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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, 15 May 2019

Berwick to Castle Cary - whole slideshow

My commenter "gimmer" suggested a continuous slideshow of the whole trip from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Castle Cary. I did produce slideshows with captions of the previous three sections at the time of walking them and the links are scattered amongst the relevant posts. For anybody interested here are the four links. If you have the stamina you would get an impression of travelling from the northern borders of England almost to the south coast.

1. Berwick-upon-Tweed to Westgate, Weardale. - April 2017 - 9 days

2. Westgate, Weardale to Hellifield - August 2017 - 5 days

3. Hellifield to Newport, Shropshire - July/August 2018 - 15 days

4. Newport, Shropshire to Castle Cary - April/May 2018 - 14 days


1.When Dropbox opens click on the first thumbnail photo.

2. Then click on the little arrow box at the bottom to see a proper slideshow, full screen, and with black background.


  1. Thanks for posting these together - one wonders how you would have felt doing it all in one go - the transformation from the wild high moors, hills and deep dales of the first two stages and the generally flat or undulating farmland of the last two (with the obvious exceptions) is much clearer viewed almost non-stop: and how much 'waters' with their buildings - bridges, pubs, houses and works - provide style and interest to the whole length of England.
    Used as we are to travel along major routes up and down the land, it is fascinating to see how linking up tiny local lanes, often unfrequented and abandoned, can take one 'seamlessly' from one end to the other of the realm.
    It really was 'well done'. Thanks again.

  2. gimmer - you sum up well a lot of what I think about long distance walking and its attractions. Another aspect is noting accents starting with the Northumberland almost Geordie twang then ranging through many more individual regional accents eventually seguing to the bucolic Somerset dialect almost like another language compared to those northern borders.