Category: travel

Trainspotting is 25 years old!

Trainspotting is 25 years old! And yet, I’ve still never seen it! Here are photos, from when Nick, had us remaking some scenes from the film.

Corrour railway station

Corrour railway station

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/beinn-na-lap-10-06-2019/

Now done 15% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021That’s me now done 15% of #walk1000miles. So 150.77 miles down and 849.23 miles remaining!

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

Now done 12% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021That’s me now done 12% of #walk1000miles. So 121.39 miles down and 878.61 miles remaining!

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

Now done 10% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021Yep I am doing #walk1000miles for the fourth year in a row! Last year, I walked 1,667.19 miles. Think I can safely say, that’s the most miles I’ve walked in single year!

So far in 2021, I’ve just done 10% of #walk1000miles. So 101.93 miles down and 898.07 miles remaining!

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

Now done 8% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021Yep I am doing #walk1000miles for the fourth year in a row! Last year, I walked 1,667.19 miles. Think I can safely say, that’s the most miles I’ve walked in single year!

So far in 2021, I’ve just done 8% of #walk1000miles. So 82.01 miles down and 917.99 miles remaining!

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

Now done 5% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021Yep I am doing #walk1000miles for the fourth year in a row! Last year, I walked 1,667.19 miles. Think I can safely say, that’s the most miles I’ve walked in single year!

So far in 2021, I’ve just done 5% of #walk1000miles. So 50.03 miles down and 949.97 miles remaining!

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

Now done 1% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021Yep I am doing #walk1000miles for the fourth year in a row! Last year, I walked 1,667.19 miles. Think I can safely say, that’s the most miles I’ve walked in single year!

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

Railway stations, I visited for the first time in 2020

Well everyone knows that 2020, may not have been best of years! But before everyone went mad, I still ticked off a good number of new railway stations this year! Sure in 2021, when it’s safe, I will tick off, many, many more!!

The full list of railway stations, I’ve visited so far can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/railways/railway-stations/

Myself at Cardiff Queen Street railway station

  1. Aberdour
  2. Bamford
  3. Barnetby
  4. Barry
  5. Barry Docks
  6. Barry Island
  7. Bickley
  8. Birchgrove
  9. Bolton on Dearne
  10. Boston
  11. Brading
  12. Bristol Parkway
  13. Bromley South
  14. Cardiff Bay
  15. Cardiff Central
  16. Cardiff Queen Street
  17. Carmarthen
  18. Chinley
  19. Cleethorpes
  20. Coleshill Parkway
  21. Conisbrough
  22. Dalgety Bay
  23. Danescourt
  24. Dinas Powys
  25. Dinas Rhondda
  26. Dore & Totley
  27. Dunbar
  28. Edale
  29. Ferryside
  30. Folkestone Central
  31. Folkestone West
  32. Goldthorpe
  33. Grindleford
  34. Habrough
  35. Heath High Level
  36. Heath Low Level
  37. Hope
  38. Kidwelly
  39. Lake
  40. Llandaf
  41. Llanelli
  42. Llwynypia
  43. London Victoria
  44. Merthyr Tydfil
  45. Merthyr Vale
  46. Mexborough
  47. Newport
  48. Orpington
  49. Pembroke
  50. Pembroke Dock
  51. Penally
  52. Petts Wood
  53. Pontypridd
  54. Porth
  55. Portsmouth & Southsea
  56. Portsmouth Harbour
  57. Radyr
  58. Ramsgate
  59. Rotherham Central
  60. Ryde Esplanade
  61. Ryde Pier Head
  62. Ryde St John’s Road
  63. Sandown
  64. Scunthorpe
  65. Sevenoaks
  66. Shanklin
  67. Swansea
  68. Swinton
  69. Taffs Well
  70. Tenby
  71. Thurnscoe
  72. Ton Pentre
  73. Tonypandy
  74. Trehafod
  75. Treherbert
  76. Treorchy
  77. Ty Glas
  78. Ynyswen
  79. Ystrad Rhondda

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

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