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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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Wales Coast Path: St David’s and Whitesands Bay to near Porth y Dwfr

September 29, 2013
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Date walked  31st August 2013 Distance: about 6 miles (from St David’s) 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 ************* It was just over a month […]

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Wales Coast Path: St Non’s chapel to Whitesands Bay

September 22, 2013
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Date walked  24th  July 2013 Distance: about 5 miles 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 It did rain on and off in the night […]

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