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Wild Walks (mostly mountainous)

Wales top to toe, the last leg  Probably June 2021 Leader: Philip Sayers
In May or June we plan to complete our top-to-toe walk through central Wales with the final section from Abergavenny to Rhoose Point (the southernmost tip of mainland Wales), walking about 16 hilly miles per day. Four nights away, cheaper (advance) train tickets, baggage carried by car between overnight stops.
If the walk interests you please contact Phil Sayers on (preferred) or 01462 686798 for further details. No commitment needed until February.
Is there a long distance trail, remote area or mountainous region where you want to walk with other like-minded walkers? If so, then please get in touch.

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Geoff Smith writes: In November five of us stayed in Coetmor Mill for four nights from a Monday to Friday.
With powerful central heating throughout, a beautifully equipped kitchen, perfect hot showers and a cosy ‘snug’ for the evenings it deserved the title of luxury bunkhouse.

2016 Expeditions



Five members of the Wild Walks Group have successfully completed the 230-mile Cape Wrath Trail through the Scottish Highlands – nearly!

2015 Expeditions

April - the final section of the Cambrian Way trail, Barmouth to Conwy, was completed. The walk, which starts in Cardiff, is highly recommended for its combination of historical and cultural features, natural history, geography and excellent walking. Detailed maps, GPX tracks, points of interest, daily schedules, transport links etc. are available via the group contact.


August - there were two events.

Pennine Journey - Eden Valley

Penultimate section from Alston to Garsdale.  Starting in the South Tyne valley, over Cross Fell and then up the Eden valley.  Final few miles in the headwaters of the river Ure.

Picos de Europa

A week away in Spain, for which we owe thanks to Nigel Carrick for the inspiration and organisation.

Pennine Journey - Hadrian's Wall

This is the next leg of our journey along Hadrian's Wall, and then down to Alston.  As you can see the weather was pretty good, but it was August.  Walked in 2013.

Pennine Journey

This is a selection from just one leg of our tracing Wainwright's "A Pennine Journey" from Seattle to Hadrian's Wall and back.  We did this section from 12th to 15th April 2013.

June 2012

Day trip to the Yorkshire Dales, leaving Stevenage at 6.11 am, arriving Horton-in-Ribblesdale, walking 13 1/2 miles over Ingleborough, returning to Stevenage at 9.47pm.  The train cost £28 return.

Feb 2012 - Yorkshire Dales

A typical wild walkers outing.
Leave Letchworth Station at 6.23am.
Arrive Settle, via Leeds, 10.43am.
Walk 11 miles to Horton.
Stay at the Golden Lion
Day 2 13-mile walk to White Lion pub at Cray.
Day 3 Walk 10 miles to Bainbridge, then bus to Bedale. Bus to Northallerton, then train back, arriving at Stevenage station 8.20pm.

Day Trip to Edale

Nigel’s Report of our August Day Trip to Edale by Train

New Year Walk

Our Group started the New Year with 6 members enjoying a 50-mile trek across the Yorkshire

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