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Crayford Ness

Way back in 2010 I walked along the easternmost section of the Thames Path, to a rather dreary town called Erith. Actually the official end of the Thames Path extension is a little bit further at Crayford Ness so I’ve had this niggling sense of unfinishedness ever since. Well, time to put that right! I […]

High Wycombe to Henley

Here’s another walk I did recently, from High Wycombe to Henley-on-Thames. Nothing particularly exciting or out of the ordinary, but a nice route to do.

Around Aylesbury

I’ve been meaning to revisit Aylesbury since I discovered it back in 2015. I thought I could do a little ring around it along the signposted Aylesbury Ring. But that turned out to be wildly optimistic and I barely made it a quarter of the way round. It was bitterly cold but the scenery was […]

Devizes

Took a few days off work last week to go exploring near Avebury again. On the second day I walked to Devizes which I thought would be interesting but turned out to be rather dull. The main attraction seems to be the huge flight of locks on the canal, but that was a way out […]

Oslo Folk Museum

It’s been a whole year since I last went to Oslo and another work trip was probably a bit overdue. I flew out on Sunday morning so I had a whole afternoon to do some sightseeing. Unfortunately I’ve pretty much exhausted the sightseeing opportunities in Oslo so I had to go back to one I […]

Dunstable

The doof.me.uk content engine seems to have ground of a halt as of late. Partly because I’ve been doing some boring things at the weekend, and partly because I had a running/gym induced leg injury and the physio wanted me to rest it a bit. Anyway, I did manage to get out last Saturday and […]

Too Hot for Exploring

Recently it’s got extremely hot in the southeast so I took an impromptu Monday off and went for two days exploring near Swindon and Avebury. Although really it’s just places I’ve explored before. I’m not sure why, but I seemed to be the only person willing to go hiking in 30 degree heat and no […]

Harmondsworth Barn

Here’s somewhere I’ve wanted to go ever since I moved to this part of northwest London but never had the chance, Harmondsworth Barn. It’s a medieval great barn. One of the few places of that vintage in these parts, although it’s been upgraded and restored a lot over the years. I originally heard about it […]

Tring

Last Friday was entirely too sunny to spend in the office so I took an impromptu day off and went hiking in Chiltern Hills near home. Originally I thought I’d get as far as Dunstable or Luton but that wasn’t going to happen so instead I stopped at Tring. The one interesting bit happened right […]

Another Failed Circumnavigation

A few weekends ago I tried a second time to do a full circumnavigation of High Wycombe, having not quite achieved it back in 2015. Success would be going in a big circle without cutting through any built-up area. But the weather was a bit miserable and I discovered the bit I cut out last […]