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UPCOMING WALKS

BLOOMSBURY: Sunday October 14 Wednesday October 17 Thursday October 25 Monday October 29   KENSINGTON: Saturday October 20 Friday October 26   BLOOMIN’ BLOOMSBURY! You will hear all kinds of incredible stories I have dug out for you, (literary and more), see places on your doorstep you might have never seen before, hear the latest […]

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My End to End walk: Leg 14: Days 57 to 60: Haltwhistle, England to St Boswells, SCOTLAND!; September 9 to 12 2018, 79 miles (127km) walked so far: 890 miles (1,432 km).

My End to End walk: Leg 14: Days 57 to 60: Haltwhistle, England to St Boswells, SCOTLAND!; September 9 to 12 2018, 79 miles (127km) walked so far: 890 miles (1,432 km). Into Scotland! Crossed Hadrian’s Wall in driving rain, no camera came out, no pictures… Crindledykes lime kiln Haydon Bridge. Limestone and coal were […]

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My End to End walk: Leg 13: Days 51 to 56: Hawes to Haltwhistle; July 14 to 19 2018, 103.36 miles (166km) walked so far: 815.01 miles (1,311 km).

Cumbria, Northumberland…it’s all about sheep! Superman was at the Green Dragon in Hardraw. And he’ll be there when you go too! Great cairns of the Pennine way and useful too on foggy days Near Thwaite Perfect mother and lamb Ahh Stonesdale Falls… My friend Rebecca was my companion for four of these six days. Great […]

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My End to End walk: Leg 12: Days 46 to 50: Hebden Bridge to Hawes; June 13 to 17, 2018, 76.15 miles (122km) walked so far: 711.65 miles (1,145 km).

My End to End walk: Leg 12: Days 46 to 50: Hebden Bridge to Hawes; June 13 to 17, 2018. So nice to have my newlyweds Lizzie and Christophe joining me for part of the first three days of this leg, here to join me, all the way from the Pyrenees! Christophe approaching Wurthering Heights […]

BUCKINGHAM PALACE, WHITEHALL, TRAFALGAR SQUARE

This tour is a must for the visitor to London, a city of villages indeed, but the great monuments of power are a sight to be seen. “If these walls could talk” well…. perhaps I can make them talk just enough for you and a great day discovering and exploring the center of the centre […]

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BLOOMSBURY

BLOOMSBURY! You will hear all kinds of incredible stories I have dug out for you, (literary and more), see places on your doorstep you might have never seen before, hear the latest gossip of those who once “lived in squares and loved in triangles”, the “Bloomsberries” of course, and….. many more tales as we wind […]

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SPITALFIELDS

Over the centuries, from the Huguenot Protestant silk weavers to the Irish Catholics, the Ashkenazi Jews and the Muslim Bengalis of what is now know as ‘Banglatown’,  along with the affluent artists and architects and designers of today, this neighbourhood has seen so many changes, each bringing much mystery and intrigue to this “unique cultural crucible” […]

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My End to End walk: Leg 11: Days 42 to 45: Monyash to Hebden Bridge; May 8 to 11, 2018, 75.5 miles (121.50) km). Total walked so far: 635.5 miles (1023 km)

My End to End walk: Leg 11: Days 42 to 45: Monyash to Hebden Bridge; May 8 to 11, 2018, 75.5 miles (121.50) km). Total walked so far: 635.5 miles (1023 km) Adventures with Katie: 55 years of friendship! My very first friend, over from Washington State USA to walk w me! First day: Green […]

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My End to End walk: Leg 10: Days 37 to 41: Codsall to Monyash; April 10 to 14, 2018, 80.5 miles (130 km). Total walked so far: 560 miles (901 km)

So far: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Devonshire… A few glimpses of “the way” on some very wet English days, but beautiful tracks always.. Chillington Roman road below, Union canal above. Shropshire Union Canal, so enchanting. Where’s the trail? Under water! Another case of wading through water in my bare toes. Felt […]

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My End to End walk: Leg 9: Days 34 to 36: Worcester to Codsall; April 1 to 5, 2018, 48.5 miles (78 km). Total walked so far: 480 miles (772 km)

More along the beautiful river Severn, or Severn Canal, Worcesterhire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and so on along the county line.. The best is we’ve passed Birmingham and didn’t even so much as notice! Hard rain these days, so no photos on my first 20-mile day up the River Severn to Bewdley. Bewdely is surprisingly […]

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