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A 5 day walk in the Aveyron and Tarn region of France: day 4, Puycelci to Castelnau-de-Montmiral

November 12, 2017
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Date walked: 25th  September 2017 Distance: around 10 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 provided detailed descriptions of each days walk and large-scale map sheets with the routes marked. It all worked perfectly; I highly recommend […]

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A 5 day walk in the Tarn and Aveyron area of France: day 3 – Bruniquel to Puycelci

October 29, 2017
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Date walked: 24th  September 2017 Distance: around 8 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 provided detailed descriptions of each days walk and large-scale map sheets with the routes marked. It all worked perfectly; I highly recommend […]

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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 11: Storey Arms to Bwlch Bryn-rhudd

October 2, 2016
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  Date walked: 9th August 2016 Maps used:OS Explorer OL 12 (Brecon Beacons National Park Western Area) Distance: around 10 miles Guide book: Cambrian Way by A J. Drake 7th edition ************** Another day with the three Musketeers (Paul, Neil and me). Leaving Pauls car at the mercy of car thieves, Neil drove the two […]

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Cambrian Way: Day 8 – Lord Hereford’s Knob to Crickhowell

May 29, 2016
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  Date walked: 17th May 2016 Distance:  14.25 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL 13 Brecon Beacons National Park (Eastern Area) Guide: Cambrian Way by A.J.Drake (7th edition) and website  *************** Sadly, Paul couldn’t make it today so it was just Neil and I who met at Crickhowell, leaving Neil’s car there and taking mine […]

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Cambrian Way: Day 5 and 6 – Llanfoist to Forest Coalpit

May 1, 2016
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  Date walked: 19th February and 10th March 2016 (see below) Distance: around 9 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL13 – Brecon Beacons National Park (Eastern Area) Guide: Cambrian Way by A.J.Drake (7th edition) and website  ****************** OK, here’s the thing. We felt that we didn’t want to finish the last walk by walking across […]

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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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Wales Coast Path: Beaumaris to Benllech

June 21, 2015
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 Date walked: April 11th 2015 Distance: around 15 miles Map used: OS Explorer 262- Anglesey West From today and for the following 4 days I had arranged for a bag to be transferred between overnight stops by Anglesey Walking Holidays. I had to pay for their minimum of two bags rate of £16 a day. I […]

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“Walking Home” by Simon Armitage – an account of walking the Pennine Way

February 9, 2014
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Published: 2012 by  Faber and Faber Hardback and paperback editions Paperback cover price: £8.99 In June 1980 ,sandwiched in my photograph album between a bicycle ride by the Thames with friends from Hackney Community Housing and my dancing at the Pontadawe Folk Festival with the  Angel Morris Men,  I spent several days walking on the Pennine […]

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Wales Coast Path: PorthY Dwfr to Pwll Deri Youth Hostel

October 6, 2013
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Date walked  1st September 2013 Distance: 17.5 miles (too far!) Map required:  OL 35 -North Pembrokeshire Suggested walking guide-book: Pembrokeshire Coast Path by Jim Manthorpe The Pembrokeshire Coast Path Officer is Dave MacLachlan. His email is DaveMac@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk The Pembrokeshire Coast is also a National Park which is  responsible for planning decisions ***************** Last night’s bivvy by the side of […]

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