Walking the Wall – Day 5

Day 5: Distance: 18.6 miles Accommodation: The Ship Wylam Map The day started with a buffet breakfast, Sydney and I were treated to a table in a snug room all to ourselves as dogs weren’t allowed in the restaurant. After another full English we headed back to our room to pack my bag for the…

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Walking the Wall – Day 4

Day 4:Twice Brewed to Chollerford Distance: 12.7 miles Accommodation: The George Hotel Map Day 4 began with a superb breakfast at the Twice Brewed Inn, a full English to give me enough fuel for the day. I’d ordered a packed lunch the night before which was ready for me to collect when I checked out,…

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Walking the Wall – Day 3

Day 3: Walton to Twice Brewed Distance: 16.9 miles Accommodation: Twice Brewed Inn Map Day 3 meant the final day of going home each night to return to the wall the next morning, today I was being dropped off to walk the rest of the wall in one go. I was setting off knowing the…

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Walking the Wall – Day 2

Day 2:Carlisle to Walton Distance: 9.6 miles Accommodation: home Map Day 2 began back at Rickerby Park, today with my mum in tow. We set off in glorious sunshine, with a refreshing chill through the shade, so made good progress on our way out of Carlisle through Linstock. This was Sydney’s first full day wearing…

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Walking the Wall – Day 1

Day 1: Bowness-on-solway to Carlisle Distance: 15.8 miles Accommodation: home Map Stage 1 of my walk along the wall began at Bowness on Solway. Day 1 I was accompanied by my partner and our dog Sydney so it was a lovely day soaking up the sushine getting into the swing of my walk. I did…

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Right to Roam Review Quashed

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 created access land in England and Wales. Access land includes mountains, moors, heaths and downs that are privately owned. It also includes common land registered with the local council and some land around the England Coast Path. Your right to access this land is called the ‘right to…

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2026 Deadline to be abolished

Exciting news today! The government have announced they intend to scrap the 2026 deadline! For more than 20 years this deadline has threatened our rights of way network throughout England and Wales. The 2026 deadline put tens of thousands of miles of paths at risk, the 1st January 2026 was set out in the Countryside…

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RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s biggest garden wildlife survey. It regularly attracts almost half a million participants who spend an hour counting the birds that visit their gardens. The records provide a vital snapshot of the UK’s birds each winter so the RSPB can monitor trends and find out how our garden…

Blue tit feeding on peanuts in the garden

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