You will be able to follow our progress around Northern Scotland on my daily Blogs, here, once our journey begins on 7 September. Meanwhile I will be posting some information shortly on our NC500 challenge, and some updates on our preparations for the journey over the next couple of weeks.

The Blogs will appear below, starting with the most recent. So please read down to hear all about Ride & Stride – and if you would like to know more about my C2C Walk with Rob and my LETJOG 2021 journey then please keep scrolling down a little further.

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Finish Line*

C2C – Day 17, plus 2: Wednesday 20 April – Back Home Settling back into home life, I would like to share some of Rob’s photos of his arrival at the North Sea on Cattersty Sands east of Middlesbrough – a full day before I got to Robin Hood’s Bay! Of course I love aContinue reading “Finish Line*”

Wish You Were Here

C2C – Day 17: Monday 18 April – GLAISDALE to ROBIN HOOD’S BAY (19 miles) Rob and I discussed the song ‘Wish You Were Here’ as we walked across the moors from Ingleby Cross a few days ago. We used to listen to Pink Floyd together as their seminal albums came out in the mid-1970’s,Continue reading “Wish You Were Here”

Carry On Regardless*

C2C – Day 16: Sunday 17 April – BLAKEY RIDGE to GLAISDALE (9 miles) What a whirlwind the last day has been! Those of you who follow Rob’s posts on Facebook will know that he tested covid positive yesterday, after our walk. Together with those present we decided to return home and to defer theContinue reading “Carry On Regardless*”

Here Comes The Sun

C2C – Day 15: Saturday 16 April – CLAY BANK TOP to BLAKEY RIDGE (9 miles) A slightly briefer Blog today, to match the day’s short walk. We had planned our antepenultimate section of the route as a pleasant and relatively undemanding morning amble, delivering us to our destination, The Lion Inn up on BlakeyContinue reading “Here Comes The Sun”

Running Up That Hill

C2C – Day 14: Friday 15 April – INGLEBY CROSS to CLAY BANK TOP (13 miles) Let’s start today with a thank you, to Jane at Ingleby House Farm, for a wonderful breakfast and for supporting our C2C walk and Parkinson’s UK. Thank you, and for a comfortable night’s stay in Engleby, which roughly translatedContinue reading “Running Up That Hill”

Take It Easy

C2C – Day 13: Thursday 14 April – DANBY WISKE to INGLEBY CROSS (10 miles) For some while we had been eyeing-up today as a rest day; with relatively low mileage, little ascent and fine weather forecast, we anticipated a simple and pleasant day’s ramble. And so it was. Footpaths, farm-tracks and quiet lanes boundedContinue reading “Take It Easy”


C2C – Day 12: Wednesday 13 April – RICHMOND to DANBY WISKE (15 miles) A perfect start to the day! Kedgeree for breakfast (the best this side of the sub-continent) cooked by our hosts Colin and Sandra at the early 17th century Willance House where we stayed in Richmond. Wonderful, thank you, and an aptContinue reading “Badlands”

It’s Raining Again

C2C – Day 11: Tuesday 12 April – REETH to RICHMOND (12 miles) I would just like to start today with a big THANK YOU – to everyone who is following us, sponsoring us, and supporting us in any way. We’ve had so many lovely messages, and it means a lot to Rob and toContinue reading “It’s Raining Again”

Everybody Hurts

C2C – Day 10: Monday 11 April – KELD to REETH (13 miles) Today, Monday 11 April, is World Parkinson’s Day. The date marks the anniversary of the birthday of Dr James Parkinson who, in 1817, first identified and recognised the condition. The main reason for this annual commemoration is to raise awareness of Parkinson’s,Continue reading “Everybody Hurts”


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