Hadrian’s Wall Cycle – All roads lead to South Shields

It was the last morning of our Hadrian’s wall cycle as I opened my weary eyes to be greeted by our trusted friend – the rain! It obviously loved our company as it waggled down from the sky panting like a happy dog eager for its daily run. As the sun rose sleepily into theContinue reading “Hadrian’s Wall Cycle – All roads lead to South Shields”

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”

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”