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Circumnavigation of High Wycombe

Like a modern day Magellan I set off yesterday on an epic quest to circumnavigate High Wycombe. The town is only a few miles north of where I live but I have only ever visited it a handful of times. Having seen it from all sides I have reached the conclusion that it is very […]

Happy Cow

I met a really friendly cow while I was out today near reading! Here he is munching on some straw and sinking into the bog. I walked around a slightly epic 25 mile loop north of Reading which meant I didn’t get back to Henley until after dark. However, that meant I could test out […]

Brown Cheese With Jam

I was in Oslo again this week which is usually a cause for celebration as it’s the only place I know of where you can sample my favourite caramelised cheese by-product: brown cheese! Normally I have a few slices on bread like a regular cheese. This time however I was chatting to a colleague about […]

Windsor Castle

I originally visited Windsor castle years ago when I first moved to this area. However I forgot to blog about it. One of the benefits of being a local resident is that you get in for free! A good thing too, as I don’t remember it being that good last time. One of the problems […]

Skiing

I went skiing for a few days earlier this week with work. I’m pretty sure the last time I tried skiing I vowed not to do it again. Unfortunately I forgot that when I signed up to this trip and predictably it was very cold and I fell over a lot. Oh well, at least […]

First Adventure of the Year

2015, time to go adventuring again! Today started off pleasant so I got the train to Marlow and wandered up towards West Wycombe in roughly the reverse of a route I did last year. Here’s a little wood near Marlow. The morning at least, was nice and sunny. Bin cat is not amused. Once I […]

Beeches Way

In what’s become something of a winter tradition I walked along the Beeches Way last Saturday. It’s roughly 18 miles long which is a good distance for the available daylight in December. Although you do need to get up early. It started off in this eerie fog on Cookham Moor but that soon disappeared and […]

Burial Chamber

Yesterday I was out exploring near Marlborough and stumbled across this ancient burial chamber just as it was getting dark. With the moon out already it was super creepy. Apparently this is the “Devil’s Den” and if I had been foolish enough to pour water into the hollows in the capstone and demon would have […]

Chasing Rainbows

Last weekend I was having a rather uneventful day out exploring the western end of Berkshire when I was caught in a sudden and unexpected downpour. Afterwards there was this totally awesome rainbow! It looked like the end was about 100m away in neighbouring field. Unfortunately as I chased after it it retreated further away […]

Embraché the Weather

The Bootsy says it so it must be true: warmest Halloween ever! I went for a walk to Bexhill with my parents and it was positively summery. Also, much to my horror, I turned 30 today. 😮 And now for some happy news! You might remember almost exactly four years ago on this very blog […]