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Walking With The Wind At My Back: Part Three

I’m continuing a series on the Coast to Coast walk that my father and I did, with one of his friends, Ernie and two other friends who drove us. This is part three. Here is part one and here is … Continue reading

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Walking With The Wind At My Back: Part Two

St Bees To Patterdale The start of any long walk was full of apprehension. Will the body cope? Will my companions cope? Will my relationship with my companions cope? It rarely involved any sort of ‘will it be fun?’ I … Continue reading

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Walking With The Wind At My Back: Part One

‘Let’s do something a bit different next year.’ I should have known this would mean redefining the words ‘a bit’. Dad and I and a couple of his friends had just finished the fourth of our summer walking holidays. Dad … Continue reading

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The Easterliest Place #Lowestoft #walking

The best laid plans and all that. We are on a visit to Suffolk and had this rather neat plan sketched out. While the Textiliste headed for Beecles and a particularly fine example of Emporia Haberdasheri (I am not aware … Continue reading

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A Wander Across The Far North #capitalring #walking

A bit of an exaggeration, that title, but it does encapsulate the sense of the divide that the Thames creates for London’s residents. When you first move to London, you usually have zero prejudice about north v south. Then you … Continue reading

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Ring Of Walking – #CapitalRing #crystalpalace to #richmond

I like to walk. Better than running and infinitely better than swimming. Better still than driving which often engenders ranting/neckache/guilt and sometimes all three. And while cycling and my bottom are reasonably compatible, I have seen too many road surfaces, … Continue reading

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Bridging The Gap #walking #london #thames

It’s been so hot and dry in London for over 2 months that my regular walks with Dog have been curtailed. He’s not been happy. Wednesday was different. Clouds had rolled in, a breeze had been evident and a front … Continue reading

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