Hole of Horcum

We decided to go visiting yesterday. During the planning stage The Pilgrim suggested a walk from Hole of Horcum to Bridestones. What a wonderful choice! The weather had been slightly …

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Postcard From Aviemore

A Postcard from Aviemore. So… we’re sitting in Nero enjoying a latte and Americano respectively. We just exchanged some stuff in John Lewis and Next, both shops accepted the returns …

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Tenerife – Teide

We’ve hired a car! I’ve been extolling the virtues of Teide and the best way to see it is in an unrushed excursion in a car where you can stop …

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Walls of York and Bar Convent

Today we walk the walls of York.

I meet the ‘boys’ off the train, they’re full of excitement and need the toilet!
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I’ve planned the walk to start on the wall opposite the station and walk clockwise with a short break at each tower followed by a bite to eat at a wonderful cafe in a hidden gem of a building that is part of the Bar Convent; I’ll expand on this later.


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We ascend the steps just under the arch on Station Road/Station Rise and the view is instantly transformed. We have York Station through the castellations to our left but to our front and over the river is a wonderful view of the top of the Minster dwarfing the buildings surrounding it. I’m in full flow now regarding the timeline associated with the walls.

Eboracum



Initially, a wooden affair surrounding Eboracum and made of wood. The tiny Roman settlement was established following the defeat of the tribes north of the Humber referred to as the Brigantes. They were Celtic in origin but then so was most of our island that only became England after a good kicking from some gentlemen from Denmark referred to as Angles i.e. Angleland then modified to England (no, I have no idea!). At the time York (Eboracum) was little more than 500×500 metres and was established in the area where the Minster is now. It’s hard to imagine this little settlement of about 6000 when you see what it is now.
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Skinningrove to Staithes

So… the Governor is having his laughing gear sorted so we’re rudderless today. I ‘phoned folks yesterday and organised a seamless transfer of personnel and support vehicles for our 9 …

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Nevis Range

A great walk at about 2500 feet. The cost of the cable car is £13 although there’s a bit of discount for those of an age. There is a cosy cafe/club …

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Albir to La Cruz – Benidorm

Sooo, this adventure was tough…The plan was to walk from Albir to La Cruz. This was the Cross to which we walked from Benidorm last night only this time it’s about …

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A Daffodil Walk in Farndale

The Pilgrim and I go to Farndale to check out a few daffodils. The weather is glorious and the dale is beautiful; however, a sinister and mysterious attack has been …

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