The Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea from 7 to 15 October 2017

The Kokoda Track – Map and acknowledgements

Day 1 – Kokoda to Deniki
Day 2 – Deniki to Alola
Day 3 – Alola to Myola
Day 4 – Myola to Efogi
Day 5 – Efogi to Menari
Day 6 – Menari to Nauro
Day 7 – Nauro to Ioribaiwa
Day 8 – Ioribaiwa to Goldie River
Day 9 – Goldie River to Owers’ Corner and beyond

A lovely walk from Eggardon Hill with South Dorset Ramblers on 27 August 2017

Pictures from a 6.8 mile walk with John P from Bankes Arms , Studland on 20 August 2017

An 8.3 mile walk with Mary and Clive from Broadwindsor on 16 August 2017

A walk with SDR from Abbotsbury Swannery car park in glorious sunshine on 13 August 2017

A rather soggy walk with SDR from Maiden Castle on 9 August 2017

A delightful 11.5 mile walk with SDR from Sherborne on 6 August 2017 with Jill and Phil

A pleasant 11.4 mile walk led by Jane and Paul from Beaminster on 30 July 2017

Some views from the recce for Bob’s walk from Thorncombe Farm CP scheduled for 19 July 2017

Some images from a lovely 11.44 SDR walk from Dalwood in Devon led by Jane and Paul on 9 July 2017

Highlights of a sunny 10.85 mile walk by Keith and Jan for SDR from Corfe Castle on 5 July 2017

An energetic 12.37 mile walk from Stonebarrow CP leading SDR on 25 June 2017

Keren’s South Dorset Ramblers walk from Tyneham on 18 June 2017

Bob’s Walk from Came Wood Dorset with South Dorset Ramblers on 11 June 2017

A few pictures from Jill’s and Philip’s 10.5 mile walk from Symondsbury on 7 May 2017

South Dorset Ramblers’ Group Holiday in Port de Sóller, Mallorca 25 April to 2 May 2017

These are a few details and some pictures from the daily ‘Harder’ walks

Day 1 – 25 April – Arrival day
Day 2 – 26 April – 10.4 miles
Day 3 – 27 April – 4.74 miles
Day 4 – 28 April – 8.9 miles
Day 5 – 29 April – 9.1 miles
Day 6 – 30 April – 6.72 miles
Day 7 – 1 May – 9.85 miles

Pictures from a 13.15 mile walk over Hod and Hambledon Hills, Dorset, on St Georges Day 2017

A lovely walk on a beautiful spring day – 8.96 miles from Milton Abbas with SDR on 19 April 2017

Pictures from a pleasant 10.2 mile Figure 8 walk with pub lunch from Chauldon Herring on 5 April 2017

Some photos taken on Liz’s 10.7 mile SDR walk from Beaminster on 2 April 2017

Pictures of Shell Bay Dusk and the Starling Murmuration on 28 Feb 2017

A pleasant 8.78 mile South Dorset Ramblers walk round the Chines of Bournemouth on 22 Jan 2017

An initially foggy 11.7 mile walk with SDR from Beaminster on 18 December 2016

A short but hilly 6.7 mile SDR walk from Eype picnic area in West Dorset on 14 December 2016

An energetic 11.7 mile SDR walk from Houns Tout CP, Kingston on 11 December 2016 

A very pleasant 10.09 mile SDR walk from Beaminster, Dorset, on 4 December 2016

Some views from an 8.29 mile South Dorset Ramblers walk from Askerswell Church on 4 December 2016

Pictures from a 12.87 mile walk from Stonebarrow, Charmouth on 30 November 2016 with South Dorset Ramblers

A walking holiday in the Cinque Terre region of Northwestern Italy during October 2016

The map of the area visited, including the Cinque Terre

Day 1 – Sestri Levante on 6 October
Day 2 – Levanto to Vernazza via Monterosso on 7 October
Day 3 – Portofino to Santa Margherita via Pietro Strette on 8 October
Day 4 – Moneglia to Sestri Levante on 9 October
Day 5 – (rest day) – Vernazza to Corniglia on 10 October
Day 6 – Riomaggiore to Portovenere and boat trip along Cinque Terre coastline to Riomaggiore on 11 October
Day 7 – Madonna di Saviore to Manarola via Volastra on 12 October

These are a few pictures from our 7.55 mile walk from East Chaldon courtesy of Jan and Keith on 14 August 2016

The trek of the year – the Tour du Mont Blanc, 7-17 July 2016

About the Tour du Mont Blanc – click here for a map

Day 1 – Les Houches to Les Contamines
Day 2 – Les Contamines to Les Chapieux
Day 3 – Le Chapieux to Cormayeur
Day 4 – Cormayeur (rest day)
Day 5 – Cormayeur to Rifugio Bonatti
Day 6 – Rifugio Bonatti to La Fouly
Day 7 – La Fouly to Champex Lac
Day 8 – Champex Lac to Trient
Day 9 – Trient to Argentière
Day 10 – Argentière to Chamonix
Day 11 – Chamonix to Les Houches

A week of walking with 5 companions in the Derbyshire Dales (Southern Peak District) April 2016

An eight week walking holiday in the South Island of New Zealand February and March 2016

Christchurch ~ Feb 1-2
Akaroa ~ Feb 3-4
Methven ~ Feb 5-6
Timaru ~ Feb 7-8
Dunedin ~ Feb 9-11
Owaka ~ Feb 12-13
Tuatopere ~ Feb 14
Te Anau ~ Feb 15-17
Queenstown ~ Feb 18-22
Glentanner (Mt Cook) ~ Feb 23-25
Wanaka ~ Feb 26-28
Haast ~ Feb 29-Mar 2
Fox Glacier ~ Mar 3-4
Hokitika ~ Mar 6-7
Punakaiki ~ Mar 8-10
Murchison ~ Mar 11-12
Motueka ~ Mar 13-14
Takaka ~ Mar 15-17
Nelson ~ Mar 18-21
Picton ~ Mar 22-25
Kaikoura ~ 25-28

Pictures from a damp 10.6 mile walk with SDR from Winterborne Stickland on 6 December 2015.

A pleasant 8.5 mile SDR walk from Minterne Parva in Dorset on 2 December 2015

A stormy 10.2 mile walk with SDR from Povington Hill on  29 November 2015

A few pictures from a 11.5 mile walk from Winterborne Kingston on 25 November 2015

10.23 miles from Toller Porcorum (The valley of pigs) with SDR on 11 November 2015

A South Dorset Ramblers 10.3 mile walk from Chaldon Herring, Dorset on 28 October 2015

A 9.1 mile SDR walk from Houns Tout car park, Kingston, Dorset on 25 October 2015

A 13 mile walk with South Dorset Ramblers from Wool, Dorset on 21 October 2015

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk 11-24 September 2015:-

Day 1 – St Bees to Ennerdale

Day 2 – Ennerdale Bridge to Seatoller

Day 3 – Seatoller to Grasmere

Day 4 – Grasmere to Patterdale

Day 5 – Patterdale to Shap

Day 6 – Shap to Kirkby Stephen

Day 7 – Kirkby Stephen to Keld

Day 8 – Keld to Reeth

Day 9 – Reeth to Richmond

Day 10 – Richmond to Danby Wiske

Day 11 – Danby Wiske to Carlton Bank

Day 12 – Carlton Bank to Blakey

Day 13 – Blakey to Grosmont

Day 14 – Grosmont to Robin Hood’s Bay

A sunny 8 mile walk from Little Bredy with SDR on 6 September 2015

A lovely 9.4 mile SDR walk from Kimmeridge on 2 Sept 2015

Some pictures taken during a walk recce in Studland on 31 August 2015

9.5 miles with South Dorset Ramblers from Bridport, Dorset on 30 August 2015

11.52 miles from Dewlish, Dorset with S. D. Ramblers on 26 August 2015

9.96 miles with South Dorset Ramblers from Worth Matravers on 12 August 2015

Some photos from an 11.2 mile non Ramblers walk from Compton Abbas Airfield on 8 July 2015 

Pictures from an energetic 9 mile walk from Houns Tout car park on 1 July 2015

Three days of walking in the Derbyshire Peak District from 3 – 7 of August 2015 :-

Day 1 – 4 August, 13.32 miles from Monyash to Ashford in the Water

Day 2 –5 August, 12.62 miles from Eyam to Hathersage

Day 3 – 6 August, 13.5 miles from Hulme End to Thorpe

Pictures from a 10.6 mile walk with SDR from White Mill on 3 June 2015

The eighth (final) week of walking the South West Coast Path from 11 – 19 May 2015 :-

Day 1 – Seaton to Lyme Regis

Day 2 – Lyme Regis to West Bay

Day 3 – West Bay to Abbotsbury

Day 4 – Abbotsbury to Weymouth

Day 5 – Circuit of Portland

Day 6 – Weymouth to Lulworth Cove

Day 7 – Lulworth Cove to Kimmeridge

Day 8 – Kimmeridge to Swanage

Day 9 – Swanage to South Haven Point, Studland

Pictures from a 9.85 mile SDR walk from Little Bredy, Dorset on 29 April 2015

Some pictures from an 8.6 mile SDR walk from Chickerell on 15 April 2015

Images from a SDR 10 mile figure 8 walk from Charlton Marshall with pub lunch on 8 April 2015

Pictures taken on a 14.4 mile walk with SD Ramblers from Stalbridge on 1 April 2015

Some images from a 10.2 mile walk with SD Ramblers from Broadwindsor on 25 March 2015

Some photos taken on a South Dorset Ramblers 8.76 mile walk from Compton Abbas on 18 March 2015

Pictures from an 8.8 mile South Dorset Ramblers walk from Chaldon Herring on 11 March 2015

Some images of a 10.8 mile South Dorset Ramblers walk from Evershot Dorset on 25 Feb 2015

A hastily re-arranged 9 mile solo walk from Corfe Castle on 18 February 2015

A few pictures from an 8 mile South Dorset Ramblers walk from Broadmayne on 11 February 2015

Some images from a solo 9 mile walk from Kingston, Dorset on 4 February 2015

Pictures from an 8 mile South Dorset Ramblers walk from Badbury Rings on 28 January 2015

A rainy 9 mile walk with South Dorset Ramblers from Affpuddle on 21 Jan 2015

8.62 miles with South Dorset Ramblers from Broadmayne on 14 January 2015

An 8.76 mile South Dorset Ramblers walk from Abbotsbury on 7 January 2015

A few pictures of the South Dorset Ramblers New Year Walk from Martinstown 1 January 2015

Pictures from a 9.8 mile walk from Beaminster with South Dorset Ramblers on 17 December 2014

A few pictures from a 9.78 mile walk from Durweston, Dorset with South Dorset Ramblers on 10 Dec 2014

Pictures from a South Dorset Ramblers 9.87 mile walk from viewpoint near Kingswood Farm on 3 Dec 2014

Pictures taken on an 8.17 mile walk with South Dorset Ramblers from Abbotsbury in Dorset on 26 Nov 2014

These are pictures taken on a 14 day walking holiday on the Lykian Way, Southwest Turkey, October 2014

The seventh week of walking the South West Coast Path from 14 – 19 September 2014 :-

Day 1 – Stokenham to Dartmouth

Day 2 – Dartmouth to Brixham

Day 3 – Brixham to Babbacombe

Day 4 – Babbacombe to Exmouth 

Day 5 – Exmouth to Sidmouth

Day 6 – Sidmouth to Seaton

Images taken on a gloomy 10.7 mile walk from Spetisbury, Dorset on 27 August 2014.

Pictures from a 9.35 mile easy walk from Durweston via Winterborne Stickland on 19 August 2014.

10.35 miles from Tyneham, through the ranges to Lulworth Cove and back on 13 August 2014.

A 10.15 mile flattish walk from Bere Regis, Dorset, on 6 August 2014.

A circular 9 mile hilly walk from Tyneham in Dorset on 30 July 2014.

Pictures from a 10 mile walk from Bere Regis via Milborne St Andrew on 23 July 2014.

An 11 mile walk from Colehill via Longham, Dorset on 16 July 2014

A pleasant walk from Milkham Inclosure Carpark in the New Forest on 9 July 2014

A 12.08 mile walk from Hod Hill, via Hambledon Hill and Iwerne Minster, Dorset  on 3 July 2014.

A circular 11.3 mile hilly walk from Lulworth Cove, Dorset, on 25 June 2014

A circular 9.2 mile walk from Corfe Castle, Dorset on 21 May 2014

The sixth week of walking the South West Coast Path from 30 April 2014 :-

Day 1 – Par to Fowey

Day 2 – Fowey to Polperro

Day 3 – Polperro to Crafthole

Day 4 – Crafthole to Cremyl

Day 5 – Cremyl to Heywood Bay

Day 6 – Heywood Bay to Challaborough

Day 7 – Challaborough to Salcombe

Day 8 – Salcombe to Stokenham

Pictures from a circular 10.73 mile walk from Corfe Castle on 17 April 2014.

Pictures from a 10.89 circular hilly walk from Symondsbury via Golden Cap on 9 April 2014

A circular 10.96 mile walk round Swanage via the coast path on 2 April 2014

Some pictures from a gentle stroll round Studland and Swanage on 26 March 2014

9.77 miles from Mappowder, Dorset, 19 March 2014

10.89 miles from Ivy Bridge car park, New Forest, on 12 March 2014 

Some photos from a 10.06 circular walk from Corfe Castle on 5 March 2014

These are a few pictures taken on a circular 10.24 mile walk from Milton Abbas in Dorset on 26 February 2014 

These are pictures from a circular 11.6 mile walk from Pamphill Green, Wimborne on 13 February 2014

Views from a 10.9 mile walk from Durweston via Winterborne Stickland on 7 February 2014

Some pictures from a 9.98 mile circular walk from Ivy Wood car park,  New Forest, UK on 28 January 2014

Pictures from a circular 10.72 mile walk from Durlston Bay, Swanage on 22 Jan 2014

A 10.59 mile circular walk from Pamphill Green on 9 January 2014

A Christmas Eve walk from Corfe Castle

These are pictures from a mild misty 9.5 mile walk in the New Forest on 11 Dec 2013

Some pictures from a circular 10.46 mile New Forest walk on 4 December 2013  

Some pictures taken on a walk from Studland on 27 November 2013.

Pictures from a favourite circular 10.9 mile walk from Corfe Castle on 21 November 2013

A 11.69 mile circular walk from Corfe Castle on 13 November 2013.

Pictures from a 12.55 mile circular walk from Bulbarrow Hill, Dorset on 30 October 2013.

Pictures taken on a 12.75 mile circular walk from Ibberton Hill on 23 October 2013

A 10.82 mile circular walk from Corfe Castle on 17 October 2013

11.55 miles from Winterborne Kingston, Dorset on 25 Sept 2013

The fifth week of walking the South West Coast Path from 3rd September 2013 :-

Introductory map and statistics

Day 1 – The Lizard to Coverack

Day 2 – Coverack to Helford

Day 3 – Helford to Falmouth

Day 4 – Falmouth to Portloe

Day 5 – Portloe to Mevagissey

Day 6 – Mevagissey to Par

Some images from a circular 11.15 mile walk from Rockford in The New Forest on 28 August 2013

Pictures from a 10.33 mile circular walk from Hod Hill, Dorset, on 21 August 2013

A 9.3 miles figure of eight walk from Tyneham via Lulworth Cove on 14 August 2013

Pictures from a 9 mile walk from Tyneham via Kimmeridge on 8 August 2013

A 10.33 mile circular walk from Witchampton on 1st August 2013

An energetic circular walk of 11.16 miles from Kingston via  Corfe, St Aldhelms Hd  and Houns Tout Cliffs on 24 July 2013

Some pictures taken during a 10 43 mile circular walk from Hod Hill, Dorset 0n 17 July 2013

Images from a circular 9.86 mile walk from Corfe Castle on 11 July 2013

Some pictures from a 10 mile circular walk from Breamore, Hants on 3 July 2013

Images from a circular 7.17 mile walk from Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens on 26 June 2013

11.88 miles circular walk from Cattistock  19 June 2013

Pics from a 13.8 mile walk from Ashmore via Fontmell Magna on 5 June 2013

Some images from a 14 mile circular walk from Cranborne on 16 May 2013

Pictures from an 8.7 mile walk from Durweston on 8 May 2013

The fourth week of walking the South West Coast Path from 24 April 2013 :-

Introductory map and statistics

Day 1 – Zennor to St Ives (inland route), St Ives to Zennor (via coast path)

Day 2 – Zennor to Pendeen

Day 3 – Pendeen to Sennen Cove

Day 4 – Sennen Cove to Lamorna

Day 5 – Lamorna to Marazion

Day 6 – Marazion to Porthleven

Day 7 – Porthleven to The Lizard

Pictures to illustrate a 14.4 mile walk from Ringstead, Dorset on 18 April 2013

Some pictures from a VERY cold 11.57 mile walk from Ashmore, Dorset on 3 April 2013

Images from an 11.5 mile walk from Organford, Dorset on 20 march 2013

The repeat of a favourite walk of 9.5 miles from Corfe Castle on 13 March 2013 

An 8.6 mile circular walk from Worth Matravers, Dorset on 6 February 2013

Some pictures of a muddy plod from Hogstock, nr Tarrant Rushton on 30 January 2013 – click here

A few pictures taken on a recuperative stroll round Bournemouth on 24 January 2013 – click here 

A few pictures from a sunny New Year’s Day 10 mile walk from Corfe Castle – click here

Images from a 10 mile walk from  Tarrant Rushton airfield on 21 December 2012 – click here 

Pictures from a bracing 8.5 mile walk from Durweston, Dorset on 6 Dec 2012 – click here

An afternoon walk at Hengistbury Head, Christchurch on 21 November 2012 – click here

“Autumn Colours on Cranborne Chase”, a 10.5 mile walk on 14 Nov 2012 – click here

The third week of walking the South West Coast Path from 31 October 2012 :-

Day 1 – Padstow to Porthcothan – click here

Day 2 – Porthcothan to Newquay – click here

Day 3 – Newquay to Perranporth – click here

Day 4 –  Perranporth to Portreath – click here

Day 5 – Portreath to Hayle – click here

Day 6 – Hayle to St Ives – click here

Images from an 11 mile walk from Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset on 4 October 2012 – click here

A record of a 9.2 mile walk from Tarrant Monkton, Dorset on 26 September 2012 – click here

Pictures from a 12 mile circular walk from Mappowder, Dorset on 19 September 2012 – click here

Some images from a circular 12.55 mile walk from Cattistock, deepest Dorset on 12 September 2012 – click here

Pictures from a 12 mile circular walk from Hardy Monument, Dorset, on 5th September 2012 – click here

A 14 mile circular walk from Milton Abbas in Dorset on 30th August 2012 – click here

Pictures from a circular 11.5 mile walk from Horton Church on 23 August 2012 – click here

A 10.9 mile circular walk from Tarrant Rushton – click here

Rock Around the Coast, a series of weekly guided walks along the Jurassic Coast Unesco World Heritage Site, mostly in Dorset, showing the unusually large range of geological features found there:-

Kimmeridge to Worth Matravers on 4 August 2012 – click here

Lulworth Cove to Kimmeridge on 30 July 2012 – click here

Overcombe to Lulworth Cove on 23 July 2012 – click here

Portland on 16 July 2012 – click here

A12 mile circular walk from Corfe Castle in Dorset on 20-06-12 – click here

A pleasant circular 12.7 mile walk from Hod Hill in Dorset on 23 May 2012 – click here

Low res pictures of a 9.7 mile circular walk from Kingston in Dorset on 16 May 2012 – click here

The second week of walking the South West Coast Path from 25 April 2012 :-

Day 1 – Westward Ho! to Clovelly – click here

Day 2 – Clovelly to Hartland Quay – click here

Day 3 – Hartland Quay to Morwenstow – click here

Day 4 – Morwenstow to Bude – click here

Day 5 – Bude to Crackington Haven – click here

Day 6 – Crackington Haven to Tintagel – click here

Day 7 – Tintagel to Port Isaac – click here

Day 8 – Port Isaac to Padstow – click here

Images from a 12.98 mile walk from Ibberton Hill, via Winterborne Stickland on 18 April 2012 – click here

A 12 mile walk from Cranborne via Ackling Dyke and Monkton-up-Wimborne on 11 April – click here

12 mile figure of eight via Tarrant Monkton and Manswood on 4 April 2012 – click here

Images from a 10.5 mile walk, Corfe Castle to Kimmeridge, Kingston 29 March 2012 – click here

A 12.5 mile walk from Shapwick via Sturminster Marshall, Spetisbury 21 March 2012 – click here

Pictures from a 12 mile circular walk from Cranborne on 14 March 2012 – click here

A 14.09 mile walk from Tarrant Rushton-Chettle and back on 29 February – click here

A 12 mile walk Shapwick, Sturminster Marshall, Spetisbury, Tarrant Crawford 2 Dec 2011 – click here

A circular 13 mile walk via Dudsbury, Longham, Canford and back on 23 Nov 2011 – click here

Pictures from a 9.2 mile circular walk from Wimborne St Giles on 16 Nov 2011 – click here

A 12.3 mile walk round Shapwick, Badbury Rings, Kingston Lacy,  9 Nov 2011 – click here

A 15.3 mile circular walk including the Jurassic Coast of Dorset, on 1st November 2011 – click here

Pictures from a 12.9 mile circular walk from Corfe Castle on  26 October 2011 – click here

A  13 mile ramble in Purbeck on 12 October 2011 – click here

Pictures from a circular walk in the Avon Valley on 21 Sept 2011 – click here

The first week of walking the South West Coast Path from 7 Sept 2011 :-

Day 1 – Minehead to Porlock – click here

Day 2 – Porlock to Lynmouth – click here

Day 3 – Lynmouth to Combe Martin – click here

Day 4 – Combe Martin to Woolacombe – click here

Day 5 – Woolacombe to Braunton – click here

Day 6 – Braunton to Instow – click here

Day 7 – Instow to Westward Ho! – click here

A 12.6 mile circular walk from Whitesheet Plantation, Holt on 31 August 2011 – click here

A 16.5 mile walk Ringstead, Durdle Door, White Horse Hill on 24 August 2011 – click here

An 11.1 mile walk from Povington Hill to Lulworth Cove and back on 17 August 2011 – click here

A wander around Hengistbury Head, near Christchurch, on 10 August 2011  – click here

A 9.7 mile walk, Tyneham, Kimmeridge and Worbarrow Bay 03 August 2011 – click here

A 7.9 mile walk from Studland to Ower (Poole Harbour) on 28 July 2011 – click here

A 10.7 mile circular walk from Abbott’s Well car park in the New Forest – click here

A short walk around Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour on 13th July 2011 – click here

A 14 mile walk Swyre Hd, Kingston, Chapmans Pool, Kimmeridge on 6th July – click here

A 11.28 mile walk, Cranborne, Pentridge, Martin Down, Bokerley Dyke, 29th June – click here

A 13 mile walk from Corfe to Kingston, St Aldhelm’s Head, Worth and back, 22 June – click here

9.9 miles walking from Verwood to Edmonsham via Woodlands  8th June 2011 – click here

A 16.7 mile training walk along the Purbeck Way on 1st June – click here

A 13.1 mile walk from Studland to Corfe Castle and back on 18 May – click here

From The New Forest between Abbots Well and The High Corner Inn 19 April 2011 – click here

Arne Nature Reserve, Poole Harbour on 17 March 2011 (out of practice, must do more!) – click here