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Morning all, I thought I'd get the walking and hiking thread going again by letting you know about my latest walks.

Last Year, Me and Mrs Eppers went to Seahouses in Northumberland for a week and did the central part of the Northumberland Coastal Path, a 100 km walk along...yes the Northumberland coast. We walked from Craster round to Budle in October.

 

Anyway, this weekend, we took advantage of the last weekend of the Inn Collections Winter break weekend and stayed at the Amble Inn, Amble, and using local transport, we walked from Cresswell near Morpeth up to Amble on Friday, around 18km, then on Saturday we got a taxi to Craster and walked back to Amble a total of 25km, a great walk with some fantastic views across the North sea, covering Dunstanborough and Workwarth Castles as well as miles of golden sands. Beautiful walking. On Sunday we covered a 7km section that we had missed last October from Budle bay to Belford, mostly inland and a bit boring, although we spotted a sheep on its back stuck in a thicket of bramble, we tried to get it out, it tried to break my finger more than once, so we went to Belford fire station and they rescued it!

 

We will be finishing it off in August when we do the last 2 sections from Belford to Berwick

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Anybody thinking of doing the Dalesway walk this year, I do a bit of driving for one of the walking companies, give me a shout and I could arrange discounted bag moves from pub / B&B to pub / B&B. Call it Wednesday fan rates!

 

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On 30/03/2022 at 11:53, EpworthOwl said:

Morning all, I thought I'd get the walking and hiking thread going again by letting you know about my latest walks.

Last Year, Me and Mrs Eppers went to Seahouses in Northumberland for a week and did the central part of the Northumberland Coastal Path, a 100 km walk along...yes the Northumberland coast. We walked from Craster round to Budle in October.

 

Anyway, this weekend, we took advantage of the last weekend of the Inn Collections Winter break weekend and stayed at the Amble Inn, Amble, and using local transport, we walked from Cresswell near Morpeth up to Amble on Friday, around 18km, then on Saturday we got a taxi to Craster and walked back to Amble a total of 25km, a great walk with some fantastic views across the North sea, covering Dunstanborough and Workwarth Castles as well as miles of golden sands. Beautiful walking. On Sunday we covered a 7km section that we had missed last October from Budle bay to Belford, mostly inland and a bit boring, although we spotted a sheep on its back stuck in a thicket of bramble, we tried to get it out, it tried to break my finger more than once, so we went to Belford fire station and they rescued it!

 

We will be finishing it off in August when we do the last 2 sections from Belford to Berwick

That's not called for!  Poor sheep.   😮

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7 hours ago, EpworthOwl said:

That looks a quality walk Pollhammer, how long is that?

80 miles I just read online.  I've always had 65 miles in my head for it.    A mate did that with his wife a while back as a sort of test to see if she liked a distance walk, (yes), before they did the Coast to Coast a year later. 

 

On 05/04/2022 at 10:29, pollhammer4 said:

Anybody thinking of doing the Dalesway walk this year, I do a bit of driving for one of the walking companies, give me a shout and I could arrange discounted bag moves from pub / B&B to pub / B&B. Call it Wednesday fan rates!

 

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Cheers, pol. 

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10 hours ago, EpworthOwl said:

That looks a quality walk Pollhammer, how long is that?

As Owling says, around 80 miles or so. A lot of Riverside walking, and I presume some harder stretches, and some genuinely stunning sections. Plenty of great places to stay, Ilkley is a nice start, Burnsall, Grassington, Kettlewell, Dent, Sedburgh, as well as some hidden gems - I drive along it and love it, presume a fair bit depends on the weather - went through a fair range today. Some great pubs and B&Bs to stay at. 

 

Apparently you have to dip your toe into Windermere to say you've done it. 

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Inspired by Epworth and before it gets too hot here, I went for a little walk during my lunch break. It will probably rain soon and these beautiful sights will vanish. 

 

Guess the city. 

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1 minute ago, MPB said:

Same country?

Was thinking Seoul....if not.

By the way.....was in Tokyo in 2016 with work around this time....had a great time walking through a park near Kamenokobashi (sp?)......when the ground started to shake.....f'kin shit myself.....

Yep, Seoul. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit this neck of the woods, truly beautiful. That must have been a fantastic work trip, did you cope with the language and food? Before Covid, I used to love weekends in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto but my Korean bank card never worked. Japan is a strange place haha

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3 minutes ago, tomcore said:

Yep, Seoul. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit this neck of the woods, truly beautiful. That must have been a fantastic work trip, did you cope with the language and food? Before Covid, I used to love weekends in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto but my Korean bank card never worked. Japan is a strange place haha

Took this from the same place in autumn 

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1 hour ago, MPB said:

I love Seoul.....always schedule to go there mid-late September, got taken to Namsan Park when I was there last (2017)....that was great...only go for a couple of nights usually as part of a longer Asia visit....so not seen as much as I'd like other than bars and restaurants in Gangnam....

We have agents in most countries in Asia so the language isn't a problem....I do know the absolute basics and try to order food etc myself....

Seoul is one of those places that you can visit once and see all the tourist stuff in two days but If you have a local host then it gets interesting. You have to dig beneath the surface. Probably similar with Tokyo. Gangnam is alright.. I live 25mins from there but haven't been for years. Have you ever been taken to a baseball game? Pre covid it was a great evening out. 

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5 hours ago, MPB said:

Great view that....I'll try to post up my view from my daily dog walk......only thing is there's a f'kin great faded red and white monstrosity blighting what is otherwise a stunning view of the city.....

My dog at work today 

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1 hour ago, HoylandOwl said:

It’s definitely not, there’s not enough Hermes warehouses fucking up the countryside 

I haven't been back in two years now. I heard they've blocked off Tankersley Lane, demolishing Rockingham (I used to play cricket there) and building another McDonalds?! 

I did have a funny surprise when I was last there regarding some new houses and an ex owl 

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My dog chasing a Heron up Rivelin.

Just to join the Seoul appreciation club I was there some years ago and absolutely loved it.

Did loads of walking in the mountains that ring the city.

Stayed in Gangnam and Mapo at the Lotte.

Then travelled down to Busan and chilled for a while.

First places I ever came across heated toilet seats!!

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Great pic!

Sticking with the Seoul Appreciation Society as well.....it was the first time I'd ever tried one of those gas heated cupboard bath things....the ones you sit in with your head poking out of the top ....

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