Hadrian’s Wall cycle – Roman ruins to Corbridge

The delicious smell of bacon and eggs wafted along the corridor of the bed and breakfast as we pulled on our slightly damp cycling gear.  It was day three of our cycle following the length of Hadrian’s wall and today mileage would be shortened to allow us more time to explore the historic roman ruins…  OutsideContinue reading “Hadrian’s Wall cycle – Roman ruins to Corbridge”

Hadrian’s Wall cycle – Silloth onwards to Gilsland

Nothing quite beats a hearty cooked breakfast before setting out on a day of cycling and we were treated to a feast as our generous host served us delicious baked beans, rashes of bacon, spoonfuls of scrambled eggs, piping hot toast and a pot of fresh coffee as we happily sat in his cosy eatery.Continue reading “Hadrian’s Wall cycle – Silloth onwards to Gilsland”

The Hadrian’s Wall cycle – Whitehaven to Silloth

You always feel ready to cycle again after a pit stop and a bite to eat.  The town of Whitehaven sent us on our merry way with the foamy waves lapping on the shore and the seagulls gliding over head squawking their farewells.   The cycle path followed the coast and had us racing alongsideContinue reading “The Hadrian’s Wall cycle – Whitehaven to Silloth”

Hadrian’s Wall cycle to Whitehaven

Wrapped up in our waterproof gear the Boyfriend and I cycled down a gravel road spotted with puddles.  We were searching for the start of the Hadrian’s wall cycle route and we found it at the rocky ruins of the Ravenglass Roman bath house.   With grey skies above and a constant drizzle of rain we didn’tContinue reading “Hadrian’s Wall cycle to Whitehaven”

The plan to battle Hadrian’s wall

I fondly recall this time last year when I had the accommodation booked, the map on hand and the bicycles checked and ready to ride – the British sunshine was out smiling and the earth was still hardy so it was all the more reason to go exploring!  The Boyfriend and I were going to embarkContinue reading “The plan to battle Hadrian’s wall”