What is a PLB? A PLB is a personal location beacon. They tend to work from satellite communication rather than using mobile phone signals. When you are out walking in remote areas then it is important to have the ability to contact the emergency services, even if you do not have mobile phone signals. Reality…

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EDGCOTE To BANBURY!! We did it!!!  The one with the pig fight, the not nice plums and the parking fine!  DISTANCE: 12.3 miles WEATHER: Perfect walking weather today. No wet stuff!  Summary After a car shuffle, we set off around 8.15 am. Today’s walk was once again full of beautiful views, sleepy villages, lots of…

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BRAUNSTON to EDGCOTE  The one with the haunted bunker, missing pole and a very special signpost!  DISTANCE: 18.5 miles WEATHER: It started off dry but by lunchtime, the rain came and never stopped.  Summary We started with the car shuffle. Three cars drove to Edgcote and then the wonderful Annette drove us back to Braunston…

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ELKINGTON TO BRAUNSTON  The one with the scary bull, the blister and the forever friends.  DISTANCE: 16 miles!  WEATHER: Within 15 mins of walking the brolly ☔️ was out and it stayed like that for most of the day.  HEALTH: Julia is fine, Debs has a blister and Rebecca is dandy!  SUMMARY As I type…

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GREAT OXENDON TO ELKINGTON The one where we rescued highland cows, met the most trustworthy landlady ever, saw a snake and enjoyed a hot bath!  Distance: 14.1 miles Weather: The morning was perfect walking weather but then the heavens opened and things got muddy!  Health: Surprisingly we are all feeling rather good. Tired feet and…

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ROCKINGHAM to GREAT OXENDON The one with the spooky overgrown passages ways, sausage baps and the best pub garden ever!  Distance: 15.78 miles!  Weather: A bit of everything. Light Rain, overcast and warm sunshine.  Health: Julia, feels fine today. Trail legs have kicked in. Rebecca is done for the day! Debby went very quiet around…

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The Jurassic Way

Fineshade Abbey to Rockingham The one with the limbo dancing 🕺, a few squiggles and a full English treat!  DISTANCE:  15.8 miles! WEATHER: very windy today but the sun shone and no rain.  Health:  Julia, sore hips and swollen pinkie toe. Debby is using tiger balm to help with aching shoulders. Rebecca, feels good, except…

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DAY 1 – THE JURASSIC WAY Stamford to Fineshade Abbey The one with the wrong train, the frigging cat and the perfect campsite. Distance: 14.97 miles, 35k steps.  Weather: overcast with a splattering of rain. 21 degrees.  Summary:- 😷 MK station is very well organised for COVID. Everyone was wearing masks, although there were not…

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Weather: Just right. Perfect walking weather. Difficulty Level: Tough, but a short day. Location: Exceat Country Park to Eastbourne! Yippee! Distance Travelled: 10.61 miles All good! The one where I became a thru-hiker and greeted by a surprise guest! WEATHER: Just right! The sun was shining, and a gentle breeze came off the sea, cooling…

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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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