Hadrian's Wall - Day 2

The one with the extreme wind! LOCATION: Heddon on the Wall to Chollerford DISTANCE: 18.8 miles! (including the 1 mile to the pub and back!) WEATHER: Very windy, but warm and dry. TERRAIN: Quite a bit of road walking today, but we did see the first slice of the wall! Total walked on the trail…

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Day 1 on Hadrian's Wall

The one with the long river walk LOCATION: Newcastle to Heddon on the Wall DISTANCE: 18.8 miles! WEATHER: A bit windy, but otherwise it’s perfect walking weather TERRAIN: Flat for 14 miles then a steep 2-mile hike to our final destination. Did I sleep well? No, not really. The Carlton Hotel was a bit of…

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I was wide awake at 4am and said to myself, “you can’t get up yet Julia”! 10 mins later I was downstairs making a coffee. This is it! This is the day we have been training for since forever! 17 of us are heading to Newcastle today to start our Hadrians Wall journey. We’ve dodged…

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Weather: Just right. Perfect walking weather. Difficulty Level: Tough, but a short day. Location: Exceat Country Park to Eastbourne! Yippee! Distance Travelled: 10.61 miles All good! The one where I became a thru-hiker and greeted by a surprise guest! WEATHER: Just right! The sun was shining, and a gentle breeze came off the sea, cooling…

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Weather: Rain! Then drizzle, then overcast. Difficulty Level: Lots of ups and downs. Location: Kingston on Lewes to Exceat Country Park Distance Travelled: 18 miles Bad ankle, but everything else is good. DAY 7 – ONCE UPON THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY The one with the bull, the rain, and the discovery that waterproof socks are…

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Weather: A mix of hot, windy and cool. Difficulty Level: Tough day! Location: YHA Truleigh Hill to Kingston on Lewes Distance Travelled: 18 miles Health: Everything aches! The one where we acted like teenagers!! WEATHER: A mix of hot, windy and cool. DISTANCE:   18 miles (according to Jason or 20.4 miles according to my…

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Weather: Hot until mid day, then overcast. Difficulty Level: Moderate today Location: Amberley to YHA Truleigh Hill Distance Travelled: 16.54 miles Health: Painful ankle! The one where I’m joined by an excitable Jason! WEATHER:  Hot until midday, then overcast for later afternoon. DISTANCE:   16.54 miles LOCATION: Amberly to Truleigh Hill SUMMARY THE LONG WINDED…

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Weather: Another scorcher! Difficulty Level: Moderate today Location: Cocking to Amberley Distance Travelled: 14.62 miles Health: All good. No pain today. The one with the sexy male runner at 6 am! WEATHER:  Another scorcher! DISTANCE:   14.62 miles LOCATION: Cocking to Amberly SUMMARY 📚 Today I plugged myself into an audiobook and the miles flew…

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Weather: Not too hot… just right! Difficulty Level: Still in pain. Not as many hills. Location: Buriton to Cocking Distance Travelled: 16.49 miles Health: Started ok, and ankle was bad at the end. The one with the penis display! WEATHER: A sprinkling of sunshine throughout the day with a nice cool breeze. Perfect walking weather.…

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Weather: Friggin hot! Difficulty Level: A tough day. Lot of pain Location: Exton to Buriton Distance Travelled: 18 miles Health: Started well. Ended bad! The One Where I Slept In The Pub Garden! I am writing a travelogue book for this particular trail, which will be too long for a blog entry.  Please enjoy the…

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