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162am Bristol to Avonmouth

I walk down the River Avon, along the Severn Way. I pass a mysterious station, dodge roaring traffic, walk past decaying wharves, and come across some wonderful graffiti. Continue reading

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155 Pawlett to Burnham on Sea

I walk along the looping River Parrett, past mud and pill-boxes. The cows here aren’t used to walkers. My progress causes eddies of panic. Continue reading

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154 Bridgewater to Pawlett, via Dunball Wharf

I’m not expecting much from today’s walk: just a slog through industrial estates and along a busy road, until I get to Dunball wharf and a river footpath. Bridgewater is not the prettiest of towns, but any marina looks nice if the sun is … Continue reading

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153 Stert Point to Bridgwater (River Parrett Trail)

I struggle through long grass, walk along a muddy river, past clyce and pills, and have several close encounters with cattle. Continue reading

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141(pm) Barnstaple to Chivenor

It should be easy walking – flat and a good surface. But I find it hard work. A collection of boats ahead cheers me up. Not exactly a luxury marina, but a sort of informal mooring of everyday boats, the sort I enjoy looking at.

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30 (cont): Tilbury to Gravesend

The light is fading. In my walking boots, and with my rucksack and poles, I stick out like a sore thumb. I do not belong in this area …..
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30. Fobbing to Tilbury

“Or, if you walk into the village, you may be able to catch a bus.”
“I am not allowed to travel by bus,” I tell him.
If he thinks this is a little odd, he is too polite to say so.
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21. Tollesbury to Maldon

This walk starts under wide, empty skies and follows a meandering, sea bank. What is the story behind the lonely bench in this isolated spot? Later, I meet a semi-naked man, friendly sheep and excited children on bicycles.
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