Dove Step 3 – Day 23

Daily distance: 34.6km / 21.5mi

Duration: 07:08hrs

Weather: 14 degrees, overcast with showers, 16 mph south westerlies 

Dove Step 3 bird list: 105 species

Best birds: not a birdy day!

Cumulative Dove Step 3 distance: 606.4 miles

Today was best described as utilitarian. The paths got me to León as required – in a safe – no frills – no nice scenery manner!


The route interchanged between following the route of one main road to León or another – before going beneath the motorway and popping out in Valverde de la Virgen and the other urban mess, west of the river seperating León. The western outskirts and industrial zones could be generously described as a dump – León itself is pleasant enough. It has more historic buildings, the river and some White Storks going for it – that I have seen. 
Moved well today and the lower mileage/ time on the feet was welcome. The 600 mile barrier has well and truly been smashed. With thanks to Tara and Operation Turtle Dove for sharing info-graphics of my progress. Really frames the vastness well! 


Although inside the last 100 miles Spain is not going to let me go easily; the forecast tomorrow is for consistent heavy rain. Great!

Dove Step 3 JustGiving.

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