useful tips and info from our walking group
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...
I've always been interested in the idea of long distance walks and when I heard my New Zealand friends were planning to fly over and walk the whole of the Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances), I jumped at the chance to join them for a few days. But how and when to join...
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.
If one of your new year’s resolutions is to walk more, these routes are perfect to get you started. They range from 4 to 9 miles and are mainly graded ‘easy’ because, broadly speaking, they don’t involve too much climbing of hills.
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.
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.
A group of us took on the middle section of the Vanguard Way over the Bank Holiday weekend. The Vanguard Way is a long distance path running from East Croydon to Newhaven on the Sussex Coast – effectively walking from London to the sea.
“I like walking”, I had innocently announced to my partner Robert (Munroist 375) one day, so when he suggested that I accompany him to Scotland I eagerly agreed, little knowing what I would be getting myself into.
Last night 20th April 2022 we celebrated the launch of the Walking Post website at the historic coaching inn The George, Southwark.
It was Lucy who discovered this long distance walking trail and told us all that we really needed to do it. It had two attractions: 1) It’s a long walking route that actually starts in the suburbs of London and 2) It’s named after the Vanguard Walking Club who sound a lot like us.
I like to discover new places for walks and love to swim in secluded bays. So staying in Hastings this April with my kids we set off in search of a hidden bay Fairlight Glen Beach.
I read a piece in the Metro today about a new survey claiming that reading a map is a dying skill – along with writing letters, tying knots and using proper grammar.
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?
There are numerous reasons why I decided to set myself the challenge to walk the entire 78 miles of the Capital Ring – to help with my mental health, my fitness, for the challenge, to just get outside, to see bits of London I’ve never been to before and to revisit some places I know well.
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.
You may be an experienced day hiker who embraces the idea of finding a good tree to wee behind (Lucy). You may, like me, rather wait until you’re desperate in case a solid loo (with walls and a flush) opportunity comes along. Either way, there are some tips we would like to pass on which may come in helpful.