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Photos and routes from my walking and hiking adventures in Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire in the UK.

It’s time to run to the hills!
20/03/2010Hiking Wales
Its early on a Saturday morning in Llanberis. Its wet. Its windy. Its foggy. Its cold. Its not nice!
Cheddar Gorge x2
14/03/2010Hiking South West
This is our final training session before we tackle Snowdon. We have once again chosen Cheddar Gorge as climbing up the steep gradients of the gorge is the best local practice we can get. If Snowdon is like this then we should be OK.
Talk does not cook riceChinese Proverb
Snowdon Preparations Going Well
Our preparations for our epic Snowdon trek are going well, however the enormity of what we are just about to do is beginning to sink in now. It's less than two weeks away and Snowdon is starting to look very big...
Cheddar Gorge Extended
07/03/2010Hiking South West
An extended tour of Cheddar gorge after a bright idea "let's go that way" and get lost. Anyway we found a few new vantage points for some photos less often seen.
Cheddar Gorge AND Crook Peak Walk
28/02/2010Hiking South West
As the time to climb Snowdon draws closer (20th March!) we've decided to increase our walks to at least 10 miles. To start off with we have done the Cheddar circular walk followed by Crook Peak as we know the terrain and what to expect.
Swineford Circular Walk
21/02/2010Hiking South West
Another brisk walk, this time on a Sunday morning. 5.2 miles added to our 4.1 gorge climb yesterday. We started in Swindford and walled around a few villages and several farms on a circular route.
Cheddar Gorge Walk
20/02/2010Hiking South West
With our Snowdon expedition rapidly approaching (4 weeks time) we think it's time to start building up our walking. Having started on Brent Knoll, then Crook Peak, the challenging gorge walk wasn't too bad (apart from the mud) and will be good for climbing experience.
Tim & Rob Climb Snowdon for Charity
My best buddy Rob (who happens to be my brother-in-law) and I are going to climb to the summit of Snowdon in Wales to raise money for Help For Heroes. We are aiming to raise £1 each for every metre we climb. Snowdon has an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) and the planned route is about 8 miles long.
Crook Peak Walk
13/02/2010Hiking South West
Part two of our mountain climbing training is walking up Crook Peak in Somerset. Crook Peak is much taller than Brent Knoll we climbed last week and the distance walked was far greater.
Brent Knoll Walk
07/02/2010Hiking South West
Brent Knoll in Somerset is my first waypoint towards my mountain climbing challenge. The main purpose for this was to break in my walking boots, and see how fit I am.