Category Archives: Walking

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, starting with the back route to West Bergholt (detailed here) and then […]

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 hope it stays that way.

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 Google. It’s slightly approximated at points because it’s hard to follow footpaths […]

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 the road this Sunday to help raise cash. Along with Jo Hayes […]

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 has left their mark on the area in one way or another. […]

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 be more interesting to find a big loop. Officially, this isn’t a […]

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 – and it is, but note who it’s from. Yes, the Homes and […]

Weekly Walk #1: The Wivenhoe Trail

I guess it’s time to start my new series of posts. From now on, every Sunday I’ll be posting details of a walk – usually around the Colchester area – with some photos and links included for you to find out more. This serves a double purpose – getting me out for some more exercise […]

Off for a walk

Having been thwarted in my desire to walk last week thanks to the terrible weather, I didn’t miss the chance to get out today. It’s quite strange to be out walking again round here after a week in the North, especially when your body’s just adapting to a slope, getting ready for a climb and […]

Hooray, hooray, holi-holi-day

Off to the Lake District for a week, so no fresh blogging until I get back next week. I have scheduled a few posts to appear during the week, just to keep my new posting schedule up, but if you want to know what I’m doing for the next few days you’ll have to follow […]