Walking 1004.9 miles from John O'Groats to Lands end in aid of Accommodation Concern! (starts august 3rd 2014)

Monday, 10 May 2010

Alstonefield to Bushyheath farm

The start for today was a brisk walk down a short lane followed by an abrupt and steep descent into Wolfscote dale and Biggin dale not as impressive as dovedale but very pleasing to pass thru, onto heathcote where I had a brief chat with some locals about geese and moorhens in a protected pond which they fed regularly.
Hopping down an embankment we walked along a converted railway track in freezing north easterly winds to the cafe adjacent to the road to Monyash mid Bacon roll we met Steve Clifford of end to end in 2010 fame (pic to follow) nice chap hope to meet up again!
Bit of road walking which I seem to like these days ?!!! To monyash then overlooking Taddington we descended sharply into Millers dale and just as sharply back out the other side! Now enjoying some sunshine we walked pleasant lanes and cross country to tideswell for a provisions stop and then up hill to our campsite at Bushyheath farm, all alone on this windy night but a very pleasing site with very green credentials.


  1. You're still alive :)


    It's really hard to figure out which day each of your blogs relates to, when you post several at once, but I don't suppose that really bothers you too much :).

    You seem to be in good spirits still, which is great news. Pity the weather isn't quite as glorious as at the start - hope you don't get too many chilly / wet ones - but I know you'll cope even if you do.

    Kids are following your progress too.. maybe one day they'll even comment! Seems odd that their ancient grandparents have managed to, but they haven't :)

    Philip was doing some mini-you exercises with an Explorer Scouts' night hike last Friday - in preparation for another attempt at DragNet in the Lake District later this year. Google it if you don't know what that is. They did it last year, and ended up being rescued by John Prescott and his wife! Ask him (Philip I mean!) to tell you the tale!

    Anyway, thoughts and hopes are with you. Big hugs to Alfie (and you!).

    Lots of love,

    Judy x x x

  2. Hi sis ,
    Thanks as allways for your comments , posting blogs is easy posting comments is beeping awkward! Will try to keep in touch more!
    Ya Bruv