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.

A 5 day circular walk in the Tarn and Aveyron area of France: day 2 Vaour to Bruniquel

October 15, 2017
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A 13 mile walk in the French countryside from Vaour to Bruniquel, via the extraordinary castle at Penne and crossing the River Aveyron   Date walked: 23rd September 2017 Distance: around 13 miles Booking company: Sherpa Expeditions. Sherpa made all the hotel and bed and breakfast bookings, arranged transfer of our bags each day between […]

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A 5 day circular walk in the Tarn and Aveyron region of France: day 1 Cordes sur Ciel to Vaour

October 1, 2017
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The first day of a 5 day circular walk in the Tarn and Aveyron region of France, starting at Cordes sur ciel Date walked: 22nd September 2017 Distance: around 14 miles Booking company: Sherpa Expeditions. Sherpa made all the hotel and bed and breakfast bookings, arranged transfer of our bags each day between destinations and […]

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A wet walk in the Berwyn range, visiting the stone circle of Moel-Ty-Uchaf

September 3, 2017
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A circular 10 mile walk in the Berwyn Range visiting the stone circle of Moel Ty Uchaf, the summit of Cadair Berwyn and getting very wet in the process. Date walked: 24th June 2017 Map used: OS Explorer 255 Llangollen and Berwyn Distance: around 10 miles See: CPAT historic landscape walks © Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust: available […]

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Another circular walk in the foothills of the Berwyn Range

July 23, 2017
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A 10 mile walk  through upper part of the Ceiriog valley and its surrounding hills, encountering some very bad-tempered signage and some fascinating stones. Date walked: 10th May 2017 Distance: around 10 miles Map used: OS Explorer 255 Llangollen and Berwyn Guide to walks: Walks around the Berwyn Mountains and the Ceiriog valley by David […]

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A circular walk in the foothills of The Berwyn Range

June 25, 2017
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A 7 mile walk  circular walk  from Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog in North Wales, following a small section of the Upper Ceiriog Way . Date walked: 9th May 2017 Distance: around 7 miles Map used: OS Explorer 255 Llangollen and Berwyn Guide to walks: Walks around the Berwyn Mountains and the Ceiriog valley by David Berry […]

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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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