Monthly Archives: May 2013

Chamonix Mont Blanc staggering new records

The Chamonix valley appears to have gone a little crazy recently with two new records being set for the journey between the town centre and the top of Mont Blanc. This is apparently a distance fo 14km and an altitude … Continue reading

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South Downs Way (SDW) Pyecombe to Eastbourne, the end of the Way

Wednesday 15th was cloudy and windy again and we had some showers, heavy at times. We left around 9 after a good breakfast with an impressive array of fresh fruit. It was a shortish day of about 17km which gave … Continue reading

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South Downs Way (SDW) Amberley to Pyecombe

Our breakfast was rather slow in coming on Monday 13th May, so we had a later than planned departure for a stage that was about 24km. The weather was mostly cloudy with a strong, bitingly cold wind. We had excellent … Continue reading

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Walking the South Downs Way (SDW) Exton to Amberley

Friday 10th May was our second day of walking SDW and, after a very good breakfast, our very amenable landlady took us by car to the village shop in Exton for picnic food and then delivered us back to where … Continue reading

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Walking the South Downs Way (SDW) – Winchester to Exton

The SDW is one of 15 National Trails, stretching roughly 160km from Winchester to Eastbourne, or vice versa. National Trails only apply to England and Wales. In Scotland they are referred to as “long distance routes” and there are 4 … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Neuadd Horsehoe in the Brecon Beacons

I had been scrutinising the weather forecast for a few weeks, looking for a convenient period of dry clear weather in order to reprise a walk. Yesterday promised, and turned out to be that day. I persuaded Mrs D to … Continue reading

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