Wednesday, 30 April 2014

88.Uphill All The Bleadon Way ! (11 miles)

90.  8/10

Parking @ BS249JQ

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Starting From Uphill A Walk with a bit of everything ! 
Follow road down hill into Uphill passingThe Bristol to Exeter railway line which runs through a STEEP cutting between Uphill and nearby Bleadon. This cutting is spanned by a high brick bridge known as "Devil's Bridge" and designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. .
On to Yacht Club And estuary  following old sea wall with the songs of birds everywhere Reed Bunting,Warbler, Blackcap.
        Following on pass sewage works where A Glossy ibis was Present !! our morning was very misty but views towards Brean Down are to right. Then on to River Axe passing burger van for those who missed breakfast !
Then A bit of uphill to to top of Bleadon Hill Passing Upper Canada ? Then Bluebells cover the floors of woods here. Across Bleadon Golf Club Then A Veiw Point towards Exmoor and Beyond on A clear day ,ours not ! Down 200ft then to top again and end !

Wildlife
Blackcap,Reed Warbler,Reed Bunting,Greenfinch,WhiteThroats,Glossy ibis,Grey heron,Buzzard.





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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

87.Fovant Badges 12.4 miles

89.  7/10

Parking @ SP55JJ

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Starting From Ebbesbourne Wake in wiltshire and heading for the Fovant Badges.
A perfect day with blue skies and a perfect temperature ! An easy walk through some Stunning Countryside for first half of walk ,from thatched cottages to babbling chalk streams.At  Fovant Badges a great place to stop for dinner and take it all in ! After dinner a long long byway 3.37 miles to be exact straight to end 

Wildlife

Red kite,Buzzard,Kestrel,Raven,Corn Butting, 3 Roe Deer,Yellowhammer
Butterflies-Orange tip,Small White,Peacock and lots of Brimstone Around 





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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

86.2 Rivers & A Brook (10.8 miles)

88.  7/10
Parking @ BA2 9BU

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A Walk Near My Home This one and takes in the River Avon from Newbridge to Keynsham then following the River Chew towards Newton st Loe and on to Corston Brook . 
A much noisier walk than the Wiltshire hills but an interesting one ,with boats and Boat yards dating back to 1881 with some nice views across Farmland and river.The new town center of Keynsham taking is shape with the buildings dominating the sky line from the Park.The  River Chew  gets much quieter then the award for the muddiest footpath this year was found ! Mud reached the top of my boot !! following on to Corston Brook and Newton Park Fishing Lake ,Then  through small wooded area and Back to church then Rest ! 

Wildlife
Buzzard,Canada geese,Mute,Chiffchaff,Grey Heron, lots of birds in pairs and plenty of blue and great tits about.
also white Emu !!! 




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