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France

I spent last week in the south of France with some friends ostensibly to go climbing but also spent a lot of time hanging around by the infinity pool in our villa. That’s the view from my window. Not bad eh? We were staying in a little town near Toulon called Bandol. Here’s the local […]

Salisbury to Winchester

For this week’s adventure I decided to revisit Winchester where I lived during my work placement year at university. To make things more “fun” I walked there from Salisbury which is around 25 miles away. Salisbury looked nice enough, especially the cathedral which I wandered around a bit, but I didn’t stay long as I […]

Chequers

You know when you’re aware of the existence of some famous place but have no idea where it is until you randomly stumble across it? Well that’s basically what happened to me with Chequers last weekend. Unfortunately the overt security presence stopped me getting any closer…

Wales

I spent last week in Wales on a family holiday. Surprisingly this was my first ever visit to that land. It was very wet. This photo, I think, sums up my experience of Wales: Never mind, at least we could spend time indoors doing puzzles. Oh, and down a slate mine! Unfortunately the damp had […]

Rollright Stones

I found out recently about another nearby stone circle called the Rollright Stones on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border. So with the weekend weather being particularly lovely I hastily planned an epic adventure to go visit them. View Rollright Stones in a larger map Just shy of 29 miles according to Google Maps which must be a […]

Long Man

Went for a walk along the South Downs last weekend with my parents. Having previously brought you several large chalk horses, doof.me.uk now presents a giant chalk man! Bit awkward to find a good viewing angle from the top of the hill.

Springy

I went for an epic hike last Sunday in the Chilterns near Henley. I’m pondering applying for the London Marathon next year and as this was just shy of 25 miles I reckon that gives a firm 10 hour upper bound. Just need to repeat it again and again with increasing speed… View Henley Ridgeway […]

Bedwyn

I went for another walk on Saturday, this time through unexplored territory in Wiltshire. Caught a train to Bedwyn and then headed off through the Savernake Forest and then a really interesting (but windy!) ridge along the Pewsey Downs. Finally I headed north to Avebury, which I visited last year, via the West Kennet long […]

Ancient Things

My parents were visiting last weekend and we did lots of driving around in my car (see earlier!). Happened to coincide with a burst of unseasonably nice weather. Went to a couple of good places including the Didcot railway museum. On the Saturday afternoon we journeyed way out west to White Horse Hill. It’s got […]

Hemel Hempstead

Ah, Hemel Hempstead. Who hasn’t dreamed of visiting that mythical town? On Saturday morning I woke up and decided I’d do just that, following a similar route to one I did a few years ago. I wisely decided to cheat a little bit and got a bus part of the way to Loudwater, near High […]