THE WOMAN WHO WALKED THROUGH FEAR

I am delighted to announce that “The Woman Who Walked Through Fear” has now been published. I am holding my official Book Launch on 25 May 2018 from 7.00 to 8.30 pm at Flitwick Library, Beds.  Tickets are £1 to include refreshments.  Please contact me for further information.  jackiemcall@hotmail.co.uk The book recalls my journey through…

THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: Upper Beeding to Pyecombe

DAY 7:  Upper Beeding to Pycombe An early start again on another beautiful clear morning and yet again a hard climb up a hill – I am not sure I will ever “like” hills – but the climbs are always worth it.  So I trudged up to the top of Beeding Hill full of joy and…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day 13 – Lenham to Wye

  Day 13 of Walking the Pilgrims’ Way – how very strange.  How blessed to have made it this far.  All those months of preparation, training, looking at the maps, walks with friends, booking the package and each day of nearly the last two weeks looking at the map of the day ahead and then…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day 11 Rochester to Thurnham

    Having crossed the Medway yesterday I continued with my gratitude walk along the Pilgrim’s Way.  It was a day away from the City and towns and back to the countryside and small villages. A day with some spectacular views, reminders of pilgrims and ancient monuments.   I have been thinking about the difficulties of…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day 10 – Addington to Rochester

    I spent the morning of this glorious Autumn day in the countryside talking and singing to robins, squirrels and pheasants. I didn’t pass another human being but the wildlife made for pleasant company.   The young pheasants were very energetic and I couldn’t get a photo of one, so T sent me this one of Basil, our regular…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day 8 – Godstone to Otford

    Excellent weather for walking the Pilgrims’ Way today. The route from Winchester to Canterbury follows the line of the St Swithuns’ Way from Winchester up to Farnham and I covered this on days one, day two and day three of my trek. At Farnham it joins the North Downs’ Way and heads East….

Walking the Pilgrims Way: Day 7 – Reigate to Godstone

      I found yesterday’s walk quite hard so I was determined to take a close look at the route before I started off today. There was a long climb up Reigate Hill to start with, to get on to the North Downs’ Way but I was so grateful that my hotel was not…