Category: Landmarks

  • Day 109 – Ribblehead

    Day 109 – Ribblehead

    A trip back to 1981…

    I’ve already mentioned my BBC ‘career’ and how it took me to Coldstream. A few years before that – just before Christmas 1981 – it took me to the Yorkshire Dales, not far from Settle.

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  • Day 105 – 600 miles

    Shortly after 100 days of virtual walking, 600 miles. When I first planned this hike I imagined that I’d be on the final stages after that distance – instead, I’m somewhere near Thwaite, still on the northern edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

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  • Day 103 – God’s Bridge

    Day 103 – God’s Bridge

    Elevenses with a view – God’s Bridge, where the Pennine Way crosses the River Greta, named after Greta Thunberg. (Ok, I made that bit up.)

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  • Day 100 – Holwick

    Day 100 – Holwick

    100 days completed yesterday. Seems serendipitous, as I’m pretty much halfway down Britain and halfway across England. A celebration bottle will be opened tomorrow, but a Guinness or two will do the job for now.

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  • Day 80 – Coldstream (part two)

    Day 80 – Coldstream (part two)

    England in all directions

    I couldn’t leave Coldstream without visiting Lees Haugh, an area of field south of the town. A kind of peninsula, it is almost surrounded by the River Tweed.

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  • Day 80 – Coldstream

    Day 80 – Coldstream

    Part One – a detective story and a monument

    I wanted to include Coldstream on the virtual walk as a combination sentimental journey and detective story.

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  • Day 76 – Lamberton

    Day 76 – Lamberton

    The Scotland – England Border

    After 76 days, I can see England. It’s just over there, beyond the fence. This side, wander where you like.

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  • Day 70 – Torness

    Day 70 – Torness

    Decent looking bothy for the night, I thought, and conveniently placed right on the coastal path. A modern, warm-and-welcoming-looking building, with more ‘no entry’ signs than you could shake a stick at – but I was thrown out peremptorily by some rather angry jobsworths mere seconds after forcing the padlock open.

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  • Day 69 – Belhaven

    Day 69 – Belhaven

    A brewery and a Scots Guardsman

    Visiting the Belhaven Brewery was another suggestion from Dogberry on pink fish media following on from our virtual meeting outside a pub in Elie.

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  • Day 64 – Gullane

    Day 64 – Gullane

    Virtual meeting no. 5 – Eyebroughty

    Our meeting took place outside his aunt’s old house, where he used to spend his holidays.

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