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Tales from the Big Trails

40 year quest to walk the long-distance trails of Eng/Scot/W


? I am already planning the next adventure. The wanderlust that infected me has no cure.?

It all started in Fishguard in the mid-1970s when, aged fifteen, Martyn Howe and a friend set off on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path armed with big rucksacks, borrowed boots, a Primus stove and a pint of paraffin, and a thirst for adventure. After repeating the route almost thirty years later, Martyn was inspired to walk every National
Trail in England and Wales, plus the four Long-Distance Routes (now among the Great Trails) in Scotland. His 3,000-mile journey included treks along the South West Coast Path, the Pennine Way, the Cotswold Way and the West Highland Way. He finally achieved his ambition in 2016 when he arrived in Cromer in Norfolk, only to set a new goal of walking the England and Wales Coast Paths and the
Scottish National Trail.

In Tales from the Big Trails, Martyn vividly describes the diverse landscapes, wildlife, culture and heritage he encounters around the British Isles, and the physical and mental health benefits he derives from walking. He also celebrates the people who enrich his travels, including fellow long-distance hikers, tourists discovering Britain?s charm, farmers working the land, and the friendly and eccentric
owners of hostels, campsites and B&Bs.

And when he is asked ?Why do you do it??, the answer is as simple as placing one foot in front of the other: ?It makes me happy.?

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Cordee Code: CPB193
Author: Martyn Howe
No of Pages: 288
Page Size: 129 x 198 mm
ISBN 10: 1839810580
ISBN 13: 9781839810589
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Published Date: September 2021
Edition: September 2021
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: Black & White illustrations
Weight: 230g

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