Monthly Archives: March 2020

A Hint of Spring

On this week’s walk I saw two butterflies and a large bee. Not certain if there is enough nectar for them yet. It is not clear if this is a hint of spring or an indication that winter never really … Continue reading

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The importance of a halfway pub

My last walk involved 4 hours of unrelenting rain. It was surprisingly enjoyable and provided a test for my newest kit. I think one of the reasons it wasn’t a bad experience was the promise of a pub halfway along … Continue reading

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Walking Prerequisites: Trekking Poles

I have been hiking for 8 years but have only just started using trekking poles. Slow on the uptake but with the evangelism of a recent convert I now consider them essential, increasing walking speed and stability and easing the … Continue reading

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