Tag Archives: Walking

The South Downs Way Book

Yesterday I started to work up the notes that I made whilst walking the South Downs Way last year. Actually, the walk took in far more than that but the Way was the start of it. I quite like the notes, made whilst in my tent each evening, and probably will just leave them as they are, more or less. It won’t be a widely published book, probably one of those online ‘Blurb’ or ‘Lulu’ books, that exist online but only in the real world if people buy them. It’s…

Summary of my English Walk/Run Adventure

This past 3 weeks I have taken part in the Brighton Marathon and Tough Mudder events, and walked between them using 3 great National Trail footpaths – the South Downs Way, the Ridgeway and the Thames Path. The walk was about 200 miles in all, and I never needed to use a map as the paths are so well signposted. Another amazing aspect of these paths are that although they pass among the most densely populated part of England, I rarely entered a village or town until the very end…

The Thin Walk

Starting on Sunday I’m beginning a 3 week walking tour of southern England. The 220 odd miles of public footpath will be sandwiched between running the Brighton Marathon and taking part in Tough Mudder, one of the highlights of the hardcore obstacle racers calender. The rough itinerary/route of my walk is; The Brighton Marathon The South Down Way, from Eastbourne to Winchester. The Clarendon Way, from Winchester to Salisbury. The Great Stones Way, from Salisbury to West Kennet Barrow. The Ridgeway until it reaches the Thames Path. The Thames Path,…