John Merrill Walk Guides - "Hiking the sacred paths of the world for others to follow"
welcome to my
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Here for the first time are of all my walk guides that I have written. Walking is my way of life  and hope my guides bring you to places, exploring Mother Earth, while getting some healthy exercise.  .

(Lower photo - May 30th. 2014 - on completion of the stunning GR700 - The Camino of St' Gillies in Southern Farnce.
Upper Photo left- June 2013 on completion of GR107 from France, over the Pyrenees to Spain - a 10 day walk over high passes involving some 9,000 metres of ascent). Upper left  photo - John and a group of South Korean walkers in Croatia, October 2014. Upper right - John and medal after walking the Walk for Life, on Sunday June 8th. 2014. On Saturday June 14th. 2014 - John cycled 77 miles from London to Brighton - the longest he has cycled for many a year!
Top picture - John at the junction of the Pennine Way & St. cuthbert's Way, which he completed on July10th. 2015.

"For every mile you walk you extend your life by 21 mins."

"Every walk starts when you close   the door behind you" JNM 2013

The guides are set out in specific geographical areas with a separate section on Pilgrims Ways guidebooks.

Thanks for visiting!
We hope to see you again! Check back later for new additions and  to our website, as this is very much an on going passion. There's much more to come on this site!

Why not join me for Qigong on a Friday night - 7pm- 8pm, at the Waltham Abbey Community Centre, Saxon Way, Waltham Abbey. EN9 1QD
This is the best health exercise in the world; easy to learn and very benefical and fun to do! 

Many of you have read my book - "Turn Right at land's End". I am humbled when people write in to say they have read it. One has read it 5 times, but I recently learnt of another who for the last 35 years has read it annually - so far 35 times - quite amazing!

Happy New Year and Happy  walking in 2016!

For my ministry and Pilgrim Walk guides see my other website -
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60th. Birthday photograph on the summit of O2!!!!!
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