Buckland Dinham – 18.2.18

February 20, 2018 at 7:29 am

This walk starts in the village of Buckland Dinham then heads into the Somerset countryside through Great Elm and on towards Mells where the hills above the village give good views of the historic manor house and church. A good variety of walking with open fields and meadows, riverside paths and bridleways thick with mud. Signs of spring everywhere with snowdrops, daffodils in bud and wild garlic starting to appear.

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the walk started from The Bell Inn – recognisable by the pygmy goats and flying bicycle in the car park

Don’t forget to say hello to the goats

The views are still wintry out there …

… but you know Spring is on the way when the woods start to smell of garlic

Lunch stop by the Mells River

Scarlet Elf Cap Fungus

The deep dark mossy woods

This cute little waterfall is actually a water outlet from Whatley quarry which features in our Nunney walk.  You can see both walks on this map below, today’s walk in red and the Nunney Walk in blue

Nunney Revisited – 27.3.17

March 28, 2017 at 6:25 am

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On a gloriously sunny spring day it was well worth repeating this walk – see walk on 31/7/16 – as the differences were clear. The views were spectacular and the wood anemones and primroses were flourishing along the stream side paths although the wild garlic had yet to flower. The absence of leaves improved the views and gave a clear impression of how large the quarry was!

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Wood Anemones

Bradford-On-Avon – 21.6.15

June 22, 2015 at 5:19 am

Bradford-on-Avon

A relatively easy walk for the longest day of the year. Although it was the first day of summer, someone forgot to tell the clouds which were present most of the time.  Starting from the station car park in Bradford-on-Avon the walk was along the river towards Avoncliff and back down the canal. The canal was busy with boats and some ducklings and a lot of people were out and about both on foot and bike.

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(oops – left the tracker going on the drive home – so ignore the straight line from BoA to Bath – that’s not part of the walk!!)

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ducklings on the river

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a handy stop about half way around