Yes, folks, as the UK finally starts to crack up in the face of a divisive general election and members of the NHS throw themselves off nearby bridges whilst the TGO challengers arrive at their starting points on the West coast of Scotland, me and Lucky are off to St Bees to have a good old try at walking across England over the next two weeks.
We’ve practised. Lucky has a pack which holds six days food – although this would be far too heavy, so we’ve settled for four days food and my pack is stupidly heavy but should get lighter if I eat all the food in it.
We have support visits from family and friends and we have boots and kit and scoff and everything necessary for the setting off….
And tomorrow, we (me and Lucky) are catching the train from Corbridge to St Bees and whatever happens will be down to a combination of luck and determination.
Pics and video taken from recent walks in Teesdale