#85 PARTING LIKE THE 9’N’99

Two Thousand Two Two, journey (nearly) over Oops, (almost) out of time LEJoG Day 85 A music obsessive almost to the very end, I’m obviously playing on the lyrics to Prince’s ‘1999’ with today’s post title. But why? Well… the main event on this, the shortest stage in 40 days over THREE YEARS (Gargrave to […]

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#83 DUNROBIN (NOT YET DUNROAMIN)

Five years, my feet hurt a lot… LEJoG Day 83 Well actually, they don’t. Not right now, a week after this walk. And not during the walk either, though they did hurt a bit four days later. The heel seems a lot better this year – my weekly mileage remains down, which probably helps. No, […]

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#82 PUTTING UP WITH… STUFF

Goodbye to 2021… One Year Left! LEJoG Day 82 This was an attractive walk, and the clouds largely behaved themselves. There were golf courses at the start and near the end, hence my now rare venture into a punning post title. I look back at the 2018 posts and see that I was contriving puns […]

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#81 WHEN THE WEATHER BREAKS

The luck of the Scottish runs out, on LEJoG Day 81 LEJoG Day 81 pre-amble Ever since the heavy rain on the canals in August 2020, my Scottish journey had been blessed with remarkably good weather. Crucially, I felt not a drop of rain along the West Highland Way or Great Glen Way. Astonishingly, the […]

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#80 MISNOMERLAND

HINO (Highlands In Name Only) – LEJoG Day 80 LEJoG Day 80 pre-amble Might as well warn you now – this is one of those entries where the walker (and therefore the reader, my apologies) wonders why he’s bothering! A very dull walk, comparable to Day 31 but longer. The worst foot pain so far. […]

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Pre-Amble

Welcome to my LEJoG blog and to all Walkers! Read this first…. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Introduction Glad you could join me. This is the introduction to the 50FootHead LEJoG blog, with a self-explanatory double meaning: preparation for anyone considering a rather long “amble” from Land’s […]

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