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Jul 29, 2019 - Day 15: Once Brewed - Bellingham

Via Hadrian’s Wall, Wark Forest and Shitlington Crag - 15.5 miles (24.5 Km) While today your eyes are in for a visual treat and your minds in for a historical treat, your calves are in for … the opposite of treat. There are lots more ups and downs today along Hadrian’s Wall- the third most ascent of a Pennine Way day (after Cross fell and the first day). On the plus side your toes mightn’t get wet until the afternoon. Today is another Pennine Way classic. It follows the wall for 8 glorious miles (12.8km), including its most dramatic...

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Jun 4, 2012 - Kielder Water - a reminder of Canada

Today we drove the Kielder Forest road to Kielder Water. Kielder Water is the largest man-made lake in northern Europe and the forest is the biggest working forest in England. It was conceived in the late 60s and constructed between 1975 and 1981 to to satisfy an expected rise in demand for water to support a booming UK industrial economy mainly steel. With the decline in heavy industry it was considered for a while a white elephant but today means the north doesn’t have a water shortage unlike the south. Driving the gravel forest road we...

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