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WOW! All my cycling and activities for 2023!

WOW! Look at my 2023 activities map so far! Which right now, is many made up of walking! I will get them Lycra (cycling) miles in soon!

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Bugsy & myself have used 4 new railway stations

During our time up in Cumbria and Yorkshire, while walking the Dales Way. Bugsy and myself can tick off the following railway stations.

Myself at Dent railway station

  • Dent
  • Kendal
  • Ribblehead
  • Windermere

We should tick off another 2 or 3 while on our back home, tomorrow…

Dent railway station, tick!!

Bugsy, Mark G and myself can now tick off, Dent railway station! Which is the highest operational main line station in England, at an altitude of 1,150 feet (350 metres).

Myself at Dent railway station

More photos can be found at

My cycling/walking map : 13-Apr-2023

Here is the full map of the places I’ve cycled/walked during 2023 so far…

Of course, when I next update this map, I will have walked the whole of the Dales Way!

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Just one week, till the Dales Way!

WOW! Just one week to go, till the Dales Way! The walk runs 80 miles from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria.

Check out for photos from the Dales Way Link – Harrogate to Ilkley.

Lippersley Pike
Lippersley Pike

Once, I know more about the route for each day, I will do another post!

Wish us luck!!

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Money spent on rail travel, up to 09/04/2023

Since I’ve started to use the train again at long last. I’ve going to try to keep record of how much it costs… So far during 2023, I’ve spent £160.10!

Myself at Harrogate railway station

Here is break down of how I’ve spent that!

  • Grantham to Harrogate (2 Adults with Two Together Railcard) – £55.60
  • Ilkley to Grantham (2 Adults – 1st Class between Leeds and
  • Grantham with Two Together Railcard) – £58.70
  • Grantham to Ilkley (2 Adults with Two Together Railcard) – £45.80

Total: £160.10

This total does not include getting back from the end of the Dales Way! Which is going to cost around £130! 

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