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rigby

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #15 on: 18:43:01, 08/07/20 »
i'll give it a go and let you know.. can't be worse than Strava!  ;)

WILDWALKINGUK

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #16 on: 13:20:06, 17/07/20 »
Hello all - Emma here, Mark's wife. He has now started his walk from Dover to Cape Wrath, and I've posted the first stages on our blog (North Downs Way, Wey Navigations and Thames Path). You can read the first post here if you'd like to follow his progress: https://wildwalkinguk.com/2020/07/14/the-north-downs-way/ He is still wild camping so far, and these were the sections he was most worried about! Best wishes all.

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #17 on: 14:03:40, 17/07/20 »
An excellent blog - thanks! Living and walking in Kent, I'm very familiar with that section of the North Downs Way. The signpost with the Viewpoint and the NDW Link has caught me out too (and I still haven't found the viewpoint)!

The photos are extremely good and I'm very much looking forward to the next instalment.

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #18 on: 14:08:59, 17/07/20 »
Thank you, I enjoyed reading about the North Downs Way. I grew up in Maidstone and once had a girlfriend from Detling so I know the area quite well. I've also walked that section from the M2 bridge to Ashford a number of years ago.

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #19 on: 21:33:15, 17/07/20 »
Also following the blog, looks like he's having a good time and is making fast progress, im not jealous . . . . honest. . . no really . . . im not . . . .  OK, yes i am, lots.  Enjoy and keep the updates coming  O0
one step then another then another then a bench - please?

SteamyTea

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #20 on: 23:11:01, 17/07/20 »
I am looking forward to the Grand Union canal bits.  I have walked a few sections of it and visited quite a few more.  I even got asked by the Landlord to leave a pub on it once (then asked to come back by the Landlady who wanted to spite her husband).
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WILDWALKINGUK

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #21 on: 14:42:30, 21/07/20 »
I've just posted the Grand Union Canal section - https://wildwalkinguk.com/2020/07/21/dover-to-cape-wrath-chapter-3-the-grand-union-canal-walk/
Mark is getting on really well, and still wild camping!

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #22 on: 15:26:41, 21/07/20 »
I've just posted the Grand Union Canal section - https://wildwalkinguk.com/2020/07/21/dover-to-cape-wrath-chapter-3-the-grand-union-canal-walk/
Mark is getting on really well, and still wild camping!
The Grand Union is great. I used to walk the Watford to Hemel section quite often.
Interesting that you noticed train and car noise.
Canals came first. Then the Railways and finally the Trunk roads. All following the same route.
Oxford Canal is good. Seem to remember that most if it has a flow.
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watershed

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #23 on: 15:45:09, 21/07/20 »
Delighted its going so well Mark.

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #24 on: 20:31:36, 21/07/20 »
I'm really enjoying the read and looking at the photos. I know the Castlethorpe pub well, been in there many times. Our friends live just down the road. Hanslop is just a couple of miles away, we go there a lot as well.

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #25 on: 08:44:58, 23/07/20 »
Glad it's going so well and the new tent is living up to expectations.
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #26 on: 12:43:13, 23/07/20 »
A wonderful read . M & M`s in porridge .? You are a born rebel. ! O0
Good luck , your blog has lovely photos and you make it an interesting read .  :)
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WILDWALKINGUK

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #27 on: 15:57:43, 24/07/20 »
Thanks so much for the support, all. I am so glad you are enjoying reading the blog. Please don't encourage him with the M&Ms in porridge though!! I might need to re-socialise him when he gets home.
Next instalment (Oxford and Coventry Canals) is here: [size=78%]https://wildwalkinguk.com/2020/07/24/dover-to-cape-wrath-chapter-4-the-oxford-and-coventry-canals/[/size]
Best wishes, Emma

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #28 on: 16:49:17, 24/07/20 »
Enjoying your walk, thanks Emma for sharing.


Canals look lovely and peaceful.... reminds me of a 'finished school' canal trip, many years ago now!

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Re: Dover to Cape Wrath walk
« Reply #29 on: 08:54:49, 05/08/20 »
Wildwalking is progressing well.


Latest update has him camped at Hadrian's wall.


Great reports and photos


https://wildwalkinguk.com/