National Trail

A wildnerness walk in the Cambrian Mountains

May 3, 2015
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Quite a demanding trek over quite boggy ground in the Cambrian mountains below Plynlimon Date walked: 27th February 2015 Distance: around 12 miles Maps used: OS Explorer 215 Newtown and Machynlleth and 214 ********** Bob and I had stayed the night at The Mount Inn at Llanidloes. It wasn’t an altogether agreeable experience although the public […]

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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: 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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Wales Coast Path: Near Marloes to the Druidstone Hotel, Pembrokeshire

September 8, 2013
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Distance walked: 9 miles Date walked  22nd  July 2013 Map required: OL36- South 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. I was certainly happier with the ground underneath me on […]

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Wales Coast Path: Pembroke Dock to near South Hook Point

August 25, 2013
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Distance walked: 11.8 miles Date walked: 20th July 2013 Map required: OL36- South 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. All the photographs were taken […]

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The Dales Way: Day 4- Ribblehead to Sedburgh

August 4, 2013
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Walked Friday June 14th 2013. Distance walked: 16.6 miles Those interested in The Dales Way might like to look up the Dales Way Association website. All the photos were taken on an iphone 5 and subsequently cropped and adjusted for exposure, highlights and shadows and contrast in Photoshop. The four of us walking today (me, Bob, Dave and Paul […]

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The Dales Way: Day 2 – Burnsall to Buckden (13.8 miles)

July 15, 2013
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      Walked 12th June 2013 Distance walked (including our detour) 16 miles I used Colin Speakman’s book “Dales Way” to crib the occasional note for the blog. Those interested in The Dales Way might like to look up the Dales Way Association website. All the photographs were taken on an iphone 5, the images subsequently cropped […]

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The Dales Way: Day 1- Ilkley to Burnsall (13 miles)

June 11, 2013
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