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THIS IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL AND LICENSED WEBSITE REGARDING THE WALKS & GUIDEBOOKS OF 

JOHN MERRILL.

Please ignore the many sites that grossly invade my intellectural property rights.

 

Latest Day Challenge Walks -

The Portland Bill Challenge Walk - 24 miles - "follow in my early footsteps."


THE MATTERHORN CHALLENGE WALK - 26 MILES

Melton Mowbray to Grantham via Skillington and the memorial window to Rev Charles Hudson, one of the party to first climb the Matterhorn, but fell to his death on the descent.


The Sandstone Rocks Challenge Walk- 23 miles

The "Southern Peak District".


Three Day walks to Cambridgeshire Cathedrals - Ely, Peterborough, & King's College Chapel, Cambridge.

 

Order 3 books and get John Merrill's day pack free!


Hi, 

welcome to my

 Official world of 

Walking!

Enjoy good walking in 2019.



2019 is the 50th. anniversary of John's classic limestone dale walk -

THE LIMEY WAY -40 MILES


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Here for the first time are of all my walk guides that I have written. Walking is my way of life  and hope my guides bring you to places, exploring Mother Earth, while getting some healthy exercise.  


John is acknowledged as Britain's most experienced hiker and the world's greatest marathon walker, having so far walked - July 2019 -  more than 226,500 miles on walks throughout the world and worn out 139 pairs of boots. He is author of more than 470 walk guides - all devised, created and authored by him.

He is regularly copied but never equalled.

Britain's forgotten champion of walking.




Upper left  photo - John and a group of South Korean walkers in Croatia, October 2014. Upper right - John and medal after walking the Walk for Life, on Sunday June 8th. 2014. On Saturday June 14th. 2014 - John cycled 77 miles from London to Brighton - the longest he has cycled for many a year!

2nd. Top picture - John at the junction of the Pennine Way & St. cuthbert's Way, which he completed on July10th. 2015.

Top picture - John crossing the sand, mud and rivers to Mont St. Michel after a 230 mile walk from Farnham, in June 2016.

Top picture John on the summit of Sour Howes - Saturday June 17th. 2017.

Bottom - John walking across the sands, mud & rivers to Mont. St. Michel - September 29th. 2017.

These boots were made for walking - my 134th (2018) and new 135th. pair (2019).








John's latest adventure in September 2019 - Cycling from London to Paris and back along the River Seine - 540 miles in 10 days. This was his second long bike ride!


LATEST BADGES -




"For every mile you walk you extend your life by 21 mins."



The guides are set out in specific geographical areas with a separate section on Pilgrims Ways guidebooks.  All books, badges and certificates are usually sent out within 24 hours. We print to order.


Thanks for visiting!!


Why not join me for Qigong on a Friday night - 7pm- 8pm, at the Waltham Abbey Community Centre, Saxon Way, Waltham Abbey. EN9 1QD

This is the best health exercise in the world; easy to learn and very benefical and fun to do! 


Many of you have read my book - "Turn Right at land's End". I am humbled when people write in to say they have read it. One has read it 5 times, but I recently learnt of another who for the last 38 years has read it annually - so far 40 times - quite amazing!



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For my ministry and Pilgrim Walk guides see my other website -www.thejohnmerrillministry.co.uk

and for my All Faiths church -

www.londoninterfaithchurch.co.uk


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