Nearwater Walking Holidays

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February 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 15:29
Parked the car at Carne Beach, just below The Nare Hotel and set off eastwards up the road leading to Veryan Riding School.  It is a good solid 10 minutes of hard uphill walking, never has been the phrase "always dress so that you are cold in the car park" been more appropriate as once you have reached the top of the hill you will definitely have warmed up.  We continued on the road until just passed the riding school before taking the footpath to the right.  This lead out to a magnificent view of Gull Rock.There was a strongish easterly breeze so we found a sheltered spot to have our...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 09:29
Attractions Bude is a lovely coastal town with a laid back feel and lots and lots to do. Bude Sea PoolThis is a semi natural structure that was created in the 1930s to allow a safe place to swim at all states of tide.  It is now run and financed by the Friends of the Bude Sea Pool, swimming in it is completely free. The Bude Canal. Completed in 1832, this 35 mile canal was built to take lime laden local sand inland to fertilise the acidic farmland in the inland areas.  It is now a wonderful amenity used by boaters kayakers, fishermen and walkers.  A great 4 mile there and back walk would be...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 17:51
February 2016 - A 6 mile circular walk from Bude to Widemouth along the coastal path and then inland and back along the Bude Canal. On arrival in Bude we parked at the long stay car park at Summerleaze Beach, we had intended to have lunch at Life's A Beach at the end of our walk, the car park was £1.50 for 24 hours (can't complain). We walked through the town, over the bridge and across to the lock on the canal and onto the beach. In order to get to the coastal path we climbed a steep hill, at the top of which we found a bench to relax on and have a coffee from our thermos and enjoy a great...
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 16:42
"TREKKING" The word trekking is used far more by our American cousins than the British these days.  The dictionary definition is  "To make a long arduous journey" or "To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous regions" . I have have been trying to establish why "Trekking" it is more commonly used in America, one reason might come from the origins of the word.  The Dutch word to travel is "trekken" and the Dutch settlers in what is now South Africa used the word "trek" as a measure of distance to describe the distance travelled in one day by ox drawn cart.  When the British...