The weather today was a bit overcast and chilly but good walking weather. I was a bit limited for time so decided I was going to head to Dunster and do a brisk walk on the three hills surrounding the village.
I parked the car near the railway station and walked along the riverside walk where the birds were singing louder than usual. There were a lot of green finches in the trees beside the river and the sound was a wonderful start to my walk.
Once across the A39 (using the subway), I walked up to Conygar Tower and enjoyed the view with a cup of coffee from my flask before heading down to the village and over to Grabbist hill. There are lots of paths to choose from but I always choose the steep path straight up to the top. From here, you can see all along the coastline, across to Wales as well as inland and over to Dunkery. Another quick cuppa and a biscuit before walking down a circular path to the village, over the Packhorse Bridge then to Gallox Hill and up to Bat’s Castle with more stunning views. Picked up some litter along the way which is always disappointing. I’m not sure why people out for a walk in the countryside, which they must enjoy too, think it’s fine to throw their empty drink can or crisp packet, etc. onto the ground so that people like myself have to pick it up and dispose of it instead! I continued over to Aller Hill then down to walk back across the Deer Park and into the village and back to the car.
A much quicker walk than usual but all helping towards my walk later this week when I will be spending Friday night walking the streets of London for The Big Issue Foundation’s Big London Night Walk.
Today’s stats: 24,632 steps, 10.76 miles, 164 floors climbed and 2922 calories burned.