Ursula Martin's "One Woman Walks Wales" Book Competition

Win a signed copy of "One Woman Walks Wales", a 3700 mile journey round, through and across Wales

'A rare combination of an epic tale of an extraordinary adventure and a delicately woven study of the kindness of random strangers. Hugely enjoyable' Clare Balding

‘An inspiring tale of fortitude, determination and generosity that leaves the reader breathless with admiration.’ Kate Humble

Ursula Martin never thought she would walk 3700 miles around Wales, but following a cancer diagnosis it seemed like the only reasonable thing to do. In 17 months, she traversed beaches and mountains, farms and urban sprawl.  She received unimaginable support - people offered beds, food, cups of tea, donated to her chosen charities.  Walking Wales rooted her in the country and in herself; her account of the physical and mental challenges painting a unique portrait of the natural landscape of a country and its people.

In 2011 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, stage 1A.  By 2012, following surgery and follow-up treatment she was feeling very lucky. Lack of knowledge about the symptoms of this illness is a major factor in late diagnosis and therefore a lowered survival rate.

Ursula Martin decided that, starting in March 2014, she would walk from her home in Machynlleth to a hospital appointment in Bristol then, during the six months before the next appointment, walk around, through, in, under and over Wales, in all its wonderful variation before returning to Bristol.  Then, after the second hospital visit, she would walk north, following the river Wye up to the mountain Plynlimon and over, home to Machynlleth.

Along the way she has raised money for Target Ovarian Cancer and Penny Brohn Cancer Care and raised awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Details on how to donate, are on her website: One Woman Walks Wales

Win yourself a signed copy and be inspired to enjoy the Welsh countryside or maybe do your own walk for charity.

On our Pembrokeshire walking holiday on the Welsh coast, you can walk to St Non's Bay. St Non is buried in Dirinon in Brittany, but the Chapel of St Non in Pembroke marks the place where she gave birth to which more famous Saint?

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Or you can purchase the book here

£1 of every print copy sold will be donated to Target Ovarian Cancer

By entering you are agreeing to the competition terms and conditions

To enter:

Send us an email providing your name, a contact number, address and of course the answer, which you can put in the subject line, to mark@highpointholidays.co.uk .

If you would like a copy of our 2018 brochure, please state 'Brochure Request' next to the answer.

Winner will be notified by e-mail as soon as possible following the closing date of the competition.

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