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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.

Camino Primitivo, Day 3

Walked from: Bodenaya Walked to: Campiello Distance: 23.km When: 14 October 2019 I left the hostel (albergue) reluctantly this morning; it had been such a fun, cozy night and the weather forecast for today didn’t bode well. Luckily, the aforementioned … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 2

Camino Primativo, Day 2 Walked from: San Juan de Villapañada Walked to: Bodenaya Distance: 24.6km When: 13 October 2019 (Image: dawn with a hint of rainbow!) Another evening, another out of the way hamlet to call home for the night. … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 1

Walked from: Oviedo Cathedral Walked to: San Juan de Villapañada Distance: 28km When: 12 October 2019 (Image: View from tonight’s hostel) What a stellar start to my third Camino route. An overcast morning gave way to a beautiful sunny afternoon … Continue reading

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Two Days in the Lakes

Where: The Lake District When: 27-28 September 2019 Weather: Mixed! With: Peter (Image: Lake Buttermere) I haven’t gone north to go walking since I completed the Dales Way with a group of friends last August (never did get around to … Continue reading

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The Dunwich Dynamo

Cycled: The Dunwich Dynamo Distance: 130 miles (from Dulwich) Date: 13-14 July 2019 There’s an overnight bike ride that has an almost mystical status for England’s cyclists. I say ‘almost’ because while it’s far from a myth (thousands of us … Continue reading

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Dorset / Wiltshire Borders

Date: 15 & 16 June 2019 Walked: 17 miles My walks are increasingly long-distance, solitary affairs; I meet people along the way but often head off alone, eating up the miles in a quasi-meditative state. Not this weekend – this … Continue reading

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The Wealdway

(Image: Camping at Hale Farm, Chiddingly) Walk: The Wealdway Dates: 24-27 May 2019 Distance: 80 miles Slept: Gate House Wood Touring Park (12 miles) / Camp Manor Court Farm (37 miles) / Hales Farm (60 miles) Planning: OS map app … Continue reading

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The Essex Way, Day 3

(Image: Good Easter’s village sign) Date: 21 April 2019 Walked: 21.6 miles Let me put forward what may be a controversial theory: I don’t think the Essex Way is 82 miles. Or the 81 miles Essex County Council states in … Continue reading

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The Essex Way – Day 2

(Image: field near Little Leighs) Date: 20 April Walked: 21.4 miles Today was definitely one of two halves. Or rather two halves, interspersed with two lunchtime pints! (Image: Colne River) I woke early in the beautiful spot I’d wild camped … Continue reading

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The Essex Way – Day 1

(Image: Ramsey) Date: 19 April 2019 Walked: 22.4 miles I woke early, and was on my way at 6am. My reward? A glowing red fireball of a sunrise as I looked back towards Ramsey and it’s windmill. (Image: Stour Estuary) … Continue reading

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