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An interview with Brickflats

An interview with Brickflats

we discovered a Brickflat in a canal wall. We were intrigued and went in search of more. After discovering many Brickflat works in East London, we decided to create a new walk taking in these brilliant works by artist Raphael Vangelis, plus other East London street art.

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Walking by rail in the Chilterns

Walking by rail in the Chilterns

It all started around lockdown. When I realised how important walking in the countryside was for me, I thought I would buy a book of walks in the Chilterns that I could do from train stations. There wasn’t one. So, with time on my hands, I put together a website collecting over a hundred Chilterns walks that you can do between stations.

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Training for the mountains

Training for the mountains

Emily and I first met doing a charity challenge in the Lake District - hiking the four highest peaks in 2 days. One Scarfell, Scarfell Pike, Skiddaw and Helvellyn later and we had become friends - mainly because we spent most of that weekend together at the back of...

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Walking London to Brighton

Walking London to Brighton

LONDON TO BRIGHTON WALK IS NOW LIVE!!  For more info subscribe to our newsletter  Last year I created a walking route across London - the North to South Trail from Cockfosters in the far north to Carshalton in the south, on the cusp of Surrey Hills. But then I...

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Walking With Cancer

Walking With Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer August 2022, there were, not surprisingly, a lot of things I was worried about. But high up the list, was the concern that my treatment would prevent me from being able to go for my usual 10-mile weekend walks.

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Navigating Norfolk

Navigating Norfolk

I upped sticks and moved from South London to Norfolk last summer (yes I am one of THOSE people!). While I was in London, I got into the habit of heading out nearly every weekend into the countryside of Surrey or Kent for long days of hiking and the more I did it, the more I wanted it. 

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Lincoln Trails

Lincoln Trails

Last weekend, Lucy and I were lucky enough to be invited to the historic city of Lincoln by the local tourist board and LNER. I’ve never been to Lincoln before and had very few expectations beyond something about a possible cathedral and a vague notion that it would be quite flat. Here are some big things we discovered that I didn’t expect at all. 

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From Shirker to Walker

From Shirker to Walker

Ok, so I wasn’t technically a shirker – I was someone who threw myself into all sorts of challenges – but I definitely wasn’t a walker in any sense of the word. But now, walking plays a massive and important part in my life. How on earth did that happen?

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The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail

Back in 2018, I was lucky enough to walk the Inca Trail high in the Andes, ending up at the famous Sun Gate overlooking Machu Picchu. I expected the trek to be hard, because of the altitude (more on that later) and the number of stairs I’d seen in pictures – but what I didn’t really appreciate before I got there, was how beautiful it would be.

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