Jul 312018

Today, I had to use three trains to get from Paisley to Grantham. The first train took me from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central. Then, I of course had to walk from Glasgow Central to Glasgow Queen Street.

I could have got the 5:15pm to Edinburgh Waverley, but it was way to busy. So I waited till the 5:30pm ScotRail service, which worked out better, since it was a Class 365, eight-carriage train.

Still can’t believe how much better the Glasgow–Edinburgh via Falkirk line, since the electrification project. Just hope, that next time, I use the line. I get to use one of the Class 385 trains!

Once in Edinburgh, it was time to wait for the 7:36pm service to Grantham. Got to say, that LNER is so better than Virgin Trains! Which is, one of the main reasons I stopped going by train!

Also Adam the train manager was so funny!! He was coming out with things like “the buffet car is located in coach H for hungry” and “If you are still standing and not a fan of Elton John head to coaches E and F”

Jul 302018

I can now add Paisley Gilmour Street railway, to the list of railway stations, that I’ve used!

Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
Paisley Gilmour Street railway station

More photos can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/paisley-gilmour-street/

Jul 172018

It was a year ago today that 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!!

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

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

Jun 182018

That’s me just updated the list of Historic Scotland sites, that I’ve been to. Since I added Carnasserie Castle during my last Scotland trip.

Carnasserie Castle

May 312018

I went for a mini walk wearing my 2XU P:1 Propel wetsuit, then somehow ended up in the River Clyde… the water is colder than it looks!

May 312018

Just stopped off at the River Clyde, to give my 2XU P:1 Propel wetsuit a mini test!

May 312018

Just a update on what, I’ve been doing the last three weeks! Of course, I had to wear a wetsuit to make the vlog more fun!

May 302018

WOW! Just been to Corrour railway station, which is the highest mainline railway station in the United Kingdom.

May 302018

So, so pleased with myself! That I’ve just ✅ off Corrour railway station! Which is the highest railway station in the UK, it’s also not accessible by any public roads!! Which gives you, an idea of just how remote it really is!

If you can, at some point in your life, I would recommend you travel up to Corrour railway station! It’s by far the best railway station, that I’ve ever been too!

Corrour railway station
Corrour railway station
Corrour railway station
Corrour railway station

May 292018

WOW! Can’t believe that Neil, my older brother Douglas and myself, walked the whole of the Crinan Canal in both directions, a distance of around 20 miles! So maybe the longest single day walk, that any of us done!

It really does live up to it’s name, of Britain’s most beautiful shortcut!



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