Living in London is only tolerable if I can escape regularly into the countryside. Walking lets us do this: we are tackling the South West Coast Path and Thames Path, having already completed the North Norfolk Coast Path.
We’ve built a walking site, snappily titled WalkWalkWalk, to act as a portal for information, photos, routes and lots of other useful (and hopefully interesting) stuff. So, instead of reproducing all the content from it on this site, it seemed sensible to just link to it below.
Visit these sections at www.walkwalkwalk.co.uk
- South West Coast Path
- Each year has offered different challenges – severe valleys, meandering inland detours, driving rain. Each year we finish, look at each other, conclude that we need our heads examining – and immediately start planning the next year’s walk.
- North Norfolk Coast Path
- The Peddars Way and North Norfolk Coast Path are joined together to make one National Trail of around 95 miles in length. The North Norfolk section is flat, fast walking and we like it so much we’ve done it twice so far.
- Thames Path
- We plan to expand this section to include a stage-by-stage description, from the start at the Thames Barrier. Until we are able to do that, here is a diary piece giving a flavour of the London section of the path.
- Shorter walks
- Sadly, life can’t all be rucksacks and long hikes. Indeed, although we love to get away from it all, the majority of our walking is done in a few hours at weekends. So, for when time is scarce, here are some ideas for short walks.