mandag 4. juli 2016

We MADE it to Edale

Yesterday we started up from Torside/Crowden in a beatiful weather.It staid like this all day.Incredible some of the landscape  we went through.
We had called a few days before and booked in a camping barn, that we thought was the same as a Bunkbarn. IT WAS NOT!
We ended up in a re-decorated stabel on the neked wooden floor."Well we are not the only ones that ended up in a stabel when the Inn was full".We where lucky that we still had the sleping bags , 1 madrass and the cooking gear still with us.It has been a "hard" night.
We where , not surprisingly , early up and went the remaning 2 km to Edale and bought a big english breakfast before we head to Manchester.
The old man will come back with some final word when he is home with his computer.

lørdag 2. juli 2016

Diggle to Torside/Crowden

This has been a heavy leg to walk.Spesially becauce all the water that came yesterday evening and all day today.Muddy and wet. Impossible to cross the creeks without just walking just in it. Is now at a very nice B&B in Torside.Called the old house.
Tomorrow is our last day at the Pennine Way.
EDALE here we come

fredag 1. juli 2016

Hebden Bridge to Diggle

Windy, cold,rain, more rain, more wind, more rain , lightning , thunder ,hailstorm, more rain, more wind, and in between some sun , and we walked 30 km in this.
Now only two days left. Can we have som sun please?

torsdag 30. juni 2016

Haworth to Hebden Bridge

Not any big disaster today.Stay at a B&B with a lady that loves flowers.  And in Haworth and the hills above , if was referenses to the Bronte sisters and their writing.

onsdag 29. juni 2016


Arrived here yesterday.The Blog leg from Alma Inn was not possible to public.Do not ask me why. It might be possible to post from the PC later ?
Today we took the steamtrain to Keighley.I had found a star center near the railwaystation on google .So we went there and talked to a surprice guard .This happened to be the College in town and the guard got a teacher who showed us the star senter.We where suppose to book time there ahead, but since we came from Norway and he had some time......Guess if there was 3 children that was glad astronaut's today.

søndag 26. juni 2016

Gargrave to Elslack (Thornton in Graven)

The best is to hold hands with a big sister when the woods gets to scary.

Walk from Gargrave to near by Thornton in Graven today

Resting day yesterday.Walked only 7 km.then.Was back in Malham Cove with the Harry Potter fans.Think they enjoy that, Even if they had not seen this film yet.Must rad the book first :).Now soon backsack on everybody, small and big.

fredag 24. juni 2016

Malham to Gargrave

Went to a lot of fields today. Rain catch us in the end, just before we run in the door at Mason Arms in Gargrave.3 of Geirs grandkids with their parent arrived this afternoon. We are looking forward to show them the Malham area tomorrow.Today we have been looking at the river boats.

tirsdag 21. juni 2016

Tan Hill to Hardraw

Longer leg today.And this can one feel in foots. Feels like they are boiling.
But what a fantastic route today, or could it be that there where no fog and we could actually see the area in miles around us.
Blog author fallen to sleep? So secretary updating.

mandag 20. juni 2016

Middleton in Teesdale to Tan Hill

The day started at Teesdale hotell.Since the leg was more then 30 kilomter , we chose to take the bus to Barnard Castle and then a taxi to Bowes.This saved us at least 15 kilometers.
The journey today went through the moores with refreshing wind. We ended up at Tan Hill, where the previous landlady has quit, and there is no shouting any more. Improvements at Tan Hill.Mobil coverage and internett.
Geir was vert impressed by the music in the bar ;Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Stones and that period.   

lørdag 18. juni 2016

Dufton to Langdon Beck

The autor want now to just post pictures with small text.This since the lapptop has gone home.The secretary had not agreed .Even us old ones have to find out how this is done from a phone.At the Youth hostel in Landon Beck  now.Feet is "burning "after the last  two days hiking.But what a scenery we have been through.  

tirsdag 14. juni 2016

Tuesday 2016-06-14; Twice Brewed inn (Hadrian's Wall) => Greenhead.

Believe it or not: I'm now sitting in a church with the distinct smell of hiking boots, and two of the group members asleep beside me!!!

This morning we woke up to blue sky and a breathtaking view of a landscape as green and beautiful you can only find it in postcards. After a full breakfast served by the friendly staff at the inn, we came out and found that the sun had once again disappeared behind dark clouds...
The plan for the day was to walk along Hadrian's wall, and have lunch at Greenhead before turning left and head in the direction of Alston. Somewhere along the Alston path we wanted to set up our camp for the night.
Adrian and Eirik at Hadrian's wall.

I very soon found that yesterday's 27 km walk throng mud and wet, slippery grass with far too heavy backpack, had taken its toile. My entire body protested, and there were no energy resources. The same proved to be case for other members of the group. For my self, I can say I could have killed for a bed with a soft madras.
A quick telephone action, gave no result. Greenhead isn't exactly a big place. The bunk barn was full, so was the hotel an the inn. A bit low in spirit we headed for the pub to have some lunch.

That was when the miracle women Anne hit bull's eye. She saw a sign saying "hostel", and true enough: The local bar administrated a hostel in a shutdown church. That is why I now sit in a church writing. Anne is asleep to my left, and Eirik just yawned from the bunk to my right.

Church hostel in Greenhead.

The entire group is worn down, and need some time for restitution. Therefore we have decided to walk on tomorrow, but only as far as we feel for. Luckily there is a bus service along the road through the valley, so we can lust head for the nearest bus stop whenever we feel enough is enough.

Alston and the planned day of rest: Here we come!


All countryside in England i rigged to serve as prison camps as well...

mandag 13. juni 2016

Bellingham to Hadrians Wall

Another day with a more or less constant drizzle of rain. Good temperature, and all members of the group are more or less back in shape.

The walk from Bellingham starts through the village streets, but soon turns up into the green hills.

Farm between Bellingham and Hadrian's wall.
Very nice and dry in fine weather, but in rain, everything gets heavier and somewhat slippery.

This was the big fence climbing day. How many gates we opened, and how many stone walls, fences, wood- and stone stairs we climbed I do not know, but probably more than 20. There is a BIG difference between England and Scotland here: In Scotland I hardy ever saw barbed wires. Today, nearly every fence had at least one, and even some of the stairs and gates had barbed wire that could cut our fingers or tear up gear. WHY??? Is there some kind of high security institution in the area?
Crossing one of the few "friendly" fences between Bellingham and Hadrian's wall.

Next report will probably be from Alston in two days (Thursday 16th).

So long

søndag 12. juni 2016

Kirk Yetholm to Byrnes (and Bellingham).

Hello again on sunday, June 12th.
I see that I was pretty dis-orientated last time: I managed to write we had traveled from Glassgow, but the truth is we landed in Edinburg...
Kirk Yetholm, a Church and a Group of houses. Not much more, but friendly People and Nice weather.

The walk from Kirk Yetholm to Byrnes was 45 km. According to plan, this was split in two. The first night (Friday) we camped in the fog near Windy Gyle. Lack of drinkingwater made two of us klimb all the way down to to  the vally and filtered some water from a creek. Laboursome, but necessary. Quite nice temperature, but the fog was thick, and we coud never see more than 5 min. walk ahead. The only exception was 5 minutes while at the highest point near Mt. Cheviot. Then the beautifull green hills of Scotland was displayed like in a postcard!!
Saturday came with rain and more fog.
Path paved with stones across the wetest bog areas in Cheviot hills.

The day was a bit too much for one in the group, so we slowed down a bit, and came to Byrnes late in the evening. During the day we crossed the border from England to Scottland and back again all the time, walked up and down hillsides that I assume are strikingly beautiful and allmday hoped that the fog would lift. That did not happen.
No accomodations down in Byrnes, so we camped by the river. So did 10,000,000,000 moskitoes...

This day was not so good, and a lot different from what we had planned: One of us had some physical problems, and as we are a group traveling together, we phoned a taxi instead of walking. That taxi took us from Byrnes to Bellingham, where we checked in to Riverside Hall Hotel.
The rest of the day was spent shopping, eating and drinking to get fit for tomorrow (Monday). Spirits are higher now, in the evening, and we really believe we can continue over the hills and down to Twice brewed Inn at Hadrian's wall tomorrow.

Eirik and Geir waiting for the shoppers.