Monthly Archives: July 2016

Yay! Hooray! Whoopee! This is me laughing and being giddy which is exactly what happened when I stepped on the beach of the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay today. I did it—walked across the whole of northern England- 192 miles. What a great feeling of accomplishment! But it was a long day and quite a work out to finally get there. It seemed that this last stage, a 16.5 mile trek… Read More

Be careful what you ask for! I have mentioned several times how much I enjoyed the isolated freedom of being alone on the moors. Well nature arranged that for me today in a not so pleasant way, at least at first. First I have to start with the weather, because, well, this is England, and the weather is central to everything. It rained all night pretty steadily (I felt really bad for… Read More

My goal for today was to walk slow- no more than two miles per hour. My next stop was only 8.5 miles away and so there was plenty of time to make my way there. In addition, of all the various landscapes I have walked through on this trip, I like the moors the best and today the whole route meandered gently through the North Yorkshire National Park. The weather was looking… Read More

Well I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that I did not have to trek 20 miles today as I originally thought. Taking a look a bit closer at my itinerary I realized that the plan splits the long trek into two smaller segments. Brilliant! That meant that I only had about a 14 mile walk facing me when I got up this morning. The bad… Read More

Breakfast was served at 8am sharp for all the guests so even though I was ready earlier I loitered in the common room waiting for our hosts to invite us to sit. Heather was gone, having left at 7:30. I am not sure either the Australians or I would catch up to her again. Because we all sat down to breakfast at the same time it was a slow process but since… Read More

Well I must have set a new land speed record today, although not intentionally (and that does not count the 45 minutes or so I could not find the path- but more on that later).  Today I managed to accomplish 13 miles in a little over five hours. But first, the weather report! Before beginning this adventure across England I was amazed at how much the topic of the weather fascinated the… Read More

Today was the second of my two planned rest days. After slogging through the rain yesterday I was ready for a bit of rest! Richmond is a popular stop as it is a town full of history, lots of hotels and B&Bs, and restaurants. For the first time since Grasmere I did not set an alarm even though I woke up fairly early anyway, around 7:30am. After an hour or so of… Read More