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MY LATEST MARATHON WALKS

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 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.













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.

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


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