William Mackesy

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13th January 2009

William Mackesy is on a long quest to identify the world’s 100 best walks. He is tackling and assessing all the walks himself, and has so far done more than a third of the likely best walks which he has listed on his website Walkopedia.

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William Mackesy's activity

  1. May 2015
  2. William Mackesy reviewed Mustang in Nepal

    Mustang – by William Mackesy, founder of Walkopedia (www.walkopedia.net) Mustang, the ancient Kingdom of Lo, is physically as well as culturally Tibetan: a high, windy, deeply eroded semi-desert, separated from the great Tibetan plateau by bare, …"

  3. July 2007
  4. William Mackesy reviewed Walking Cares Gorge and the Picos de Europa in Asturias, Spain

    The Picos de Europa are limestone range dominated by three tall peaks and are a great place to walk for the scenery, wildlife: including wolves and bears, the regions traditional villages and the variety of routes on well kept trails. The Cares Gorge wa…"

  5. William Mackesy reviewed Singalila Ridge Walk in Darjeeling, India

    The view from the Singalila Ridge takes in five summits above 8000 metres, including Everest and Lhotse. The trails lead along the Indian-Nepalese border skirting the Himalayas, past the rice and tea plantations of Darjeeling, through jungle and rhodode…"

  6. William Mackesy reviewed The Base Walk, Uluru (Ayers rock) in Alice Springs, Australia

    Though it’s considered un-P.C. to climb Uluru due to the wishes of the traditional owners, the Anangu people, you can still enjoy walking around the base of the deep orange monolith. Rising 348 metres out of the open, flat, red desert and scrub, w…"

  7. William Mackesy reviewed Mt. Kinabalu Summit in Sabah, Malaysia

    At 4,095 metres high Low’s Peak, the summit of Mount Kinabalu is the tallest in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the world, it’s also relatively easy to summit. The walk is usually done over two days, and there is a hut 800 metres below the …"

  8. William Mackesy reviewed The Routeburn Walking Track in South Island, New Zealand

    Recommended by William Mackesy The Routeburn Track is just off the Milford Track on the boarder between Mt. Aspiring National Park and Fjordland National Park, but less rain catchment means this area is more alpine in character. Pines and rocky outcr…"