Birds I

Spending lots of time outdoors means that inevitably we have seen a great deal of wildlife by this point. Although not all of it has been considerate enough to stay still so I can take a photo of it, most do comply and so it would be a shame not to share some of the best pics we have taken, … Continue reading Birds I

Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal: Hockley Heath to Stratford-Upon-Avon

Those that read our recent post will know that we spent a few days being cultured in Stratford-Upon-Avon recently. While we were there we couldn't resist working a canal walk into our busy itinerary. This pretty walk took us from the small West Midlands village of Hockley Heath to the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon along … Continue reading Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal: Hockley Heath to Stratford-Upon-Avon

On the Horizon: Worcester & Birmingham Canal – Droitwich Spa to Birmingham

This weekend we are heading back to Droitwich Spa to finish the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. Heading out of Droitwich we will pick up the main canal and head north toward Birmingham, staying overnight in Hopwood and finishing at Gas Street Basin in Central Birmingham having covered approximately 24 miles. We enjoyed the first part of … Continue reading On the Horizon: Worcester & Birmingham Canal – Droitwich Spa to Birmingham

Kennet & Avon Canal: Hungerford to Thatcham

This is the first day of our walk along the towpath from Hungerford to Reading. The first day concluded with a stop overnight in Thatcham. The next post will cover the second day and remaining stretch from Thatcham to Reading. We returned to Hungerford to pick up where we left off on the last stretch of the K&A … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Hungerford to Thatcham

Greenspace Talking: The War on Litter

Ok so we're doing a new thing. Greenspace Talking is going to be a series of posts that are not going to look at any one particular walk or place but rather talk about things that we encounter frequently on our travels that make us think "we should do a post about that!" Some of … Continue reading Greenspace Talking: The War on Litter

Birmingham and Worcester Canal: Worcester to Droitwich Spa

For this delightful towpath walk we ventured north on the train and through the Malvern Hills (AONB) into Worcester. The surrounding countryside made the train journey very enjoyable; at nearly every stop between Gloucester and Worcester either Harriet or I would say something like, "Where are we? I've never heard of this place... but it … Continue reading Birmingham and Worcester Canal: Worcester to Droitwich Spa

On the Horizon: Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

This weekend we finished the Kennet & Avon Canal.Yesterday at about 7pm, Harriet and I trudged wearily into the city of Bath and stood on the very spot we started our adventure on January 3rd this year (pictured above, taken yesterday). It was a fulfilling and exciting experience from start to finish and it has … Continue reading On the Horizon: Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal