Thursday, 24 August 2017

Cotswolds walk - Day 3

Last 8 miles - Burton-on-the-Hill to Upper Slaughter

A short walk after breakfast to the nabotique at Sezincote.

Elevenses - tea and lemon drizzle cake - at longbough.

Lunch - brie and cramberry baguettes - between Lower and Upper Swell.

Lower Swell

Afternoon tea at Upper Slaughter

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Cotswolds walk - day 2

Another 8 miles from Ebrington to Burton-on-the-Hill

The path from Ebrington to Paxford. The walking today is even more gentle than yesterday.  

We got to Paxford before opening time for the Churchill Arms.

Time for afternoon tea at Morton-in-the-Marsh

The path through the barley to Burton-on-the-Hill

Climb up to the Horse and Groom at Burton

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Cotswolds walk - Day 1

8 miles or so, Weston-sub-Edge to Ebrington

The first Day of our 3-day walk southish along the Cotswolds started with a climb up Dovers Hill from Weston-sub-Edge.  There are a couple of paths up Dover's Hill, but our first choice ended at a cow filled field that we were reluctant to cross. Doubling back, we escaped the cows and also saw this amazing humming bird hawk moth feeding on a buddlija bush.

It's a bit blurry as it was moving so fast


Top of Dover's Hill

Chipping Campden for lunch

Market place Chipping Campden

The Ebrington Arms for a bath, dinner and bed.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Camino de Santiago - 8 km in the wrong direction

Donostia-SanSebastian to Pasaia - 8 km

I thought it was worth resurecting my Penine Way blog to record today's short walk with Dave along the coastal path in Euskal Herria (the Basque Country) that forms a short stretch of the Camino de Santiago.  I've not considered walking the whole Camino de Santiago, not least because of its religious connotations, but long distance walks have got into my blood a bit since last years Penine Way, so later this year Dave and me have a 3-day, pub to pub, Cotswolds walk planned, and next year I hope to walk Wainwright's Coast to Coast.  I might blog on both of these walks too, so here's a taster from today.

The walk starts with a climb out of Donostia - Hondartza beach behind us.

On Google Earth these steps, down to Pasaia, looked much more precipitous than they turn out to be.

It's a quick ferry ride to the old town of Pasaia for lunch