#31 EIGHT MILES FLAT

Welcome to LEJoG Day 31. You might find it exciting. Day 31 pre-amble The Byrds sang ‘Eight Miles High’ back in the 1960s. Today’s stage was eight miles long but there was nothing high about it. Nothing low either. It was flat. Canal walks, fields that didn’t really roll, roads with barely a gradient. The […]

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#30 SEVERN WAY: SUN, BALMY

Welcome to LEJoG Day 30 (Every single one’s got a story to tell) Day 30 pre-amble Approximately two thirds of today’s walk was spent on the Severn Way. The sun shone brightly. The weather could be described as balmy. And uneven application of sun cream can leave you with white stripes. LEJoG Day 30 (Saturday […]

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#29 SERENDIPITY!

Welcome to LEJoG Day 29 Day 29 pre-amble Today I arrived in Worcester. I wanted to give the post a title which played on Wodehouse’s most famous creations. If only because it would also foreshadow a later blog post title acknowledging the two men known for playing them on TV. So I needed a word […]

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#28 “A BREATH OF FRESH AIR”

Welcome to LEJoG Day 28 Day 28 pre-amble As indicated yesterday, that’s how they promote the Malvern Hills, which dominated today’s stage. You know how it’s a bit of a cliche to say that many places around the world don’t live up to expectations, but the Grand Canyon does? Well, the Malverns aren’t exactly the […]

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#27 “LIKE A BROKEN PENCIL”

Velcome to LEJoG Day 27 Please accept my appoloagies for the inconweenience Day 27 pre-amble Blackadder II is, for my money, the best and funniest series of my third favourite sitcom. Though it is pretty much a three-way photo finish, e.g. Blackadder The Third has my favourite episode and Blackadder Goes Forth gave us one of […]

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#25 RARE WELSH BIT

Welcome to LEJoG Day 25 Day 25 one-line pre-amble Well, it’s the only stage that starts and ends in Wales. LEJoG Day 25 (Sunday 29 July 2018) Chepstow to Monmouth (17½ miles) Cumulative: 355 miles Facts: Time on walk: 5 hours 55 minutes. Average speed: 2.96 mph. Weather: Overcast from start; heavy rain in afternoon […]

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#24 FRIESIAN STANDOFF

Welcome to LEJoG Day 24 Day 24 pre-amble Thus far, grazing dairy cattle have been very much part of the supporting cast in the tale of 50FootHead, adding about half a mile to my journey on day 7 and about 1½ miles to day 19. Today, however, they bustled their way into a starring role, […]

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#22 “GOTTA CHEW, GOTTA CHEW”

Welcome to LEJoG Day 22 Day 22 pre-amble Boys and girls of a certain age will probably remember these adverts and instantly understand the context of the post title. For any readers under 40, a brief explanation follows. A man or woman displays his or her supreme talent to a young child, who responds with […]

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