Other walks

Walking the Wales Coast Path has certainly been a major project. And I have enjoyed doing the Coast to Coast and Hadrians Wall and most recently The Way of St James. But there are other opportunities for decent walks. On the day that I did the very first section of the Wales Coast Path I met Derek Shottin from the Chepstow Hill Walkers. They go out every Wednesday and are doing exactly the kind of walking I enjoy- about 10 miles at a reasonable pace in the hills of, often, The Brecon Beacons. And then I have a good friend Dave who I meet up with every couple of months and we walk then. And holidays with Anne usually comprise days where she sits and reads and I go out for a longish walk and then we go out to eat in the evening. This is a perfect arrangement for both of us. So I intend to occasionally post accounts of some of these other walks.

Les Plus Beaux Villages de France: The upper Dordogne, final day – Loubressac to St Cere

January 22, 2017
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For the first time in a weeks walking in the Dordogne we come across the walnuts being harvested. From the village of  Loubressac we followed the edge of the Parc Des Causses De Quercy to the Plus Beaux Village de France of Autoire, visiting the ancient Chateau des Anglais perched on the side of the […]

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Les Plus Beaux Villages de France: The upper Dordogne, Day 3, 4 and 5 – Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne to Loubressac

January 8, 2017
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October 12th: Rest day in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne October 13th: Beaulieu to Carennac – 10.5 miles October 14th: Carennac to Loubressac – 9.5 miles   This  self-guided walk was booked through Keith Starr of Dordogne Experience. Day 3 was designated a rest day, but we didn’t really feel the need for a rest so we followed a circular […]

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Les Plus Beaux Villages de France: The upper Dordogne, Day 2 – Meyssac to Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

December 18, 2016
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Those who regularly read this blog may notice a new logo for the UK Blog Awards to the right of this post. I have been nominated in the travel category. I would be very pleased if you would vote for me – before December 19th – by clicking on the logo to link to the voting […]

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Les Plus Beaux Villages de France: The upper Dordogne, Day 1 – Cartassac to Meyssac

December 5, 2016
Collonges-la-Rouge, Dordogne, France, photographed by Charles Hawes

Those who regularly read this blog may notice a new logo for the UK Blog Awards to the right of this post. I have been nominated in the travel category. I would be very pleased if you would vote for me by clicking on the logo to link to the voting page.  Date walked: 10th October […]

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The Knoydart peninsula, Scotland. Day 3

August 21, 2016
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Date walked: 8th June 2016 Distance: about 12 miles Map used: OS Explorer 413 – Knoydart, Loch Hourn and Loch Duich ****************** I had had quite a decent night in the tent on my level grassy pitch not far from the Inverie River. Decent by camping standards that is, which is never great. After my failed […]

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The Knoydart peninsula, Scotland: Day 1

July 24, 2016

Date of visit: 6th June 2016 Map used: OS Explorer 413 – Knoydart, Loch Hourn and Loch Duich Distance walked : not many *************** You know when you have that overwhelming  desire to escape, to get away from it all. This was one of those times. I was feeling very stressed from the havoc being […]

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A circular walk around Liverpool

June 26, 2016
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Date walked: 27th January 2016 Map used: OS Explorer 275 – Liverpool Distance: about 8 miles ***** Anne and I were staying in The Town House – a block of apartments (sounds so much posher than a flat) on Waterloo Quay, overlooking the River Mersey and Waterloo Dock. Were it not for the rattling windows in constant, […]

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A walk along the Leeds to Liverpool canal from Vauxhall in the city centre to Aintree

June 12, 2016
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  Date walked: 29th January 2016 Distance: around 8 miles Map used (but not much): OS Explorer 275: Liverpool ************** Our habit is to take a two-week holiday in the winter somewhere in Britain. Anne doesn’t really like leaving the country. We have been choosing cities, mostly, as they provide plenty of places to eat […]

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Walking in Tuscany: Pienza Ring Walk

February 14, 2016
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Date walked: October 4th 2015 Distance: about 6 miles Guide book used: “Walking and eating in Tuscany and Umbria” by James Lasdun and Pia Davis.  Edition published 2004. See website www.walkingandeating.com for comments and corrections. ************* Since my last walk I had been in Siena for a few days, photographing several gardens in the area. Last […]

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