and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Family meet up and bike ride - Phoenix Trail

September 1st 2020.

This is part of Sustrans NCN route 57. We cycled about 17 miles.

We set off from home just before  9 am to drive down to Longwick, near Princes Risborough to meet Esther, Joseph and Hazel for a ride along the Phoenix Trail, a disused railway, part of Sustrans NCN 57. It runs from Prionces Risborough to Thame.




The car park was not easy to find - but well used, mainly by locals who walk, run, walk dogs and cycle along the route. We originally went to Princes Risborough, a pleasant town, but quite busy. The children are pretty good on the roads with a little guidance from Esther. 

From there we rode back to the cars for lunch, then rode to Thame - at the end of the route is a playground, and sports area. No open toilets alas, but Esther and Joseph found one in the town. 
Unfortunately by the time they returned the ice-cream van had moved off, so it was a question of a while on the playground, then an easy return ride, slightly downhill and back to the car park.

Beautiful weather - better than we were expecting. we had coffee and a chunk of Date and walnut cake back at the cars, before returning home. The meeting point was about one and three quarter hours away from each of us.

We had sour dough bread from them, and gave them a ginger cake in return.

Once back home we ate beans and egg on toast, and finished the stewed pears with ginger.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Wales - cycling - 23 miles

Friday 23rd July 2020.

From the cottage to via back roads to Botwnnog and round to Abersoch. Lovely flower display, and an attractive, if fairly busy small seaside resort. 


Not a flat route again.
More views of Abersoch.


 

Wales - a thirteen mile walk in the rain

 We decided to walk round the end of the peninsula along the coastal path, starting from Aberdaron. Unfortunately I lost the signal. This was rugged as well as wet, and the views, which must have been wonderful, were hidden by cloud and mist.













Wales - Lleyn Peninsula - 1. By bike 28 miles

 20 July 2020.

1100 feet of climbing, and some of it steep, especially near Rhiw.  











The night was clear, the skies were dark, and the Milky Way was glorious.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A lot of catching up to do

 In July we spent a week in Wales, on the LLeyn Peninsula, not far from Aberdaron.

We did a couple of decent bu=ike rides - not flat - and some walks as well. 

In September we spent a week in southern  Scotland.


watch this space.


Into Corby on the bike

Some time in June!

Maybe around ten miles...and all pretty flat.

Worth the ride to see the roundabouts.