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GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of “Women Who Walk” – PORTUGAL

22nd August 2021

GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of Women Who Walk: How 20 Women From 16 Countries Came To Live in Portugal by Louise Ross

3 copies of "Women Who Walk

What compels someone to leave their country of origin, which is the story before their departure? What happens to them on their journey to the new place, which is the story of getting from one place to another? And what causes them to finally land somewhere and decide to stay, if not for the rest of their lives, then for an extended period? Women Who Walk: How 20 Women from 16 Countries Came to Live in Portugal is a collection of 20 interviews with a diverse group of expatriate women. Their personal narratives tell tales of world travel and cultural immersion as a form of higher education, a vehicle for personal growth and expanded awareness of self and others, and an instrument for greater understanding and appreciation of the differences that today too often separate us. Readers will find these shared experiences, communicated honestly and openly, sometimes with humor, sometimes through tears of loss, courageous, uplifting, poignant and inspirational, a reassuring reflection of their own life journey.


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Then, tell us a bit about your all-time favourite walk in the Comments below. Do so by midnight, 4 September and the first three names chosen at random will each be sent a copy by the author. UK only.

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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 09/09/2021 at 11:49 am

    The winners are:
    Julie Camm


  2. User: Georgie Wright

    Posted on: 04/09/2021 at 8:59 pm

    I love walking in Dalby Forest, part of the North York Moors National Park, it’s wonderful there.


  3. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 04/09/2021 at 6:03 pm

    Along the North West coast (Lytham St Annes) to remind me of home


  4. User: RAS75

    Posted on: 04/09/2021 at 9:26 am

    My favourite walks are the ones I get to do with my daughter when visiting her in London where she is at university


  5. User: Sheena Read

    Posted on: 04/09/2021 at 6:54 am

    My all time favourite walk is through the lowlands of Scotland. Such beautiful scenery.


  6. User: Jennie Stallard

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 8:34 pm

    my favourite walk is at waters meet – National trust in somerset.


  7. User: Patricia Avery

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 7:28 pm

    Hubby and I love to work up an appetite with a long walk along the seabank of The Wash (usually wild and windy even in summer) and then enjoy a picnic at the RSPB reserve at Freiston Shore.


  8. User: Andrzej Szymanski

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 6:02 pm

    In UK it’s Beachy Head, while my all-time favourite walk is Machu Picchu in Peru.


  9. User: Deborah Bird

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 5:32 pm

    Around Bolton Abbey, it is beautiful!


  10. User: Andrea F

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 12:11 pm

    My mum is the walker in the family, not me. She and her friend are walking the coast of Britain bit by bit. They’re progess has been put back by COVID, but they still managed to get in some of their local Kent coast. So far, they’ve enjoyed the North Cornwall Coast the most.


  11. User: Julie Camm

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 11:03 am

    We walked up Great Gable, one of the biggies in the Lake District, and everything was shrouded in fog. We were half way on our descent when the cloud disappeared really suddenly and we had the most beautiful view of the valley and Wastwater. I’ve never forgotten it.


  12. User: Sue Barton

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 9:41 am

    The cliffs around the headland at Flamborough is my favourite walk; beautiful scenary, fresh air and the cry of the gulls


  13. User: Sue Barton

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 9:39 am

    The cliffs along the coast around Flamborough Head is my favourite walk; beautiful scenary, fresh air and the cry of gulls


  14. User: sarah parker

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 9:10 am

    My favourite walk is along the east coast of Scotland 🙂


  15. User: Katrina Adams

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 7:38 am

    My favourite walk is walking through the woods near our home and then heading on to the beach. The beach goes from sandy to pebbly and it’s a gorgeous walk regardless of the season.

    I remember doing the same walk as a family when I was a kid and still love doing it now.


  16. User: shellee

    Posted on: 03/09/2021 at 12:51 am

    Walking the Aldbourne and Ogbourne St George section of the Ridgeway walk – stunning views and such a lovely walk which I am so lucky to have on my doorstep


  17. User: Gul Akkaya

    Posted on: 02/09/2021 at 10:35 pm

    Lycian way in Turkey, amazing walk with lots of secret gem places to visit.


  18. User: Claire D

    Posted on: 02/09/2021 at 6:28 pm

    Perranporth to St Agnes in Cornwall. A beautiful walk & we saw a pod of dolphins


  19. User: Lucy Wright-Booth

    Posted on: 02/09/2021 at 4:01 pm

    My favourite walk is along the Jurassic Coast – Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and along towards Weymouth!


  20. User: Angela Kely

    Posted on: 02/09/2021 at 11:28 am

    I love to walk along the coastal path in North Yorkshire. A lot is said about beautiful calm tropical seas, but give me the North Sea any day!


  21. User: Rosiej

    Posted on: 02/09/2021 at 10:51 am

    My favourite walk is local along the beach from Worthing to Ferring



    Posted on: 02/09/2021 at 7:51 am

    The Pembs coast path-sea and scenery with over 180 miles to explore!


  23. User: Tina8

    Posted on: 01/09/2021 at 9:39 pm

    I love walking around the Baker Street area, through Regents Park then to Marylebone High Street, taking in Daunt Books and Oxfam Books


  24. User: Michelle Marie McGrath

    Posted on: 01/09/2021 at 10:54 am

    This sounds like a wonderful project that I really resonate with. I’ve lived in a few different countries and now back in my native UK.

    My favourite recent walking route that I’ve particularly enjoyed this past year (and felt very grateful for) is all around the coast at Falmouth in Cornwall. From Castle Beach, through Gylly Beach and around the headland and down the hill to Swanpool. Short and sweet and immediately uplifting.


  25. User: MariaD

    Posted on: 31/08/2021 at 6:19 pm

    My favourite walk is on the southwestcoastal path from Broadsands beach to Elberry Cove.

    It has breathtaking cliffside views, with benches strategically placed overlooking the sea.

    If you time it right at golden hour – the sea becomes see through and turns a tropical green/turquoise colour.

    The perfect place to appreciate nature!


  26. User: Amy

    Posted on: 31/08/2021 at 3:43 pm

    i love alking from littlehampton to bognor along the seafront its wonderful


  27. User: jackie rushton

    Posted on: 31/08/2021 at 3:58 am

    I love walking through the beautiful New Forest on any of the trails


  28. User: Chrissiewad

    Posted on: 31/08/2021 at 3:44 am

    I like to walk along Barmouth beach on a sunny evening when the sun is setting with my children


  29. User: Pin King Mouse

    Posted on: 30/08/2021 at 10:46 pm

    Around Farthing Downs


  30. User: Rich Tyler

    Posted on: 30/08/2021 at 10:35 pm

    A long walk along a beach in Portugal, it was magical algarve sunshine


  31. User: andyi

    Posted on: 30/08/2021 at 5:30 pm

    A walk along the promenade in Puerto de mazzarron in Spain. Finishing with a lovely Menu del dia, in our favorite restaurant.


  32. User: b

    Posted on: 30/08/2021 at 4:29 pm

    A short circular walk from the St. John the Baptist church in Beckford Worcesetershire around the lower slopes of Bredon hill and back through the small, but pretty, nature reserve to the start – quintessentially English in all seasons


  33. User: kdixxy

    Posted on: 30/08/2021 at 3:58 pm

    I absolutely love walking around the coast of North Devon


  34. User: Aesop58

    Posted on: 30/08/2021 at 3:46 pm

    my favourite walk is along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal


  35. User: mistycmp

    Posted on: 30/08/2021 at 9:09 am

    I have many friends in Sweden and when I visit we take walks through the beautiful forests and around the lakes. The views in the archipelago are unbeatable in my opinion.


  36. User: debbie patching

    Posted on: 30/08/2021 at 5:52 am

    my favourite walk is along the southdowns. There is so much peace and nature along there it is heaven.


  37. User: MrsJ2000

    Posted on: 29/08/2021 at 4:52 pm

    I love walking round Lake Windermere, just a short walk, then a picnic and then walk some more. Then another day we choose another part to walk around. It is so lovely and when the light changes and hits the scenery and water you get some gorgeous colours


  38. User: bopper

    Posted on: 29/08/2021 at 1:15 pm

    mine is always a walk through the trails of Dalby Forest National Park in North Yorkshire, peace, nature and inspiring


  39. User: Shameme Adams

    Posted on: 29/08/2021 at 12:36 pm

    My favourite walk is wherever I go in Haworth!-Bronte Country.


  40. User: Laura Pritchard

    Posted on: 29/08/2021 at 11:39 am

    I walked from Bude to Newquay along the Cornish coastal path & it was stunning!


  41. User: michelle o'neill

    Posted on: 29/08/2021 at 7:21 am

    I love the Thames Path walk.


  42. User: redfox5

    Posted on: 29/08/2021 at 7:11 am

    There is a lake behind my house and I love walking around it and stopping to feed the ducks on the way! It’s part of the Blackwater Valley path and it’s lovely.


  43. User: galadrial

    Posted on: 28/08/2021 at 8:13 pm

    My favourite walk is on the Rame Peninsula walking around the outside of Mount Edgcumbe Park looking across Plymouth Sound, around to Kingsands and on to Cawsands. Stunning.


  44. User: Peter 123

    Posted on: 28/08/2021 at 8:00 pm

    My favourite walk is along the coast path at Dunwich in Suffolk followed by fish & chips. Yummy


  45. User: claire woods

    Posted on: 28/08/2021 at 6:01 pm

    Orrest Head Windermere. It’s the right size walk for all of us and has lovely views.


  46. User: I like reading

    Posted on: 28/08/2021 at 5:46 pm

    Hello, I’m not sure if I have a favourite walk but I really enjoy walking around Keswick in the Lake District, it such a lovely town.


  47. User: Lynne Meredith

    Posted on: 28/08/2021 at 1:48 pm

    My favourite ever walk was through the mountains to Petra in Jordan, coming out at The Monastery. Different way in rather than through the souk. We were taken there by a Bedouin friend


  48. User: Miriam Smith

    Posted on: 27/08/2021 at 6:28 am

    My favourite walk is along the North East coast between Roker and South Shields, on a clear day you can see the horizon that seems to go on for miles (probably does) and walking on the rocky and sandy beaches with its rock pools and natural environment. I could walk for days imagining the coastal life before people.


  49. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 27/08/2021 at 5:32 am

    Southern coastal..path in England

    The most beautiful scenery ever


  50. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 24/08/2021 at 1:24 pm

    Old Winchester Hill in Hampshire, a beautiful scenic walk with views out to the Isle of Wight. Particularly lovely in cowslip season


  51. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 24/08/2021 at 7:57 am

    My favourite walk is around Wepre Park, a 160-acre country park not far from where I live in North Wales. The park is great for woodland walking and even has a waterfall and castle ruins in its grounds.


  52. User: philatel

    Posted on: 22/08/2021 at 10:24 pm

    Anywhere in Paris – there is so much to see and it all seems so easy to walk to unlike most cities where one has to keep getting on and off public transport.


  53. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 22/08/2021 at 6:38 pm

    I don’t have great mobility now but if I could do a long walk it would be along a coastal path somewhere – probably Croatia!


  54. User: SueKelsoRyan

    Posted on: 22/08/2021 at 5:35 pm

    My favourite walk is one I did as a child: up the hills from the family home on the shores of the Isle of Arran. When I was around nine, I was allowed to take charge of my aunt’s dogs and that was one kind of adventure. But mostly I liked to climb alone through the bracken, along paths beaten down by the deer and the sheep, to a little ‘island’ between two gushing burns. I sat on the moss under the rowan trees, listening to the water heading toward the distant sea and thought about my place in the universe. On reflection, it was mindfulness long before such things were spoken of. My little island oasis of calm.


  55. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 22/08/2021 at 4:56 pm

    My favourite walk is from my house to Castle Woods where there is a green chain route that takes you right through the woods around Shooters Hill and takes in Severndroog Castle. From here you are so high up that you can see most of London from the viewpoint. The scenery around it is amazing and I am fascinated by what it would have been like to live in the castle itself. An tall, thin and quite small building that really only overlooks woodland and a rose garden. Always makes me think what a lonely old life it would have been.


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