Sunday, 13 November 2011

Focus back on E2

Have now with a further 2 walks got the B'ham to Aber Walk upto 90% complete, not without a few encounters with cows. The final walk to complete, the walk into Aber. itself, I have postponed until next year. The reasons being it being a lenghty walk and the light available getting less by the day and also my means of getting to the start of the walk, the Vale of Rheidol Railway, has stopped for the winter. So the plan is I make a weekend of it next year including an assault on Plynlimon, a summit which has been missed on a few occasions.
Focus has now switched back to the E2 European Walk.

Along with my wife I am now 40% the way down the Staffordshire Way, having yesterday walked into Uttoxeter with muddy boots, Must admit quite enjoying it so far, with Cannock Chase not too far of.

Additional I have started across the Oxfordshire Way, having left Bourton on the Water.Tomorrow I plan to meet up with the Oxford Canal before turning South to Oxford itself. (Another day off from work walking)From there I'll be joining the Thames Way, I have planned seven walks to end up south of Weybridge and the meeting with the North Downs Way. These seven are the next walks planned on my own, before then concentrating attention to getting from the Staffs Way to the Pennine Way. May chose to continue and complete the Thames Way - be ashame not to.

So all being well by next year I'll have covered Melrose to South London. With the North Downs and Southern Upland Way left. That's as long as there are no twisted ankles.... en route.
Latest on the virtual JOGLE I'm doing on the treadmill, I have just walked into Glasgow, having covered the distance from John O Groats, via the A9, Great Glen and West Highlands Way on the treadmill in the last year and a quarter. Next target the border.


  1. Hi Russ, great to read about your continuing walks, i have covered the Oxford canal from Banbury to Heyford, if i knew when you are going on down to Oxford from there, or parts of the thames way i would do my best to join you.
    Hopefully back on the coast soon but as you say lack of daylight is certainly a problem.
    Cheers J.P.

  2. Sorry John only just read your comment, having today walked from Oxford up to Heyford. I'm looking at the Thames Way now from Oxford down to Weybridge, which I've just about cut up into sections where I can catch the train to the start/end. Let me know your e-mail and I'll try and give you some warning ahaead of doing them. Aim is to do the whole Thames Way in this manner over the next 1 months

  3. 12 months, (like to be able to do it in 1 month - but work just gets in the way)

  4. Hi Russ.
    An email adress for me can be found in the charity contact tab on my blog page.
    Cheers J.P.