The Third Hundred Miles

So, here I am nearly four months after first starting this walk. The foot took so much longer to heal than I had ever expected and, unfortunately, I drank and ate in a way that would have made Falstaff happy. No exercise either, so this section of the walk has been hard. In addition, to … Read more…

The Second Hundred Miles

After the pseudo-honeymoon of the first hundred miles the second hundred have been relatively smooth. The first four miles of the third hundred are a different story. Anyway, so this phase has taken me from the coast into the heartland of Cornwall and Devon where I have spent a lot of time walking the back roads … Read more…

Collier Law, Wind, Rain & Lanacane

A 10-mile roundtrip from home that turned into a bit of a wild walk. The ascent to Collier Law follows the former Stanhope and Tyne Railway and it’s no surprise that there used to be steam-powered winding houses along the line to haul the wagons uphill. It’s not unduly arduous but having climbed up the escarpment … Read more…

Waskerley Way

Following the line of the Stanhope and Tyne Railway this is a pleasant walk of 10 miles passing over the grouse moors above Stanhope taking in great views of Waskerley and Smiddy Shaw reservoirs before descending towards Consett where the path passes through Burnhill Nature Reserve. Should you so wish, there are plenty of scenic stops, each … Read more…

Stanhope – Park Head – Rookhope – Stanhope

12.5 miles through a former semi-industrial landscape now left to nature. The route initially climbs out of Stanhope following the former Stanhope and Tyne Railway line before heading west at Park Head station (now a tea room and a starting point for the Waskerley Way). Now following the line of the former Rookhope and Weatherill … Read more…