I started in Cardiff on 18th April 2013, walking East past Newport, then up Offa’s Dyke and the borders, round the new Welsh Coast Path from Chester along the North Wales coast, around Anglesey and Lleyn Peninsula, down the West coast, around Pembroke and then along the South from Carmarthen, round Gower, finally ending up back at Cardiff on 28th July 2013 – my birthday!
I planed to walk for approximately 60 days averaging 17 miles per day, to allow time for writing, talks, and the odd wedding. However, my waking pace was slower than I’d hoped (although exactly what experienced ramblers told me), so ended up with 77 full or part walking days averaging around 15 miles for a complete walking day, but with some very long days (29 miles) and some quite short ones.
- Wed 17th April — public lecture “Treading Out Technology” at Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Thurs 18th April — walk starts 🙂
- Fri 26th April — fly to Paris for CHI conference
- Sat 27th April — present on walk at GeoHCI meeting
- Fri 3rd May — resume walk
- Thur 9th May — talk at School of Computing and Communications Technology, Glyndwr University, Wrexham
- Sun 12th May — start Wales Coast Path at Chester
- Tue 21st May — visit MHA sites at Colwyn Bay
- Thur 23rd May — night in morphPOD
- Fri 31st May / Sat 1st June — visit Bocs and Geosho in Caernarfon
- Wed 19th June — visit Software Alliance Wales and Roderic Bowen Archives at Lampeter
- Thur 4th July — wedding anniversary at Tenby
- Mon 22nd July — talk at Department of Computer Science, Swansea University
- Fri 26th July — visit MHA site at Penarth
- Sun 28th July — finish in Cardiff 🙂 🙂 🙂
The following stages are based on where my bits of paper ran out when I was first measuring up last year, but also start-end at significant points. I’ll probably modify at some stage to correspond to the official WCP sections, or at least mark these.
Further route information:
Wales Coast Path
LDWA page for the Wales Coast Path
There is a GPX file and interactive map for Offa’s Dyke at gps-routes.
LDWA page for Offa’s Dyke.