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About silkakt

I'm a map addict. I nip out in my lunch break to go to the National Map Centre, just around the corner from where I work, to feed my habit. My fix normally costs £7.99 and comes in the form of an OS map, although I'm a big fan of Sustrans cycle maps, the Trailblazer walking guides and maps of the world too. And once I've got my new map, I start plotting - routes, adventures and an escape away from the office that I spend too much time in. Maps, quite simply, make the world a better and more exciting place.

Camino Primitivo, Day 6

Walked from: Castro Walked to: A Fonsagrada Distance: 19.1km When: 17 October 2019 I was prepared for most things on this trip: that the weather would probably be bad; that there would be a lot of hills; that I would … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 5

Walked from: Berducedo Walked to: Albergue Juvenil, Castro Distance: 23.8km When: 16 October 2019 In a run of luck I know can’t last, but which I am nonetheless grateful for, I yet again got to my hostel this afternoon just … Continue reading

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Camino Primitivo, Day 4

Walked from: Campiello Walked to: Berducedo Distance: 29.6km When: 15 October 2019 My guide book warns that the ‘Hospitales’ route I walked today is one of the most demanding days of any on the many caminos that crisscross Europe, bound … Continue reading

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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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