After our productive first day (the GPSr tracked us 30 miles.) we stayed the night at the Ostrich Inn in Castle Acre. Fed, watered and rested we awake somewhat broken. As we hobble around our room, quite unsure how we can even walk to the bathroom, let alone the final 16 miles. We continually reassure ourselves we will just do what we can. Each step … Continue reading Walking Peddars Way – Day Two
The Peddars Way is a long distance footpath in Norfolk, England. It is 46 miles (74 km) long and follows the route of a Roman road. A footpath I’ve always been intrigued by. It makes a popular walking holiday – usually undertaken over the course of several days. Or if you are daft enough you suggest giving it a go over the weekend. I really never do … Continue reading Walking Peddars Way – Day one.
The Orwell Walk, Run and Cycle ride is an annual event organised by the Ipswich East Rotary Club. With three main routes and regular checkpoints participants can set their own challege, choosing between 12, 19 0r 25 miles. It’s one of those events that I see on Twitter and think it looks like fun. Honestly, what possesses me? Thankfully I’m blessed with a friend who has an … Continue reading Walking the Orwell walk.
The Norfolk Coastal Marathon was held on October 31st between Weybourne and Sea Palling on the Norfolk coast. Held in partnership with Norfolk County Council, as part of the first ever Norfolk Walking Festival. A linear marathon (or half) open to both walkers and runners, taking the challenging and dramatic Norfolk Coastal path. A friend asked if I was up for the walk. Having not … Continue reading Walking the Norfolk Coastal Marathon
The Stour Valley Path, a 60 mile route that follows the valley sides of the River Stour through the Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire countryside. Split into 10 sections of varying lengths, because 60 miles isn’t exactly a casual Sunday afternoon stroll. With the Shotley challenge (if you’ve missed the news I’ve misguidedly signed up to walk 53 miles in 21 hours.) fast approaching we needed … Continue reading Walking the Stour Valley Path. Newmarket to Clare