A romantic stroll on Garway Hill   18 comments

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Garway is a local hill for local people. Looking at these photos again I don’t remember why we hadn’t gone out for the day. Possibly this was just an interlude between two spells of poor weather on the day – in true fickle style it was raining within an hour of us getting home after this walk. Maybe it was because TJS was feeling poorly.

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Whatever the reason it was just me and TBF out on our own for a change for an hour.

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

A glorious afternoon, almost warm and springlike out of the wind.

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Sometimes it is nice just to walk for the pleasure of it. No need to pack lunches and the like, no rucksack to carry, no kids to ask you if we are going back yet.

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Black Mountains, Forest of Dean, garway hill, sugar loaf

Today we just ambled and talked, admiring the views and enjoying the sunshine

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Posted February 22, 2015 by surfnslide in Local Walks, Walking

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18 responses to “A romantic stroll on Garway Hill

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  1. More lovely photos and welcome relief from the dismal weather here today. Not that we’ve done badly this week. It’s a cracking walk is that. Nice to get out without the kids now and then (love ’em though we undoubtedly do!).
    Love that tune. I thought it was called ‘Ratso’s Theme’, or something like that, and for me it is inextricably linked to the poignant ending of Midnight Cowboy and is therefore not at all appropriate to a romantic stroll. No explosions or car chases in Midnight Cowboy though so perhaps not your sort of film?

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  2. I always love the colors in your photos! Love the little pond of water too up high with the great views!

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  3. What a beautiful day! That is something I love about winter walking – crisp air and blue skies, especially when you start to get that little hint of spring in the air. Something I’ve not done enough of this winter even though we’ve had good weather for it here in Cornwall too.

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  4. What a lovely stroll You offered for us. Gorgeous photos again. The horse photo, are there wild horses on the area?

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    • Nice to have this on my doorstep. The horses are I believe semi-wild in that they are free to roam but they do have “owners” who are responsible for their welfare. In certain parts of the UK it’s a sad story as the owners can’t always afford to care for them properly and they are left to survive on their own which often leads to neglect. The one’s on my local hills always look in good condition though which is a relief

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  5. Was this Valentine’s Day then? Did that help to make it extra romantic?

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