Archive for March, 2008

Preparation Session in London

Posted on March 29th, 2008 by by Paul

I attended an Oxfam preparation session on Thursday night in London. It was generally useful, but by far the best element was a presentation by one of last years walkers, who brought it home how hard the walk was and how important packing in lots of training was. There seemed to be a few nervous […]

Easy Easter Break

Posted on March 25th, 2008 by by Paul

Took it easy over Easter, did a short 5 mile walk with the dog to keep my hand in. Will be attending the Trailwalker orientation session in London on Thursday also, hopefully will not learn of too many horrors there. I’ve added a “blogroll” over there on the right hand sidebar, this links to other […]

Team Walk #4 – 14 miles of mud

Posted on March 17th, 2008 by by Paul

Well, not exactly a team walk, as Peter and Jo didn’t make it. Weather was pretty rotten but it was a good chance to check we could cope with rain and gales! Andy picked a 15 mile route taking in hills around Butterfield and Barton-le-Clay on the outskirts of Luton. Here I am at the […]

Fundraising with Mosaic Posters!

Posted on March 11th, 2008 by by Paul

I’m trying to generate some extra sponsorship by creating mosaic posters from Geograph images. Here’s my first effort – click for a zoomable version. It’s quite astonishing to see the thousands of photos this is made up of! There’s some more details on my blog but if you’d like one, leave a comment here. All […]

Sheep Rescue Service

Posted on March 1st, 2008 by by Paul

No team walk this week as I’m up in Yorkshire. I took Deefer the Dog for a walk in the hills around Dovestone reservoir, it was great to be back in some proper hills! We came across a sheep which had fallen into one of the deep drainage channels leading to the reservoir. I called […]