Hadrian’s Wall Coast to Coast

02-08/09/22 Newcastle – Carlisle, with a bit extra

I wanted to try hammock camping this time, but took some poles so I could use the tarp in the absence of trees. In conclusion; the hammock is very comfortable, but not that well suited to a tour of any length, as it pretty much has to be wild camping, and dragging a bike over fences and through low trees was a bit of a hassle. Better suited to a walking trip (when you know there will be trees).

02/09/22 Newcastle – Tynemouth – Redesmouth

03/09/22 Redesmouth – Kielder Forrest

04/09/22 Kielder Forrest – Bellingham

Not a great time to see the sculptures as there was a lot of storm damage and many were closed/inaccessible.

05/09/22 Upper Coquetdale and the Otterburn range

The best day’s cycling (bonus: unloaded)

06/09/22 Bellingham – Once Brewed

07/09/22 Once Brewed – Bowness-on-Solway

08/09/22 Bowness-on-Solway – Carlisle

A short return via the amazing second hand bookshop in Carlisle, where I surprised myself with how much room I could find in my panniers.

442 km, 7 days