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A song of hills and rain: Dent to Appleby-in-Westmorland

A song of hills and rain: Dent to Appleby-in-Westmorland

  From picturesque Dent we went on to the next cute town, to Sedbergh in Cumbria. It’s apparently England’s official book town, you find a lot of independent and second-hand-booksellers. The landlady of the BnB we stayed in, Sue, a nice elderly lady, also used to have an antique shop up to a few years ago, where she sold „quirky things for quirky people“. Now, she rents it out. The path to Sedbergh was rather unimpressive, and quite short –…

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50 Shades Of Mud: Horton-in-Ribblesdale – Ingleton – Dent

50 Shades Of Mud: Horton-in-Ribblesdale – Ingleton – Dent

  On the road again. After resting for 5 days my ankle and my toe seem better so we continue our trip up north. We decided to take things slowly for the start and made our way to Horton-in-Ribblesdale from where we would walk to Ingleton. The route was about 14km and had an ascent of 483m taking us to the top of mount Ingleborough at 730m. The route itself took us over some meadows and along some old Roman…

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Offa’s Lessons: What we learned from our defeat

Offa’s Lessons: What we learned from our defeat

  Britain – Anja & Henry: 1 – 0 After Henry had slipped a couple of times and presumably broke his left toe, we called off the Offa’s challenge. We almost made it halfway through, after seven days of walking. Not bad. But we could have done better, no doubt about it, we didn’t achieve our goal of walking the whole way. Well, next time. Or not. Some lessons we learnt anyway:   Take your time – take breaks. 425…

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Off of Offa: Hay-on-wye to Knighton

Off of Offa: Hay-on-wye to Knighton

  From Hay-on-wye our next stop would be Kington passing Gladestry where we stopped for tea in a very small tea house (a lady had transformed her living room into a small cafe, the door was wide open but we had to ring some bells on the table to call for service). The landlady told us some weird tales of a pipe organ that sent the church community into rage over the question whether to keep and restore it or get rid off…

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Monmouth to Pandy

Monmouth to Pandy

  We’re a bit behind with our posts, sorry about that. But a lot has been happening lately, not really to do with our trip. Anyway, on our way to Pandy we were more fortunate with the weather, it started out a bit cloudy but got better and stayed dry and sunny for the rest of the hike to Raglan where we stayed at a really nice Bed and Breakfast place that had taken us in even though they hadn’t been…

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Offa we go

Offa we go

  Offa we go, the first part of our hike takes us from Chepstow to Tintern. Weather is dry and not to warm. There’s not really much to say about this part of our walk. The walk itself was sometimes quite challenging and took us through all kinds of beautiful landscapes. Shortly after we started our walk we met Sarah and her Grandfather from Canada, who is 83 and remarkably fit. We all had a hard time keeping up with…

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