About me

After a devastating spinal injury occurred whilst competing at a National level 200m sprint event when I was 17, I had to re-evaluate my life. I managed to get back to fitness with the help of a specialist and back to most sports(not running unfortunately). I undertook canoeing,mountain walking, snow skiing, horse riding and ended up working as an Outward Bound instructor in the lake district. Eventually, after starting a family, I qualified and worked as a Sports therapist helping other injured sports people back to health.

In 2016, I took up nordic walking as I found that it gave me a sport that could be achieved with little outlay and easy access. In 2019, I qualified as a British Nordic Walking Instructor.
8 th October

8 th October

Well home in Blighty after a very long train journey.We took the 10 am train from Santiago to irun on…
4 th October

4 th October

20 km. Last days walking.O pedrouzo to Santiago de CompostelaLast night was so noisy as there was a cafe directly…
3rd October

3rd October

Aurzu to o pedrouzo19 km14 Deg to 29 Deg Can’t believe just one more walk and sleep till Santiago.Today the…
2 nd October

2 nd October

O coto to aurzu20.5 km Walked with Camino uncles today as needed a slower walk as overdid it yesterday.Walked by…
1 Oct Castromaior to o coto

1 Oct Castromaior to o coto

24 km Left at 8 to get ahead of coach parties.It was a lovely walk through country lanes and moorland…
Friday 30 th September

Friday 30 th September

Vilei to castromaior27 kmNo rain.We started early as our accommodation did not make us want to hang around. ( The…
Thursday 29 th September

Thursday 29 th September

Samos to vilei28 kmrain. Rain and more rainWe did go to mass last night which was lovely in the monastery…
Wed 28 th September

Wed 28 th September

10 Deg to 15 DegLinares to SamosA 30 km walk Got up , looked out to see thick mist and…
27 th September

27 th September

Vega to Linares via cereobrio21.3 km10 Deg to 17we started off about 830 and it was cloudy but mild.It looked…
26th September

26th September

Cacabelos to vega de valcarce20 km5 Deg to 15 Today was the first mountain day for ,it feels like a…
25 th September

25 th September

16 km4 Deg to 16Molinaseca to cacabelos via ponferrada.Lovely weather for walking today.We walked to ponferrada via sides of road…
Sat 24 th

Sat 24 th

Rabanal del camino to Molinaseca.24 km4 to 10 DegMy favourite walk so far in the Cantabrian mountains.After a lovely uphill…
Friday 23

Friday 23

Astorga to Rabanal del camino20 km11 Deg to 17 km I started walking about 1 km but unfortunately after bruising…
Thursday 22nd September

Thursday 22nd September

Hospital to Astorga16 km11 to 24 Deg Lovely walk today as scenery is changing as we are walking away from…
Wed 21 st

Wed 21 st

Leon to Villar demazerife22 km11 to 26 kmAgain caught the bus from Leon to a village out of suburbs 8…
Tue 20th

Tue 20th

Marsilla to Leon22 km12 to 27 Deg Today was supposed to be 20 km but we had been warned about…
Monday 19 th

Monday 19 th

Sad day as Queen’s funeral.Calzadilla to mansilla de LA’s mulas Today I bused.After the 32 km yesterday and walking in…
Sunday 18th

Sunday 18th

Ledigos to calzadilla de Los hermanillos31 km9 Deg to 26 Deg Had early start as long day.Left at 630 in…
Sept 17 th

Sept 17 th

Carrion de Los Condes to ledigos12 Deg am to 26 by 12Lovely walking weather.We walked just 7 km todayBit of…
16 th September

16 th September

19 km24 degFromista to Carrion de Los Condes Started early in the morningAnd walked the dreaded Meseta, flat and on…
15 th September

15 th September

Complete rest day today.Castrojeriz to Fromista Fromista is a working town ,train station and 3 churches but not pretty.The church…
14 th September

14 th September

8 km Cool and occasional spots of rain. Tardajos to Castrojeriz Had terrible nights sleep ( about 1 HR )…
Tuesday 13 th sept

Tuesday 13 th sept

Cardenuela to TardajosVia Burgos18 kmWe walked mainly roads today and 15 was on the approach to Burgos around the airport…
Mon 12 September

Mon 12 September

Mon 12 September18.9 km24 Deg rising to 30 but cloudy.Had an amazing breakfast in our castle type accommodation with oat…
11th September

11th September

Granon to villafranca Monte’s de oca ( oca is the mountain region)As absolutely shattered yesterday and sore feet after the…
10th Sept Najera to Granon

10th Sept Najera to Granon

10th SeptNajera to Granon24.76 km7.5 hrs33 Degsun with no cloud cover We started early as the heat is building up…
9th Sept Logrono to najera

9th Sept Logrono to najera

Rioja country for you wine lovers31615 steps20.57 km5hrs 26 Deg sun with some cover. Lovely walking out of logrono today…
Los Acros to Logrono

Los Acros to Logrono

8th SeptLos Acros to LogronoI had a day off today as I have not slept too well as so hot…

7 th sept Estella to Los acros

23.76. km7 hrs26 Deg light cloud covering lovely Estella to Los acros Wonderful cool start today.We walked out of small…
6 th sept Puenta de Reina to estella

6 th sept Puenta de Reina to estella

4.09 hrs18 km32 Deg heat Walked out of village early 7 am just before sunrise and it was lovely and…