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I’ve decided to do a blog. Go me.

What’s it about? I do a fair bit of walking, often alone, sometimes with friends, mostly in the south east of England (that being where I live). But all the walks I do have one thing in common: public transport.

I don’t have a car, can’t afford one, don’t really need one, don’t really want one, so rely on bus, tube or train to get around. Hence ‘Byways By Railway’ (and/or tube and/or bus, but that would have made a rubbish title (or more rubbish title than the one I chose)).

Mostly so as I don’t forget, but also because I hope it will be of interest to someone out there in the ether, I’ll be describing where I’ve been, how I got there, what it cost, what I saw. Hopefully on a regular basis. The walking’s regular enough, it’s the sitting-down-tappity-tappity-tapping-at-the-keyboard that might not be. I’ll post up some piccies, and the route for each walk using OS 1:25000 maps, at least until the Ordnance Survey tell me I can’t do that, it’s a breach of copyright (is it? I’m never sure).

How easy is it to get out into the countryside by public transport? Hopefully I will show you that it doesn’t have to limit your choice of destination, or be expensive, or inconvenient. If you have them, I’d be grateful to hear your experiences, and suggestions for places to go.

Oh, and I like trees. This will no doubt become apparent.

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