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The man who has walked and still is walking, the Peak District

Britain, Europe and the World; he has no equal.

John Merrill 

 Walk Guides

"Hiking the sacred paths and trails of the world for others to follow".

"The miracle of life is not to fly in the air, or walk-on the water, but to walk on the earth"- Chinese saying.

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

photo - John Merrill on the summit of Stake Pass, on the Cumbria Way - May 2022.

tn MONT ST MICHEL COVER PIC edited. John Merrill on the final steps to Mont St. Michel.

tn jnm at st gillies do Gard after walking 180 miles along the new pilgrimage route from Le Puy. In medieval times was the fourth major pilgrimage destination.

June 2019 -

My seventh walk to Santiago de Compostela van the Camino Ingles. I was the only English person walking the route!

Another fantastic experience and gave a talk in the oldest church.

My credicils see below.

October 12th- 20th. 2018.

I did my first long distance cycle ride from Paris to Mont St. Michel and onto St. Malo - 340 miles in 6 days. A truly fantastic experience.

Met no other cyclists and even had a Police escort from the Calais ferry into the town!

June 2016 - John completed a 230 mile walk from Farnham along St. Swithin's Way to Winchester, and then along the Chemin de Saint Michel via Portsmouth, Cherbourg and on down to Mont. St. Michel. A fantastic walk and no other walkers!! The picture is of me crossing the five miles of sand, mud and rivers to the Abbey.

The in September 2017 joined the French Association walk from Caen to Mont St. Michel - 55 walkers. Another great experience, met every Mayor, and was on both local and National French TV!

May 30th 2014 - My recent walk of 300km was along GR700 - The Camino St. Gillies. Originally the fourth major pilgrimage route after Jerusalem, Rome and Santiago de Compostella. A really stunning walk from Le Puy le Vezlay to St. Gillies on the Camargue in Southern France. I walked on to Arles which is a starting point for Santiago. An amazing walk and a book to be written - NOW OUT!

Photo of me outside St, Nazairre church, St. Gillies.

st gillies cover two


My recent walk along GR107 - The Chemin des Bonhommes, from Foix in Southern France, over the Pyrenees to Berga near Barcelona. 11 days of amazing mountain walking - 9,000m (30,000ft) of ascent/descent - tracing the 13th & 14th. century route used by the Cathars - the Good Men - to escape the Pope's Inquisition. April 2014 - Now read the book about it!

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BON HOMMES COVER Cathar country and tracing their walk over the pyrenees to Spain.