Apr 182018
 

DSC09617Since it’s #WorldHeritageDay, here is list of the ones, that I’ve been to in the UK…

  • The Lake District National Park, England.
  • Dorset & East Devon Coast, England.
  • Forth Bridge, Edinburgh, Inchgarvie & Fife, Scotland.
  • Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City, England.
  • New Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
  • Edinburgh Old and New Towns, Scotland.
  • Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, Greater London, England.
  • Tower of London, Greater London, England.
Feb 232018
 

So well pleased with myself, knowing that, I’ve done the Rutland Round long distance path. Which covered a distance of 69.77 miles!!

You can check out the route of each stage below:-

Here some photos from the walk…

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Many more photos from the walk can be found @ www.flickr.com/photos/gsvalentine/albums/72157690991918941

Feb 222018
 

That’s us just done the fifth and final day of the Rutland Round. This stage took us from Thistleton and back to our starting point in Oakham. Which covered a distance of 13.29 miles.

Got to say, it feels great saying, that I’ve just done my first ever long distance path from start to end! The total distance was 69.77 miles!

You can check out the last stage at www.strava.com/activities/1420745535

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You can check out many more photos from our Rutland Round walk at www.flickr.com/photos/gsvalentine/albums/72157690991918941

Feb 152018
 

That’s us just done the second last stage of Rutland Round, this time we walked from Empingham to Thistleton, covering a distance of 15.48 miles. We’re now only got one more stage left, which will take us back to our starting point at Oakham!

You can check out today’s stage at www.strava.com/activities/1409101282

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You can check out more photos from our Rutland Round walk at www.flickr.com/photos/gsvalentine/albums/72157690991918941

Feb 082018
 

That’s another stage of Rutland Round done, this time we walked from Barrowden to Empingham, covering a distance of 13.70 miles. We’re now only got two more stages left!

You can check out today’s stage at www.strava.com/activities/1397892876

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You can check out more photos from our Rutland Round walk at www.flickr.com/photos/gsvalentine/albums/72157690991918941

Feb 052018
 

I can now add Lincoln, Newark-on-Trent and Retford to the list of UK railway stations that I’ve used!

Check out the full list at www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/railways/uk-national-rail-network/.

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Feb 022018
 

I’ve just made a Rutland Round photo gallery on flickr. Where I will of course, be posting many photos from the Rutland Round walk.

Stage 1 : Oakham to Uppingham

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Stage 2 : Uppingham to Barrowden

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Many more photos can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/gsvalentine/albums/72157690991918941

Feb 012018
 

Not that long back in from doing the second part of the Rutland Round, which is a circular walk of about 65 miles round the county of Rutland.

Today we did stage two, which took us from Uppingham to Barrowden, covering a distance of 13.18 miles.

You can check out today’s stage at www.strava.com/activities/1386675402

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You can check out more photos from our Rutland Round walk at www.flickr.com/photos/gsvalentine/albums/72157690991918941

Dec 312017
 

There of course, could only be one favourite walk of 2017! That would of course be the walk that, I did with Nick up Ben Nevis, which is the highest mountain in the British Isles!!

And just to show that we really did it! The route we took can be seen at www.strava.com/activities/1088565730.

Here are some amazing photos, from a truly amazing walk!!





More photos from this set can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/ben-nevis-17-07-2017/.

Dec 292017
 

That sure was a great 7.1 mile walk with Neil. The walk started and ended in Killearn. We left the village using the water track, then walked down to the Glengoyne Distillery, then walked along part of the West Highland Way, then up Station Road and back to the start point in Killearn.

The full route we took can be found over at www.strava.com/activities/1331741555.




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