Friday, October 2, 2009

Change Of Course

I have mentioned that my whole walking route through France has been under review because of my experienced danger of walking even on quiet roads. Here is the new version of my course. GRs are the long distance walking tracks of which there is a huge network in France (80,000 kms and almost as many again with slightly different designations!).

Vic’s Big Walking Route

France Section

Start Puivert track to:
Mirepoix roads to:
Lisle sur Tarn, pick up GR46
Rocamadour, switch to GR6
Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil, switch to GR36
Brantome, switch to GR 654
Rochechouart, switch to GR48
Saumur, switch to GR36
Le Lude
Pass East of Le Mans
Pass West of Alencon

English Section

Debark Ferry at Porstmouth, then:

Solent Way to Brockhampton SU 798 058
Wayfarers Walk to near Abbotstone SU 569 334
Oxdrove Way to Bradley SU 634 416
Three Castles Path to Ellisfield SU639 458
Thames Valley Circular to Goring SU594 807
Thames Path National Trail to Oxford
To Oxford 130miles (208KM) miles from Portsmouth

From Oxford

Oxford Canal to Braunston, then Hawkesbury Junction.
Coventry Canal to Fazely Junction, then Fradley Junction
Trent and Mersey Canal to Stone, Kidsgrove, Middlewich, Northwich, Preston Brook.
Bridgewater Canal to Leigh
Leigh Branch of Leeds and Liverpool, then Rufford Branch of L&L to Tarleton
Douglas/Ribble to Preston.
Roads to Blackpool.


Stew said...

i'd love to join you and keep you company for a few hours when you get near Rochechouart

Vic Heaney said...

Hello Stew

Impossible to say exactly when that would be, but you are welcome. Keep an eye on the blog. When I start the actual walk (May 15 2010, I shall try to update the blog every day and give some idea of where I will be for the next couple of days.