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Hadrian's Wall and a Half


Our first self-planned tour

391 km (243 miles) over 11 days from July 31, 2012 to August 10, 2012

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Expedition touring bikes, 1-2 weeks, First tour
Locales: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Northumberland, Westmorland
Year: 2012

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/HadriansWallandaHalf

Copyright © 2012-2014 By Steve Gale - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2012
Last update: Monday August 13, 2012 12:06 (US/Pacific) (edited Thu 6 Dec 2012 13:18 (US/Pacific))
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Housesteads Fort


Table of Contents

Introduction(s): Two decide to go touring
Equipment List: It's all about the bikes!
Getting to Where We Are Now: A Little History
Preparation and Inspiration: It's not about the bikes!
The Route
Gill's First Century Ride
Almost Packed and Ready to Go: ... I am out of the office ...
      Day 1: Newcastle, Arbeia and Whitley Bay: 'Nice one Centurion'
1st Tourist Day: Wallsend & the Baltic
      Day 2: Whitley Bay to Ponteland to Stamfordham
      Day 3: Stamfordham to Haltwhistle via Chesters
2nd Tourist Day: Housesteads and Haltwhistle
      Day 4: Haltwhistle to Bowness on Solway
      Day 5: Bowness to Silloth to Maryport: 'Postman Pat and the Windy Day'
      Day 6: Maryport to Ravenglass
      Day 7: Starting the C2C, Whitehaven to Ennerdale Bridge
      Day 8: Over Whinlatter to Keswick
      Day 9: Keswick to Penrith and Home: Romani ite Domum
Notes & Reflections


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