Author Archives: catherineames
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My End to End walk: Leg 8: Days 30 to 33: Stroud to Worcester; August 28 to 31 2017, 53 miles (85 km). Total walked so far: 431 miles (694 km)
Most of this leg was walking along the river Severn, through Gloucestershire, into Worcestershire. Reflections on the river Severn near Worcester. Wine in Gloucestershire? Sure! Great tree to sit in.. Dave and Bob: 78 and 79 years old, doing the whole Cotswold way camping out and with huge backpacks! Bob said he was in the […]
My End to End walk: Leg 7: Days 26 to 29: Cold Ashton to Stroud, July 29 to August 1st 2017, 49.11 miles (79 km). Total walked so far: 378.25 miles (609 km)
My End to End walk: Leg 7: Days 26 to 29: Cold Ashton to Stroud, July 29 to August 1st 2017, 49.11 miles (79 km). Total walked so far: 378.25 miles (609 km) Ken was our bus driver from Bath to Cold Ashton to begin the walk. This was the very last ride of […]
My End to End walk: Leg 6: Days 22 to 25: Wells to Cold Ashton via Bath, June 27-30 2017, 56.14 miles (90 km). Total walked so far: 329.14 miles (517 km)
Alex and Maria from Poland and John from everywhere… on the bus to Wells. They were going to join 700 volunteers to cleanup the remains of Glastonbury festival’s 1/4 million fans, in hope of free food, new friends, discarded rubber boots, tents and a fun time. I hope they found what they were looking for, […]
Leg 5: Days 18 to 21: Taunton to Wells Somerset, May 23-26 2017, 45.27 miles (73 km). Total walked so far: 273 miles (440 km)
“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life – and see how life suddenly starts working […]
Leg 4: Days 14 to 17: Yeoford to Taunton, May 8-11 2017, 53.6 miles (86.26km). Total walked so far: 228.21 miles (367.26km)
Leg 4: Days 14 to 17: Yeoford to Taunton, May 8-11 2017, 53.6 miles (86.26km). Total walked so far: 228.21 miles (367.26km). Looking down over the Crediton Hamlets, onto the red red iron soil of Devon, known as the culme measures. Our first friends Louise is popular with the heifers. Shobrooke Barton, one of the […]
Leg 3: days 10-13: Launceston to Yeoford, April 30 to May 3rd 2017; 52.06 miles (83.78km).Total walked so far: 174.61 miles (281km)
Leg 3: days 10-13: Launceston to Yeoford, April 30 to May 3rd 2017; 52.06 miles (83.78km).Total walked so far: 174.61 miles (281km) Off we go with my intrepid companions for this leg: Laura and Suchi! Have walked this far so far… 174.61 miles (281km). Land’s end to Yeoford, Devon. My friend on the bus from […]
Leg 2: Days 6-9: Truro to Launceston: April 21-24 2017; 52.06 miles (83.78km). Walked so far: 122.55 miles (197.22km)
Leg 2: Days 6-9: Truro to Launceston: April 21-24 2017; 52.06 miles (83.78km). Walked so far: 122.55 miles (197.22km) Truro is beautiful! The cathedral has amazing stained glass windows with all the great English historical events. He is like me: meditating in ‘the’ field!…. Gotta love this sign it says: “Due to Exhaust fumes […]
Leg 1: Days 1-5: Land’s end to Truro, April 8 to 12, 2017; 60.27 miles (97 km). Cath’s progress… Land’s End to Truro, 60.27 miles. Hmm.. a long way to go ! Boscawen, Cornwall, April 9, 2017 Where some of my ancestors came from, 400 years ago Prussia Cove, Cornwall, April 10, 2017 […]
One of the best things about living in England is the thousands of miles of footpaths within easy reach of London by train. I can offer you or your group a fun day walking in the gorgeous English countryside tailor-made to your needs, as I have fifteen years experience walking, guiding and photographing roughly 1000+ […]
Bermondsey: What a change since the days of the docks and leather! And then again a new world since the war and the deserted sixties! Bermondsey is today the place to be, to eat, to see the most cutting edge art, to drink rude coffee and more! The Borough: Well…there’s a lot more to the […]
Famous until relatively recently for it’s down-and-out, disreputable, unsavory, dangerous, drug-infested and all-around not recommendable character, Kings Cross as you know is now a new shiny, cultured, vibrant basically “happening” place full of change and excitement, and not just for art students! Three very different train stations, the oldest church, or the most expensive one, […]
“What part of ‘Vauxhall’ don’t you understand? Do the ‘Lambeth Walk’ with me and find out” What is there to see there?? Well, if you live in London, or elsewhere, you might not know! Lots! From marshy grounds rise great artists and thinkers, a train station for those who are departing forever, the oldest and […]
This fascinating walks takes us through St Katharine’s Docks and Wapping, journey from the time of little fishing villages to the rise and fall of the greatest docks of the British Empire, you will hear stories of intrigue, pirates and murder, the press gangs, social unrest and early human rights. The Docklands are one of […]
Discover the rich world and secret alleyways and squares of the history of England’s lawmakers and barristers. The Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitalliers of Jerusalem. Walk through the famous Royal Courts of Justice where you can drop in and see a real-life trial in action any day, and the beautiful park squares of Gray’s […]
This walk will take you through time from the London of the Middle Ages and the Great Plague to award winning modern architecture, from Hercule Poirot’s home to the bloody history of Smithfield. From the Knights Templar to Communism. Why not try the delicious food in a fab French bistro while learning the history of […]
This walk will take you through artsy trendy “street art” Shoreditch, then up to the historic theatres and music halls of Hoxton, up to the very real London Hoxton High Street an ending at the fascinating Geffrye museum.
The walk will take you back to the days of the cathedrals and monasteries, from Roman London to futuristic London. You will see many tiny hidden parks and alleyways of the past to the grand sparkling architecture of the future. You will hear stories of great money and power to stories of destitution and extremes. […]
This walk will take you through the elegant parks and streets of luxurious Kensington. You will hear stories of fame and creation, from the Pre Raphaelites to the Rolling Stones. The beautiful art studios and the elegant restaurants and squares, ending in an enchanted and unexpected rooftop garden complete with real flamingoes and waterfalls!
During this 2-hour walk through the narrow streets and alleyways of Soho, you will hear stories of the amazing people that lived here and see places of music, literary, artistic and political history and intrigue. The coolest clubs and pubs, hidden or invisible churches, lovely squares and more!
This round walk will take you from and to Covent Garden piazza full of amazing stories of the area markets, theatres, history of crime and law, opera and ballet, food and gin, Plague and prosperity, rock-n-roll rags to riches, the famous and the infamous, from the counter-culture to the most exclusive and secret men’s clubs […]