As someone who’s grown up within a five-miles radius of certain North Somerset villages, I like to think that I now know my local woodland and walking areas quite well.
Sunday 26th February 2017
Another member of Brunel Walking Group (Jo) has decided to walk the ninety-mile long White Horse Trail this year and all current and future members are welcome to tag along in a series of circular walks.
Our first walk began at Roundway Hill near Devizes. From our first White Horse, we followed the Wansdyke and looped around Avebury before a return via. Cherhill and its own chalk figure.
I hope that some of you will have followed me over from Olly Writes which, through several names changes, has been my primary blog site since August 2009.
Here, at Olly Outdoors, I have a dedicated space to write solely about walking, camping and my outdoor adventures. With foundations in woodworking, I was finding my original blog to be extremely ‘diverse’ at times and I can appreciate that many long-term followers are not necessarily interested in the hiking content.
At the time of creating my first post, it has to be said that a lot of work is still to be done on this site, regardless of the many hours of writing that will surely follow. Please bear with me as I attempt to create the appearance I’m looking for. Down the line, I will upgrade from my free package to remove those irrelevant adverts (in the mean time, please try equipping your browser with free ad-blocking software).
One long-term goal is to create a database of my favourite walking routes. These will mostly fit within the North Somerset/Mendip Hills region, close to where I live and have grown up. Distances will range from, say, six-miles up to sixteen and beyond! I’m yet to decide on how to share these routes but I would like to also be able to share .GPX files in time. All thoughts and feedback would be appreciated.
I’ll continue to post detailed write-ups of each walk on the main page, while the ‘Routes’ section will allow instant access to the details for all visitors.
I think that’s all I have to say right now.