Napton and Shuckburgh

We last did this walk in March 2018. Our abiding memories are endless mud and painfully cold hands. But it’s a nice walk, with a couple of climbs (for Warwickshire) and good views over Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, so we tried again and walked it in pleasant, warm, spring weather.

Ladybower Reservoir

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This was the first day of a two-day visit to the Peak District. The primary purpose of the expedition was to try out a Youth Hostel, but I hoped to get in two good walks as well in an area … Continued

Cotswold Way 1

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Janet and I are walking the Cotswold Way in sections as time and fitness allow. We did the first leg on 7th May 2016. We managed two more legs – 4th June 2016 and 17th September 2016 – before injury … Continued

Confronting the Classics

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This wasn’t really the book I expected. I can’t recall for certain the circumstances of its purchase, but I thought I had an introduction to classics. The blurb on the back says β€œIn Confronting the Classics, one of our leading … Continued