I admit it, I am afraid of cows! A walking club owner afraid of cows is a bit like Doc Martin being afraid of blood!  How on earth can you lead walks in the countryside and have a phobia of cows?  The answer is that I let other people take the reins whilst I cower…

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Weather: Extremely hot! Difficulty Level: A few tough hills, but not too bad. Location: Winchester to Exton Distance Travelled: 19.71 miles Health: No aches and pains. All good! The One With Hundreds of Cows! I am writing a travelogue book for this particular trail, which will be too long for a blog entry.  Please enjoy…

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Weather: Perfect walking weather! Not too hot. Difficulty Level: Nice easy walk today. Mainly flat river walking Location: The Pyrenees! Distance Travelled: 16.75 miles The Adventure Begins Day 5 – Zubiri to Pamplona WEATHER: Perfect warm day (but not too hot) HEALTH: A few have blisters, one sore knee and one swollen ankle, but we…

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Life and Business Lessons Learned From A Hike Across Spain, Step by Step We set off from Monte Do Gonzo (also known as the Camino Prison Camp) around 8 am.  It was our last day and we would be arriving in Santiago De Compostella around noon.  I didn’t want it to end, but the competitor…

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Weather: A real mix! Difficulty Level: Not as bad as yesterday! Location: The Pyrenees! Distance Travelled: 19 miles The Adventure Begins Day 4 – RONCESVALLES to ZUBIRI WEATHER: very wet! MILES:- 19.17 (including all the little detours and walking to restaurants etc) 5.30am let the squirrelling commence! This is the act of taking all your…

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Life and Business Lessons Learned From A Hike Across Spain, Step by Step We left Pamplona in the Spanish heat and started our way up towards the famous metal/iron sculptures at Alto del Perdon.  If you have seen the film “The Way” this is where Yoast realises that you can actually bike the Camino rather…

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Weather: A bit wet! Difficulty Level: Steep downhills! Location: The Pyrenees! Distance Travelled: 14.61 miles The Adventure Begins DAY 3 – Orisson to Roncesvalles WEATHER: Walking in clouds through the Pyrenees MILES:- Total is 14.61 miles So last night was the first hostel experience for many. Our little room of 8 bunks was quite cosy.…

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