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I completed challenge III. (c) random pub to the Gunmakers Arms in Birmingham's Gun Quarter. Post including a one paragraph report with one photo inside the Two Towers brewery.

I did a second III. (c) random cafe to Wolverhampton Art Gallery cafe. Post including a one paragraph report with one photo of art in the cafe.

I completed challenge I. (a) and investigated an interesting thing seen from a tram window in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Post including a one paragraph report with one photo of Key Hill Cemetery.

I did II. (a) following a tram line in Birmingham city centre. One paragraph with five photos, from Grand Central to Snow Hill.

I also did a semi-failed II. (c) Local council walk in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Full report with a dozen photos, circular walk along the River Avon.
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I completed challenge II. (c) - visit your local council's website and follow a walking route.

Last year, I followed a route in the borough of London that I live in: Richmond-upon-Thames, but this year I decided to choose a neighbouring borough and looked at the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames council website at Walking routes around the borough.

I chose the Hogsmill Walk - A walk along part of the Hogsmill Valley to Tolworth Court Farm.

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This is my last June challenge report for this year. I completed challenge II. (c) walk a local council trail. I went to tourist information and asked about walking trails in the Jewellery Quarter and was told there are three, that all overlap, and was given a leaflet for this one (.pdf). It also turned out to be a good walk for me and an excellent route for playing postcode bingo with all the B numbers on the road signs. Warning: squeamish folks might want to skip the history of the whereabouts of John Baskerville’s body! Report with 17 small images at my journal. Enjoy!

12 little angels behind the ivy, Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham 06-14
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I decided to attempt June Challenge II. (c) - Visit the local council's website and do the first walk listed.

I looked on my local council's website for walks and it gave me results such as:

Cholmondeley Walk
Health walks run by volunteers
Walking initiatives for schools
Clamping down on irresponsible dog walkers
And so on.

None were quite what I was looking for, so I searched some more, and still failed to find a walk, so then used a search engine to look for walks in my local borough, and it gave me: Outdoor Activities in Richmond upon Thames

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As my idea of flânerie involves a fundamental urban component, I couldn't use the lovely walks of my parish council. They are proper rambles that should be done with a ordnance survey map at hand.

On the borough council website they've decided that old Hatfield is too small to justify any walks and no one would want to walk in the new town. At least that's what I imagine their reasoning to be.

All in all there is one little leaflet with three separate walks in WGC.
So I walked all three of them.

Being a Garden City, Welwyn isn't that old. And apart from being a Garden City, there's not much about it that's interesting. But it's certainly pretty with lots of green.

All in all a pleasant, if relatively boring walk.

More talking (with pictures) at my journal.
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I did theme I for the June challenge in July, and now I've just done theme II in August. I assume I'll be doing theme II in September.

Theme II(c), which I selected randomly from the four variations on Theme II, says "Visit your local council's website and find their walks page (example: Walks in Hillingdon). If they don't have one, choose a neighbouring local council and try again." I had to alter this a bit since I live in America where we don't have such quaint notions as city councils that put together walks guides. I wanted to do a walk in Mountain View, where I work, so I could go back to the office afterward and also because the first hit for "walks in San José" (where I live) was a dog walking service, so that's not very promising. The city of Mountain View itself does have a page of walks, but it was really just a list of multi-use trails and I wasn't that interested in walking on a bike trail. Then I found a list of walks on the Mountain View Trees web site. Bonanza! As per instructions, I picked the first walk, the Bush Street Tree Walk [PDF].

This was a very short walk, but came with a detailed description [link to a Word document for some ungodly reason] of 21 trees along the route. I'm not gonna lie: I may not agree with anything about Ronald Reagan's politics, but "once you've seen one tree, you've seen them all" does ring true for me on a personal level. And this walk didn't really change that, with two exceptions: the two giant Coastal Redwood trees (those were pretty awe-inspiring, and I didn't realize they were just two blocks off from a street I regularly walk or bike on to get to work) and the avocado tree. Food >> trees, and I hadn't seen avocadoes outside a supermarket in a while.

Pictures to come once my camera is charged enough to upload them. This was far from the most exciting walk ever, but only needing to walk about 10 minutes from work to get to the starting point was a big factor in me actually finishing this theme :-)

ETA: For those who *don't* think that once you've seen one tree, you've seen them all, pictures of the first couple of trees. After that, my battery ran out. (Also, today I learned that I don't like Shutterfly; however, I used up all my bandwidth on Flickr.)

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