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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Day one

Resumption of walk from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Castle Carey after two interruptions from broken arm at Weardale then disintegrated knee at Hellifield.

Hellifield SD 854 566 to Old Stone Trough south of Kelbrook SD 900 439 - Wednesday .

Dropped off at Carnforth by daughter Jill and granddaughter Katie - train to Carnforth. Started walking 7:50 am.

Just a brief account today to get up to speed with blogging on the hoof again. And a good excuse because I'm pretty tired after just over 14 miles with temperature increasing as the day went on. Most of the walking was on farm tracks and then canal towpath with a few small sections of road and field paths. All very pleasant in the rolling lowlands of the Yorkshire Dales with characteristic limestone scenery. On the canal I met Anne, Joe, and springer spaniel Doris and walked with them for a while. Doris is a rescue dog and only just coming to terms with water, but enthusiastic as always with springers, and it was all a bit nostalgic walking with the best of dog breeds again. I stopped off at a little canal-side café for tea and parted with the good company of Anne, Joe and Doris. I hope I have Joe's name correct - i suffer from the affliction of instantly forgetting names after being introduced. After that the heat increased and I was glad to arrive at the Old Stone Trough. Where I now sit awaiting food and writing this. I suspect I am not also up yo speed with my people watching.

More tomorrow including anything else that develops this evening.


  1. Excellent - you are on your way. I shall now look forward to my daily fix of 'Where's Conrad'.

    Hope the weather isn't too unbearably hot and that water/tea/pop is easily available along your route.

  2. I've just found that if you click on the photos to enlarge they come out un-cropped.

  3. Gayle- I'm having problems with Google/Blogger. Just had to re-set password. Good to hear you are following.

  4. Hi Conrad. Excellent news that you feel fit enough to continue, although i think 14 miles is a tad much for day 1. Just my opinion of course. Have a great time and hopefully when i press publish, it will actually send. Blogger is all over the place.

  5. kendal grufties26 July 2018 at 07:25

    Fantastic news! Would be interested to know how far ahead you book your accommodation, and whether you have rest days built in?

  6. Great news Conrad. We are looking forward to following you to a successful conclusion this time. Fourteen miles in these temperatures is very good going.

  7. I'm delighted that you're back on the route once again - you're an inspiration Conrad!

  8. i have to echo the other comments about the distance - way too much, even allowing for the constraints of convenient accommodation

    but good to hear you really are 'on the way' again - most impressed : if in doubt, take a rest/easy does it

  9. All - thanks. Kendal Gs. I don’t do rest days(usually) e.g. LEJOGwaa 77 days non- stop. This time I booked the first four nights. I will now try and book one day ahead. That is book for Sunday on Friday.