Jan 222019
 

Just come up with a new idea, of something else I would like to this do this year! And that’s to visit every railway station in UK with my name in it! Luckily they are only two of them!

Since it’s my 40th year on planet earth, want to make it an extra good year!

  • Gordon Hill
  • Invergordon

Gordon Hill, is in London and Invergordon is in Scotland. So should, not be overly hard to do!

Jan 202019
 

I’ve still got a long way till, the end of the Grand Union Canal. But I am already thinking, which canal should I take on next!

So far I’ve done:-

So which of these, ones do you think, I should take on next?

Which canal to cycle/walk next?

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Jan 132019
 

That’s us just done another part of the Grand Union Canal. This time, we walked from Stoke Bruerne to Northampton. A distance of 9.79 miles. So only around 4 to 5 more days and I can say, I’ve walked all the way from London to Birmingham.

The route we took can be found over at www.strava.com/activities/2076296550

Here are some photos from day 10 of our Grand Union Canal walk.




More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/13-01-2019/

Jan 132019
 

Since we started walking the Grand Union Canal, we have made it from London up to Northampton.

So far it’s taken us 10 days… That’s been broken up into the following…

Total distance so far: 115.56 miles.

Jan 082019
 

Since we started walking the Grand Union Canal, we have made it from London up to Stoke Bruerne.

So far it’s taken us 9 days… That’s been broken up into the following…

Total distance so far: 105.77 miles.

Jan 082019
 

It’s about, I updated the list of Wetherspoons, I’ve visited. Since I can add the following to my list 🙂

  • West Kirk, 58a Sandgate, Ayr.
  • Counting House, 67-71 Reform Street, Dundee.
  • Sir John Moore, 260-292 Argyle Street, Glasgow.
  • Last Post, 2 County Square, Paisley.

Check out my full list at www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/jd-wetherspoon-pubs/

Jan 082019
 

Glasgow Central railway station is the busiest in Scotland. But it happens to be, the one I use the least! Mainly due to fast, you can’t get many direct train to it from Peterborough any more. Like you could under the GNER days! Which is one, of the main reasons, I started mainly driving to/from Scotland and stopped using the train!

LNER, is doing a way better job than both National Express East Coast and Virgin Trains East Coast, ever did! But, I still would rate GNER has the best railway franchise the UK ever had!

GNER at Glasgow Central
Platform 13 at Glasgow Central railway station
Class 380 at Glasgow Central railway station

More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/glasgow-central/

Jan 072019
 

I know that most people will not think the same… But I, for one think that Stirling railway station, looks much better, since electrification. It makes it feel, more like a main railway station. Which of course it is, since you can get trains to Aberdeen, Alloa, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and even London!

But it’s going to take me a while getting use to, using a Class 365 running to/from Stirling. Since I’am so use to seeing, them run between London King’s Cross and Peterborough, in the past.

I also for one, think that ScotRail are doing a great job! So nice to see, some of the work, they have and Network Rail, have been doing start, to pay off!

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More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/stirling/

Jan 072019
 

Just uploaded even more photos of Milngavie railway station.

Milngavie railway station
Milngavie railway station
Milngavie railway station

More photos can be found over at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/milngavie/

Jan 072019
 

So far during the #walk1000miles 2019 challenge, I’ve done a walk in the following counties and Crown dependences of the UK.

  • 22 – Buckinghamshire
  • 28 – Northamptonshire
  • 35 – Rutland
  • 41 – Lincolnshire
  • 73 – Ayrshire and Arran
  • 84 – Stirling and Falkirk
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