Tag: Mark G

Just 0.76 miles left to do, of #walk1000miles!!!

I’ve only got 0.76 miles left to do, of #walk1000miles!!! So here is a list of 15 longest walks of 2023 so far…

Dales Way, tick!

  1. Dales Way Link – Harrogate to Ilkley – 17.73 miles
  2. Day 3 : Dales Way : Kettlewell to Oughtershaw, then Gayle, Hawes – 16.69 miles
  3. Day 2 : ECP : Berwick upon Tweed to Lindisfarne Inn, West Mains – 15.56 miles
  4. Day 7 : Leicestershire Round : Hallaton to Glooston Circular – 13.31 miles
  5. Day 7 : Dales Way : Patton Bridge to Bowness on Windermere – 13.31 miles
  6. Day 1 : Dales Way : Ilkley to Burnsall – 13.17 miles
  7. Day 4 : Dales Way : Oughtershaw to Lea Yeat – 12.43 miles
  8. Day 6 : Dales Way : Sedbergh to Patton Bridge – 12.20 miles
  9. Day 1 : ECP : Marshal Meadows to Scottish Border and Berwick upon Tweed inc Halidon Hill Circular – 11.89 miles
  10. Day 5 : Dales Way : Lea Yeat to Sedbergh – 10.51 miles
  11. Day 2 : Dales Way : Burnsall to Kettlewell – 10.49 miles
  12. Day 1 : Market Harborough Round : Hallaton, Tugby, Rolleston and Goadby Circular – 10.48 miles
  13. Day 10 : Leicestershire Round : Foxton to Saddington then Mowsley Circular – 10.18 miles
  14. Day 11 : Leicestershire Round : Saddington to Bruntingthorpe then Arnesby Circular – 9.81 miles
  15. Grantham Canal, Coe Farm and Barrowby Circular – 9.54 miles

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

Dales Way : Day 4 : Oughtershaw to Lea Yeat

That’s Bugsy, Mark G and myself done day 4 of the Dales Way, which took us 12.40 miles from Oughtershaw to Lea Yeat.

Just a mini update… I will do a FULL update later today… Once we have done day 5…

Here are some photos from day 4. Plus our route can be found at www.strava.com/activities/8926428133

Many more photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/dales-way/

WOW! Got Bugsy one year ago!!

WOW! So hard to believe that we got Bugsy one year ago!! So happy with the young man he’s turned into! He was very, very hard work for the first number of months. He’s now so loving. Loves going for long walks. And has to sleep on my bed each and every night!

Please welcome Bugsy to our family

Mark G, Bugsy and myself

Bugsy and myself

Many more photos of him can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/bugsy/

December 2022 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during December 2022.

Number 1 (1,218 views) : Walking along the Brampton Valley Way
Walking along the Brampton Valley Way

Number 2 (814 views) : Mark G, Bugsy and myself
Mark G, Bugsy and myself

Number 3 (776 views) : Walking along the Brampton Valley Way
Walking along the Brampton Valley Way

Number 4 (54 views) : Synergy Swimrun wetsuit
Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Number 5 (49 views) : Spider-Man all helpless in SEGUFIX
Spider-Man all helpless in SEGUFIX

Love these photos? Many more at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2022/

Walking The Dales Way in 2023!

Next year, Bugsy, Mark G (house mate) and myself will be walking The Dales Way! It will be my biggest adventure, since doing the End to End cycle back in 2009!

The Dales Way runs for 80 miles from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria. We will be doing the whole walk in one go! Not like other long walks, that I’ve done, which have been done over weeks, months and some even years!

In the next week, or so, we’re going to do a test day. Doing one of link routes. We have picked the Harrogate one, which covers a distance of 16.5 miles!

So looking forward to this, BIG adventure with him!!

Favourite photos with Cooper from 2021…

Here are some favourite with Cooper! Who is my best mate! Don’t get that many with him, since he’s just to busy running around all over the place!

Love Cooper so much!!!
Love Cooper so much!!!
Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit
Synergy Triathlon 3/2mm wetsuit
Mark G, Cooper and myself at Berney Arms railway station
Mark G, Cooper and myself at Berney Arms railway station

My main highlights of 2021…

Here are my main highlights from 2021 so far… Overall been a great year!

Mark G, Cooper and myself at Berney Arms railway station

  • Got a new job, after being out work since September 2020 (Lost that after just 3 months).
  • Got to see my friend Mark T for first time, in a long time!
  • Got to see my Mum, Dad and brother Douglas for first time, since January 2020.
  • Walked around Rutland Water, with Emilie.
  • Got another new job…. Which I am still doing now and LOVING IT!
  • Walked a total of 1,000 miles, yet again!
  • Ticked off Berney Arms railway station, which has been on list to do for a long time!
  • Went up to Scotland! Was great seeing the rest of my family and catching up with Neil!
  • Did the Borders Railway Line (Ticked off each and every station on the line!)
  • Cycled just over 3,000 miles!

Sure, I will have missed many off! Just been a super busy year!

Berney Arms railway station, tick!!

Berney Arms railway station, has been on my list for a good number of years! It really did live up to my to expectations!! It could well be in my top 10 favourite stations in the UK…

Mark G, Cooper and myself at Berney Arms railway station

Myself at Berney Arms railway station

Berney Arms railway station

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