As I alluded to in my last post, I have managed to get out for a few walks recently but they have been low level valley ones. The lure of the snow was an added incentive to get a bit of bimbling done. I chose The Wye Valley because its local and doesnt often get snow. It didnt disappoint and a walk through Tintern and Bigsweir proved cold, bright and picturesque.
Although the snow was on the wane by the time I managed to get to The Wye Valley there was just enough to give a lovely aspect to this special area. A couple of days later and I was pounding along the roads through the valley on my first major bike ride for a few years. Although by then the snow had reduced much more it was still lovely and a different way to view the valley.
Something about the snow brings people out and it was great to see walkers, cyclists, joggers and canoeists all spending time in The Wye Valley. Sadly I havent had lots of time for any long walks recently so a few bimbles in the snow will have to do for now. I dont expect we will see any more snow this winter down here but if we do, I will make an effort to get a longer valley walk in.