Your Trails

Check out our club members trail name stories!

I've met a number of people on the trail who use a different name to their regular name.  I remember smiling to myself when I found out that a fellow hiker called herself a new name every time she went on the Camino, it was her way of escaping the real world for a few weeks.   

 

Naturally, our club members and people that we have met on our travels end up with nicknames (or trail names).  Read the stories below and please feel free to add yourself to the register by completing this form

Claire Jenkins

Submitted: May 19, 2022

Story:

Claire's trail name is perfect. If you are not sure what matryoshka means, it is the name given to the Russian dolls. The Russian Matryoshka doll, also called a nesting doll, is perhaps the best-known symbol of Russia around the world. In Russia, the doll is thought to symbolize traditional values of Russian society: respect for the elderly, unity of the extended family, fertility and abundance, and the search for truth and meaning. Claire lived and worked in Russia for a long while and speaks fluent Russian. The dolls represent many layers and in Claire's own words "I have many layers".


Janet WM

Submitted: May 19, 2022

Story:

Jan received her trail name as she is well known nipping into the bushes and changing into different clothes if the weather turns (either hotter or colder). One occasion, she has been known to wear a fellow hikers jacket but not on her torso, but rather around her legs. Yes, she put her legs through the jacket arms which then covered her legs as she negotiated walking through some stinging nettles. Brilliant!


Andrea Francis

Submitted: May 13, 2022

Story:

Andrea received her trail name of "Mother Hen" whilst walking the Camino with AG in May 2022. Andrea was the mother of the group. From making sure we all had a drink waiting for us after a long day's hike, to making sure that we had a table booked for our evening meal. Andrea's caring nature earned her the trail name "Mother Hen" within the first 24 hours of this trip.


Emily Wright

Submitted: May 6, 2022

Story:

Emily is a bit of a hiking addict and does crazy things like walking the length of Hadrian's Wall in just one day! Emily traced her family history and apparently there is a Viking connection, so the "Hiking Viking" was an apt trail name.


Kelly Costello Cox

Submitted: April 25, 2022

Story:

Let's just say that you will spot "crazy legs" a mile away as the leggings that Kelly wears are loud and proud! She has started a bit of a craze and now numerous AG members are wearing these very bright and cheerful hiking leggings that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


Annette Cunningham

Submitted: April 25, 2022

Story:

If you are on a walk with Annette then it won't take you long to realise why her trail name is "Bird Whisperer". In her youth, Annette had an uncle who taught her all about birds and how to recognise certain bird song. She knows her rooks from her crows! If you want to know anything about birds whilst on a hike then The Bird Whisperer is who to ask!


Len Snelling

Submitted: April 25, 2022

Story:

Len has a long history of sailing and if you ever get into a conversation with him about the ocean then you will appreciate his vast knowledge on the subject. He has been known as "Skipper" for many years, so it seemed only fitting that this would be his tail name.


Tina Pamplin

Submitted: April 25, 2022

Story:

Tina loves a good hill! She is on a mission when she starts the climb, but just before we head up she is known for saying in a very loud voice "not another bl**dy hill!"


Claire Coussens

Submitted: April 22, 2022

Story:

If you have met Claire, then you will appreciate the reasons why "Dog Mumma" is so very apt. Claire has three dogs currently (Beagle, Dancer & Jazzie). Claire is a lover of all animals, but it's the four-legged furry friends that steal her heart. All of Claire's dogs are rescue dogs, and Claire also helps out at the dog welfare/rescue centre in her spare time.


Mike Wilcox

Submitted: April 22, 2022

Story:

Mike's trail name was an easy one. Mike is a huge Star Trek fan and he even named his beloved French Bulldog after Spock (we assume due to his cute little pointy ears - the dog's not Mike's!). Mike is well known on the walks as "Spocks Dad"