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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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The Essex Way – Day 0

(Image: Dover Court Lighthouses) Date: 18 April 2019 Walked: 5 miles The excitement of starting a walking trip, with four days off, a lot of miles to cover and a very promising Easter weekend weather forecast… god, if that feeling … Continue reading

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The Greensands Way (Surrey)

30 March 2019 Four weeks ago I did a day walk on the Greensands Way, a trail that in its 108 mile entirety, runs from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet in Kent. It was more an excuse to try out … Continue reading

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Walking home

Walked: To my mum’s house Date: 17-19 July 2018 Distance: 75 miles Weather: Heatwave! Despite all the well known long distance trails I’ve walked, there’s a much more random – and personal – one that I’ve been wanting to do … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 23

Date: 27 April 2018 Walked from: Padrón Walked to: Santiago de Compostela Distance: 23 km Almost exactly six months ago today I arrived at the plaza next to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, having finished my month-long walk west … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 22

Date: 26 April 2018 Walked from: Caldas de Reis Walked to: Padrón Distance: 19 km Imagine going to Munich and finding they had run out of beer. Or Bruges, and discovering the city was all out of chocolate. That’s how … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 21

Date: 25 April 2018 Walked from: Pontevedra Walked to: Caldas de Reis Distance: 22.5 km I have no idea why the British think they are such great drinkers. We honestly pale into comparison with the amount that the Spanish and … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 20

Date: 24 April 2018 Walked from: Padrón Walked to: Pontevedra Distance: 23.5km It was a cracking walk through the verdant hills and riversides of southern Galicia today (with the lovely riverside inlet of Arcade a particular highlight) topped by the … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 19

Date: 23 April 2018 Walked from: Tui Walked to: Padrón (not THE Padrón, just a Padrón) Distance: 30.4 km After a couple of days of feeling a little over this walk, I’ve had a really fun day. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 18

Date: 22 April 2018 Walked from: Rubiães Walked to: Tui (España) Distance: 19 km I’m in Spain! I’m so damn close to Portugal that I am looking out at it, sitting there just across the river from my hotel room … Continue reading

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