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Barbury Castle & Rockley loop – remembering Judith

As I posted earlier, I couldn’t be on the Thames Path this weekend, so yesterday, I went to walk on the Ridgeway, locally from me, away from everything and as an opportunity to remember Judith. Judith is my friend Richard’s wife. I first met Judith when they both came to see me at the finish…

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Just a pause, not the end…

I should be walking on the Thames path today… from Newbridge to Lechlade. But I’m home, working, writing this blog on my lunch break from work.5 days ago there were announcements of very high Covid cases in the UK and a new variant. So I decided to cancel the last 5 days of my Thames…

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Thames Path – Wallingford to Abingdon (section 9)

My journey started with an early drive to Didcot before dawn on Sunday morning. There, I parked by Sophie’s house (who joined me on the last leg) by which time it was just getting light. I walked to the station to catch the bus. The 33 Connector runs from Didcot Parkway to Wallingford. But Google…

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Thames Path – Pangbourne to Wallingford (section 8)

Today I had the lovely company of Sophie and of Libby the dog for our 11 miles walk to Wallingford.The sun was shiny on this cold Sunday morning bringing so much shine to the lovely November colours in the trees. We started the walk on Whitchurch bridge, leaving Pangbourne behind us. At Whitchurch, we didn’t…

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Thames Path – Henley-on-Thames to Pangbourne (section 7)

I left my hotel at 07:30, at dawn, but you couldn’t see the sun rise because it was very cloudy and drizzly. Despite the weather forecast, planning for a low chance of rain and grey clouds, it was actually raining. I made my way to Henley bridge to restart my walk today, embarking on the…

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Thames Path – Marlow bridge to Henley-on-Thames (section 6)

The weather was grey and a little fresh but it was dry and remained so, which was just right for a ‘shorter’ day’s walk. I planned to cover 8.5 miles for the day and walked 8.97 so that was the most accurate estimate so far in 6 days of walking. I stopped at Burgers tea…

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