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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.

TALK Testimonials

November 2021 - Thank you so much for your talk about "Witches and Highwaymen in Hertfordshire", Everyone enjoyed it.

March 2019 - "Thank you for coming to our meeting on Wednesday and for your interesting and enjoyable talk and pictures, and giving us some insight into your unusual and amazing life and pilgrimages How do you remember all those statistics on miles walked, boots and backpacks etc!! Thanks again.J.W.

2/2018 - LONDON TO OXFORD PILGRIMAGE ROUTE - "Thank you for an enjoyable evening telling us about your walk from London to Oxford. The ladies are always amazed at the miles you walk and the boots you wear out over time. Your photographs are always a pleasure to see making us forget that at the moment the fields are not very green. I shall certainly ask you to come back." BH 

"Dutch Bulb Cruise - Thank you for coming to our club at such notice after a speaker cancelled and secondly for a very entertaining talk. It was certainly a whistle stop tour for you but you managed to take some really remarkable pictures. I am sure the ladies who have not been to Keukenof Gardens in Holland, will be tempted to do so now. We look forward to seeing you in September talking about your walk to Assisi."BH

“CATHARS WAY - Thank you for visiting our club last Wednesday evening. We did enjoy your illustrated talk about the Cathars Way - 180 miles in southern France. The pictures were lovely and your comments were interesting and funny! At least you don't have a lot of dirty washing to take back home with you! I will be in touch eith you again to see and hear some more walking travels. FW