Some of our UK walks

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Bottesford and the Grantham Canal

A gentle stroll along the canal in early Spring sunshine, with the Rutland Arms serving as an ideal turning around (after a couple of pints) point!

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PREVIOUSLY, OUTDOORS...

Stanage Edge walk
We enjoyed a great autumn in 2011, and this walk took advantage of a wonderfully sunny and mild day. We stayed in the Youth Hostel at Hathersage.

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Teversal walk

Another fine autumn day sent us walking along three of the long-lost railway lines that converged on Pleasley, on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. Here the surface buildings and headgear of the colliery are preserved, and are regularly open to the public.

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Wye Valley walk

The lower Wye Valley, from Tinterne down to Chepstow, is very important to us. We met at Chepstow, and followed this walk on the first full day we spent together. We've repeated the walk on our anniversary several times! It climbs out of Chepstow to follow the west bank of the river, at the top of the gorge, with some backwards views of the castle. It mostly burrows through woodland almost to the fringes of Tinterne. Crossing the river here on the old railway bridge, the path then climbs steeply up the east bank to meet Offa's Dyke, which it then follows southwards, passing Devil's Pulpit. Offa's Dyke continues along the top of the Wye Gorge through woodland, and the path finally emerges in a mixture of farmland and posh housing (and includes some hairy road-walking stretches) before descending into Chepstow.

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Wembury walk

This is one of the first walks where I can include a route map, using the Endomondo app. I walked from Wembury, on the Devon coast, to Plymouth Hoe and back, on a sunny day when the temopreature never got above zero. The low temperature actually made the going easier, as the mud froze, though the icy puddles were a little awkward at time! Two thirds of the walk was westwards along the South West Coast path, and then I turned eastwards along the sometimes confusingly marked (I didn't have a map) Erme Plym trail that winds first through woodland and then across open downland. The final couple of miles down to Wembury was along lanes.

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Bolsover walk

A great walk that includes two abandoned mansions, Bolsover Castle and Sutton Scarsdale Hall. It also included a stretch of footpath that has been destroyed by the landowner!

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Butterton walk

Bach Camp walk

Baslow bimble

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Belvoir walk
Black Hill walk
Bosworth walk
Brean Down walk
Colwick walk
Coniston walk
Hathersage walk

Hayfield walk

Heage walk

Kinder Scout walk

Lambley walk

Leominster walk

Mapperley walk

Clevedon

Roaches walk

Sandpoint walk

Strelley walk

Wildboarclough walk

A chill and windy walk on Christmas Day, but well worth it! The walk begins in the gloomy valley at Wildboarclough, then climbs to follow a long loop around to Macclesfield Forest. Then there's a long climb to the summit of Shutlingsloe.

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Coniston

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Dorset

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Greasley

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Around Leek

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Slimbridge

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The other Mapperley

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Matlock Mills

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Along the Lune

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White Peak

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Nottingham canal: winter

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Ripley

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Stokesay

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Weston-super-Marek

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Witley Court

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White Peak

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Abbotsbury

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Black Tor

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South Wales Coast Path

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Ghost Rails

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