Steve's Walking Blog

Take nothing but photographs. Leave nothing but footprints.

Day Walks

A few of my days out with a camera.

Around Worcester

Around Worcester.


Tewkesbury and the Medieval Festival

A day out in Tewkesbury, a boat trip down the river and a short visit to the festival.


Birmingham Street Art and Ghetto Golf

A few pictures of some of the better Street Art in Birmingham, the Custard Factory and Ghetto Golf.

 

 

 

 


The Severn Way - Stourport to Worcester

Following the Severn Way from Stourport to Worcester with Gabriel.

Most of this walk was loveley, with an overnight stop camping at Grimley. However the path leads through some overgrown parts south of Holt Fleet, we tried our best but had to abandon the path and head back to the road. This may be walkable if you have a strimmer. Or a flamethrower.



Manchester and Salford Quays.

A weekend in and around Manchester.


The Cornish Coast

A few pictures from a drive around the coast of Cornwall, Godrevy, Pendeen and Bottalick.


The Eden Project

A day out at the Eden Project in Cornwall.


A Beautiful Day Out - Eden Session

Not my usually walking pics, but three of my favourite bands were playing an Eden Session at the weekend:

Dreadzone

Reef

New Model Army

The Lellevers

The crowd, excuse the two headed bloke on the right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z3MywkGVYA

 


Stourport

A short walk around the canal and river at Stourport.


Ribbesford and Bewdley

An evening stroll around the town I grew up in, including my old house.


The Devil's Spittleful

The Devil's Spittleful, Bewdley.


Worcester May 2018

A few pictures from around Worcester, inlcuding some from the Sky Lounge at the top of Cripplegate House.


Malvern May 18

The bluebells at Malvern are stunning again this year, a short walk over the hills from Great Malvern to British Camp.


Chaddesley Bluebells - May '18

The bluebells at Chaddesley Wood.


Malvern April '18

A place I never get tired of, British Camp at Malvern.


Worcester February 2018

A short walk with a long lens.

This is something I like to do every now and then, I usually use a short zoom lens for my pictures, it is easy to use and means you can take photos without much planning. Using a longer lens means thinking more about the pictures you can take and how to frame the images better.


Stourport and Habberley Valley

Local to me and often overlooked is the canal town of Stourport and Habberley Valley.


North Wales

A few pictures from a trip to the land of long place names.


The Forest of Dean

A day out in the Forest of Dean, including walking the incredible sculpture trail.


Snow in Worcester

A few pictures of the recent snow in Worcester.


Porlock

During my recent stay in Somerset I managed to get over to Porlock for the day. a lovely little village with a fantastic harbour.


Minehead & Dunster

I was working as a volunteer recently in Minehead and managed a few short walks around the local area.


Cardiff to Barry Island

A couple of days coast walking inĀ  a new place, Cardiff to Barry Island.



Devon & Cornwall

A short break to my favourite places.


London

A day out in our nation's capital.


Blackpool

Home of the "Kiss Me Quick" hat and the drunken hen party weekenders.

Yes, it is tacky, but that is a part of its faded British charm, I love Blackpool.


Snowy Malvern

Snow on the Malvern Hills, April 2016.


Worcester Floods

The floods in Worcester, early 2016.


The Bluebells at Malvern

Another good year for the Bluebells at Malvern.


Worcester February 2016

Just a short local walk as my mobility is limited at the minute.


Malvern and Worcester - October 2015

A walk over Malvern and around Worcester city.


Worcester October '15

A few pics around Worcester.

 


Malvern October '15

Testing a new camera


Progressions of a Cornish sunset

Chapel Porth beach.


Wheal Coates

Cornwall, by the sea.


Tewkesbury Medieval Festival 2015

The Medieval festival in Tewkesbury has been running since 1984 and is thought to be the largest of its kind in Europe.

Lots of fun for all ages, well worth a visit if you get the chance.


The Thames Path

I walked bits of the Thames Path from the Thames Barrier, down to Woolwich, under the river then up the south bank, I love the mixture of old and new, the rural and the industrial.


The Shard

I love this building and was lucky enough to get a few decent shots on a recent trip to London.


Worcester and Malvern - June 2015

A gentle bimble over the hills.


Gwenapp Pit and Tehidy Woods

Gwenapp is believed to have been built on the sunken head of an old mine, it was made famous by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism and used as an open air church.


Malvern May 2015

A superb year for the bluebells this year.

 


The Wyre Forest, Bewdley and Stourport

A walk in the forest followed by a bimble round Bewdley and Stourport.


Malvern March 2015

A walk over the ridge from British Camp to Great Malvern.

A lovely sunny and suprisingly warm day. I tested a new tracking app on my phone, results are here:

http://www.mapmyhike.com/workout/899099283

This seems to have similar drawbacks to most of the other apps, massive battery drain. I think most of them will use the battery up in far less than a day.

 

 


British Camp March 2015

Cold, clear and blowy today, but wonderful none the less.

A short walk from the car park at British Camp to Midsummer Hill and back again.


Worcester to Droitwich Feb 2015

Last time I walked this I walked up the river, then along the canal, this time I took a different route along the Worcester to Birmingham canal.

The local volunteers were dragging the crap out of the canal, the ones shown were taken from one small stretch.

I made it just in time, the rain was just starting when I left Droitwich.


Malvern February 2015

A chilly, frosty walk over the hills.

Still busy though, half term meant lots of people on the hills.


Worcester Feb 2015

Replacing the dodgy lens on my camera seemed like a decent excuse.


Birmingham January 2015

A visit to the theatre seemed like a great excuse to take a photo or two.


Worcester to Droitwich January 2015

A stroll up the river and along the canal to Droitwich.


Malvern January 2015

My first proper walk of the year, over the hills into Great Malvern.

Chilly, but stunningly beautiful and the hills were quiet.


Minehead, Dunster and the Dream Garden October 2014

On the way back to the South West Coast Path, another day out.


Langport and Curry Rivel October 2014

Days out in Somerset.


Somerset Levels October 2014

Again my thanks go to Kaz for showing me around.


Glastonbury October 2014

I love this place, especially the top of the Tor, its a spiritual peacefulness you can't find anywhere else.


Bewdley and Arley August 2014

A walk up the river to Arley, then the train back from Northwood Halt.

Flagging down a steam train at a station was a first, its a request stop only.

 


Tewkesbury Medieval Festival - August 2014

One of the largest in Europe, the festival takes place over two days, with battle re-enactments and a huge market.


Tewkesbury August 2014

An evening in Tewkesbury. The warhorses were a recent build.


The Gower August 2014

A few days away with my son, his first time in South Wales, he absolutely loved it.


New Forest August 2014

Visiting a friend, we were lucky enough to see the only two airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world.


Bewdley and Kidderminster July 2014

My home town and a few of Black Marsh, Kidderminster.


British Camp July 2014

What a lovely place to watch the sun go down.


Malvern July 2014

Those long, lazy summer days that seem to go on forever. In the third picture you can just about make out a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft.


Cornwall May 2014

A quick weekend in Cornwall, I remembered just how much I'd missed being by the sea.


Run to the Sun - Newquay May 2014

For all the dubbers out there.


Ludlow April 2014

Famous for all of its fantastic restaurants Ludlow is lovely.


Tewkesbury March 2014

Right on my doorstep, another place I don't go as often as I should.

You can see how high the floods got, with the rubbish trapped on the walkway over the river.


Forest of Dean and the Sculpture Trail March 2014

A fantastic day out, great pieces of art in a woodland setting.

Some of these really make you think.

 


Worcester March 2014

Its strange how we don't see the beauty of things we see all the time, this was a voyage of discovery around a city I spend a lot of time in.


Malvern February 2014

Malvern will appear more than once, it is on my doorstep and stunning at any time of the year.


The Elan Valley June 2013

The road over the Mountain is the best motorcycling road I know, even better back then because they had just resurfaced it.

Camping is lovely down by the river in Rhyader, well worth a trip.


Upton upon Severn July 2012

Pictures taken just after I moved to Upton.


Lynmouth

I love this place, from my first visit to work all those years ago right up until now.

This set of photos were taken in 2011, when I was there for a weekend.

One day I'll move back there.


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