Wednesday 14 August 2013


Along the John Muir Way from Dunbar.  This trail is amongst the best in the UK in my view.   

Having a few days off now to sort out university stuff as it is results day in the morning.

Sunday 11 August 2013


We walked along the coast most of the way, past lighthouses, power stations and quarries.

Friday 9 August 2013

Scotland (whoo hoo!)

We have spent the last few days working our way to Berwick via Belford.   The last part was along the coast path.  A highlight was having to phone the signalman when our path crossed the main rail line.

At Berwick we had our tea and then decided to walk the last few miles to the border for pictures.  As our footpath reached the A1 we found roadworks and a convoy system, so we waited for the traffic to stop and ran along the A1 for the last few hundred metres.  

Crossing the main line near Belford.

The real main line.

Almost every field had signs like this.  I understand that it is a local dialect phrase meaning "get orf my land".

Walking along the A1 for a bit.

Berwick at last.

Wednesday 7 August 2013


We are having a few slow days as we ran out of steam.  We have been hot, very very wet and slightly lost.  Today we followed a footpath that just stopped in the middle of a wood and we had to fight through brambles and then cross the A1.

Saturday 3 August 2013


Over the last few days we have been working our way to Newcastle, via Durham.   This has meant a lot of walking along busy a roads, sometimes in the sun, often in rain showers, and today in a cold wind.  I prefer the cold windy days.