Item: Women’s Columbia Hiking Shirt Cost: c£35 Used for: Walks in the heat Enjoyment Level: Brilliant on the Camino Hiking Shirt Review after over 18 months of use! In January 2018 I purchased my first hiking shirt.  I was not sure if a hiking shirt was for me as I am more of a t-shirt…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 20190% Introduction Steps Out of Time, One Woman’s Journey on the Camino by Katharine Soper Steps Out of Time won a silver medal in the 2014 Independent Publishers Book Competition and an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Writer’s Digest self-published award program. Amazon reviews show that this book resonates deeply among…

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Weather: Rain! Then drizzle, then overcast. Difficulty Level: Lots of ups and downs. Location: Kingston on Lewes to Exceat Country Park Distance Travelled: 18 miles Bad ankle, but everything else is good. DAY 7 – ONCE UPON THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY The one with the bull, the rain, and the discovery that waterproof socks are…

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Item: Montane Women’s Hiking Leggings Cost: £70 Used for: All my walks! Enjoyment Level: Should have swapped years ago! Hiking Leggings Review after over 1000 miles! In September 2018 I purchased my very first pair of hiking leggings.  I spent ages online looking for the right pair that would suit my needs.  I wanted something…

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Weather: A mix of hot, windy and cool. Difficulty Level: Tough day! Location: YHA Truleigh Hill to Kingston on Lewes Distance Travelled: 18 miles Health: Everything aches! The one where we acted like teenagers!! WEATHER: A mix of hot, windy and cool. DISTANCE:   18 miles (according to Jason or 20.4 miles according to my…

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Item: Altra Lone Peak Trail Runners Total Cost: £139.00 Used for: 3 Season Hiking Enjoyment Level: Best shoes so far! Gear Review after 600 miles! After watching endless YouTube videos I was hooked with the Altra Lone Peak 4.0’s so I purchased a pair in May 2019.  Since then I have walked two long-distance trails.…

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Weather: Hot until mid day, then overcast. Difficulty Level: Moderate today Location: Amberley to YHA Truleigh Hill Distance Travelled: 16.54 miles Health: Painful ankle! The one where I’m joined by an excitable Jason! WEATHER:  Hot until midday, then overcast for later afternoon. DISTANCE:   16.54 miles LOCATION: Amberly to Truleigh Hill SUMMARY THE LONG WINDED…

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Julia’s Reading Challenge for 20190% Introduction My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering a Life of Adventure by  Alastair Humphreys  Seasoned adventurer Alastair Humphreys pushes himself to his very limits – busking his way across Spain with a violin he can barely play. In 1935 a young Englishman named Laurie Lee arrived in Spain. He had never been…

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Item: Solar Power Pack Total Cost: £35.99 Used for: Long Distance Hikes Enjoyment Level: I’ll let you know! Treat of the week When Jason joined me on the South Downs Way I had “gear envy” as he showed me his new solar charging pack.  This thing was heavy and I initially dismissed it for any…

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Micro Adventure Progress Bar for 20190% Time Taken: 1 night Difficulty Level: A bit challenging! Location: Milton Keynes Gear Taken: Overnight camping gear and floaty things! Enjoyment Level: Good fun (sort of) One Monday Evening… My plans were to walk the Gritstone Trail this week, but after leaving it until the last minute for research,…

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