We started today’s walk later than usual, because we wanted to visit a farmer’s market just up the road that starts at 10 AM. Farmers in West Hampstead obviously enjoy an easy life.
Continue reading River Brent
The London Loop walk is a 245 Km trail around the outskirts of the city. We have walked along parts of it on previous expeditions, and today we walked the final two sections, totalling 16.5 Km.
Continue reading Upminster to Purfleet
We spent today walking through the Chiltern Hills, following the 16km Chess Valley Walk.
Continue reading Chess Valley Walk
I’ve ridden my bike about 50 km today, on the Thames path heading east past Greenwich to the Erith Pier and back.
Continue reading Erith
We decided we couldn’t visit Wales without seeing a ruined castle, so this morning we took a bus to the village of Dolwyddelan, where there is one built by a local king, Llwelyn the Great in 1210 -1240.
Continue reading Dolwyddelan Castle
Tonight we’re in Snowdonia, Wales for a week of hiking. The village we are staying in is very pretty; the Conway river rushes through town just across the road from our hotel, which like most of the buildings is built from the local slate.
Continue reading Betws Y Coed
When we visited Erin Pizzey on Thursday, I mentioned the fact that we hadn’t seen much sign of real poverty in London. She suggested we go to Brixton, so we set off this morning, on the assumption that most of the really bad, dangerous people would probably not be out of bed yet.
Continue reading Brixton