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When we started this blog a long long time ago, it was all about our campervan exploits and touring.  But, as we found we like to mix our adventures with Backpacking (which we NEED to do more of) and Cycle touring, as well as local walking and cycling. So, our […]

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Our other bike trip index here We all know, LEJOG stands for “Lands End to John O’Groats” – the standard cycle trip.  But, we’re cheating, and for us, LEJOG is “Lands End to Jones’ Own Garden”.  So in effect, the first part (ish) of the route, but from Lands End […]

2015 LEJOG Cycle route and plan


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For full Wiltshire route index see HERE This route is tough.  Some really challenging terrain, slippery chalky mud and just mud!  The first time we tried this route, Mel ended up in A&E and needed 20 stitches…  That said, its not hugely technically challenging, just slow muddy paths, fields, and climbs.  […]

Melksham, Seend, Devizes, Bromham, 41km difficult mountain bike ride



For full Wiltshire route index see HERE This is quite a tough walk, across fields, river banks, bit of canal, and (pending time of year) through corn fields.  On this walk, you think you are the only people there – most paths are not well trodden (though legit) and its […]

Melksham, Broughton Gifford, Holt, Staverton, Semington 16km walk



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The last year has been interesting for us, some fun work projects, house and vehicle DIY, and a few short trips not really worth blogging about, and a long bike trip that was.  Also, funnily enough, over the last 12 months we’ve become familiar with Trowbridge hospital and RUH in […]

2015 & 2016 Adventure Plans



For full Wiltshire route index see HERE This is a nice bike ride through Westbury and Warminster, and then up over the downs and through little villages back Melksham.  Some tough hills and some open downs.  Very interesting but a tough long ride!  Be careful across the downs as there […]

Melksham, Westbury, Warminster, and Salisbury Downs 77km ride


For full Wiltshire route index see HERE This is a stunning walk – we started from Whitehall garden centre where we parked then headed to Reybridge and this longer loop via Bowden hill.  You can also detour via Lacock on the way back.  This walk has it all – historic […]

Lacock to Bowden Hill Park 11km walk


For full Wiltshire route index see HERE This route was an accidental find, and tougher than expected!  Melksham to the Devizes route is quite good tracks, and very quiet with most being off road.  From here towards Heddington is fine quiet road, but from here it gets tough and semi-unmarked.  It […]

Melksham, Devizes, Roundway downs 33km MTB Route



For full Wiltshire route index see HERE This is a nice bike ride along canal path, empty county lanes, via Westbury for a coffee, and little villages via Freddies Farm back to the canal.  You can download the GPX route from the Download link under the map. Distance:  42km Type […]

Melksham, Trowbridge & Westbury – 42km Bike ride


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For full trip index click HERE, and for all photos from trip click HERE Chilling at Moissac we looked at the map and checked our route and reckon we only have 5 cycling days till we hit the med!  Campsites seem to be spread out a bit so the daily […]

Moissac to Adge 709-911 miles


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For full trip index click HERE, and for all photos from trip click HERE So, after needing a rest due to sore knees, then Mel not having her wedding and engagement ring, what can you do?  We were meeting friends from the UK in Salles but they were miles away […]

Salles to Moissac 563-709 miles



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For full trip index click HERE, and for all photos from trip click HERE As expected we both awoke with aches and pains and decided on an easier day at a slower pace which seemed to work ok and we survived 38 miles. Funny how 38 miles is now seen […]

La Rochelle to Salles 396-563 miles


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For full trip index click HERE, and for all photos from trip click HERE After seeing how hectic Nantes was for the festival we planned to leave early. However the night before we met an English couple who invited us for drinks, so it wasn’t that early a night. Rather […]

Nantes to La Rochelle 187-396 miles


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For full trip index click HERE, and for all photos from trip click HERE After a lovely send off by some of the neighbours we headed for the train at Trowbridge station. We expected the train to Portsmouth to be stress free but it was far from it. Our bikes […]

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