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St Cuthbert's Way guide book and walking boots

Why I Love Walking

Severe reactive arthritis in my early 40s left me unable to walk properly for a couple of years. Now fully recovered, my love of long distance walking has transformed my body and my life. Imagine if I could no longer walk. How would I cope? That was the thought that ran through my head some […]

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Cotswold Way View over the Severn Valley from Coaley Peak

I Did It! I Walked the Cotswold Way

Last year my fitness challenge for 2012 was to walk the South Downs Way. It was an amazing experience and really affirmed for me just how much I love and value long distance walking in the English countryside. This year my 2013 fitness challenge was to walk the Cotswold Way and I’m pleased to say […]

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walking in the english countryside

Fitness Challenge 2013: Walking the Cotswold Way

I’ve a new pair of hiking boots in which I’ve chalked up a good few miles training and now I’m ready for my 2013 fitness challenge: walking the Cotswold Way. Last year my fitness challenge was walking the South Downs Way. Given the problems I’d had with walking and arthritis in the past it was […]

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haystacks in a field along the South Downs Way

The Joy of Walking the South Downs Way

I did it!  I walked 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne along the South Downs Way.  The walk took 9 days and is the greatest physical achievement of my life – so far. The South Downs Way is mostly on a chalk ridge with spectacular views and for much of the walk you can see […]

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