Walk #45: Once Brewed to Bellingham
Map of the walk
Maps courtesy of Google Maps. Route for indicative purposes only, and may have been plotted after the walk. Please let me have comments on what you think of this new format. For a detailed table of timings for this walk, please see the table file.
This was an interesting days walk, starting by following Hadrian's Wall for two miles before heading north. Some forestry plantations followed but even these were interesting in their own ways.
Mum and dad met me up here and I dumped off some of my old and unwanted kit with them to lighten the load for the last few days. I also went on a bit of a shopping spree ready for the next couple of days where there are no shops. A nice meal also came in handy as the youth hostel is self-catering.
My back *really* hurt me during the latter part of the walk today. I hope that it behaves itself tomorrow, or I will find the last couple of days hard. Hopefully now that I have reduced the weight of my pack a bit things will improve...
The youth hostel here is nice but basic, with self-catering facilities only. This did not bother me too much, and I managed to get a good night's sleep.
I am not going to bother giving any directions for any of the stages of the Pennine Way; there are many route descriptions produced that will better anything that I could produce. The main guides I used were the OS National Trail Guides, which come complete with strip maps of the route. Click on one of the links below to go to the Amazon page for each guide.
This makes a total distance of 15.4 miles, with 2172 feet of ascent and 2441 feet of descent.
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