This is a personal blog mainly to do with hillwalking things but with other stuff as well.....maybe the odd rant..
Thursday, 29 July 2010
A Light Touch on the Border
November always seems like the end of the walking year to me. So, each November, I try to plan out whatever it is I might do the next year. In the past, this has inevitably had a four (ish) day backpacking trip in April as a pre-TGO shakedown; May is for the TGO and October is a fortnight in Wales. June, July and August each will have a week Hewitt bagging or whatever…. Last year I walked a high level route across Cumbria , for instance. So this year, I decided that in August I will walk the English/Scottish Border and this has now crept up on me and slapped my head asking if I’m ever going to start planning for it. And the answer is “No”. I’ve decided not to. I’m just going to buy a train ticket to Carlisle and walk till I get to Berwick. I start on 9 August (according to my diary) and, roughly speaking, the walk goes like this: 9/8/10 Carlisle to Longtown 10/8/10 Longtown to Newcastleton 11/8/10 Newcastleton to Kielder 12/8/10 Kielder to Byrness 13/8/10 Byreness to somewhere else 14/8/10 Wherever I was the night before to Kirk Yetholm 15/8/10 Kirk Yetholm to Coldstream (ish) 16/8/10 Coldstream(ish) to Berwick on Tweed. And that’s it. Planned. Lets see what happens if you just set off…. Will I make it?
I am a retired NHS Personnel person. All I do nowadays is walk about.
I used to have my pet dog Bruno with me (in the front page pic). he was Superdawg but he died. Now I have Lucky the pup. He's a bit like Bruno, only smaller and more suspicious.