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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 […]

Underwhelming Temple

I was searching the map for somewhere to explore this weekend when I came across, in an area I hadn’t previously visited, a landmark grandiosely called the “Temple of the Four Winds” which sounded like the perfect place for an adventure. So like a hero in a trashy fantasy story I set off on my […]

Muddy

Went for a walk in the Chilterns today: out to this pleasant place with a duck pond called Russell’s Water. It is so muddy outside at the moment. Progress was significantly slowed trying to avoid bogs. Took a photo of one of the less muddy areas with some pleasant winter woodland: Just as I was […]

Greenwich

Went adventuring in the Greenwich region a few weeks ago with acquaintance Blodgett. The highlight of the area is obviously the DLR, here I am at the front of number 83A: The next exhibit is a sundial with embedded cannon which fires at noon: At one point it stopped raining and there was a pleasant […]