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2018: Looking Ahead

Here we are, ten days in to a new year and I’d like to spend some time looking ahead to potential aims for my time spent outdoors in 2018.

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Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire (Part 1)

Sunday 13th August 2017

My second walk in the Peak District for the year and another route taken from The Walking Englishman.

Two years previously, I’d not been able to do a second walk due to the state of the weather. Yet. here I was, with a very reasonable forecast for this day.

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White Horse Trail – Walk 7 of 7 (Part 1)

Sunday 6th August 2017

This was it. Our final walk along the ninety-mile long White Horse Trail. A very few of us were ready to complete the challenge, while others were in attendance for what was likely to be a very good walk.

I even found myself driving to the start point on top of Bratton Camp… SatNav didn’t get us close enough and it was only thanks to Andrey’s phone that we arrived where we were meant to be.

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Planning The Ridgeway: Food

Even if I was to wild camp my way along the eighty-seven mile trail and utilise available water taps as I go, I am still going to need a regular serving of food in order to complete even a single day on The Ridgeway (especially Day One, which still looks like it’s going to be a twenty-six miler…)

So, in this post, I’ll be looking at my current plans and thoughts towards feeding myself while following this National Trail, next month.

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White Horse Trail – Walk 5 of 7

Sunday 17th April 2017

If you’ve been following this series carefully, you’ll know that I’ve currently walked only two of the intended seven circular walks… Officially, this walk is the fifth in the series as Jo had planned it but, ‘Walk #3’ has been reserved for the mini walking festival (later this month), due to its comparatively low mileage.

So, Walk #5… It began in a place called Honeystreet. Not a million miles from Devizes and south of the Alton Barnes White Horse.

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White Horse Trail – Walk 2 of 7 (Part 1)

Bank Holiday Monday 17th April 2017

This was the second walk in what will become a series of seven, enabling the completion of Wiltshire’s White Horse Trail.

I wasn’t able to attend this as an organised group event, due to a clash with Mother’s Day. A couple of weeks later, I set off for Wiltshire on my own, during the Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

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White Horse Trail – Walk 1 of 7

Sunday 26th February 2017

Another member of Brunel Walking Group (Jo) has decided to walk the ninety-mile long White Horse Trail this year and all current and future members are welcome to tag along in a series of circular walks.

Each walk will in the region of fifteen to twenty miles in length and the aim is to complete the long-distance trail around Wiltshire in seven circuits.

Our first walk began at Roundway Hill near Devizes. From our first White Horse, we followed the Wansdyke and looped around Avebury before a return via. Cherhill and its own chalk figure.

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