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Dartmoor: 61 in 61 for DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal

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On Saturday 25 April a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It severely shook the lives of at least 5.3m people and left many homeless. Nepal’s major cities, including the capital Kathmandu, have been badly damaged and rural areas near the epicentre have been completely cut off by avalanches.

Australia: The Ghost House Trail, Yanchep National Park

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I had returned to Perth early and, to be honest, was at a bit of a loss what to do next. I wasn't sure where to go given Western Australia is at the tail end of the summer and everywhere I've seen is in need of some serious rehydration. I was still keen to get back out into the Australian bush, but couldn't decide where. Then, my cousin's wife, Jamie, mentioned Yanchep National Park and after scouring the internet for walking ideas, I came across the Ghost House Trail.

Australia: Margaret River

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It was a relief to be in Margaret River. I do love the place! It is a busy, yet relaxed, town with great pubs, fine eateries and an ideal base to explore some of the best wineries that Australia has to offer. Add to that, I now know there are some worthwhile short bushwalking options to get away from the crowds.

Australia: Cape to Cape Track - Cape Leeuwin to Hamelin Bay

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When Andrew forwarded his proposed itinerary for the Cape to Cape I must admit alarm bells were raised. What I had envisaged to be a steady eight day walk of one hundred and thirty-five kilometres from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste had turned into a six day beast with days of over twenty kilometres, the first being twenty - seven!