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Sunday Walk

Went for a wander in the Chilterns near Henley today, on account of it being the first warm-ish sunny day for ages. Regular readers might have noticed that my adventurings have become less, err, adventurous of late with suspicious amounts of repetition. Well, I’ve decided that the Chilterns really are the optimal walking location in […]


Another year so time for fresh adventuring. Yesterday I wandered through Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to that far-flung outpost of the London Underground, Chorleywood: View Chorleywood in a larger map I had rather optimistically set off for Hemel Hempstead but I was hampered by the available daylight and my inability to estimate distances. Below are some […]


Today I walked from Farnham Common north of Slough on a meandering route into Yiewsley, West London. On the way I passed through Stoke Common which is a lovely bit of heathland that’s very rare here down south. I’ve actually been through here on a previous adventure last year. Also good are Langley Park and […]

Around Pangbourne

Blodgett was querying whether November was a bit cold and dreary to go walking. Most assuredly not! This time of year is wonderful for walking. And not too cold as long as you go fast enough. Although you have to be careful not to get caught out in the dark. Today I went for a […]


I spent last week in the US on a business trip. We were staying in the Westborough area which is really isn’t a very exciting place to be, especially if you don’t have a car. However I stayed in Boston on Friday night and spent Saturday doing some fast-paced sightseeing. The results of which you […]


Cows. On their own they’re placid enough but it’s a bit unnerving to encounter an autonomous column of them marching down a narrow lane. Where are they going? And why? Bringing up the rear was a man who might have been a farmer but who was controlling who? I reckon the cows might have been […]

Now it is Autumn

It doesn’t seem very long since this blog declared that it was officially Spring. Now the weather has sorted itself out it is very much Autumn. I went out for a walk in the hills today, roughly here: View Turville, Oct 2011 in a larger map Here are some suspiciously friendly horses near the start: […]

Holiday Camp

I’ve been in Norway for a few days for our annual company conference thing. We stayed at this Butlins-esque convention centre on the coast about an hours drive from Oslo. The chalets are very cute. Weather wasn’t great but at least it wasn’t -20°C like last time.

Isle of Wight

I spent last week on the Isle of Wight with my family. It was awesome! If you haven’t been, the Isle of Wight is one of the best holiday destinations in the world. In no particular order, here are the amazing attractions we visited. Hovercraft! As previously documented the Isle of Wight has the UK’s […]

Redcar: holiday destination of the future?

Probably not. Sadly I feel Redcar’s days as a prosperous seaside resort and steel making hub are behind it. There is still a pleasant beach though. Much to my surprise there was a small tourist information office in the town center where a helpful lady directed me along the beach towards the last remnants of […]