Having walked sections of the ODP with close friends over a number of years, I had hoped that eventually we'd be able to cover it all together. Sadly, it was not to be. People take to the path for many reasons, but for me it was to be a solo cathartic exercise, a lament to lost friendship. So it proved to be, but oh, so much more. I tried to savour every moment as every moment was worthy of savouring. The experience of looking across the landscape from Hergest Ridge was a great high for me, surpassed only by discovering that my family, the people that matter most, were all waiting to greet me on my arrival in Prestatyn. Walking the ODP was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life.

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