A few of my days out with a camera.
St John the Evangelist Church in Slimbridge has a series of sculptures by artist Jackie Lantelli, these are incredibly well done, each one represents one of the 11 men from the village who died during the war.
I love this place, but I don't go often enough. Stunning scenery and a real sense of isolation.
A few pics from a recent trip to the coast at Wales, from Borth to Aberporth.
A day out in Tewkesbury, a boat trip down the river and a short visit to the festival.
A few pictures of some of the better Street Art in Birmingham, the Custard Factory and Ghetto Golf.
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.
A weekend in and around Manchester.
A few pictures from a drive around the coast of Cornwall, Godrevy, Pendeen and Bottalick.
A day out at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Not my usually walking pics, but three of my favourite bands were playing an Eden Session at the weekend:
New Model Army
The crowd, excuse the two headed bloke on the right.
A short walk around the canal and river at Stourport.
An evening stroll around the town I grew up in, including my old house.
The Devil's Spittleful, Bewdley.
A few pictures from around Worcester, inlcuding some from the Sky Lounge at the top of Cripplegate House.
The bluebells at Malvern are stunning again this year, a short walk over the hills from Great Malvern to British Camp.
The bluebells at Chaddesley Wood.
A place I never get tired of, British Camp at Malvern.
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.
Local to me and often overlooked is the canal town of Stourport and Habberley Valley.
A few pictures from a trip to the land of long place names.
A day out in the Forest of Dean, including walking the incredible sculpture trail.
A few pictures of the recent snow in Worcester.
During my recent stay in Somerset I managed to get over to Porlock for the day. a lovely little village with a fantastic harbour.
I was working as a volunteer recently in Minehead and managed a few short walks around the local area.
A couple of days coast walking in a new place, Cardiff to Barry Island.
A short break to my favourite places.
A day out in our nation's capital.
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.
Snow on the Malvern Hills, April 2016.
The floods in Worcester, early 2016.
Another good year for the Bluebells at Malvern.
Just a short local walk as my mobility is limited at the minute.
A walk over Malvern and around Worcester city.
A few pics around Worcester.
Testing a new camera
Chapel Porth beach.
Cornwall, by the sea.
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.
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.
I love this building and was lucky enough to get a few decent shots on a recent trip to London.
A gentle bimble over the hills.
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.
A superb year for the bluebells this year.
A walk in the forest followed by a bimble round Bewdley and Stourport.
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:
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.
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.
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.
A chilly, frosty walk over the hills.
Still busy though, half term meant lots of people on the hills.
Replacing the dodgy lens on my camera seemed like a decent excuse.
A visit to the theatre seemed like a great excuse to take a photo or two.
A stroll up the river and along the canal to Droitwich.
My first proper walk of the year, over the hills into Great Malvern.
Chilly, but stunningly beautiful and the hills were quiet.
On the way back to the South West Coast Path, another day out.
Days out in Somerset.
Again my thanks go to Kaz for showing me around.
I love this place, especially the top of the Tor, its a spiritual peacefulness you can't find anywhere else.
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.
One of the largest in Europe, the festival takes place over two days, with battle re-enactments and a huge market.
An evening in Tewkesbury. The warhorses were a recent build.
A few days away with my son, his first time in South Wales, he absolutely loved it.
Visiting a friend, we were lucky enough to see the only two airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world.
My home town and a few of Black Marsh, Kidderminster.
What a lovely place to watch the sun go down.
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.
A quick weekend in Cornwall, I remembered just how much I'd missed being by the sea.
For all the dubbers out there.
Famous for all of its fantastic restaurants Ludlow is lovely.
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.
A fantastic day out, great pieces of art in a woodland setting.
Some of these really make you think.
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 will appear more than once, it is on my doorstep and stunning at any time of the year.
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.
Pictures taken just after I moved to Upton.
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.