On Monday 11thJune 2018 I set out from Bowness on Solway to walk the 84 mile Hadrian’s Wall National Trail, raising money for Parkinson’s UK Oxford Branch. I reached the endpoint in Wallsend pretty much on time at around 7.40pm on Friday 15th. You can see all my blog posts in chronological order, or scroll down this page for a list of posts by category.
All the images in this blog are fairly small so that they don’t interrupt the flow too much. To see or download a full-size high-resolution image, simply click on any of the pictures. There will be a full image gallery, with all the pictures I took on the trip, very soon.
I’m thrilled to have raised more than £2200 through your kind donations. I’ll leave the fundraising page open until mid-July so that you can add your donation if you wish. My warmest thanks go to the many lovely people who have already sponsored me so generously.
You can learn more about the Oxford Branch of Parkinson’s UK by visiting their website.
Blog posts by category
Here I’ve tried to organize my blog posts to make it easier to find what you want. When you’ve finished reading a post you can use the browser’s back button to return to this list.
- Monday: Bowness to Carlisle (14 miles)
- Tuesday: Carlisle to Gilsland (21 miles)
- Wednesday: Gilsland to Beggarbog (13 miles)
- Thursday: Beggarbog to Stamfordham (21 miles)
- Friday: Whittledene to Wallsend (17 miles)
- The End
Travel, accommodation and side trips
- Getting there: trains and buses on Sunday
- In search of Gelt Woods: an interesting side trip
- Beggarbog, a remote B&B
Musings, comments and chance encounters
- Heddon-ism: my first and only morning coffee stop
- On reaching the Tyne: nearing journey’s end
- An unexpected donation after a chance meeting
- Parkinson’s and spaghetti: a new clinical diagnostic?