Category: Long Distance Paths

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The Foot Dilemma

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been suffering with an injured foot for the past several weeks. I somehow managed to damage a tendon in my left foot and I was advised to give it complete rest for up to two months. That has been very hard, I...

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Southern Upland Way Planning #3

Kit This planning post is going to cover my kit for the fast-approaching Southern Upland Way. I’m due to set out in 8 weeks and for the last month I’ve walked about 10 miles, due to a foot injury that I must allow to heal or else I won’t be...

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The Ultimate UK Walking Challenge

UK Coastal Walk Until recently I thought Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) was the toughest walking challenge the UK had to offer. It’s certainly very well known and I guess at least a dozen or so people walk it every year, along with many more who are doing it...

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No Walking!

It’s been a bit quiet around here recently and that’s because this is a walking journal and I’ve not been doing any walking! For several weeks now I’ve had a slight ache in my left foot after any sort of walking – it wasn’t uncomfortable during a walk and only...

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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,...