Category: Long Distance Paths

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All My Long Distance Paths

  All the reports I’ve created for the various long walks I’ve done, have now been brought together into a single location. They have had their own menu in the navigation panel for a while, but now they have their own page. Have a visit and see what you think....

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Southern Upland Way Planning #2

With the route planned at a high level and the number of stops determined by things like how far I can reasonably walk in a day and how much height gain I can manage, I now needed to book the accommodation. Booking accommodation is great fun, it’s one of my...

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Southern Upland Way Planning #1

Now that the actual path has been selected, I can start making some initial plans for the walk. Typically these early strokes on the blank canvas are related to getting to and from the walk, the number of days needed, the placement of accommodation along the route and the distances...

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Long Distance Path 2013 Decision

By this time, I’ve normally decided which long distance path I’m going to walk next year, but it’s taken me much longer this year. With barely three weeks remaining of 2012 I have finally decided though – just a minute ago! Since finishing the Skye Trail in May I’ve pretty...

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Walking Parking

As a long distance walker, one of the logistical problems I come across quite often is “where to park?” Where can I leave my car for multiple days without paying an absolute fortune in car parking fees and still maintaining a level of security for my vehicle that I’m comfortable...

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Cotswold Way – Complete!

Alex and I walked the final two days of the Cotswold Way at the weekend, finishing at the doors of Bath Abbey only 15 months after setting out from Chipping Campden. Route Description: Old Sodbury, Dodington Park, Tormarton, M4 J18, Tolldown Res, Dyrham, Cold Ashton, Ford Hall Lane, Lansdown Battlefield,...

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Walking LEJOG Route

I was having a play with Google Maps this morning and I asked it for the driving directions from Land’s End to John O’Groats – it gave me the obvious route, covering about 837 miles and about 16 hours driving time. I then thought it would be interesting to see...

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LEJOG Decision!

I had a bit of a blinding flash last night. I was thinking about long distance paths (as you do), wondering what I would like to do next year and thoughts were spilling through my head at a fine rate. I was thinking about having another crack at Offa’s Dyke,...

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"I dodged a bullet there"

A little while ago – when I was part way through my training for the Skye Trail – I volunteered to join a team of challenge walkers. They were entering the Oxfam TrailTrekker 2012 Challenge – doing the Gold Route; 100Km in a maximum of 30 hours, through the Yorkshire...