Walking For Thailand

Dennis Peacock started on 11th February 1998 from Padang Besar southern Thailand.

Walking For Thailand

People Helping People Thai Help Thai – Thai Chuay Thai

Reached Mae Sai, the northern-most point in Thailand (2561 km), on August 8th ’98

2nd Leg began on Nov 4th from Mae Sai at the end of the rainy season

Reached Phitsanulok 15th Dec ’98 – 3063 km

– Province No 32 –

 
Map of his route

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Map of the route
Map of the route - Thailand Provinces

Dennis (right) and William set off from Phuket Town as they continue their ‘Walking For Thailand’ campaign.March 28th 1998

Dennis and William leaving Phuket Town
Photo courtesy Phuket Gazette

Mid April 1998 issue.

Dennis and William at the northern-most point in Thailand, Mae Sai.August 8th 1998

Dennis and William at Mae Sai
Photo by

Martin and Goi.

Route beyond Phuket
Route

28th Mar – Phuket Town to Bang Toa

29th Mar – Bang Toa to Mai Kao

30th Mar – Mai Kao to Khok Kloi

31st Mar – Khok Kloi to Thai Muang

2nd Apr – Thai Muang to Khao Lak

3rd Apr – Khao Lak to Takua Pa

7/8th Apr – Takua Pa to Khura Buri

9th Apr – Khura Buri to Ban Kam Phuam

10/11th Apr – Ban Kam Phuam to Nam Sai

11/12th Apr – Nam Sai to Ranong

16th Apr – Ranong to Khao Fachi

17th Apr – Khao Fachi to Kra Buri

19th Apr – Kra Buri to Jopuro

20th Apr – Jopuro to Route 4

21st Apr – Route 4 to Chumphon

27th Apr – Chumphon to Tha Sae

28th Apr – Tha Sae to Mai Sombun

29th Apr – Mai Sombun to Sam Yaek Huai Sak

30th Apr – Sam Yaek Huai Sak to Tamru

1st May – Tamru to Nong Hoi

2nd May – Nong Hoi to Thap Sakae

4th May – Thap Sakae to Prachuap Khiri Khan

8th May – Prachuap Khiri Khan to Kui Buri

9th May – Kui Buri to Pran Buri

10th May – Pran Buri to Hua Hin

13th May – Hua Hin to Cha-am

15/16th May – Cha-am to Phetchaburi

18th May – Phetchaburi to Khao Yoi

19th May – Khao Yoi to Ratchaburi

21st May – Ratchaburi to Nakhon Pathom

23rd May – Nakhon Pathom to Salaya

24th May – Salaya to Nonthaburi

25th May – Nonthaburi to Don Muang

30th May – Don Muang to Phatunam Bra-in

1st Jun – Phatunam Bra-in to Ayutthaya

4th Jun – Ayutthaya to Ang Thong

5th Jun – Ang Thong to Phrom Buri

6th Jun – Phrom Buri to Sing Buri

9th Jun – Sing Buri to In Buri

10th Jun – In Buri to Chai Nat

13th Jun – Chai Nat to Uthai Thani

18th Jun – Uthai Thani to Nakhon Sawan

21st Jun – Nakhon Sawan to Khao Huai Lung

22nd Jun – Khao Huai Lung to Salok Bat

23rd Jun – Salok Bat to Khlong Khlung

24th Jun – Khlong Khlung to Kamphaeng Phet

27th Jun – Kamphaeng Phet to Wang Chao

28th Jun – Wang Chao to Tak

2nd Jul – Tak to Mae Rawan

3rd Jul – Mae Rawan to Thoen

6th Jul – Thoen to Sop Prap

7th Jul – Sop Prap to Chomphu

8th Jul – Chomphu to Lampang

10th Jul – Lampang to Mae Tha

11th Jul – Mae Tha to Lamphun

14th Jul – Lamphun to Chiang Mai

20th Jul – Chiang Mai to Mae Rim

21st Jul – Mae Rim to Mae Taeng

29th Jul – Chiang Mai to Pong Din

30th Jul – Pong Din to Mae Khajan

31st Jul – Mae Khajan to Ban Sop Ko

1st Aug – Ban Sop Ko to Ban San Champa

2nd Aug – Ban San Champa to Hot Springs

3rd Aug – Hot Springs to Chiang Rai

7th Aug – Chiang Rai to Mae Chan

8th Aug – Mae Chan to Mae Sai

2ND LEG

4th Nov – Mae Sai to Baan Boran

5th Nov – Baan Boran to Chiang Saen

7th Nov – Chiang Saem to Mae Chan

8th Nov – Mae Chan to Chiang Rai

11th Nov – Chiang Rai to Phan

13th Nov – Phan to Phayao

24th Nov – Phayao to Ngao

25th Nov – Ngao to Phrae

29th Nov – Phrae to Nam Raem

30th Nov – Nam Raem to Uttaradit

7th Dec – Uttaradit to Si Satchanalai

8th Dec – Si Satchanalai to Sawankhalok

10th Dec – Sawankhalok to New Sukhothai

14th Dec – New Sukhothai to Mai Suk Kasam

15th Dec – Mai Suk Kasam to Phitsanulok


Distance covered

km24

21

14

20

35

31

54

24

62

29

30

28

25

29

9

29

30

24

18

30

15

44

32

28

32

26

47

28

32

43

31

30

18

33

26

34

26

14

19

39

31

43

37

14

26

45

37

31

44

51

27

53

7

51

25

27

20

24

26

10

28

21

25

29

31

30

29

11

32

30

43

47

52

28

30

36

37

31

38

32

26


Total Distance

km629

650

664

684

719

750

804

828

890

919

949

977

1002

1031

1040

1069

1099

1123

1141

1171

1186

1230

1262

1290

1322

1348

1395

1423

1455

1498

1529

1559

1577

1610

1636

1670

1696

1710

1729

1768

1799

1842

1879

1893

1919

1964

2001

2032

2076

2127

2154

2207

2214

2265

2290

2317

2337

2361

2387

2397

2424

2446

2471

2500

2531

2561

2590

2601

2633

2663

2706

2753

2805

2833

2863

2899

2936

2967

3005

3037

3063


Current

Province6. Phuket

5. Phang Nga

7. Ranong

8. Chumphon

9. Prachuap Khiri Khan

10. Phetchaburi

11. Ratchaburi

12. Nakhon Pathom

13. Nonthaburi

14. Bangkok

15. Pathum Thani

16. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

17. Ang Thong

18. Sing Buri

19. Chai Nat

20. Uthai Thani

21. Nakhon Sawan

22. Kamphaeng Phet

23. Tak

24. Lampang

25. Lamphun

26. Chiang Mai

27. Chiang Rai

28. Phayao

24. Lampang

29. Phrae

30. Uttaradit

31. Sukhothai

32. Phitsanulok


Walking For Thailand

“It is my way of doing something for Thailand”. Dennis

Dennis Peacockhas lived in Hat Yai, southern Thailand since 1994. He is English and in his early 50’s.

In April 1996 Dennis broke his leg in a motor cycle accident and as a part of his self therapy has walked 100’s of kilometers around southern Thailand.

“I’m going to walk around Thailand, from the south to the north, through the east and back to the south again, through all the Provinces of Thailand”, he told me.

“I want to help Thailand and the Thai people with their current financial problems”, he added.

Dennis is an experienced Chartered Accountant and has worked both in America and Europe. He has been avidly reading all he can on the economic woes of South East Asia. “I’m going to talk to the ordinary Thai people and give them some ideas about how they can help their own country”, he told me.

“I’m going to start from Padang Besar, at 8am on Wednesday 11th February, which is a Thai holiday, a Priest day and a full moon. It’s a good day to start”, he said.

His ‘Walk For Thailand’ will take him anything up to two years. I have known Dennis for 20 years and he is a kind and caring person. He loves Thailand, where he is settled and lives in harmony with his many Thai friends.

He has a vision and it is his own decision and his own determination which is driving him to undertake this enormous task.

We have talked for many hours about his plan and I believe he is doing it completely selflessly for exactly the reason he has stated, “It is my way of doing something for Thailand”.

Since Krabi Dennis had had the constant companionship of William, a Thai Buddhist monk. I met William whilst he and Dennis were in Phuket and can tell you he is one of those rare characters with immense charm and personality. He has walked the forests and rural districts of Thailand for many years and has decided to accompany Dennis to support him in his endevour.

 

 



Sponsorship

Escati (https://www.escati.com) sponsored and supported Dennis during the preparations for his epic walk and throughout 1998. Every step of the way. We paid all his living expenses, food, accommodation, clothing etc..

 

 

  • MAP of his current route
  • PROVINCES map
  • FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
  • SONG of Walking For Thailand – You Will Never Walk Alone 
Maps of his route
Pedang Besar to Trang

Trang to Takua Pa

Takua Pa to Tamru

Tamru to Bangkok

Bangkok to Tak

Beyond Tak

Southern Provinces

Central Provinces

Thailand Provinces

Simplified Thailand Map

 

 

 



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