Dunkery Beacon was the first on my list seeing as it’s right on my doorstep and a fairly easy walk to start the year. It was also the testing ground for my new Meindl walking boots and Fjallraven trousers, both of which have proved to be great buys! I had originally purchased some North Face boots however they just didn’t feel right when I’d tried them on.
The walk up to Dunkery Beacon is a fairly easy one, starting at the gate/bridge and following the stream uphill until you come across another path which leads straight to the Beacon. Once at the Beacon there are a variety of paths you can take that will lead back to the road and ultimately back to the car. It was an early start and I was pretty hungry so I chose to do only a short walk, trying to get to 5km. There are plenty of footpaths in the area that you can easily extend the walk with.