#69 …AND I HAVE WALKED 500 MORE

Yes, I have walked 500 miles and now I’ve walked 500 more: LEJoG Day 69 Day 69 pre-amble You knew this was coming once I reached the 1000 mile mark, surely. LEJoG Day 69 (Saturday 19 September 2020) Inversnaid to Tyndrum (19½ miles) Cumulative: 1,006 miles! And without walking into the sea as well. Facts: […]

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#68 INVISIBILITY CLOAKS

Welcome to Hogwarts LEJoG Day 68 Day 68 pre-amble 68 days in and I think that’s the first Harry Potter reference on 50FootHead. I read all of the books between 2003 and 2007 but wouldn’t call myself a “fan” as such. For example: I haven’t seen all of the films, thought Order of the Phoenix […]

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#62 A BONNIE DANDER (AT LAST)

Scotland (finally) welcomes me… LEJoG Day 62 Day 62 pre-amble Nothing too complicated here. A “bonnie dander” is Scottish slang for a lovely walk. On my fifth day here, that’s exactly what Scotland gave me. I thought about writing “aboot time an ‘ aw!” in the brackets. However this is the second consecutive day of […]

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#60 HELLWALKING

Abandon hope all ye who enter… LEJoG Day 60 Day 60 pre-amble Most of the time I just call it walking. But yes, my hobby developed by scaling mountains and hills. So “hill walking” makes it sound slightly more challenging. In the Lake District especially, those hills and mountains are often called “fells”. And I […]

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#55 MIXED FOREST VIEWS

Welcome to LEJoG Day 55 Day 55 pre-amble Destination: Forest View Walkers Inn, Byrness. The essential pinch point for any Pennine Way planner, i.e. you need to book this place well in advance otherwise you will have great difficulty in completing the trail. Much more of this place in ‘After the walk’ below. I can […]

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#35 A BIT OF JOHN AND PETER

John and Peter say Damn, it’s LEJoG Day 35 Day 35 pre-amble Lord Snot and Lord Monty. Melchett and George. Jeeves and Wooster. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Obviously. Here they are as John and Peter, Type A executives running a health club in a series of recurring sketches from A Bit of Fry and Laurie. Best remembered […]

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