I spent my childhood in a forces family, my dad being in the Royal Air Force. He loved a bargain which meant our christmas presents when my brother and I were old / big enough were RAF-issue boots, hats and jumpers. All low cost to him (or possibly free, as at the end of their use for the cadets of that year).
I’ve been contacted by the guys at Brecon Carreg water as they’ve created a series of walks around the south of Wales (naturally) and they wanted to get the word out about them.
I’m not reviewing a product as such here and I haven’t been offered any incentive, I’m just posting two particular walks I was sent details of.
Why share these? Well, it was a friendly approach and they’ve gone to the trouble of compiling some walks. And I liked the fact they are near to conurbations, so reachable by lots of folk who maybe won’t / can’t do big hikes in more remote places. Or maybe who can but like to fit in some shorter (but still leg-stretching) explores of interesting areas.
This is a very short, quite badly edited film-wot-I-made : but the sentiment is sincere.. I’m hoping to raise money for a great charity (http://www.simononthestreets.co.uk/) that works with rough sleepers, to affect positive change for them. That requires a lot of time and patience and I’m full of admiration both for the support workers and the service users they engage with. It also requires money and like all charities they rely on fundraising.. … Keep reading >
I’ve had a couple of trips away of late, so this weekend I was determined to get out and get moving in prep for the upcoming Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge I’m doing (raising money for homeless charity Simon On The Streets). Saturday looked like the best day so that was the plan. A ‘proper’ walk, come what may. What I hadn’t planned … Keep reading >
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I’m away for the week on the Norfolk Broads, which is really lovely but I think I’m a bit of a landlubber as I spotted a long distance footpath that joined where we were moored up one night and I planned a quick recce of it, water should be enough but I liked the idea of a walk to get … Keep reading >