Below is Keith Burton's letter describing his Macmillan Walk this year.
He will be setting off on the 6 June and finishing on the 21st June.
Each day he will be reporting his progress on this page.  His route details can be seen HERE



Dear Friends,

I will be walking again for Macmillan, but hopefully will not encounter the same conditions as last year's North Downs Way

This will be totally different from my previous North Down Way trail, with many ups and downs along the way, but hopefully not the same humidity, thunder storms and dreadful path conditions that I encountered last year throughout Surrey and Kent.

The official start is St Dogmeals around 2 miles from Cardigan ending at Amroth - 186 miles and 36000 of ascent, with many well known Towns along this coastal path.

There are some long and demanding days ahead especially the first day to Newport with over 4000 ft of ascent and the 17 mile section from Fishguard to Trefin.   Accommodation is limited in quieter areas resulting in a Caravan in the grounds of the Hibernia Inn at Angle and also a scenic stretch amongst the Oil Drums of Milford Haven.

Sandy Haven is a Tidal area - should my timing be out it will be an additional 41/2 miles. Also there is the Bosherston M.O.D. area to navigate, but remains closed at certain times, hopefully an alternative route will not be mined.

I leave the YHA at Poppit Sands on June 6th arriving at Amroth on the 21st

I would again like to thank you for your encouragement over the years and will be posting my daily Blog to the website

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Keith Burton   TEL 01785 714386     27th April 2017