Category: Long Distance Paths

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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...

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Crossing Paths

Many weeks ago, during our own separate preparations, Pete and I had arranged to meet up on the section of path between Dalavil and Ord. it would be his first day walking north from Armadale and my last, heading south to the same place; a bizarre coincidence that neither of...