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About silkakt

I love to explore countries on foot or by bicycle. An English woman, I moved to the south of Spain in September 2020 and I have dreams of encouraging more people to discover this amazing country by walking its various Camino routes. To date, I've walked the French Camino from St Jean in France, the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon (interior route, not coastal) and the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I have also walked a fair few long distance trails in the UK, including all of the National Trails in England and Wales, and a couple of long walks in beautiful Scotland.

Dulwich to Dunwich

Cycled from: East Dulwich, London Cycled to: Dunwich, Suffolk Coast Distance: 125 miles (ish) When: 16-17 July 2022 While you were sleeping last weekend, I was one of thousands of people who voluntarily swapped a night of rest for one … Continue reading

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Wayfarers Walk, Day 3

Walked from: Soberton, Hampshire Walked to: Emsworth Harbour, Hampshire Distance: 19 miles Total distance walked: 70.1 miles When: 4 June 2022 Threats of a soggy, stormy walking day proved unfounded – the rain passed through during the night, and by … Continue reading

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Wayfarers Walk, Day 2

Walked from: New Alresford, Hampshire Walked to: Soberton, Hampshire Distance: 18.3 miles Total distance walked: 51.1 miles When: 3 June 2022 I woke up at 4.30am, roused by the light outside. Sticking my sleepy, under-rested head outside the tent, I … Continue reading

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Wayfarers Walk, Day 1

Walked from: Inkpen Beacon, West Berkshire Walked to: New Alresford, Hampshire Distance: 27.3 miles Total Distance of route: 32.8 miles When: 1/2 June 2022 Maps: OS App and Hampshire County Council website Today’s memorable walk through beautiful north Hampshire started … Continue reading

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My new walk… across Britain!

Dear follower of my blog I’m starting a new walk today – one which will take me from the far north east of the British mainland to the far south west. Known as the Lands End to John O’Groats challenge … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 13

Walked from: Pedrouzo Walked to: Santiago de Compostela Distance: 19km When: 24 October 2019 My day started early. After lying in my bunk, unable to sleep as the small room’s two champion snorers duked it out for pole position, I … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 12

Camino Primitivo, Day 12 Walked from: Melide Walked to: Pedrouzo Distance: 33km When: 23 October 2019 The mission today was about one thing and one thing only – to eat up as many of the 52kms that stood between me … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 11

Walked from: Ferreira Walked to: Melide Distance: 21.7km When: 22 October 2019 The Camino Primitivo meets with its famous sibling, the Camino Frances (which is what most people think of, if they do at all, when they talk about the … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 10

Walked from: Lugo Walked to: Ferreira Distance: 22.4 When: 21 October 2019 (Image: Helen and Florentino) The landscape I’m walking through has changed. It’s less mountainous, less wild – in fact, much of today looked a lot like the Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 9

Walked from: Castroverde Walked to: Lugo Distance: 22km When: 20 October 2019 I had an entirely inappropriate fit of the giggles this afternoon in the cathedral in Lugo; I suspect the half a bottle of red wine and the liquor … Continue reading

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