December 2012

A circular walk on Mynydd Llangatwg, Powys

December 31, 2012
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Approximate distance: 9 miles Starting point: Lay-by on the mountain road from Llangattock Village to Blaen Onneu. SO 185169 Map required: OS Explorer OL13 Terrain: some steep sections and narrow paths close to  near vertical rock faces. Some paths are excellent, others, particularly through boggy parts are very difficult to follow. Facilities. None on the route.  Crickhowell […]

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A circular walk around Fedw Wood, Devauden, Monmouthshire (The Anne Wareham/Melvyn Bragg “In our Time” Walk)

December 24, 2012
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Date Walked 16th December 2012 Approximate distance: 2 miles Terrain. Flat wide paths with gently slopes. One very short section by the road Starting point: Entrance to Fedw Wood, near Devauden, between Devauden and St Arvans This is a walk that Anne has started doing on her own in the winter for want of exercise.  […]

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A circular walk around Blorenge and Blaenavon

December 17, 2012
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Date walked: 5th December 2012 OS Map: Explorer OL 13 Distance: About 9 miles Starting point:  Car park at Keepers Pond (OS map names it as Pen-ffordd-goch Pond), a half a mile north of Blaenavon.  Map reference SO 254 107. There are no facilities here and no car park charges. Terrain : The starting point is […]

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A circular walk in Exmoor starting at Tarr Steps

December 10, 2012
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Exmoor is a wonderful area for walking. It’s a National Park to start with. Its moorland isn’t as inhospitable as Dartmoor.  Many valleys cross its beautiful landscape and at the bottom of these are some delightful streams and rivers. This walk takes in part of the Two Moors way on the River Barle at the […]

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The Way of St James: The Itinerary

December 10, 2012
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We booked this trip from Sherpa Walking Holidays.  If you are into walking, visiting their website is like a trip to a sweetie shop. They have an amazing range of walks available both guided and self guided all over the world as well as in the UK. Bob (my companion, and with whom I have walked […]

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An Exmoor stroll celebrating trees

December 3, 2012
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Walked 6th October 2012 Distance: about three miles Public Car Parking just above Tarr Farm Inn Anne and I were staying at the wonderful Tarr Farm Inn in Exmoor. This has become a special place for us as it pretty much ticks all our boxes for the perfect break. The Inn is situated at the […]

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Copyright Charles Hawes (2012)