Tagged: hadrian’s wall

A rather muted dawn, seen from Hadrian's Wall 0

Burnhead to Sycamore Gap

I’d requested an early breakfast for this morning, despite it being Saturday and feeling a little selfish at asking Dave and Christine to get up even earlier to provide for me. However, I wanted an early finish as I had about 2 1/2 hours in the car at the end...

The old (ancient fingerpost) and the new (acorn marker) on the Pennine Way 1

Knarsdale to Burnhead (on the Wall)

The wind has been the dominant factor for the last two days of this walk. The cold has been as a result of the wind for the most part, but today was the sort of winter day I look forward to. So few of them coincide with a day that...

10

Hadrian’s Wall Day 3

Last night was the first night I’d had any company – the first night I was in an empty camp site and the next night I was in an empty bunk house. The camp site in Greenhead, Roam ‘n’ Rest, had filled up a bit after I returned from the...

1

Hadrian’s Wall Day 2

Hadrians wall day 2 I had a 16 bed camping barn to myself last night, fitted with a kitchen, shower and TV it was like having an apartment to myself. It was great. I’m not sure if it would have been so great with even 4 or 5 other guests....

4

Hadrian’s Wall Day 1

Hadrians wall day 1 Today started out as the perfect walking day. It was overcast but warm with no wind. I paid my poorly octopus (£6) to the site owner and I was on the path by 07:20. Brilliant. This first section of Hadrians Wall is a bit of a...

0

Hadrian’s Wall Day 0

There’s an old saying that while the cats away the mice have a sneaky walk – or something like that. Well my wife flew off to Kenya today and once I’d dropped her at the airport I dashed home, finished packing my pack and jumped on a train to Carlisle....

2

Hadrians Wall Planning

Just got back from three days in Paris, taking in the sights and generally doing the family holiday thing – as far as that goes nowadays – the kids have mostly grown up so it was only the youngest daughter that actually came away with us – oh yes and...

1

Second getaway!

I’ve persuaded the good lady wife that I deserve another week away from home, walking the footpaths of this splendid isle. I’m not sure she was completely convinced with my argument, but she’s not going to throw a tnatrum if I go. Not quite the same as having her blessing...