Cambrian Way day 15: Near Rhandirmwyn to the Ty’n Cornel hostel

April 2, 2017
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  A wonderful walk on The Cambrian Way in Wales through the beautiful  Doethie valley in Ceredigion, finishing at the most isolated hostel in Wales. Date walked: 24th January 2017 Distance: about 9 miles Map used: OS Explorer  187- Llandovery Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) ********* Our destination today was a […]

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Via Francigena: Abbadia a Isola to Siena

March 5, 2017
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  Just to re-cap, I had been invited on a press trip via Italian Wonder Ways to be introduced to the pilgrim route called the Via Francigena. This was our third day. Date: 24th September 2016 Location: Tuscany, Italy ************* Hardly a day goes by without my getting emails from my readers demanding another post […]

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Cambrian Way day 14: Llandovery to near Rhandirmwyn

February 19, 2017
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A delightful autumnal walk following the Cambrian Way in Carmarthenshire from Llandovery to Rhandirmwyn Date walked: 2nd November 2016 Distance: about 9 miles Map used: OS Explorer  187- Llandovery Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) ************* I joined  Neil and Paul around 9.15 as they were finishing their Full English (no nod […]

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Cambrian Way day 13: Llanddeusant to Llandovery

February 5, 2017
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A gentle hike through the Carmarthenshire countryside, following the Cambrian Way from Llanddeusant to Llandovery, and encountering some beautiful wild horses Date walked: 1st November 2016 Distance: about 11 miles Map used: OPS Explorer OL 12 – Brecon Beacons National Park (Western Area) Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) ************** It had […]

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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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Cambrian Way day 12: Bwlch Bryn-rhudd to near Llanddeusant

November 13, 2016
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Date walked: 9th September 2016 Distance: around 12 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL 1 2- Brecon Beacons National Park (Western area) Guide followed: Cambrian Way  by A.J. Drake – 7th edition ************** Today Paul, Neil and I  were joined by a good friend of Neil’s called Malvern (no, I never did ask where he got […]

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From Lucca to San Vivaldo, San Gimignano and Abbadia Isola

October 31, 2016
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Just to re-cap, I had been invited on a press trip via Italian Wonder Ways to be introduced to the pilgrim route called the Via Francigena. This was our second day.  Date: 23rd September 2016 Location: Tuscany, Italy Distance: If  we had been walking on the Via Francigena then this would have been a trek around […]

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