Category: travel

EMT HST Summer Special to Skegness

Happy days! Just done something, I’ve been wanting to do for a good number of years! That is getting the Summer Special HST train to Skegness! Big thanks to Mark T for sorting it all out and of course joining me!

HST at Grantham railway station

Myself at Skegness railway station

Now done 74% of #walk1500miles – 2020

That’s me now done 74% of #walk1500miles. So 1,114.35 miles down and 385.65 miles remaining!

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

Now done 105% of #walk1000miles – 2020

walk1000miles - 2020That’s me now done 105% of #walk1000miles. So walked 1,052.62 miles this year. Hoping to do around 1,500 miles, before the year is out!

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

InterCity 125 passes Elton and Orston railway station

Today Mark T and myself went to Elton and Orston railway station, which is the least used station in Nottinghamshire. To watch the one of the Summer Saturday HST specials to Skegness.

Mark T and myself at Elton and Orston railway station
InterCity 125 passing Elton and Orston railway station
InterCity 125 passing Elton and Orston railway station

Climbed Ben Nevis three years ago!

WOW! Where has the time gone? Three years ago today, Nick and myself climbed Ben Nevis, which is of course, the highest mountain in the British Isles! Standing at 1,345 metres above sea level. Still can’t believe that we both did it!!

Check out the route we took at www.strava.com/activities/1088565730

Here are some photos + vlog, from a truly amazing day!





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

#walk1000miles 2020 ✅

That’s me only gone and done the #walk1000miles challenge for the third year in row! Check out www.walk1000miles.co.uk for more information.

The map below shows, all the places I’ve walked so far in 2020. Look out of the red dots and lines on the map. Want your own map like this? Check out the amazing VeloViewer website.

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

Now done 98% of #walk1000miles – 2020

walk1000miles - 2020That’s me now done 98% of #walk1000miles. So 981.11 miles down and only 18.89 miles remaining! Had been hoping to have completed it by today… Now looking like Wednesday or Thursday next week.

Since I started doing the #walk1000miles challenge back in 2018. This will be earlyish in year, I have completed it! In 2018, I walked 1000 miles by the 30th August. Last year, took me much longer, was not done till the 17th October.

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

Really need a day out to Hunstanton again!

Long, long overdue to a day out to Hunstanton! Always have so much fun when I go! Here’s a look back to times, I went with Hobbz and Tyler (2010) and myself Nick and Myself (2015 & 2018).

Hunstanton with Hobbz and Tyler in 2010:-



Full set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/20-07-2010/

Nick and Myself in 2015:-



Full set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/06-07-2015/

Nick and Myself in 2018:-



Full set can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/06-07-2015/

Now done 95% of #walk1000miles – 2020

walk1000miles - 2020That’s me now done 95% of #walk1000miles. So 950 miles down and 50 miles remaining! Hoping to have done, 1000 miles by Sunday :).

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

Walked so many canals

I’ve walked so many canals in England over the last number of years! So far done the Erewash Canal, Grand Union Canal (main line), Grantham Canal, Northampton Arm (Grand Union Canal), Nottingham & Beeston Canal, Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal) and Regent’s Canal.

Think so far, the Grand Union Canal (main line) has been my favourite! Mainly because, I can say I’ve walked the whole way from London to Birmingham.

Now in the process of walking the Kennet and Avon Canal and Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal).

The map below, shows all the canals and other walks, I’ve done since 6th October 2016. When I got my Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS smart watch.

Want to make a map like this? Then check out www.veloviewer.com.

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