A National Trails Register was recently launched with certificates for completing trails!
I have quite enjoyed walking some of the National Trails, and have guidebooks for a few more, though I hadn’t quite realised that there are 18 trails spread across England, Wales and Scotland.
The Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) has set up the register for people completing at least 5 of the 18 National Trails, with certificates at 5, 10, 15 and 18 completed – which is over 2,800 miles if you complete them all. The first recipent, Allan Castle, completed the final Trail, The Speyside Way last May – 30 years after setting off on the South Downs Way (reported in OUTDOORSmagic.com). Here’s to more walking…
Well the time has finally come, I am back in employment again – though I am breaking myself in gently as it is a six month contract covering someone else’s leave. (EDIT March 2009 – have failed to escape the clutches of employment and work continues).
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“It is not the goal of the walk which is important but the small steps which carry out to it.”
Well the first small step comes on the 27th April, so some hard work is needed in preparation…
Wisley coordinates: ll=51.313863,-0.473292
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