West Highland Way - day 3

Inversnaid to Crainlarich The one with the boulder fields, the dangerous river crossing and the rain! Distance: 18.3 miles Weather: It was beautiful weather until 3pm and then the heavens opened. As I type it’s 6pm and it’s still raining! * Health: All good. My front big toe is numb which is weird, but I…

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Balmaha to Inversnaid The one with the bluebells, sights of Loch Lomond and a camping adventure in my new tent! Location: Balmaha to Inversnaid Distance:- 17 miles (including squiggles!) Weather:- beautiful until lunchtime then drizzle for the rest of the day. Health:- I feel great. No aches or pains, just very tired. SUMMARY: Today has…

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Milngavie to Balmaha The one with the rope swing, the French guys and two new hiking buddies Distance: 19.2 miles Location: Milngavie to Balmaha Weather: The morning was gorgeous, the afternoon was abysmal! Health: I feel great. The new boots are fab and my feet are dry. After 19 miles my hips ache, as does…

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FROM: Hele, nr Ilfracombe to Woolacombe  The one with the personal local guide,  DISTANCE:- Our last day and a fairly moderate 11.7 miles over lovely terrain.  HEALTH:- Compression socks on today as yesterday I could feel the start of shin splints!  WEATHER: Absolutely wonderful! The sun shone through for most of the day which glistened…

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FROM: Hunters Inn to Ilfracombe  The one with the snake, two forks and the bull!  DISTANCE:- 12 hard and challenging Devonshire miles!  HEALTH:- We are all still fairly healthy. No blisters on any feet, although we now all have calf muscles of steel and Tiger Balm has come in very handy!  WEATHER:-  Today the wind…

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FROM: Lynmouth to Trentishoe   The one with the grumps, the rain and the fuzzy crotch!  DISTANCE:- I’ve walked 12.5 miles today but only 8 of them were on the SWCP!  HEALTH:- Woke up feeling fresh and ready to hit the trail. No aches, pains or blisters and a great nights sleep. Let’s do this! …

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FROM: Porlock Weir to Lynmouth  The one with the 10 million river crossings, a damaged ankle and some tree-hugging!  DISTANCE:- 13.5 miles, although Devon miles are very different to Northants Miles!! HEALTH:- woke up with sore quads, aching calve muscles and dodgy ankle but a couple of pain killers and I was starting to feel…

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Day 2 - South West Coastal Path

FROM:  A field on the cliff edge Nr Minehead to Porlock Weir.  The one with amazing views, weird trees, wobbly legs and an injured tent! 🏕  DISTANCE:- 7 miles (although it felt like 20!)  HEALTH:- Sore hips, very tired, wobbly legs after some on those downhills!  WEATHER:- Absolutely perfect!  A sprinkling of rain first thing…

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THE ONE WITH THE STRANGER DANGER!  DISTANCE:- 4 miles (ish)  HEALTH:- All fit and healthy, although we will ache tomorrow after those steep climbs!  WEATHER:-  weird! Sun, rain, sun, rain… and lots and lots of wind!  SUMMARY: We set off from our homes around 8.15 am and finally arrived in Minehead by 2 pm. By…

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Day 6 - Hadrian's Wall

We did it! Carlisle to Bowness on Solway We did it! Yep, we walked across a whole country and actually jogged the last two miles! How crazy is that? I didn’t get many recordings done today, I just enjoyed the journey, but there were some highlights. I’m so incredibly proud of everyone who crossed that…

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