Author Archives: Guy Mawson

Te Araroa Part 3 – Keri Keri to Auckland

Prologue Part 3 of my New Zealand adventure takes me down the East coast of the North Island along the beaches and grassy hills and is a welcome change from the muddy forests that I’ve spent a week walking through. … Continue reading

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Te Araroa Part 2 – Ahipara to Keri Keri

Before I start ‘d just like to say that I’m having a lot of trouble with WordPress at the moment as they seem to have changed their editing website and it’s really difficult to work with, so I have to … Continue reading

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Te Araroa Part 1 – Getting to the start and 90 Mile Beach

Days 1 to 3 – Cardiff to Auckland Te Aroroa is New Zealand’s long distance trail and runs 2500km from the tip of the North Island all the way way down to the end of the South Island. It traverses … Continue reading

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The Wales Coast Path Part 7 – South Wales Coast

Prologue The final section of the Wales Coast Path is very familiar territory to me, I’ve run along these sections many times and am very familiar with this stretch. It’s a bit bland and boring at times, flat and industrial … Continue reading

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The Wales Coast Path Part 6 – Carmarthen Bay and Gower

Prologue Having now finished the epic Pembrokeshire Coast Path it was time to start heading east towards home. I know this section quite well having run around The Gower a few times and love nothing more than catching the train … Continue reading

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The Wales Coast Path Part 5 – Pembrokeshire

 Prologue The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a National Trail, in fact the first National Trail in Wales and opened in 1970 and widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the world. National Geographic rated it as the … Continue reading

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The Wales Coast Path Part 4 – Snowdonia and Ceredigion Coast

Prologue This stage takes me down the west coast of Wales, and somewhere I’ve never really explored. It’s one of my favourite stages and I have some incredible camping spots! There’s drama and exhaustion, but that’s all part of the … Continue reading

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The Wales Coast Path Part 3 – The Llyn Peninusla

Prologue In my childhood, we used to holiday on the Llyn Peninsula in Criccieth, so this was going to be a highlight of my trip. Butlins in Pwthelli, slot machines and penny falls, Space Invaders at the iconic Morannedd cafe … Continue reading

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The Wales Coast Path Part 2 – Anglesey

Prologue The Anglesey Coast Path is around 140-miles and has been on my bucket-list for many years. I’ve only been to Anglesey once when I was working for Welsh Water. It’s a unique place like any small island community is, … Continue reading

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The Wales Coast Path Part 1 – North Wales Coast

Prologue Back in 2012, the Wales Coast Path opened – which is a continuous trail around the coastline around Wales and officially 870 miles. Ever since I’d heard about it – it was on my bucket list. I live in … Continue reading

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