD by Church.

Stourhead ,Wiltshire and surrounding Woods Autumn,Mushrooms galore and some stunning Trees.

A Easy Walk this one mostley Flat small hills,ambling through conifers and the beautiful Stourhead estate,its got mushrooms lots,
                               color,Lakes,and best of all you don't have to pay £14.50 to get in to Stourhead !


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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

75. kingston Deverills alternate (11.5miles)

77.  7 out of 10

Parking @ BA12 7HE (phone box)

This walk bit of a re-run takes in the beautiful Deverills hills,gliding club, and Iron Age hill fort.

Our Walk started From Kingston Deverill,we parked by Red Phone Box,last of them i think ? And headed up towards The Bath, Wilts and North Dorset Gliding Club for some grand views .Head on towards fort
and White Sheet Hill .  White Sheet Hill is a neolithic causeway camp and barrows also a Iron Age hill fort the hill  is 245 m (804 ft)  from top there are some Cracking views but could be draughty. Head on along Byway to Charnage Down  and  Chaddenwick Hill heading of left before A303.Through Kesley Farm and Back .

 

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

74. Pipehouse & S & D (7.50miles)

76.
 6 out of 10




 Pipehouse & S&D (7.50 miles)
Parking @ Ba25SJ



Takes in South Stoke,Midford,Pipehouse and Monkton combe.

Our trip was wet and damp.It followed country lanes with no traffic and footpaths . Heading towards Midford note great viaducts ..S&D

Then byway to Pipehouse up muddy stoney path crossing farmland to Piepards farm,interesting jumble of buildings,A poutry farm or was . Then follow path along the side the Limply Stoke Valley and on to Midford Brook ,Dinner.then return route we chose to follow Somerset and Dorset Railway Path as far as Tucking Mill Viaduct a quick glance at fishing lake,looking green !. And on up through Horsecombe brow up 66 steps actually 72 ! return along Sheppards Walk .


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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

73.East Harptree & Litton (10.3miles)

Walk 75

  6  out of 10

East Harptree & Litton (10.3miles)

Parking @ BS40 6AY


A pleasant walk from East Harptree into woods  a quick stop at small lake  produced a few dragons ! on to the Mendips through a  hard to follow path,but its there ,really.
Although are Views were very misty temperature was hot 22c .From top a gradual decent to Litton lakes  and a nice place for dinner. Then a bit more uphill to Hinton Blewit for some great views over chew valley and apparently south Wales on a good day !


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