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Have a great year of good walking in 2018.
2018 is the 40th Anniversary of the first walk around Britain's entire coastline - 7,000 miles. and a new book -
"Walking the Essex Coastline - 350 miles"
has just been published -
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.
John is acknowledged as Britain's most experienced hiker and the world's greatest marathon walker, having so far walked - June 2018 - more than 220,500 miles on walks throughout the world and worn out 136 pairs of boots. He is author of more than 450 books.
He is often copied but never equalled.
Britain's forgotten champion of walking.
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!
2nd. Top picture - John at the junction of the Pennine Way & St. cuthbert's Way, which he completed on July10th. 2015.
Top picture - John crossing the sand, mud and rivers to Mont St. Michel after a 230 mile walk from Farnham, in June 2016.
Top picture John on the summit of Sour Howes - Saturday June 17th. 2017.
Bottom - John walking across the sands, mud & rivers to Mont. St. Michel - September 29th. 2017.
LATEST BADGES -
"For every mile you walk you extend your life by 21 mins."
The guides are set out in specific geographical areas with a separate section on Pilgrims Ways guidebooks. All books, badges and certificates are usually sent out within 24 hours. We print to order.
Thanks for visiting!!
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 walking in 2018!
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and for my All Faiths church -
New Handy light daypack for short walks, with John Merrill's logo. £6.50 including post and packing.
A MUST HAVE!