Welcome to Hetty Hikes

Hetty and Mr H like walking, local history and taking photos. We want to combine these and show family and friends, near and far, where we have been. We can only do this with help from Mark of GlosPCRepair.com and GHXhosting.com

For visitors – it may give you ideas for places to visit or walk.

NT = National Trust, HHA = Historic Houses Association – free to friends

Pages are arranged in country and county order.         All images on the website copyright of HettyHikes.co.uk

List of walks/visits in date order – most recent at the top:

Date Where Comments
May 2024 Bristol Zoo Project

Apr/May 2024 A week in Devon

Paignton; Torquay; Brixham;Dartmouth; Totnes

Mar 2024

Nottingham: castle; windmill; Wollaton Hall; caves; Justice Museum
Feb 2024 Edge Church
Jan 2024 Beale Park near Reading
Oct 2023 Gloucester: Folk and Cathedral
Sep 2023   A week on Anglesey
Attingham Park; Shrewsbury; Llandudno Aberffraw; Plas Newydd; Penrhyn Castle; Beaumaris Castle; Plas Cadnant; Parys Mountain and Amlwch; Moelfre; Holyhead Chirk castle; Hartlebury Castle
Aug 2023 Gloucester Retro Festival
Aug 2023 Broughton Castle
Aug 2023 Waterperry Gardens
Aug 2023 Stratfield Saye House
Aug 2023 Stanway House
Aug 2023 The Courts Holt
Jul 2023 Miserden Garden
Summer 2023 Wallingford and places nearby
Jul 2023 Watlington
Jul 2023 Greys Court near Henley
Jul 2023 Henley-on-Thames
Jun 2023 Wantage; Uffington White Horse and Ardlington House
Jun 2023 Blewbury
May 2023 Dorchester on Thames
May 2023 Basildon Park
May 2023 Snowshill Manor
May 2023 Lyme Regis; Abbotsbury; Mapperton; Glastonbury two nights in Dorset
April 2023 Brockhampton Estate
April 2023 Tredegar House
November 2022 Chepstow Castle
November 2022 Croome Court and Park
October 2022 Nympsfield
October 2022 Newark Park
September 2022 Selsley Common
September 2022 Trench Hill garden
September 2022 Chedworth Roman Villa
September 2022 Wick Street
September 2022 Nailsworth
September 2022 Gloucester city centre – docks – cathedral and heritage open days
September 2022 Lacock
August 2022 Dyrham Park
August 2022 Sculpture in Minchinhampton Church
July 2022 Thornbury
June 2022 4 nights in Wales
Brecon Llandeilo area; Laugharne; Pendine Monmouth
June 2022 Newark Park
June 2022 Sudeley Castle
June 2022 Hardwicke Court
June 2022 Quenington Fresh Air Sculptures and Fairford
May 2022 Hidcote Manor Gardens
May 2022 Dewstow Gardens and Caerwent Roman Town
May 2022 Rodborough Common
May 2022 Cornwall holiday
Cotehele NT             Polperro Golitha Falls   Lanhydrock NT     Polruan
Liskeard             St Agnes Trerice NT   Mevagissey    Charlestown
Lostwithiel          Fowey Knightshayes NT
April 2022 Malmesbury
March 2022 Nature in Art Twigworth
February 2022 Eastington
February 2022 Painswick Rococo Garden HH
February 2022 Rodmarton Manor
January 2022 Museum in the Park
October 2021 Sandford Lock
October 2021 Englefield Gardens HH
September 2021 Chipping Sodbury
September 2021 Stroud Cemetery
September 2021 Wallingford
September 2021 nearly a week in Shropshire
Bridgenorth; Newport Clun; Much Wenlock Ironbridge; Shrewsbury
Hodnet; Market Drayton Wrekin; Weston Park Stourport
August 2021 Acton Court
August 2021 Cotswold Sculpture Park
August 2021 Royal Wootton Bassett
August 2021 Ebley by the canal
August 2021 Chipping Sodbury Sculpture Trail
August 2021 Purton Ship's Graveyard
August 2021 Chepstow
August 2021 Marshfield
August 2021 Frampton 0n Severn
August 2021 Canal at Stroud – Wallbridge to Bowbridge
August 2021 Frampton Manor Gardens
July 2021 Ross-on-Wye
July 2021 Saul Junction
July 2021 Tintern to Brockweir
July 2021 Rodborough Common
July 2021 Lydney Harbour and Coleford
July 2021 Matara Gardens at Kingscote Park
July 2021 a week in Dorset
Bowood; Old Sarum Hengistbury Head; Poole Fordingbridge; Wilton House
Blandford Forum Old Harry Rocks W Matravers Kimmeridge Westbury; Corsham
June 2021 Selsley to Woodchester
June 2021 Bibury
May 2021 a week in Devon
DunsterIlfracombe Woolacombe; Combe Martin Lynton and Lynmouth; Castle Hill Gardens; Brean Down
April 2021 Elephants at Sudeley Castle
April 2021 The Heavens above Stroud
April 2021 Five Acre Grove Stonehouse
February 2021 Painswick Rococo Garden
January 2021 Nailsworth
December 2020 Wick Street
November 2020 Ruskin Mill Nailsworth
November 2020 Stonehouse
October 2020 Painswick Beacon
September 2020 Wells
September 2020 Symonds Yat Rock
September 2020 Woodchester to Selsley
September 2020 a short break at the Gower
Caswell Bay      Rhossili                  Port Eynon      Ogmore-by-sea
September 2020 Buscot
September 2020 Stonehouse
August 2020 Avebury
July 2020 Tintern Abbey
July 2020 Minchinhampton
July 2020 Edge and Stockend
July 2020 Chipping Campden to Dover's Hill and Kiftsgate Court Gardens
July 2020 Kings Stanley to Leonard Stanley
July 2020 Bourton-on-the-Water
July 2020 Broadway
June 2020 Tewkesbury
June 2020 Slimbridge
June 2020 Great Witcombe
June 2020 Stinchcombe
June 2020 Sherston
May 2020 Frampton on Severn
May 2020 Sapperton and Pinbury Park
May 2020 Nailsworth – Newmarket Highwood and Shortwood
May 2020 Sheepscombe
May 2020 Pitchcombe from Stroud
May 2020 Butterrow and the Horns Valley
April 2020 Rodborough Characters
April 2020 Randwick from Stroud
April 2020 Ruscombe from Stroud
April 2020 Wickridge Hill
March 2020 Vatch
March 2020 Bagpath
March 2020 Oakridge Chalford and France Lynch
March 2020 Avening to Cherington Lake
March 2020 Brimscombe and Burleigh
January 2020 Frampton on Severn
December 2019 Coaley Peak
November 2019 Standish Church and Kings Stanley Church
November 2019 London: Greenwich and
Thames walk – Tower Bridge to Westminster
September 2019 Two weeks in beautiful SARDINIA
staying at Olbia; Cagliari and Sassari
August 2019 St Mary de Crypt Church Gloucester
August 2019 Biddestone and Yatton Keynell churches
August 2019 Rodmarton Manor – HHA
June 2019 Highnam Court and Church
June 2019 Rodborough
June 2019 Bagendon and Baunton churches
May/June 2019 3 week trip to Scotland. Start Here
On the way up Chatsworth and Ullswater
Rockcliffe to Kippford; Gatehouse of Fleet; Port Patrick; Monreith; Isle of Whithorn; Galloway Forest; Dumfries House; Inveraray Castle; Kelburn Castle; Falkirk; Culross; Stirling Castle; New Lanark; Abbotsford; Jedburgh; Floors Castle; Mertoun Gardens; Traquair House 267px" srcset="https://www.hettyhikes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P5270004.jpg 1020w https://www.hettyhikes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P5270004-300x225.jpg 300w https://www.hettyhikes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/P5270004-768x576.jpg 768w" alt="" width="267" height="200" />
Return via: Bamburgh Castle; Alnwick Castle; Hadrian’s Wall; Hexham; Durham; Seaton Sluice to Whitley Bay; Newcastle and Gateshead; Castle Howard
April 2019 Chalford Scarecrow Trail
March 2019 Uley Church and Nympsfield Church
Mar 2019 Toadsmoor Valley
Mar 2019 Hook Norton Brewery
Feb 2019 Cotswold Water Park and Cirencester
Feb 2019 Painswick Rococo Garden – HHA
Feb 2019 Gloucester Docks
Feb 2019 Hever Castle – HHA
Feb 2019 Folly Lane snow
Nov 2018 Oddington Church and Stow-on-the-Wold
Oct 2018 Westonbirt House– HHA
Oct 2018 Berkeley – Dr Jenner's House Museum – HHA; St Mary's church
Oct 2018 Corsham town; almshouses; church; Corsham Court – HHA
Oct 2018 Beverstone church and castle and Didmarton village and church
Oct 2018 Harvington Hall – HHA
Oct 2018 Raft Race – Stroud
Sept 2018 Banbury
Sept 2018 Gloucester Heritage Open Days
Sept 2018 Devon trip
Kingsbridge  East Portlemouth and East Prawle   Bigbury on Sea and Modbury  Salcombe  Hope Cove
Aug 2018 Whittington Court – HHA
Aug 2018 Chosen Hill St Bartholomew's church
Aug 2018 Elkstone church;   Winstone Church
Aug 2018 Coberley
July/Aug 2018 Hereford City Centre
Ludlow;    Carding Mill Valley;    Brown Clee;    Leominster;    Queenswood
July 2018 Painswick Mills
July 2018 Old Sodbury and Horton churches
July 2018 Minchinhampton to Nailsworth
July 2018 Cotswold Way Part 8 – Barrow Wake to Dowdeswell
July 2018 Goring Gap
July 2018 Sulgrave Manor HHA
July 2018 Weedon Bec and Daventry
July 2018 Hook Norton Brewery
June 2018 Slaughters – Upper and Lower near Bourton on the Water
June 2018 Cotswold Way Part 7 – Haresfield to Barrow Wake
June 2018 Pucklechurch and Westerleigh
June 2018 Castle Combe
June 2018 Iford Manor HHA near Bradford on Avon A lovely garden to explore
May 2018 Chavenage House HHA
May 2018 Cotswold Way Part 6 – Coaley Peak to Haresfield Beacon
May 2018 The Mumbles– Gower
A week at Fishguard Pembrokeshire
Goodwick; Solva; St David's; Abercastle; Dinas Island; St Dogmaels Abbey; Cardigan; Strumble Head; Lower Town – Fishguard; Picton Castle
Three Cliffs Bay – Gower
Apr 2018 Dunkirk Mill
Apr 2018 Coates church and canal
Apr 2018 Kemble church
Apr 2018 Berkeley castle HHA
Apr 2018 Chalford Scarecrow Trail
Mar 2018 Cotswold Way Part 4 – Hawkesbury Upton to North Nibley
Feb – Mar 2018 Tenerife a week in the north and a week in the south
Feb 2018 Kew Gardens Orchid Festival and Sights of London
Jan 2018 Concorde at Aerospace Bristol
Jan 2018 Cotswold Way part 2 – Lansdown to Dyrham
Jan 2018 Wallbridge to Bowbridge
Dec 2017 Nailsworth to South Woodchester
Nov 2017 Painswick Church;
Miserden Gardens HHA and Miserden Church
Nov 2017 Bath centre
Nov 2017 Cotswold Way part 1 – Lansdown to Bath
Nov 2017 Wotton-under-Edge
Nov 2017 Dorset trip
Minterne Gardens HHA; Weymouth; Abbotsbury; Lulworth; Swanage; Corfe Castle; Shaftesbury
Oct 2017 Miserden Park
Oct 2017 Avening and Cherington
Oct 2017 Newbury
Oct 2017 Dursley
Oct 2017 Woodchester
Oct 2017 Raft Race on the Canal at Stroud
Sept 2017 Slad – Laurie Lee Wildlife Way
Sept 2017 Reading town and waterways
Sept 2017 Woodchester Priory
Sept 2017 Clevedon
Sept 2017 Cornwall and Devon trip
Hestercombe  Westward Ho!  Clovelly  Hartland Abbey  Sandymouth  Bude  Boscastle  Pencarrow
Aug 2017 Sculpture Trail and Soudley Ponds – Forest of Dean
Aug 2017 Gloucester City Centre
Aug 2017 Fretherne Church and Arlingham Church
Aug 2017 Spetchley Park Gardens Worcestershire HHA
July 2017 Sharpness Docks
June 2017 LAKE COMO TRIP introduction
Como to Torno: Lecco; Como; Lenno; Sacro Monte Di Ossuccio; Villa Balbienello; Menaggio; Colico; Bellano; Lake Piano; Varenna; Bellagio; Argegno and Pigra; Saronno; Milan
May 2017 Wotton under Edge Church and Oldbury on Severn Church
May 2017 Brockworth Church
May 2017 Hungerford
May 2017 Sussex Brighton   Highdown Gardens   Steyning   Bramber   Midhurst
May 2017 Stansted House and Park Hampshire HHA
May 2017 Miserden Nursery sculptures   Tetbury Wacky Races
Apr 2017 Cirencester    Amberley Cow Hunt
Apr 2017 Winchester
Apr 2017 SussexArundel   Devil's Dyke
Seven Sisters   Lewes   Ditchling Beacon
Apr 2017 HampshireHoughton Lodge Gardens HHA
Lymington and Beaulieu
Apr 2017 Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) HHA and Barbury Castle
Apr 2017 Kingscourt to St Chloe
Mar 2017 Ashton Keynes and Cricklade
Mar 2017 Malmesbury Abbey and town
Mar 2017 Tetbury to Westonbirt
Mar 2017 Rodborough Common
Feb 2017 Rodmarton Manor HHA
Jan 2017 Selsley views from the common and a bit of history
Jan 2017 Hagley Hall Worcestershire HHA
Jan 2017 Folly Lane views
Jan 2017 Kings Stanley and Leonard Stanley
Dec 2016 Lodgemore and Fromehall Mills
and Stratford Park Boxing Day walk
Oct 2016 Raft Race on Stroud Canal
Sep 2016 ItalyVenice to Trieste and more Aquileia; Cividale del Friuli; Duino to Sistiana; Gemona; Grado; Grotta Gigante and Miramare Castle; Latisana and Lignano; Padua; Trieste; Trieste – Valrosandra; Udine; Venice – The annual Historic Regatta; Venice’s Islands – Burano Murano and Torcello; Venice; Vicenza; Venzone
Aug 2016 Painswick via Bull’s Cross – from Stroud
Aug 2016 Jinny Ring Craft Centre
Jul 2016 Lydiard Park
Jul 2016 Northleach
Jul 2016 Kelsmcott Manor HHA – William Morris's house
Jul 2016 Eastnor Castle HHA
Jul 2016 Woodchester Park and Mansion NT/HHA
Jul 2016 Bradford on Avon
Jul 2016 Longleat House and Gardens HHA
Jul 2016 Upton upon Severn
Jul 2016 Eastcombe Gnome Hunt
Jul 2016 Museum in the Park – Walled Garden Stratford Park Stroud
Jun 2016 Crickley Hill
Jun 2016 Sezincote 'Indian House and Garden' HHA
Jun 2016 Bowood House and Garden Wiltshire HHA
Jun 2016 Sudeley Castle Winchcombe HHA
Jun 2016 Prestbury
May 2016 Chalford Mills Stroud
May 2016 Hawkwood College  Stroud
Apr 2016 Wotton-under-edge
Apr 2016 Coaley Peak and Woodchester Park
Apr 2016 Pitchcombe
Apr 2016 River Frome Stroud
Mar 2016 Newbury
Mar 2016 Prinknash Bird and Deer Park
Mar 2016 Nailsworth to Ruskin Mill
Feb 2016 Blenheim Palace HHA
Feb 2016 South Cerney
Feb 2016 Nature in Art Twigworth
Jan 2016 Painswick Rococo Garden Snowdrops HHA
Jan 2016 Gloucester Cathedral
Sept 2015 Raglan Castle and Tintern Abbey
Aug/Sep 2015 Peak District Holiday
Lyme Park/Quarry Bank Mill/Buxton/Castleton/Goyt Valley/Biddulph Grange Garden/Leek/Roaches/Kenilworth Castle
Aug 2015 Aston Down – a glider flight
Jul 2015 Bath Skyline and Prior Park   9.6 miles incl. down & steep up
Jul 2015 Fromebridge Mill and Saul Junction
Jul 2015 Dyrham Park NT
Jul 2015 Chipping Campden
Jul 2015 Hanbury Hall
Jul 2015 Swift's Hill
Jul 2015 Bewdley
Jun 2015 Witley Court and gardens
Jun 2015 KENT trip
Polesden Lacey/Horsley Park/Chartwell/Emmetts Garden/Walmer Castle/Deal Castle/Sandwich/Dover/Canterbury/Margate/Broadstairs/Sissinghurst Castle Garden/Scotney Castle/Storrington/Stourhead
May 2015 Hidcote Bartrim Hidcote Boyce Mickleton and Hidcote Manor Gardens
May 2015 MALTA
Flight from Pisa to Malta/Rihana to Xemxija/Qawra and Bugibba/Gozo/Dingli Cliffs to Blue Grotto/Mdina/Golden Bay/Mosta/Valletta and the three cities/Ghadira to Golden Bay/Selmun to Xemxija
May 2015 PISA
Apr 2015 Cinque Terre – ITALY 7 days hard walks
Chiavari/Sestri-Levante/Moneglia to Deiva Marina/Bonassola/Levanto/Levanto to Monterosso/Monterosso/Monterosso to Vernazza/Vernazza to Corneglia/Manorola/Riomaggiore to Portovenere/La Spezia
Apr 2015 Coughton Court
Apr 2015 Kingscourt Lane – a walk from Stroud
Apr 2015 Avening
Mar 2015 Kempley – Two churches and wild daffodils easy
Mar 2015 Chepstow Castle & Town easy
Mar 2015 Stratford trip
Stratford upon Avon/Alveston/Baddesley Clinton to Packwood/Charlecote/Moreton in Marsh
Feb 2015 Eastington
Feb 2015 Whitchurch
Feb 2015 Steyning
Feb 2015 Chichester
Jan 2015 Lacock Abbey and Village Easy
Jan 2015 Slimbridge Easy
Jan 2015 Frampton on Severn to Saul along the canal Easy
Nov 2014 Stroud to Ryeford along the canal Easy
Nov 2014 Westonbirt Arboretum
Oct 2014 Standish Woods
Oct 2014 Wickridge Hill 5.4 miles
Oct 2014 SUSSEX trip:
Donnington Castle/Petworth House & Park/Bodiam Castle/Battle/Pevensey Castle/Beachey Head & The Seven Sisters/Portchester Castle/Stonehenge
Oct 2014 Avening to Cherington 4 miles
Sept 2014 DENMARK  (1 week) 36.5 miles recorded over 5 days
Copenhagen -Introduction and flight/Copenhagen City Centre/Roskilde/Open Air Museum/Koge/Amager Beach/Ystad Sweden/Malmo Sweden/Frederiksborg/Dragor
Sept 2014 Fairford
Aug 2014 Croome Court & Park Easy
Aug 2014 Fairford
Aug 2014 Painswick to Edge Steep in places 20 stiles
Aug 2014 Saul Canal pageant
Aug 2014 Sussex
Aug 2014 The Courts and Great Chalfield Manor
Aug 2014 Arlingham peninsula 8.16 miles
Aug 2014 Chedworth to Roman Villa 4.54 miles
Jul 2014 Wallbridge to Lodgemore
Jul 2014 Yanworth to Chedworth Roman Villa 5.77 miles
Jul 2014 Newark Park
Jul 2014 Woodchester Wool Walk
Jul 2014 Folly Lane
Jul 2014 Slad Laurie Lee Walk
Sirmione Desenzano and Gargnano
Riva del Garda and Monte Brione 8.3 miles
Malcesine and Monte Baldo 4 miles
Lago di Ledro to Riva Del Garda 10 miles
Lago di Tenno to Riva del Garda 7.5 miles
Nago and Torbole 8.4 + 3.7 miles
Arco 10 miles
ITALY – Bolzano
ITALY – Val Gardena – Dolomites:
St Ulrich
St Anna Valley 3.4 miles
Resciesa 3.6 miles
Secada to St Christina 6.7miles
Seiser Alm 11.5 miles
Sassolungo 3.4 miles
Dantercepies 1.4 miles
Selva 4.2 miles
ITALY – Verona
June 2014 Whiteshill
May 2014 Devon
May 2014 Purton
May 2014 Coaley Peak & Uley 5.23 miles
May 2014 Haresfield Beacon
Apr 2014 Chalford
Apr 2014 DEVON
Apr 2014 Winchcombe to Belas Knap
Mar 2014 Stroud to Dudbridge
Mar 2014 Rodborough Common
Mar 2014 Stroud to Chalford along the canal
Mar 2014 Heavens & Slad
Mar 2014 Wotton U Edge
Mar 2014
Jan 2014 Rodborough & Kingscourt
Jan 2014 Whiteshill & Ruscombe
Dec 2013 Nailsworth to Windsoredge
June 2012 ITALY  Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
Sorrento     Capri    Vesuvius & Pompeii    Catellamare di Stabia   Herculaneum    Amalfi coast
Sept 1986 Tewkesbury

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