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JOHN MERRILL'S NORFOLK BROADS CHALLENGE WALK - 20 MILES
Beautiful remote walk from Halvergate, near Great Yarmouth, beside the River Yare and past former drainage windmills. Reedham is halfway with an inn, campsite and ferry. A stunning walk.
WALKING THE ISLE OF WIGHT COAST PATH - 77 MILES
New enlarged edition - 2019 - now 100 pages and wire bound.
SURREY HILLS CHALLENGE WALK
23 MILE day challenge walk, over the highest hills of South-East England. badge and signed certificate for the successful
WALKING THE GRAND UNION CANAL FROM LONDON TO BIRMINGHAM
153 mile canal walk linking Englands two major cities together. One of the finest canal walks in England.
WALKING AROUND THE ROYAL PARKS OF LONDON
12 walks linking and walking around all the Royal Parks - Bushy Park, Mapton Court Park, Richmond Park, Regent's Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park, St. James's Park and Greenwich Park. History notes and maps.
WALKING THE RIVER WEY & GODMALDING NAVIGATIONS - END TO END -
A magnificent 23 1/2 walk in Surrey from The Thames at Shepperton to Godmalding via the navigations and Guildford. Badge and certificate for the successful!
THREE PILGRIMAGE WALKS IN SOUTH-EASTERN ENGLAND
Three stunning walks - - Our Lady of Consolation Pilgrimage Walk (Sussex) - 18 1/2 miles. - Wintersall Pilgrimage Walk (Surrey) - 17 1/2 miles - Our Lady of Hartley Pilgrimage Walk (Kent) - 7 miles Badge and certificates for all walks.
THE AYLESFORD P[ILGRIMAGE WALK - 13 MILES (Kent)
A short but delightful walk from Rochester Cathedral to The Carmelite Monastery - The Friars at Aylesford. The walk follows the River Medway to this premier pilgrimage site with large estate, chapels, shop and cafe. Badge and certificate available.
THE HERTFORD CHALLENGE WALK - 26 MILES
My favourite long walk in Hertfordshire from Hertford via the River Beane to Dane End and Puckeridge. Returning via the River Rib and Lee Navigation. Beautiful! Badge and certificate for the successful.
THE BRIGHTON WAY - 53 MILES
From Horley via Three Bridges, Balcombe, Wivelsfield, Hassocks, South Downs to Falmer and Brighton. Station hop to Brighton from the Gatwick flight path to the sea! Badge and certificate for the succesfful.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GOOD CHRISTIANS -
My story of walking GR107 - "Le Chemin des Bonhommes". From Foix in southern France, over the Pyrenees to Berga, Spain. A hard 11 day walk! 84 pages. A5. 60 colour photos.
WALKS ON THE ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Ten walks - 3 -6 miles - exploring the borough fully - the museums, churches, parks, shops, cemeteries, Royal Hospital, and Kensington Palace. A5 Wire bound. 10 maps. 60 photographs.
TWO ISLAND PILGRIMAGE WALK - 64 MILES
A walk linking many early Christian sites from Ramsgate and the Isle of Thanet via Canterbury to Minster Abbey on the Isle of Sheppey. A beautiful walk in Kent.
THE BOSHAM CHALLENGE WALK
18 MILE "MINI" MARATHON WALK IN WEST SUSSEX.
WALKING AND EXPLORING THE RIVER MIMRAM (HERTFORDSHIRE) - 20 MILES
Walking and exploring the unique chalk stream in Hertfordshire from its source near King's Walden to its confluence with the River Lee in Hertford. Includes a 25 mile cycle ride to see the places mentioned in the text.
SHORT CIRCULAR WALKS AROUND SAFFRON WALDEN (ESSEX)
12 short walks - 4 to 8 miles long in the finest walking area of Essex. Walks from Thaxted, Tilty, Sewards End, Newport, Debden, Hempstead, Widdington, Audley End, Little Easton, and Weald Country Park. A5 Wire bound. 104 pages.
JOHN MERRILL'S EAST DEVON CHALLENGE WALK - 23 MILES
From Musbury and includes the coast path between Lyme Regin and Seaton. A great but hard walk!
WALTHAM ABBEY PILGRIMAGE WALK - 40 MILES
Traces the route the monks from Waltham Abbey took to Tilbury and its pilgrim's ferry. En route passing through Pilgrim's Hatch - the pilgrim's gateway to Tilbury. Herfe they carried on to Canterbury, Brentwood has a chapel and church dedicated to Thomas a Becket. The cathedral has a pilgrim statue, walking to Santiago.
LONG CIRCULAR WALKS AROUND HERTFORD
10 walks - 10 to 10 miles long. Includes the Upper lea Valley walk.
CYCLING - PARIS TO MONT ST. MICHEL AND ONTO ST. MALO
The story of my first long bike ride - a stunning ride; a lifetime adventure -300 miles/510 km. 84 pages, 7 maps and 90 b/w photos.
THE MALVERN HILLS CHALLENGE WALK
22 miles and 3,500 feet of ascent. NEW 2019 EDITION - ENLARGED AND UPDATED.
MATTERHORN CHALLENE WALK
From Melton Mowbray to Grantham 26 miles, via the wolds and Skillinmgton, where the church has a memorial to Rev Charles Hudson - 26 miles
PORTLAND BILL CHALLENGE WALK - 24 MILES
Follow in John's early footsteps from Weymouth and around the Isle of Portland. Stunning coast and Naval history.
WALKING CAMINO ENGLES TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
The story of my walk along this short but delightful camino - 117 km.
SHORT CIRCULAR WALKS ON THE CHESTERFIELD CANAL
20 short circular walks and 2 long circular walks that comprehensively explore the whole length of the 46 mile long canal. NEW ENLARGED 2019 EDITION 10,000 COPIES SOLD!