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The Islandshire Way

The Islandshire Way

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

     On a day in 793AD, estimated to have been the 8th June, one of the most cataclysmic events in British history took place on the tiny island of Lindisfarne just off the Northumberland coast. The first recorded Viking raid on British soil.... Read More

The Meon Valley Railway - what it is and why I do it

The Meon Valley Railway - what it is and why I do it

Saturday, January 13, 2018

         The 22½ mile Meon Valley Railway in Hampshire ran from Alton down to its junction with the Fareham line. When it opened on 1st June 1903 it was one of the last main line railways of this size to... Read More

Wirral Way

Wirral Way

Saturday, November 11, 2017

         I’ll be honest, I wasn’t in Liverpool for the walking, it was just a weekend break in the northeast to steal a breath of the Mersey in the autumn. However, I did bring my walking boots and... Read More

The South Downs National Park Walk

The South Downs National Park Walk

Saturday, November 19, 2016

       This 19 mile circular walk celebrates the landscape of the recently created South Downs National Park at the far western edge of Sussex. Parking is easy in Rowlands Castle and the train station is accessible... Read More

Blorenge

Blorenge

Friday, September 9, 2016

         So it was on an unpredictable day in South Wales that I set forth with the intention of exploring one of the region's lesser known peaks. I had driven to a bunkhouse at Wern Watkins the day before and... Read More

The Boys of 66 Walk

The Boys of 66 Walk

Saturday, July 30, 2016

         Saturday 30th July 2016 was the 50th anniversary of West Ham winning the World Cup for England, so as I set off from Boxgrove on the eastern side of Chichester to head for the South Downs I decided to... Read More

An Isle of Wight Walk

An Isle of Wight Walk

Saturday, May 28, 2016

         Every now and then I like to visit the Isle of Wight for a walk, however it is not a cheap day. This one cost me £38 before putting foot to path what with a day's car parking and a return hovercraft... Read More

Black Hill

Black Hill

Friday, May 13, 2016

         Anyone driving up (or down) the M1 between junctions 37 to 40 cannot fail to notice the dramatic rise of a reinforced concrete tower away to the west. On my way through West Yorkshire I... Read More

Source of the River Test

Source of the River Test

Saturday, April 9, 2016

             One fine day in April I departed a train at Overton to search for the source of the River Test which rises in a field south of Ashe and flows for 40 miles to the Solent... Read More

The South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path

Saturday, August 22, 2015

         On Saturday 15th August 2015 I found myself on yet another train journey to the West Country, I say another as this was my fifth year in a row walking the South West Coast Path. At 630 miles this was... Read More

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