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The Wall Years – Two Men’s Competitive Obsession on the High Section of Hadrian’s Wall

Everyone loves the high section of Hadrian’s Wall, all that spectacular scenery, a great place for a stroll, maybe visit Sycamore Gap, have a picnic, see what the Romans did for us. That’s what normal people do isn’t it? For … Continue reading

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Adder Encounter in the Cheviots, Northumberland

Thirty-five years I’ve been slogging up hills in the Lakes, Highlands and Cheviots; yet I’ve NEVER seen one of these. Always been very high on my tick list, yep I’m weird that way:-) Last weekend driving back through the Cheviot … Continue reading

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The Cheviots in winter – a walk in the snow

A quick return to the Cheviots after last weekends return to hillwalking. I’d hardly seen any snow this winter, but now the hills were glistening brightly. Whilst others were enjoying epic days in the Lakes and Highlands, this might be my … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall – 7 miles out and back on the high section from Housesteads (again)

Some pics from another quick dash along the high section of Hadrian’s Wall today, followed by pub refreshment, (posted via the mobile for the first time too)! Parked at Housesteads walked up and along to Winshield Crags then turned around taking the … Continue reading

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Another Quick Wintry Walk on the High Section of Hadrians Wall

This was only my third opportunity to get out walking this year and once again the forecast of heavy rain or snow in the Cheviots meant a late change of plan. Instead of potentially becoming snowed in up the Coquet … Continue reading

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New Years Day Walk on Hadrians Wall – then ale at Dipton Mill Inn

Happy New Year everyone! I hadn’t been unleashed outdoors for 7 weeks, so was determined to grab a quick New Years Day walk on Hadrian’s Wall, before reluctantly returning to work. This is my ‘training walk’ of 7.5 miles from … Continue reading

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