After yet another message on Facebook asking me “What was that app you used for the walks, Julia?” I thought it was about time that I told everyone my secret as to how I find new walks in my local area. I am keen to walk at least one brand new 3-5 mile walk every…

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Do you need to train for The Cotswold Way?  The simple answer is yes.  If you are walking the trail in eight days (most common) then you will need to comfortably walk up to 15 miles in one day.  In addition, there are many hills to ascend and descend, every day!  As you start the…

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There are many different choices of accommodation along The Cotswold Way to suit a range of budgets and needs.  If you are intending to stay and bed and breakfasts or hotels then I would highly recommend that you book ahead.  I was booking my accommodation in December for a trip in March and many places were already…

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Darwin on the trail YouTube

I was keen on learning more about Ultra-Light backpacking and stumbled upon a whole new world when researching on YouTube.  As some of you may know, I am small.  Only 5ft 2″ and I weigh around 8.5 stone 120 lbs.  The recommended weight for any backpacker to carry is 10% of your body weight.  With…

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Did you know that the 10k steps theory was actually a Japanese marketing campaign for the run up 1964 Toyko Olympics?  It was simply a way to encourage the Japanse to become more active. We all love that little “party on your wrist” when your Fitbit beeps to tell you that you have hit the 10k…

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