Tag: walking

1 Family. 10 Legs. 1 Rule: Keep The Sea On The Left


Walking Day 10 – Nash To Newport Transporter Bridge

I have to confess, I was weirdly excited to go on this walk. Not only was there the hope of doing a bit of bird spotting, but we were also going to walk past the Newport industrial area.  Now, as walkers, most people don’t want to hang out in industrial estates.  But honestly, not only…
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Walking Day 9 – Caldicot To Nash

Dog wasn’t with us today as he had an attack of ‘Trolley Leg’ when he got out of the car.  Trolley Leg is a terrible affliction that curses those who Don’t Want To Do Things.  They then get a magically ‘hurty leg’, which stops them doing the thing they are meant to be doing, that they…
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Walking Day 8 – Chepstow To Caldicot

I’m a bit late and somewhat removed from writing this blog post.  My notes have….erm….gone missing.  So I honestly can’t entirely remember the details of it!  But I’ll do my best. We were deeply excited to be on the Other Side Of The Bridge.  Having looked at the Severn Estuary for quite a few weeks,…
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Walking Day 7 – Second Severn Crossing to Chepstow

We’re Stepping Over Into Wales! ‘So…..do you want to go for a walk today?’  I asked Daddy Pants somewhat tentatively.  He was fairly hungover and certainly not firing on all cylinders. ‘Ummm….’ he grunted. ‘I’m hungry.’  And I knew I had him.  If he was hungover AND hungry then it meant that he wasn’t too…
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Side Quest 1 – The Gower – Day 1

The Start Of Our Family Holiday When I started this blog, I was only planning to write about my walking adventure around the GB coastline. As it’s gone on, I have become increasingly excited and in love with the experience of writing and sharing. So I thought I’d give you a window into our little 5…
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Walking Day 6 – Severn Beach to the Second Severn Crossing

First Trip With Baggy Pants Baggy Pants is 4.  There are two things that rule her life and her decision-making abilities – ice cream and sunshine.  Put these two things into her day and it’s an almost guaranteeable win.  Our trip to Severn Beach was no exception.  I can’t say that we got terribly far…
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Walking Day 3 – Sheepway To Portbury

Cycle Path, Train Lines And Parked Cars This little bit of the ‘coastal’ walk is not really one to be attempted with small children – predominantly because you’re in danger of being flattened by commuting cyclists but also because it’s really fairly dull!  Dog wasn’t massively impressed either as it’s hard to let him off…
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Walking Day 2 – Portishead Salt Marches

Selling The Quest To The Family As it turned out, it wasn’t as hard to sell The Quest to The Family as I feared it might be.  Dog was an easy convert because – being a dog – he loves to walk.  Daddy Pants was initially mildly sceptical (who can blame him?) but then oddly…
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Walking Day 1 – Clevedon to Portishead (6.9 miles)

  What Have I Started? ‘Do you want to have a day to yourself?  I’ll take Baggy Pants to the zoo if you do,’ Daddy Pants casually asked as he hoisted the wriggling child into leggings and a t-shirt.  I hesitated for just a second before leaping on the endless possibilities of the question. ‘YES!’…
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