History Walks – a new avenue or just showing my age!

I have recently been splitting my time between mountain walking and lower level walking. The lower level stuff has almost exclusively been with a history theme attached. The other week I went out and about around Brecon visiting a Roman fort, an Iron Age hill fort, a motte and bailey castle and looking for Roman roads. This weekend I have also had a history theme, this time taking in an Iron Age/Roman promontory fort, a WW2 pill box, a Saxon hunting Lodge, a Neolithic burial chamber and a Roman harbour!

Ok, I have always had a love of history and archaeology but have found recently that combining this interest with walking is utterly absorbing and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Dont get me wrong, I love my wild places and the solitude they offer but recently I have had a hankering for connections to the past and to the people who lived here before us. I can see me doing this more and more and inventing history walks that take in as many points of interest as possible is fun in itself. Is this a new avenue for me or a sign of middle age inevitability?!

To be honest, it doesnt matter as I am really enjoying mixing my walks up at the moment. Now where did I put my cardigan and pipe…….?


About Saddlebags and Backpacks - a brewer's outdoor adventures

I am a keen hiker, camper, cyclist and general all round gear addict..... I also manage to be a professional brewer in my non-spare time :->
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4 Responses to History Walks – a new avenue or just showing my age!

  1. Matt C says:

    A pipe, eh….. meths or woodburning? ;O)

  2. backpackbrewer says:

    Meths of course 😉

  3. -maria- says:

    Nothing wrong with getting middle-aged!! (I have my 40th birthday in a couple of years. 😉 )

    Like you, I like both wild places and more inhabited areas. A balanced mixture is best!

    • backpackbrewer says:

      thanks Maria!

      Alas I have already passed the big (ish) milestone a few years ago 🙂
      A balanced mixture does sound nice and as the kids grow up its nice to see what their preferences are too.

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