Friday, 30 December 2011

2011, A Good Year

Walks since last entry, have now arrived on the edge of Cannock Chase following two walks on the Staffordshire Way from Uttoxeter, split at Abbots Bromley. Additionally, in order to complete some walking without too much travelling over the Christmas Holiday we have started the Arden Way, probably the closest LDW to home, which shares some off it distance with the Heart of England Way. We are 2/3's the way through with the final leg planned for Monday 2nd, the first walk of 2012.
To begin to regain the mountain legs I have completed walks along the Clywdian Hills (memories of Offa's Dyke), the Roaches, with a visit to Lud's Church (Photos) and a walk over Win Hill (Ladybowers Res.) following cancelling a walk up ton the Yorkshire 3 peaks due to wind. Both the Clywdian's walk and the Win Hill walk where completed with a good dosing of the wet stuff.
I now find myself at Abington on the treadmill JOGLE simulated walk.
Adding up the mileage for this year both in the real world (majority) and the treadmill (minority) I have totalled a sum of 932miles, not back considering the ankle injury mid year.
Looking forward to next year, I have added additional days to the Pennine Way plan, now to include the St Oswald Way from Hadrain's Way to the North Sea Coast. As I am in the neighbourhood, and need to complete this walk as part of walking from the Lizard to Berwick, I have decided to extend the walk 3 days, now to 21 days. Don't know whether I'll think its a good idea as I approach Kirk Yetholm (God Willing).

I am adding two UK maps with the LDW completed to day (not including any previous mountain adventures) and the planned walks for the next two years. (Click on maps to expand) These focusing on E2 (including the Thames Way), Lizard to Berwick (SW 2 NE) and finally finishing of the B'ham to Aber (a must for next year)


  1. Good stuff Russ, all the best in hiking for 2012.
    Cheers J.P.

  2. Cheers J.P. Hope we meet up sometime in 2012