United Kingdom
Carlisle District

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  • Day26

    We have finally left Carlisle!

    September 24, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Today we left Carlisle for the last time! And we are now out in the countryside - we walked to a small village called Walton, but were picked up there and are staying at a very beautiful guest house at Brampton nearby. The walk today was about 20 kms.

    So we set out early, that is straight after breakfast. Quite a lot of rain was predicted but we have realised you never know exactly when, and how heavy it will be etc...so when we started it was cloudy but fine, and stayed that way for quite a few hours. It was beautiful walking along the river and again through fields with cattle or sheep. Still quite muddy and boggy in parts, and quite hard work.

    So all was well till finally the rain did start. We sheltered under a thick tree and hoped the squall would pass, as it looked bright around the edges! And that paid off, it did calm down and we walked on, in rain gear but not in a downpour.

    Then finally, when we were seriously close to our destination it teemed. We found a shelter - they have these - a place with refreshments - chocolate, chips, drinks, even ice creams, with an honesty box to leave the money. We didn’t need the food as we had lunch from last night’s Band B, but we needed the shelter and we could sit and eat our lunch and watch the rain. We almost called the taxi that was to pick us up at Walton from there, as this time it really looked set in rain, but it finally did ease and we decided to set off again. And were happy we did as it was a beautiful section and it was barely raining.

    When we got to Walton we found a bus shelter as it did start to seriously rain again and called the taxi...it was funny, as after a while a car pulled up by the bus shelter and we waved and started to get in ( we weren’t actually in, but obviously approaching) and the woman looked surprised and laughed and said she was just posting a letter, not picking us up!! Finally our ride did come and we came to this amazing gorgeous place. I would take a photo except it is raining and I’m not going out in it! But will try in the morning before we leave.

    The very gracious hostess said to leave any wet things and she put them in the drying room, and we were shown to our rooms. Now sitting in a cosy living room with a fire, having tea and wine! Dinner is here, we have just chosen from a menu. There is a sweet blond 17 month old called Archie who wanders in now and then - very good, doesn’t touch the tea things, just checks us out and peeps behind chairs. I think his grandmother is our hostess, and the daughter appears now and then ...I think they are busy making dinners. Several other cars of people have also arrived. Very comfortable!!
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  • Day27

    Day 4 of walking - now at Gilsland

    September 25, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    We left our beautiful hotel this morning and sadly I forgot to take a photo before we went...it was such a lovely place and worth of recording! Dinner there last was great, also breakfast. So they drove us back to Walton where we resumed our walk.

    Of course rain predicted all day, or showers etc, but we had none!! I never put any rain gear on, and occasionally there was the odd drop, but never enough even make you damp. So that was lovely, and I think I see rain on the window now that we are safely ensconced in tonight’s B and B.

    Today we walked 14.3 kms. It is hard to describe today’s walk specifically as it was more of the beautiful rolling countryside looking like a picture postcard. Sheep and cows, green hills. But we did come upon real Roman ruins, and a length of the Wall! And now we will be seeing quite a lot of Roman rubble as Amr would say. Also we crossed a fast flowing river, which has black water from peat, which once had a Hadrian bridge over it. We keep being told there is some strenuous walking coming up...climbing up and down rocks, but today was relatively easy. We did cheat now and then by walking along the road when the official path went parallel but in a field that was muddy and boggy after yesterday’s rain. They are quiet country roads, and the sloshing in mud isn’t fun!

    We are now at a village called Gilsland at a very nice modern B and B. Amr and I are in a room in the annex above the garage - just lovely, spacious, with washing machine and dryer!!! So you can imagine that is heaven for Amr! We go up the road for dinner at the local pub, where we had a beer when we arrived as the village, as the B and B people never want us till 4 pm. We booked to have dinner at 6.30...it seems that quite a lot of people eat there and the bar lady recommended to book...looks a good menu so here’s hoping.
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  • Day5

    Overnachting #5

    May 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Wederom een overnachtingsplek gevonden en net weer lekker gegeten. Morgen via Glasgow naar Camusdarach Campsite waar het tweede feest wordt gehouden met alle teams. 🎉

  • Day10

    Der Hadrians Wall

    August 22, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Wir hatten uns so eine schöne Tour zusammengestellt. Auch sollte eine kleine Wanderung dabei sein. Aber heute erlebten wir das sich das Wetter Ruck zuck drehen kann. Die Vorhersage sprach von bis 20 Grad, bewölkt. Wir hatten von Wolkenbruch bis zum englischen Landregen so ziemlich alles....nur keine Sonne.
    Aber was soll’s, wir machten das beste daraus.

    Der Hadrianswall ist eine Mauer, welche der Römische Kaiser Hadrian im Jahre 120 n. Chr. nach einer gewonnen Schlacht gebaut hat. Sie ist 117 km lang. Man vermutet das sie 4 Meter hoch war.
    Es gab in regelmäßigen Abständen Turmhäuser und später auch Unterkünfte, dorfähnlich.
    Wer einmal in diese Gegend kommt sollte sich unbedingt Zeit dafür nehmen.

    Nach dem wir ja gestern bereits in Corbridge eine
    fast komplette Siedlung begutachtet hatten, stoppten wir heute an verschiedenen Punkten.
    Wir konnten ein Badehaus bewundern, welches auch als solches noch zu erkennen ist.
    Wir guckten uns im Museum die Funde von Schmuck, Geschirr, Werkzeug etc. an.
    In Birdoswald erkennt man die Bauart der Mauer am besten. Auch steht hier ein beachtliches Stück. Wir kamen dort in den Genuss einer Führung.

    Zum Abschluss stoppten wir bei dem noch „ jungen“ Kloster Lanercost Priory aus dem 12. Jahrhundert.
    Als Baumaterial wurden Steine vom nun nutzlosen Hadrianswall genutzt.
    Auch hier kann man sich in den Geschichtsbüchern/Wipikedia schlau lesen.

    Wir sind immer wieder beeindruckt wie diese alten Steine überleben und welche Geschichten sie einem heute erzählen.

    Unseren Abend beenden wir in den „Bergen“ mit einem weiten Blick übers Land.
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  • Day5

    Fantastic service at landrover dealer

    May 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We had a broken gascable and have been helped out in an instant by the jaguar landrover dealer here in Carlisle

  • May15

    Bis zur Schottischen Grenze

    May 15, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Heute war das Fahren eher anstrengend.
    Durch Liverpool. Wir kommen kaum an die schönen Orte des Roadbooks, da die Fahrt sich so zieht. Wir nehmen Ausweichroute die auch schön sein soll. Ja. Schön. Aber genießen können wir es nicht. Kaum Stellen, mit denen man mit den Hunden laufen kann, anstrengende Passfahrt mit kurzem schönen Spaziergang.
    Wenigstens haben wir wieder aufgeschlossen.
    Der Abend wird wieder mega cool. Wir fragen in einem abgelegenen Hof (Barrockstown Farm) nach Unterschlupf und dürfen auf eine tolle gemähte Wiese.
    Aussenrum neugierige Jungbullen. Der Hofbesitzer hat uns vorgewarnt, dass uns morgens Pfaue im Baum wecken werden. Cool....
    Ach ja. Auto wie immer ohne Probleme. Motor heiss (magere Motoreinstellung, aber noch im grünen Bereich). Danke Kamal!
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  • Day7

    Hadrians Wall

    May 16, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Erobert durch die Springer Jungens...

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