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A great walk to a great pub: the Sun Inn, Dedham, Essex

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Dedham is your typically picturesque, gentrified English village; even the local Co-op bears a hand-painted sign declaring itself to be “high class”. In the tourist season it draws crowds by the coach-load, soaking up...

A great walk to a great pub: the George and Dragon, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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The Olympic Games were reborn in Much Wenlock. It was over dinner at the Raven coaching inn in 1890 that pioneering doctor William Penny Brookes and French aristocrat Baron Pierre de Coubertin had a discussion about r...

A great walk to a great pub – the Lister Arms, Malham, Yorkshire Dales

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Malham meanderings/Lister ArmsChris MossNov 11, 2021Start Lister Arms, Malham, North YorkshireDistance 7.6 milesTime 4 hoursTotal ascent 617 metresDifficulty Easy There are two tales about how the Lister Arms got its ...

A great walk to a great pub: the Packhorse, near Bath, Somerset

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Start: The Packhorse, South StokeDistance: 8.2 milesTime: 4 hoursTotal ascent: 260 metresDifficulty: moderate GPX map can be found here. If walking from Bath Spa station you can join the main route at Tucking Mill by ...

A great walk to a great pub: The Ship Inn, East Neuk

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Start: Anstruther waterfrontDistance: 7 miles (14 miles if not returning by bus)Time: 3-4 hoursTotal ascent 102 metresDifficulty: Easy. Use OS Explorer 371 map The barman at the Ship Inn beams at me. “We reckon we’re...

A great walk to a great pub: The Fauconberg, North Yorkshire

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Start The Fauconberg, CoxwoldDistance 6.8 milesTime 2.5 hoursTotal ascent 230 metresDifficulty Moderate Coxwold is an endearing, honey-hued village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire. Part of the Howardian ...

A great walk to a great pub: the Ram Inn, Firle, South Downs

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Start The Ram Inn, Firle, East Sussex Distance 5 milesTime 2½ hoursTotal ascent 200 metresDifficulty Moderate No artist has captured the curves and chalky pastel colours of the Sussex landscape like Eric Ravilious (1...

A great walk to a great pub: the Drover’s Rest, Cumbria

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Start The Drover’s Rest, MonkhillDistance 8 milesTime 4 hoursTotal ascent 70 metresDifficulty: Moderate I first came across Burgh by Sands – a mile up the road from this walk’s starting point in Monkhill – in a 1970s...

A great walk to a great pub: the Riverside, Herefordshire

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Start The Riverside, AymestreyDistance 9 milesTime 5 hoursTotal ascent 475 metresDifficulty ModerateRoute notes osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk Times have taken a turn for the tranquil in Mortimer Country. Wind back a mi...

A great walk to a great pub: the New Inn, Cerne Abbas, Dorset

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Start The New Inn, Cerne Abbas, DorsetDistance 10 milesTime 4 hoursTotal ascent 380 metresDifficulty Easy to moderate Cerne Abbas lies pretty much in the middle of Dorset, tucked beneath a line of hills that divides ...

A great walk to a great pub: the Tiger Inn, East Sussex

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Start The Tiger Inn, East Dean, near EastbourneDistance 7½ milesTime 3½ hoursTotal ascent 370 metresDifficulty Easy to moderate Autumn bluster is in the air as I set off from the car park, with rain clouds roiling ov...

Great walk with a great pub: the Neuadd Arms Hotel, Powys

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Start: Neuadd Arms HotelDistance: 8 milesTime 3.5 hoursTotal ascent 290 metresDifficulty moderate As everyone knows, the Roman empire’s water supplies were tainted with a hidden substance that crept in from the pipes....

A great walk to a great pub: The Wallace Arms, Rowfoot, North Pennines

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Start The Wallace Arms, Rowfoot, HaltwhistleDistance 4½ milesTime 3½ hoursElevation gain 215 metresDifficulty Moderate and potentially muddy The connection between William Wallace and Tynedale is as gory as a Sam Peck...

A great walk to a great pub: Four Alls Inn, Higham, Lancashire

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Start Four Alls Inn, Higham, LancashireDistance 7 milesTime 2.5 hoursTotal ascent 533 metresDifficulty Easy to moderate Higham is a great place to start a walk, not too high, not too low. A few miles north of Burnley,...

A great walk to a great pub: the Green Dragon, Yorkshire Dales

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Start Green Dragon pub HardrawDistance 9½ milesTime 3-4 hoursTotal ascent 490 metresDifficulty moderate An important truth was established some time ago when that celebrated bar room pundit Aristotle proved beyond all...

All hail the shacket, and 20 years of other great (and not so great) outfits

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For 20 years, I have been dressing up every week in the look I write about in this column. Today I’m in a shacket, of which more later. I’ve road-tested boilersuits and blouses, prairie collars and pencil skirts. I’ve...