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In memory of Martin Hunt

Unfortunately, another commitment elsewhere means I can’t attend Martin Hunt‘s funeral and memorial today, but as his family have requested donations to St Helena Hospice in lieu of flowers, I wanted to mention something I’ll be doing in memory of him in a…

Walking from Colchester to Dedham via the Essex Way

With the weather forecasts all predicting lots of rain and then the cold of winter to come in the next few days, yesterday seemed like the last chance to have a decent long walk this year, so I took the opportunity to head…

A charitable break

Old friends and long-term readers of this blog will remember that I spent the summer of 2006 walking from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise money of brain tumour research. This was in memory of my brother Simon, who died from a…

Walking north

No meetings today, and the weather was reasonably good so I went for my first long walk in a few months – probably the first proper walk I’ve done since the Roman Circus one back in February, actually. Mostly places I’ve been before,…

Donating

Just to let you know that you can now directly donate to Colchester Archaeological Trust through Justgiving as well as through Charity Choice. In other news, Sunday’s weather forecast is still looking dry. Fingers and crossed and wood is being touched in the…

The route

After some playing with Google Maps, I think I’ve managed to plot a rough outline of the route we’ll be taking on Sunday: View Roman Circus walk in a larger map If there’s nothing showing above, then click here to see it on…

All roads lead to the Roman Circus

So, if you live near Colchester (or were watching The One Show last week) you’ll have heard about the appeal to raise funds to save Colchester’s Roman Circus. Well, as part of the appeal, I’m putting my walking boots back on and hitting…

Weekly Walk #3: Man-made landscapes

a>We’re heading west this week, and I’ve attempted to give a theme to the walk, of what humans have done to the landscapes of Colchester over the year. People have been living here for thousands of years, and every passing wave of them…

Weekly Walk #2: West Bergholt, Great Horkesley and High Woods

For this weeks walk, I decided to find a route that linked two open spaces that are quite close to me in a non-obvious way. You could walk between these two spots in about ten minutes or so, but I thought it would…

Sign of the times

When I was out on a walk the other day (more details on Sunday), I noticed this sign: At first glance, I thought it was just another variant on the same sort of sign you see a lot of when you’re walking –…

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