FOOT: LEJoG Walk Blog

Welcome to the 50FootHead LEJoG walk blog

All links to the LEJoG walk blog pages, in one place below. Mileages to the nearest half mile. The colours for the links match those used for each day’s walk on the map of the British Isles which provides the images for the site homepage, evolving in sync with my progress. Each change of colour represents a new section, i.e. I returned home and re-started at a later date. Post titles which are directly borrowed from a third party source shown in quotation marks.

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LEJoG WALK BLOG

 

YEAR ONE: 2017

The South West Coast Path (14 days)

Perranporth Beach, Cornwall, on the South West Coast Path (LEJoG walk blog, day 4)

#1  ZENNOR AND THE START OF MY AMBULATORY ADVANCE – 29 April 2017: Land’s End to Zennor (17 miles)

#2 “AS I WAS GOING TO…” – 30 April 2017: Zennor to St. Ives (6 miles)

#3 THE SEA, THE SEA LIONS – 1 May 2017: St. Ives to Portreath (18 miles)

#4 WALKING ON (IN) SUNSHINE – 17 June 2017: Portreath to Perranporth (12½ miles)

#5 NOT EXACTLY A RUSH – 18 June 2017: Perranporth to Newquay (12½ miles)

#6 MAKING LIKE HENRY VIII – 23 September 2017: Newquay to Padstow (17½ miles)

#7 MAKING LIKE SEABORNE FREIGHT – 24 September 2017: Padstow to Port Isaac (12 miles)

YEAR TWO: 2018

The South West Coast Path (14 days, continued)

View from High Cliff, Cornwall, on the South West Coast Path (Day 9)

#8 APRES LE DELUGE, MOI… SUR MON CUL – 1 April 2018: Port Isaac to Boscastle (13½ miles)

#9 RICHARD OF CORNWALL – 2 April 2018: Boscastle to Crackington Haven (7 miles)

#10 ….. HEY BUDE (REFRAIN) – 3 April 2018: Crackington Haven to Bude (11 miles)

#11 TOWERING IN KERNOW; WEARY SOLES IN DEVON – 4 April 2018: Bude to Hartland Quay (17 miles)

#12 THE QUAY, THE SECRET (VIA THE POINT) – 5 April 2018: Hartland Quay to Clovelly (10½ miles)

#13 “BIG YELLOW TAXI” SYNDROME – 6 April 2018: Clovelly to Bideford (14½ miles)

#14 TWO LONG BRIDGES – 7 April 2018: Bideford to Barnstaple (10 miles)

Leaving the coast at Westward Ho!, Devon, to head inland (Day 13)

Exmoor and Somerset (8 days)

Looking from Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor, towards South Wales (Day 16)

#15 LONG HOT SATURDAY – 5 May 2018: Barnstaple to Simonsbath (24½ miles)

#16 SUNLIT UPLANDS – 6 May 2018: Simonsbath to Minehead (17½ miles)

#17 OLD SCHOOL HOSPITALITY – 26 May 2018: Minehead to Sampford Brett (10½ miles)

#18 INSPIRED BY MIST-ER MACONIE – 27 May 2018: Sampford Brett to Bishops Lydeard (13 miles)

#19 LITTLE ACORNS AND BIG DIVERSIONS – 28 May 2018: Bishops Lydeard to Bridgwater (15½ miles, but should have been about 12½)

#20 “LO! THE FLAT HILLS…” – 23 June 2018: Bridgwater to Glastonbury (16½ miles)

#21 IT WAS TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY – 24 June 2018: Glastonbury to Cheddar (17 miles)

#22 “GOTTA CHEW, GOTTA CHEW” – 25 June 2018: Cheddar to Chew Magna (14 miles)

Cheddar Reservoir from Cheddar Gorge, Somerset (LEJoG walk blog, Day 22)

Bristol, South Wales and the South Midlands (9 days)

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol (LEJoG walk blog, Day 23)

#23 “….. AND WELCOME TO THE LATEST EPISODE…” – 27 July 2018: Chew Magna to Bristol – Clifton Suspension Bridge (9½ miles)

#24 FRIESIAN STANDOFF – 28 July 2018: Bristol – Clifton Suspension Bridge to Chepstow (20½ miles)

#25 RARE WELSH BIT – 29 July 2018: Chepstow to Monmouth (17½ miles)

#26 WYE (“DON’T YOU… DO SOMETHING LESS BORING INSTEAD?”) – 30 July 2018: Monmouth to Ross-on-Wye (16 miles)

#27 “LIKE A BROKEN PENCIL” – 31 July 2018: Ross-on-Wye to Ledbury (17½ miles)

#28 “A BREATH OF FRESH AIR” – 4 August 2018: Ledbury to Great Malvern (12 miles)

#29 SERENDIPITY! – 5 August 2018: Great Malvern to Worcester (12 miles)

#30 SEVERN WAY: SUN, BALMY – 11 August 2018: Worcester to Kidderminster (18 miles)

#31 EIGHT MILES FLAT – 12 August 2018: Kidderminster to Hagley (8 miles)

The Malvern Hills, seen from Herefordshire Beacon (Day 28)

Birmingham and the North Midlands (8 days)

Old Turn Junction, near Broad Street/Gas Street, Birmingham (Day 33)

#32 KISSING THE ARSE GOODBYE: PART ONE – 30 August 2018: Hagley to Birmingham – Gas Street Basin (16½ miles)

#33 KISSING THE ARSE GOODBYE: PART TWO – 31 August 2018: Birmingham – Gas Street Basin to Sutton Park (10 miles)

#34 THE ONE WITH “DARLIN’ BUMMERDOG” – 2 September 2018: Sutton Park to Rugeley (17½ miles)

#35 A BIT OF JOHN AND PETER – 8 September 2018: Rugeley to Uttoxeter (15½ miles)

#36 A BIT OF CRAIG AND CHARLIE – 13 October 2018: Uttoxeter to Dovedale (15 miles)

#37 MY (WET) PATCH – 14 October 2018: Dovedale to Miller’s Dale (19½ miles)

#38 “IN A PASTIME PARADISE” – 27 October 2018: Miller’s Dale to Castleton (6½ miles)

#39 “GOOD COMPANY…..” – 28 October 2018: Castleton to Edale (4½ miles)

Castleton, Derbyshire, viewed from Mam Tor (LEJoG walk blog, Day 38)

YEAR THREE: 2019

The Pennine Way (18 days)

Looking north from Pinhaw Beacon, on the Pennine Way, North Yorkshire (Day 44)

#40 KINDER, NOT GENTLER – 23 April 2019: Edale to Torside (15 miles)

#41 RESERVOIRS, FOG – 24 April 2019: Torside to Standedge (12 miles)

#42 THE HIKER’S GUIDE – 25 April 2019: Standedge to Hebden Bridge (16½ miles)

#43 OUT ON THE RAINY, WINDY MOORS – 26 April 2019: Hebden Bridge to Haworth (12½ miles)

#44 THE LONG GOOD SATURDAY – 4 May 2019: Haworth to Gargrave (19½ miles)

#45 AMUSE-BOUCHE – 5 May 2019: Gargrave to Malham (6 miles)

#46 FEAST – 25 May 2019: Malham to Horton-in-Ribblesdale (15 miles)

Pen-y-Ghent seen from Fountains Fell, on the Pennine Way (LEJoG walk blog, Day 46)

#47 CHEESEBOARD – 26 May 2019: Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes (14 miles)

#48 HIGH DRINKS – 20 July 2019: Hawes to Tan Hill (16½ miles)

#49 HIGH TEES (LOW TEDIUM THRESHOLD) – 21 July 2019: Tan Hill to Middleton-in-Teesdale (17 miles)

#50 HIGH FORCE, LOW FORCE – 22 July 2019: Middleton-in-Teesdale to Langdon Beck (8½ miles)

#51 HIGH CUP… RUNNETH OVER – 23 July 2019: Langdon Beck to Dufton (13 miles)

#52 HIGH POINT (AND LOW POINT) – 24 July 2019: Dufton to Alston (20 miles)

#53 CONFESSIONS OF A NON-PURIST – 19 August 2019: Alston to Greenhead (16 miles)

#54 “UP AND DOWN I’M UP THE WALL” (AND THROUGH THE BLOODY TREES) – 20 August 2019: Greenhead to Bellingham (22½ miles)

#55 MIXED FOREST VIEWS – 21 August 2019: Bellingham to Byrness (15½ miles)

#56 A HALFWAY SERIOUS UNDERTAKING – 22 August 2019: Byrness to Windy Gyle (13 miles)

#57 BORDER JOLLY (OR, A BIT OF PHILLIP AND SARAH) – 23 August 2019: Windy Gyle to Kirk Yetholm (13 miles)

Cheviot Hills from Russell's Cairn, Northumberland, on the Pennine Way (Day 56)

YEAR FOUR: 2020

Southern Scotland and the Central Belt (9 days)

#58 “…. I’LL SEE YOU IN SCOTLAND” – 2 August 2020: Kirk Yetholm to Jedburgh (16 miles)

#59 MONK ON – 3 August 2020: Jedburgh to Melrose (16 miles)

#60 HELLWALKING – 4 August 2020: Melrose to Traquair (18½ miles)

#61 OWER DREICH AND DROOKIT  – 5 August 2020: Traquair to Peebles (9 miles)

#62 A BONNIE DANDER (AT LAST) – 6 August 2020: Peebles to Carlops (15½ miles)

#63 FOURTEEN MILES / FOURTEEN YEARS – 7 August 2020: Carlops to Edinburgh (14 miles)

#64 LEVELLING WITH YOU – 24 August 2020: Edinburgh to Linlithgow (19½ miles)

#65 OOPS BEN, WHERE’S YOUR (WATERPROOF) TROOSERS? – 25 August 2020: Linlithgow to Kilsyth (20½ miles)

#66 “NO MAN IS AN ISLAND” (OR, WHAT A WAIST) – 26 August 2020: Kilsyth to Milngavie (14 miles)

The West Highland Way (7 days)

#67 THE REMAINS OF THE WAY – 17 September 2020: Milngavie to Balmaha (19 miles)

#68 INVISIBILITY CLOAKS – 18 September 2020: Balmaha to Inversnaid (15½ miles)

#69 A BIT MORE CRAIG AND CHARLIE (1000 MILES) – 19 September 2020: Inversnaid to Tyndrum (19½ miles)

#70 N 20 September 2020: Tyndrum to Inveroran Hotel (9 miles)

#71 MOOR MOR MORE! – 21 September 2020: Inveroran Hotel to Kingshouse Hotel (9½ miles)

#72 IF NOT NOW, WHEN? – 23 September 2020: Kingshouse Hotel to Kinlochleven (9 miles)

#73 ARRON MEETS BEN – 24 September 2020: Kinlochleven to Fort William (15 miles)

 

 

 

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