walking

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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A circular walk in the foothills of The Berwyn Range

June 25, 2017
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A 7 mile walk  circular walk  from Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog in North Wales, following a small section of the Upper Ceiriog Way . Date walked: 9th May 2017 Distance: around 7 miles Map used: OS Explorer 255 Llangollen and Berwyn Guide to walks: Walks around the Berwyn Mountains and the Ceiriog valley by David Berry […]

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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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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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