Season of mists

30 October 2016- North Stoke, Somerset

Me n PG

img_0637Beautiful autumn walk, mild, misty and full of interesting wildlife. Parked at North Stoke, and reflected how fantastic it is that there are still new places to discover after all these years. Quick look around the very charming church, then a looping walk around Pipley Woods. On a clear day the view would have been spectacular, but we enjoyed as much of the misty horizon as we could see anyway. Hedgerows full of berries and shrooms and tiny wrens, fields full of rooks and rambling dogs. Down Landsdown Lane to Upton Cheyney, for a stop at Manor Farm for excellent lunch, farm shop, pig admiring and talk about chilli farming. What’s not to like? Must go back*.

img_0643* We went back! Sunday 4 December… parked beyond Upton Cheyney, walked over Hangman’s Hill for surprising views back over east Bristol. Frosty and good.

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Time flies

18 September 2016, Bredon Hill

Me, PG, Kate Force One, Magic Dave and the DJ

img_0529Totally forgot to upload a blog about this lovely walk I realise, but worth recording as a very lovely spot, and an excuse for stopping at Gloucester M5 services both ways. We parked at Elmley Castle, walked a six mile loop through beautiful countryside up to Bredon Hill with amazing views over the Severn estuary and ended up for a pint in the Queens Head pub in the village, lovely.img_0523