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LONG DISTANCE WALKS

We have completed several long distance walks in the UK including a number of the National Trails.  
We always use public transport to the start and finish of our walks - doing our bit for the environment - and stay in local B&Bs, pubs and hotels. 

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The Icknield Way
September 2018

We had arranged to walk the Icknield Way back in 2011.  Having planned our route and booked all the accommodationwe had to cancel our plans at short notice.
It has taken a while to return, but here we are again.  
Due to time constraints we can only manage the first six days, but we will return ...

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The Viking Way
(Part 2)
May 2017

So, another year on, and here we are ... the second (or first) half of the Viking Way, this time starting at the Humber Bridge and ending in Lincoln.    We were joined by Marc and Nic for the first day's walk to Barnetby, but thereafter were left by ourselves to contend with the blistering heat.

Go to the Viking Way (2) pages

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The Viking Way
(Part 1)
June 2016

From Lincoln to Oakham, this is actually the second half of the Viking Way, but in true pioneering fashion we decided to do things our own way.
We will certainly return at some point (next year?) to complete the other (first) half ... what I like to call The Viking Way Part 2 !

Go to the Viking Way (1) pages

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The Nar Valley Way
September 2015

A two-day walk in Norfolk.
40 miles or so with very little ascent or descent. The first day starts in King's Lynn and follows the River Nar to Castle Acre. The second day is more varied, following the valley through farmland and pleasant wooded lanes to the official end point at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum. 

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Inn Way to Northumberland
June 2015

A circuit in Northumberland.
"7 Days, 94 miles, 48 pubs". At least, those are the official stats. We clocked in 112 miles in 8 days, starting and ending at Alnmouth train station. Varied walking along open beaches, through woodland and arable fields to high desolate moorland. Navigation is not quite as easy as most of our other walks, but some lovely B&Bs and stunning food made up for that.

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Inn Way to the Peak District
June 2013

A magnificent circuit in the Peak District.
The official path is 84 miles long and is split into 6 stages. As usual, we used the train from Peterborough, so we started at the closest station, New Mills - adding an additional 6 miles and an extra day.

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The Dales High Way
June 2010

93 miles of stunning Yorkshire Dales scenery.
Starting in Saltaire and ending in Appleby. Varied walking each day combined with some excellent B&Bs made this our favourite long distance walk to date - despite the poor weather. Highly recommended.

Go to the Dales High Way pages

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The Dales Way
June 2009

We included the link route from Leeds to the official start at Ilkley in order to make best use of public transport. A total length of just over one hundred miles covered in seven days, ending at Bowness. Blisteringly hot for the first four days, then gradually cooling down until midway on the final day when it rained.

Go to the Dales Way pages

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The Sandstone Trail
Easter 2009

A 34 mile walk through Cheshire, starting at Frodsham and ending in Whitchurch.

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Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk
May 2008

186 miles of sublime walking, starting in St Bees on the Cumbrian coast, crossing the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Pennines and North Yorkshire Moors to end at Robin Hood's Bay on the Yorkshire coast.
We took fifteen days including a rest day in Richmond, and ended the trip with a couple of luxurious days in Whitby.

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The Hereward Way
2008 & 2009

110 miles from Oakham in Rutland to Harling Road Station in Norfolk.
We used this path as training for the Coast to Coast walk in 2008 and for the Dales Way in 2009, completing individual stages one-at-a-time over a period of several weeks.

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The Ridgeway
May 2007

The official National Trail is 85 miles long, starting at Overton Hill near Avebury and ending at Ivinghoe Beacon. However, by starting at Pewsey, the closest railway station, and adding extra miles to reach B&B accommodation each night, we covered almost 120 miles in total.
This walk was an introduction to long-distance walks for Harry and Teresa who we met on the Huayhuash trip to Peru last year.

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The Angles Way
June 2005

The official walk was 78 miles long, starting at Great Yarmouth and ending at Knettishall Heath Country Park, but as there are no local transport links from Knettishall Heath, we continued along the Iceni Way/Icknield Way to Thetford - adding an extra 20 miles.
For the most part, the Angles Way follows the valley of the River Waveney.

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The Iceni Way
June 2004

The walk was 83 miles long, and took us six days to complete, starting at Knettishall Heath Country Park near Thetford and ending at Hunstanton on the North Norfolk Coast.
Much of the Angles Way follows river banks - west along the River Little Ouse, then north along the Great Ouse - before heading inland to the Sandringham Estate and beyond to emerge on the coast.

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The Weavers Way
July 2003

Four days walking from the North Norfolk coast at Cromer, through the Norfolk Broads, and ending on the east coast at Great Yarmouth.
56 miles in total.

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The North Norfolk Coast Path
June 2001

Four days walking 60 miles between Hunstanton and Cromer. Most of the walk is along raised sea defences.

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The Cleveland Way
September 2000

A nine-day hike around the boundary of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, starting in Helmsley and ending in Filey. 109 miles, National Trail.