walking

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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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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A review of “The Old Ways” by Robert Macfarlane

April 13, 2014
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  Published by Hamish Hamilton ISBN 978-0-241-14381-0 Paperback edition here at Amazon for £6.99! (the pics are just for pretty) Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge with a post of Senior Lecturer in Post-WWII Literature in English. His research and writing interests include the nature-writing tradition and travel writing – mostly about […]

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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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Wales Coast Path: The Druidstone Hotel to St Non’s chapel

September 15, 2013
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Distance walked: 14.1 miles Date walked  23rd  July 2013 Map required: OL36- South Pembrokeshire and 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 I had no particular destination in […]

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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: Near South Hook Point, Pembrokeshire to near Marloes

September 1, 2013
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Distance walked: 18.2  miles Date walked  21st  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 on my new Canon G15. […]

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