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When life allows, I like to go for a good long walk once a week. I live in the Cotswolds, so it only makes sense to make use of the hills; and besides, my brain only really functions properly in solitude, and it pays to give it a recharge as often as possible. I don't usually bother the internet with the details, as I don't have a camera, but I borrowed somebody else's this weekend. So have pictures! Of wandering, and general greenliness.

This is my favourite road.

Up a hill. Note the other hills flaunting the fact that they're higher. Gits.

They're even still that bit higher when you climb a tree, which is just unfair.

A wood. Though sadly not a very big one.

Beware the Cthulhu tree!

Bubble bubble bubble.

I have no way of knowing how long a walk is. Probably no more than eight or nine miles, as I usually aim to be gone for around three hours, and it's all twisty-turny and up and down hills. Not everybody's thing, I know (be it a matter of taste or opportunity), but as I watch my parents become less and less able to walk, I think I find myself more and more determined to do what I can, when I can. Also, the solitude is utterly fantastic. There is nothing like the quiet of a world away from people. I recommend it. Just as long as you find your own place, and don't all come here. ;)


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Jun. 21st, 2014 01:29 pm (UTC)
Your local countryside is very pretty and I feel calmer just looking at the pictures. I can manage just under 4 miles an hour by foot.
Jun. 21st, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a good speed. I should measure myself sometime. I usually get accused of walking too fast, but this sort of stuff is far less purposeful and far more rambly, so I shouldn't think it's especially quick. Also there are sun-bathing lizards and snakes, and also quite a lot of deer, so it pays to be a bit slower than normal!
Jun. 22nd, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
I walk fast and step softly and wear multi-coloured wellies. Yes, pause for wildlife:)
Jun. 22nd, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
Multi-coloured wellies?! Wellies are supposed to be green. :p
Jun. 22nd, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
They are green, just not exclusively;p
Jun. 21st, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
These are so beautiful! <3
Jun. 22nd, 2014 12:31 am (UTC)
Except the Cthulhu tree, which will probably eat your brain, or something. ;)
Jun. 25th, 2014 10:04 am (UTC)
The Cotswolds sure are very pretty.
You should get a camera so you can share photos of the prettiness with us more often! :D

I've only ever driven through and stopped at one of the touristy places - still ... pretty!
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