Sport climbing and steam trains in Swanage

A long awaited return visit to Dorset had finally been planned after my first visit two years ago (see post here), unfortunately there was a lot of double rain drop action on the weather forecast for the weekend. I think the double raindrop has been the weather sign of my summer but I have tried…

One day adventures: Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

The longer I live in Bristol the ever widening circles I draw around the city to investigate new adventures. Don’t get me wrong I also love to re-visit some of my favourites which you can read about┬áhere on my Bristol page. A few weekends ago a new destination was needed. As it was a gloriously…

´╗┐Urban rambling in Falkirk

I like to walk whenever and wherever I can. So, with an afternoon to pass in central Scotland I decided to embark on an urban ramble, trying to link two mysterious brown signed tourist attractions I had passed signs to frequently but had never visited. Using my very handy and very free (with a Trail…

One day adventures near Bristol: The Quantocks and Blagdon Lake

Adventures don’t have to involve a circumnavigation of something or a month off work. With commitment to getting up and out of bed with a plan a one day adventure can be had superbly easily. When the mountains or seaside seem just a bit too far do a radius search within an hours drive of…

Walking in France: Inspiring pictures and some words of warning

I like to think I am a fairly accomplished lowland and, at times, with the weather on my side, highland walker in the UK. Over the past few years I’ve planned a couple of trips to France with the sole purpose of walking about in a French manner essentially to earn that evenings cheese and…