Northernvicar Walks – July and August 2018

July – 43 miles. Not much of any excitement – walking in Norfolk, which was recorded with the churches I visited, and a trip to the Deanery BBQ in Mickleover. August started much better. A 6 mile walk to the Cathedral via visits, then the two Derwent Valley walks, and the Manchester, Astley Book Farm, and London walks I’ve already blogged.

On Sunday 5 August I drove south to the Leighton Buzzard railway – website. My brother had his Fen End Pit layout there – see his blog. I had a train ride with my  nephew. On the way back I stopped at Crick, just off the M1 at Junction 19, had supper from the Coop and a lovely 4 mile walk beside the canal.

On 11 August I had a lovely day at Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester, that’s in a lovely park, so I walked 3 miles.

A gorgeous walk to Belper on 13 August was 7 miles.


3 miles in Burton on Trent on 15 August, and 4 miles in Manchester on 16 August. Julie was at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, so I walked into town and back. An interesting mixture of things to photo.

So for half the month I can walk at least 3 miles a day – and then it went down hill. Wall (blogged elsewhere), then London again. Hannah was giving a TEDx talk, so I walked from St Pancras to Waterloo, then Waterloo to Tower Hill.

We had three days in the North East at the end of the month. I discovered Hulne Park at Alnwick, which was gorgeous, walked beside the Tyne, and had a good explore of Beamish. I talked Trams and Mail with Ian, while sat in a beautifully rebuilt 1928 bus.

I did 90 miles in August, which is more than 2.74 miles a day!!! So at the end of the month I had walked 408 miles in total. By the end of August I should have walked 666, so I am currently 258 down (if I’m aiming for 1,000 miles).


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