Tag Archives: open countryside

Lost on paths from Chippenham, but fun anyway

My friends and I agreed to a day out around Chippenham. This is the story of getting lost on footpaths  to Lacock, though it’s pretty straight on the map (Wiltshire rights of way are online at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/rightsofway/publicrightsofwaymapping.htm). First, we needed … Continue reading

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Dylan’s Boathouse & more Wales Coastal Path

Last week we grabbed a unique opportunity and spent an evening in Laugharne at Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse for International Dylan Thomas Day. Next day, we filled in another bit of Wales Coastal Path along the River Tâf to Sanclêr (St … Continue reading

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Cliff tops from Llantwit Major to St Donats

A sunny Sunday: when I got home from riding, Mike had his maps out and was choosing a bit of Coastal Path to walk. We parked at Llantwit Major station and walked through this sleepy town by signs to the … Continue reading

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Eclipse under a blue sky

Wales was beautifully sunny today, bright and ready for the partial eclipse.  Being a squirrel, I had a pair of cardboard eclipse dark shades from 1999 – found them on a  windowsill, proving myself brighter than Squirrel Nutkin at finding … Continue reading

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Garth mountain footpath at sunset

What could make a better end to celebrating International Women’s Day than a sunset walk on the slopes of the Garth? Looking west before we walked cross-field along the old favourite path 66, the same view looks different with more … Continue reading

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Winter sun on the Garth

Low winter sun makes for long dark shadows on hillsides and even startling coppery colours on birches.  Moments to be seen and captured in memory. Today, my horse had another day off in the field while I tried (and mainly … Continue reading

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A walk up Ysgyryd Fawr (Skirrid Hill) before dinner

The Skirrid or Ysgyryd, apparently from old Welsh for split, cloven or shattered, is a lovely climb for hot summers, and ideally followed by a cold drink and excellent meal at the Walnut Tree Inn with good friends. There was … Continue reading

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