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About silkakt

I'm a map addict. I nip out in my lunch break to go to the National Map Centre, just around the corner from where I work, to feed my habit. My fix normally costs £7.99 and comes in the form of an OS map, although I'm a big fan of Sustrans cycle maps, the Trailblazer walking guides and maps of the world too. And once I've got my new map, I start plotting - routes, adventures and an escape away from the office that I spend too much time in. Maps, quite simply, make the world a better and more exciting place.

Rwenzori National Park

Uganda – Rwenzori National Park Date: 14 February 2018 Distance: 22.5 km Every now and then* a walk comes into your life that is so brutal you need a couple of beers and a good lie down before you can … Continue reading

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Uganda – Slopes of Mount Elgon

Uganda – Slopes of Mount Elgon Date: 5-6 February 2018 Distance: 44 km I spent the last couple of days walking from Budadari to Sipi Falls, on the slopes of Mount Elgon – an extinct volcano that sits on the … Continue reading

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Finland – Little Bear Trail

Finland – Oulanka National Park (Little Bear Trail) Date: 27 January 2018 Distance: 8 miles I’ve been struggling with how to describe Oulanka National Park, where I have been staying this week. The National Geographic website says it is ‘a … Continue reading

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Finland – Ruka

Finland – Ruka Date: 25 January 2018 Distance: 8 miles Today was a big day out to the ski resort. I don’t downhill ski and today didn’t seem the time to learn but there was a walking trail, so I … Continue reading

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Oulanka National Park

Finland – Oulanka National Park Date: 22 January 2018 Distance: 3 miles Now for something completely different on my gap year adventure… snowshoeing in Lapland! It. Is. Stunning. I’ve not really experienced this kind of snow or landscape before. I’ve … Continue reading

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Capital Ring Walk – Day 5

Capital Ring Walk – Day 5 Date: 20 December 2017 Walked From: Finsbury Park Walked To: Woolwich Foot Tunnel Distance: 16.5 miles As today was the last chance I had to complete the Capital Ring before Christmas, I braved the … Continue reading

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Capital Ring Walk – Day 4

Capital Ring Walk – Day 4 Date: 18 December 2017 Walked From: South Kenton Walked To: Finsbury Park Distance: 15 miles The weather today was glorious – in a clear blue skies and winter sunshine kind of a way. Just … Continue reading

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