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Diary Day Eighteen

Day Slaggyford to Haltwhistle
Date Monday 12th June 2006
Distance 11.20 miles
Total Distance 207.90 miles
Ascent 927 feet
Total Ascent 35,047 feet
Moving Average 2.80 miles per hour

Overcast, warm with occasional showers heavy at first

George was right when he had previously told Mo on the phone that his wife was a wonderful cook. The home cooked roast beef dinner followed by raspberry & apple crumble and custard was gorgeous. Unfortunately George was putting up with hospital food, we are thinking of him and hope that the op is a success and he will have a new lease of life soon. We spent the rest of a very enjoyable evening looking through all the photos so far with Irene.

Full waterproofs on and a 9.15am start, couldn’t wait any longer for the weather to improve so into the rucksack with Colin, not a happy chappy.

We continued from yesterday on the South Tyne Trail, which was beautiful with all the wild flowers although the midges were biting in the damp weather. The Lambley Viaduct has been fully restored and this route allowed us to view from the bottom and the top after climbing the staircase. Well worth the effort and as the showers had stopped allowed Colin out. The trail has now been completed right into Haltwhistle Station with the stone railway bridge over the River South Tyne completely restored.

Deciding to walk into Haltwhistle for a coffee we called in the newsagents and had a friendly chat with Marie then onwards up to Fell End Farm finishing the day early at 2.30pm in sunshine with a warm welcome and the promise of another home cooked meal tonight.

Colin is looking forward to seeing Hadrians Wall tomorrow so hoping for fine weather.



Ta-ra for now Mo, Dave & Colin.  

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South Tyne

Lambley Viaduct

Almost at Haltwhistle

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