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Thames Path 2016

A walk over three days along the Thames Path walking track from London to Oxford. Overnight in hotels/B&Bs. I dropped my suitcase at a B&B in Oxford and had a day of sightseeing there before returning to London for an early start the next day. An easy and picturesque walk with some long days. Day […]

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Katoomba to Bowral bushwalk

  Katoomba to Bowral walk. April 11-17, 2017. 218km (6524m ascent; 6889m descent). Katoomba – Black Range – Whalania Heights – Uni Rover trail – Batsh Camp – Millnigang Ridge – Colong Stock route – Wollondilly – Wanganderry Pass – Bowral I had a few days free thanks to school holidays. My work is in […]

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GNW250 Trip report

  Finally, I have completed the walk that gives this website its name, the GNW250! GNW250 September 2015 The Great North Walk is a bush track between Sydney and Newcastle. Officially it is 250km, but in reality is more like 275km or 260km, depending on which route you take over the Hawkwsbury River. The longer […]

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Trip Report: Blackheath to Richmond via the Grose River‏

October 2 – 5, 2013. Distance: Approx 75km Party: Saul Richardson. Summary: A long report, so the short version is that I walked from Blackheath station to Richmond station following the Grose River. It took 3 ½ days and was a tough but rewarding walk. The landscape was varied and beautiful, the sense of solitude […]

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Penrith to Epping

This was a 60km training walk on Sunday May 19, 2013. I took a train to Penrith, a major suburb on the far western outskirts of Sydney. I then walked back to Epping station 60km away. The walk took me down Castlereagh Rd, Andrews Rd and then The Northern Rd to the village of Windsor. […]

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Coburg finishers presentation

Coburg 6 hour race 2013

On Sunday March 10 I competed in the Coburg 6-Hour Walk race. It was my first 6-hour event, so my time 0f 43.266km was a PB. It was also good enough for third place behind Victorian walkers Terry O’Neill (50.5km) and Steve Jordan (46.1km). I was delighted with my result and achieved all my aims for the race. The […]

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Great North Walk packing list

  Here is what I’m taking with me for this walk, maybe useful to anyone else doing this walk. If you are going to camp along the way and spend the usual week or two doing the walk, you’ll obviously need a lot more gear: Equipment Pack: Macpac Amp Race 40  Shoes: Saucony Xodus 3.0 […]

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Getting ready to Go

Have taken 2.5 weeks off, virtually exercise free. After my last Mt Ku Ring Gai to Cowan run/walk I felt exhausted, and everything hurt. It took about a week of rest before muscles in my legs and hips stopped aching, to be able to get out of bed in the morning without aches and to stop stiffening […]

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GNW 274?

Getting closer to setting of on the walk, and looking forward to it. Have in mind a long weekend in early to mid November 2012. Seems the GNW is actually between 260km and 274km in total, after adding up all the individual sections described online. Using the “two day section” descriptions on I make it […]

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