Bugs II

Last weekend we visited the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo and I couldn't resist taking a few snaps. It had some fantastic specimens of all different sizes and colours and is home to a dedicated conservation programme. Hope you enjoyed these. They are such beautiful creatures. Thanks for stopping by. More walking adventures coming very shortly. … Continue reading Bugs II

Just Visiting: Minchinhampton, Cotswolds

Minchinhampton is a small town in the Cotswolds near Stroud, Gloucestershire that is on the very top of a big hill. At points on the drive up, Harriet and I were directing words of encouragement at her car as it was clearly having to work very hard. The town itself is quaint and very pretty, but … Continue reading Just Visiting: Minchinhampton, Cotswolds

Wye Valley: Tintern Circular

I am pleased to present the long awaited follow-up to our Symonds Yat Circular; our second ramble in the Wye Valley in which we completed a route devised by us which has become known since, and shall be known hereafter, as the Tintern Circular. On the evening of the 19th June 2016 I sat restlessly on our sofa wondering how I … Continue reading Wye Valley: Tintern Circular

Just Visiting: Bristol

Bristol is a fantastic city. It is rife with music, markets, street food and art. You can even see an original Banksy if you go to the right places. The city has a rich history; you can learn a lot about how Bristol was once a hub for Britains involvement in the slave trade in … Continue reading Just Visiting: Bristol

Greenspace Talking: ‘National Trails’

It has occurred to us that quite a few of our walks are using National Trails or at least following them for a short duration. Henceforth, there will now be a new 'section' on the site allowing readers to easily access walks that follow National Trails (or parts thereof), whether we set out to do so or not. This … Continue reading Greenspace Talking: ‘National Trails’

On the Horizon: Wotton-under-Edge to Old Sodbury, Cotswold Way

We have decided to begin walking our most local National Trail this weekend, the Cotswold Way which runs from Bath to Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire. The entire route from start to finish is 106 miles. Over the course of what likely to be a long time, we aim to complete the entire trail. We will be … Continue reading On the Horizon: Wotton-under-Edge to Old Sodbury, Cotswold Way

Birds II

As the first one went down so well, here is another batch of our best pictures of waterbirds from our travels. Votes on which one is the cutest at the bottom please. More wildlife to come in the not so distant future. Hope you liked and, as always, thanks for reading. Keep Exploring! Best Regards, … Continue reading Birds II