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.

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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Circular walks in Chianti: Lamole Ring Walk

January 31, 2016
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Date walked: 30th September 2015 Distance: about 9 miles (but should have been less if I had not got lost) 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. ********* This was the second of my walks when I was […]

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Circular walks in Chianti: Badia a Passignano

January 17, 2016
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  Date walked: 29th September 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. *********** Tuscany (taking in the cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena and the countryside in between) has some of Italy’s finest […]

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A return to Moel Hebog, Snowdonia

August 30, 2015
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This post is dedicated to my Mum, who also climbed this mountain when she was probably in her 60’s – and she also got lost at the end. Happy Birthday, Mum! (it’s her birthday today) Date walked: 6th July 2015 Distance: around 5 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL17 – Snowdon ******* Avid readers of […]

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Rhymney Valley Ridgeway and North Cardiff Craigs

May 24, 2015
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  A very pleasant walk in the hills between Cardiff and Caerphilly through old Beech woods and some historic sites of industry. Date walked: 27th March 2015 Distance: around 9 miles Map used: OS Explorer 151: Cardiff & Bridgend ************ My friend Neil and I have been going for walks together since we were in our […]

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Sixty on Pen-Y-Fan

May 17, 2015
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Date walked: May 2nd 2015 Map used: None – but the route is covered by OS Explorer OL12 Distance: around 5 miles ************ I had been wondering how to celebrate my 6oth birthday for some time. Years possibly. I had no appetite for throwing a party, where I would have probably have spent most of the […]

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