Wood End Trail, Harlington, Beds.

  I find it difficult to believe I have lived in Harlington eight years and never walked the Wood End Trail.  The excellent P3 leaflet had been sitting in the study for a while and prompted by a couple of conversations with villagers and also having sight of some of the old maps of the…

Index of Posts for Walks in Beds, Herts and Bucks

  Index of walks in Beds, Herts and Bucks: I thought it would be useful to set out an index and link to the local walks I have undertaken which I will update as time goes on.  Any comments on the walks would be more than welcome. Walks in Bedfordshire An early morning walk up…

Barton Springs

    Taking a walk over Barton Springs very early one morning to see the sun rise was an idea that had been softly floating around in my head for a  while.  A combination of a full moon meaning I could see my way walking up the hills and superb fine weather combined to give me…

Millenium Circular Walk

    I have walked the 14 mile  Millenium Circular Walk in Bedfordshire taking in the parishes of Aspley Guise, Aspley Heath, Eversholt, Husborne Crawley, Ridgmont, Woburn and Woburn Sands several times and never been disappointed and today was not an exception.  Although easily accessible from many parts of Bedfordshire and indeed Milton Keynes, the…

The Magic May Tree: A walk around Warden Hills, Galley Hill and Lilley

  When I was a child my Nana kept a book at her house in Dalton Street, St Albans which had belonged to my Mum and Auntie as infants.  This cherished book was called “The Magic May Tree”.  Walking on this  magnificent May Day I was reminded in so many ways of the glorious fantasyland of the book.  The gingham-clad,…

A Walk from Harlington: Sharpenhoe, Spring and a Secret Place

    Leaving Harlington On this beautiful spring morning the lovely T and myself set foot from our home in Harlington on one of my favourite rambles around the area. There is something intoxicating about inhaling the air on a morning such as this and we felt that the chores could wait and we must be…

Walking around Harlington: Blue Plaques and Byways

  Walk Details – Harlington   Thought for the walk:  If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” – Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz .  And so it is with this…

About the Journey and About Me

  Hi, and welcome to my walking  blog.  My name is Jackie McAll, and I love “trudging”.   I live in a pretty village in South Bedfordshire, noted for its John Bunyan connections and for as long as I can remember I have loved both walking and writing.  I so hope that you enjoy reading about both the…

Welcome to my Walking Blog

  My book “The Woman Who Walked Through Fear” has now been published by Sitting Duck Press.  The book describes my adventures during my Gratitude Walk of the Pilgrims’ Way, my journey through life and my recovery from alcoholism.    My official book launch was on 25 May from 7.00 – 8.30 at Flitwick Library, Beds. Tickets…