The first part of today's trail consisted of everyone asking everyone else how many and on it was. Everyone admitted that they hadn't been listening in the circle, so we never really worked out whether the information was given out in the first place. Anyway, we reckoned on three and on and it seemed to work.
I've very little idea where the trail went; standard for me for Woodbury common, but there were plenty of long/short splits to keep everyone together. Plenty of shiggy in places and some large puddles that proved attractive to Splat and Lethal Weapon, among others.
As can be seen from the photograph below, we had to fight our way through undergrowth at times and it was very prickly. They get everywhere - CC can vouch for that.
Paperwork managed to collide with a dog; belonging to some "normal" people just out for a nice Sunday morning walk. I don't think the owners were too impressed and told him to slow down!
We had a sweetie stop followed by the …
Today, we went for a run at Haldon Chalets; the layby (not to be confused with the café car park.) Some people did not get the message about the car park swap such as: Dobby, Spocky, Woodpecker, Happy Snapper, Bullbait and family, Tampa and I could go on and on.
After a while, everyone was finally at the right car park. Happy Snapper however was a tiny bit late but caught up with trail. First of all, we went down the main road and directly into a debris forest then we came to a long-short-split. It was either a really quite sharp prickly way, or straight on down the path, the longs went straight through the bramble bush. When we reached the woods again it turned into a Parkour course I don’t think anyone would have ran, as the trees’ branches were so low, after that we reached a clearing to find a check, we went downhill and it was certainly autumn. Then we found ourselves looping to go back through the forest. We re- joined the shorts. We went down a rocky lea…
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Thorverton Parish Council had kindly allowed us to use the
village hall car park so Twin Peaks was there to greet us and wave us through
the gates. The sun was beating down; not
the usual October weather -but welcomed.
The trail was three and on, with several long/short splits;
the first at the beginning of the trail where the shorts went right, (or was
that left?) just out of the car park. The longs faffed around for a while, crossing
over a ford, then back, generally ambling around until they decided to go in
the direction of the shorts, then found an interesting diversion down a bank
and along a stream until a cross appeared and everyone turned back, slipping on
the rocks in the process and makings sure that no-one exited the stream dry.
Back on the road again, the trail took a right turn along a
disused road. Another long/short split
took saw the longs gravitating towards, and into, the stream again, when the
actual trail went along the edge and up onto an old…