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Peregrina Preparatio 10

8km (5miles) Longshaw Estate, Peak District Perfect walking weather: Cloudy but warm, some light drizzle… and hot sunshine Clothing : Zipoff trouser-shorts, t shirt, raincoat (part way) Terrain: hilly footpaths, paths through woods My friend and I set off out … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 9

Today’s long walk was a pilgrimage of sorts. Weather: hot and sunny, with some cloud. About 25C Clothing: shorts and tshirt, walking boots Distance: 17 km (more or less) It was also really good preparation for the Camino in terms … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 8 : Milldale – Ashbourne (Derbyshire)

Today’s walk (in beautiful rural Derbyshire)took me by surprise by turning into a pilgrimage. There’s a heatwave in the UK at the moment, so I travelled light, with a tiny backback (for the water and map), and it was definitely … Continue reading

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Midsummer Madness : Peregrina Preparation 8

Avaisberg – Home Companions on the way: Misty and her daughter the ever faithful Tinka Distance : c. 9km Time: c. 2 1/2 hours (11:45 – 2pm) Weather: Good, around 15C, no rain Clothing trousers, tshirt, fleece (removed after about … Continue reading

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Reflections

Yes it’s a bit of a pun. I’m spending the night on my friend’s’ boat, and tomorrow will walk him (about 22km) with Tinka, our bonus dog, a gorgeous golden retriever as my companion. Before coming on board we sat … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 6 : Unst

I walked almost 30km today, yet without the kindness of an older couple from Unst I might well not have have managed to get to Hermaness national nature reserve! There’s a lesson to be learned from that – don’t be … Continue reading

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Shetland and Orkney preparing for the Camino

In Orkney I stayed with my friend in an eco pod on an organic farm. We travelled there in her car on the small ferry from Gills in Caithness to St Margaret Hope, from where it was a short drive. … Continue reading

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