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The Missing Canterbury Tales

WHEN that Aprilis, with his showers swoot….

So pricketh them nature in their corages;
Then longe folk to go on pilgrimages,
And palmers for to seeke strange strands,

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Wild Camping

The Politeness of Treats

Last week I reached the end of a long walk. The North Downs Way stretches 153 miles from commuter-belt Surrey to the English Channel and I’ve been walking it in stages for over four years. 987 more words

Deeper into Kent – Wye circular walk

Here’s another walk accessible by rail but this time a lot further out of town. We (one of my sons and I) really enjoyed this one although one section through farmland wasn’t the most exciting. 238 more words


27th March 2016: Guildford to St Martha's Chapel

Annie, Jonathan, Miriam, Pam and possible new member Jean.  Sadly Hugh mistook the train time so missed us.

The weather was kinder than predicted – only a few showers and lots of sun, with dramatic skies – and this was a really lovely 6-7 mile walk from Guildford, starting out along the river and then up onto the ridgeway which leads back to Gomshall eventually. 106 more words


North Downs Way - Stage 3

What with Christmas and travelling it had been a few months since our last North Downs Way excursion when we set off to Boxhill and Westhumble (near Dorking) for stage 3. 1,076 more words


Ancient Trackways of Albion

All roads lead to Rome’’ so it’s said, well does that old saying also apply to the ancient landscape of Britain? And specifically do all roads lead to the great Temples of Avebury, Stonehenge, Durrington Walls and even Glastonbury? 886 more words

Marathon training week 13 - back on track with a long run

Sometimes I think we have rubbish training weeks because we need to have rubbish training weeks. Maybe we’re ill, maybe we’re tired, maybe life gets in the way. 1,122 more words