April 2015

A Legacy of Lead: getting lost with Kevin Walker in mid Wales

April 26, 2015
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A fabulous 12-mile hike around the disused lead mines near Dylife in Powys, Wales. Date walked: 26th February 2015 Distance: around 12 miles Map used: OS Explorer 215: Newtown & Machynlleth ********* The mountain road between Llanidloes and Machynlleth must be one of the finest drives in Wales, passing by the Llyn Clywedog Reservoir, the extraordinary Twymyn gorge and […]

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Canterbury Ways: a horseshoe walk along the Saxon Shore Way and Wantsum Walk

April 19, 2015
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Date walked: 27th October 2014 Map used: OS Explorer 150- Canterbury and the Isle of Thanet Distance: About 8 miles ************** Upstreet, on the A253 out of Canterbury, is something of a walkers hub, with three designated paths converging on the Great Stour river at Grove Ferry, just a couple of hundred yards down the […]

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Canterbury Ways: Saxon Shore Way from Upstreet to Sandwich

April 12, 2015
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An easy walk alongside the Great Stour River, finishing in Sandwich, and enjoying several sightings of Kingfishers. Date walked: 31st October 2014 Distance: about 10 miles Map used: OS Explorer 150: Canterbury and the Isle of Thanet ********** A bus from the city centre dropped me off at Upstreet, where I finished the last walk. A short stroll […]

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Canterbury Ways: The Stour Valley Walk to Upstreet

April 5, 2015
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An easy walk across Canterbury and then alongside the marshes and (illicitly) the Great Stour Date Walked: 25th October 2014 Distance: about 7 miles Map used: OS Explorer 150 Canterbury and the Isle of Thanet ******************** Canterbury was our base for two weeks; Anne and I thought it a great place, so it’s only right […]

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