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  1. Hi Martin, do you have a link to follow your blog? I tried the subscribe button but it didn’t seem to work? I enclose a link to my blog. http://simonstravels.com/ You liked my Geneva to Damascus hitch hike which I put on Al Humphrey’s site…so thought you ‘might’ enjoy some of my other travel adventures? If you can tell me how to follow your adventures I’ll follow ya! Cheers, Simon.

  2. Hello Martin,

    I’m working on a new appeal for the National Trust, and we thought it might be of interest to you: It’s called ‘Fix The Fells’ and it’s all about protecting our spectacular Lakeland fells from erosion by maintaining and repairing the paths.

    We’d like to invite you to get involved in the launch of the appeal, later this month.

    Could you drop me your email, so I can tell you a bit more about it?

    Mine is serena.cowdy@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Thanks very much,


    1. Hi James, thanks for commenting and I’m pleased you like the blog. The best way to get people to visit your site, is to make sure they know you’ve published something. So, user Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and any other social media channel that you are on. There are lots of great blogs post that explain how to do this in an effective way. Good luck!

      Also, I just had a look at your twitter bio, you should add a link to blog.

  3. Hello Martin,

    I used to read the A to Z for hours as a kid. I was fascinated by all the hidden brooks, tunnels and cut-throughs in London. I never did to travel via a Red Bus Rover though it was always on my list of things to do.

    The 169 and 25 bus, I remember them and trips to Epping Forest and Hainault Forest were a read adventure back in the day.

    Thanks for reminding me what great fun I had map-reading as a suburban London kid.

    1. Hi Malcolm, thanks for commenting and really glad the post brought back good memories. Maps were such a great inspiration to me as a child, especially in a city as big as London that offered so much for exploration. I still love maps now, any map of any place is of interest : )

  4. Hello Martin,

    That’s it! I’ve read enough, ( and dreamed enough ) of other people’s adventures, now it’s my turn! I’ve made up my mind to go wild camping somewhere in the Gower soon, with my daughter and dog! Wish me luck!



    1. Hi Gillian. A great decision! I keep on planning to wild camp with my dog and the Gower is absolutely perfect. Let me know how you get on?

  5. Do you still go wild camping in Hertfordshire?
    I live there myself and am new to camping, would be very keen to hear your local recommendations. X

  6. I couldn’t agree more with your assessment of ‘You Never Heard Anything Like It’, a forgotten single by The Freshmen. The story goes that John Peel encouraged listeners to “just buy it” but it was not available in British record stores. Release Records had sent TWO copies to England.

    1. Hi Francis, I still love the single so much, I found it for 10p in secondhand bin in a record shop!

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