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CWCW6 – Cotswold Way – Circular Walk 6 – The Leckhampton Loop

My second walk today on the Cotswold Way, and I had the pleasure of Claire’s company on this walk. I was a bit surprised today as the guide said it should take between 2 and 2 1/2 hours to get around, but it took us about 4 hours (5 hours including our accidental detour). The extra time could well have been due to the slippy paths that were covered in ice, leaves pr both. But I am glad anyway – it really felt like we went for a decent walk rather than just a quick stroll.

This walk was 4 1/2 miles starting off at Seven Springs, going around to Devil’s Chimney, around to Sandy Lane and then back up to Seven Springs. We managed to make a slight detour up towards Coberly, but there were some interesting sights up that way anyway luckily.

The light today was very dull and the sky was very grey, so there weren’t a great deal of photo opportunities. I think this time of year isn’t ideal for photography, but at least I am finding places that will look fantastic when the warmer weather returns.

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Here are some links to walking websites I have found really useful

Rabbits!

On my way back from work, I noticed that all the rabbits were out in the snow on the Walls’ roundabout. So I went home, picked up my camera and made may way back to try and get some pictures. Now I’m not sure if they are psychic, but I must have been 40m away and just standing there, and as soon as I pulled the camera up to my eye, they all vanished! Poof!

So, I decided to take some pictures of the trees on Eastern Avenue – they looked stunning during the daylight (when I didn’t have time to go and shoot them), so I thought I would have a go and see what they turned out like shot under the sodium lights….. They don’t look very rabbit like though.

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CWCW5 – Cotswold Way – Circular Walk 5 – Cleeve Hill Common

This is my second attempt at doing a proper walk route. It was a bit of a spur of the moment thing, but Cleeve is not far from me, so I thought what the heck and went for it.

I really enjoyed the walk along part of the Cotswold Way. I saw some great scenery, listened to some nice tunes on my iPhone and met a whole load of friendly people on the way around …. everyone wanted to talk with me on my way! It was very nice!!

The walk was 6 miles and was supposed to take me 4 1/2 hours. I was really chuffed when I made it to the end in just 5 hours and I can assure you I was not rushing. I did take a lot of photos on the walk, but it was very misty and they didn’t come out so well. I will do the walk again in spring or summer just to get some photos, but the aim of today’s walk was practice and a bit of keep fit more than anything else. I may well try some more of the walks on the Cotswold Way, but won’t make any promises.

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Here are some links to walking websites I have found really useful