Our first Expedition into the Wild, well, Wiltshire!

Updated: Jan 25

This was our first Hike of 2022. we had just got back from a Christmas holiday abroad and was keen to get the Rucksacks and Waterproofs out.

Komoot Route Discovery Here

Our first Hike of the year took us to Milk Hill just North of Alton Barns, using Komoot.

I personally find it very user friendly and a good place to start looking for routes, customising existing routes or creating your own. It links to my phone and my watch and records the trip. The OS app does exactly the same and i switch between the two.

We wanted a walk up on top of the Hills for a good view and blow out some cobwebs. The weather was not the best, but we wrapped up warm and took the necessary fluids and a sugar fix for on route. Along with the now mandatory Wellington Boots for this time of the year. Not the most comfortable footwear for walking in, but essential to keep clean and dry feet.

The walk was 5.28 miles and ended up taking us 1hr 52mins. It started opposite the car park and went straight into a long gradual hill! This hurt after an Xmas of lazy indulgence! And in total we had an elevation change of 675ft climb and descent and an average speed of 2.8mph. Note to self: Must try harder!

The walk was fairly easy to follow, we lost the path at one point due to fields being ploughed and the footpath no longer being accessible. This is where a good navigation app comes in useful as i just had to see exactly were we needed to get to and found a suitable route to pick the path up again. My watch vibrates every time there is a turn coming up which is also handy and helps to not miss a waypoint.

I did not take too many photos on this walk as the weather was not fantastic, i did manage to get my drone up for a short flight before the wind warning signal flashed up on the screen.

I will post on past walks we have done and out future ones, i am new to this so please be patient and be kind if you have any comments. Any walks we have done from a guide book, i will reference on the page what book and what what walk in case you may want to try for yourselves. Most of our walks are between 5-10miles dependant on time available and the weather. We are back in Cornwall in July and plan on being out on the Coastal Paths for most of the week. We were in Lamorna last year, see from some of the photos on the website.

We are huge fans of Cornwall and especially the Walks that are available. The OS Circular Walks books are fantastic and easy to follow. the funny thing is, we never actually did the one in Lamorna last year so will have to this year. We especially loved logans Rock near Porthcurno, great views up to the Minack Theatre and a fantastic place if you have a drone.(Please see relevant - Link)

If you like what you see and read, please let me know. If there is anything else you would like me to add, please let me know. I will endeavour to give more information on the walks, regarding starting points, places where we may have gone wrong and lessons learnt etc.

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