A Review of One Woman Walks Wales

One Woman Walks Wales by Ursula Martin

Posted by Mark Armstrong 24th March 2018

In 2011 Ursula Martin was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, stage 1A.  By 2012, following surgery and follow-up treatment she was feeling very lucky.

Ursula Martin decided that 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 Wales 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. Details on how to donate, are on her website: One Woman Walks Wales

On receiving an uncorrected proof copy to review this book, I immediately read the prologue and was struck by the quality of writing and vividness of her account. I spoke to my wife about the book and she immediately restled it from me and read and enjoyed the book enormously. So in her words....

"Ursula's journey takes her travelling through wooded valleys, along dramatic coastline and up weather beaten mountains and hills. She follows a network of rivers and trails, with the help and support of friends, family and strangers to complete her walk of 3,700 miles. She walks herself back to health after illness, raising awareness of ovarian cancer and collecting money for charity along the way.

It is a very descriptive story of Ursula's journey, one that you feel you are walking with her; sleeping outside and waking up with slugs in your hair and feeling the pain in your feet after a really tiring day. It's a very uplifting book, filled with hope, adventure and determination."

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