Off the beaten track: 1920s Eve leads the way with a donkey by her side

Off the beaten track: 1920s Eve leads the way with a donkey by her side

Eve and Hotep, Shap Fell, Cumbria, U.K. Sept 1923

When Gill Brackenbury opened the notebooks left by an English grandmother she hardly knew, she had unwittingly stumbled across something extraordinary.

Eve’s Journey: 1923 is Doris Eve Brackenbury’s diary of her walk from England to Scotland with her pack donkey, Hotep. The author tells us more…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Donkey Trekking

A Beginner’s Guide to Donkey Trekking

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Copain Donkey Trekking in Provence

Following my six-day trek with a donkey in Provence, southern France, this is my handy guide for donkey trekkers, including donkey care, handling, packing, weight limits and what to take… Read more

Lost In Provence: Diary of a Six Day Donkey Trek

Lost In Provence: Diary of a Six Day Donkey Trek

Towards Villes-sur-Auzon
Towards Villes-sur-Auzon

Isabelle leads us through a tiny courtyard and up a beautifully restored medieval staircase to a pretty twin room with a balcony overlooking the church and the street below. After a quick freshen up, we take our seats outside La Sarrasine in Villes-sur-Auzon. Read more

The Path of True Love: Donkey Trekking in Italy

The Path of True Love: Donkey Trekking in Italy

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Janna with her donkey Angelina

Walking with donkeys is all about enjoying the journey. Tranquil country trails, rustic, home-cooked food, rich landscapes and magnificent views. But it’s a beguiling long-eared friend, with a soft muzzle and big brown eyes, that will really steal your heart…

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