25 Oct 2013: Wylam to Newcastle
|Walk descriptor||Hadrian’s Wall|
|Day||07||Start to end time||07h 54m|
|Date||Fri 25 Oct 2013||Cu miles||105.2|
|Start point||Wylam||End point||Newcastle|
|Miles today||16.6||Miles left||0.0|
|Today’s weather||Very dull and wet at first, brightened up during the day then mild sunny afternoon. Heavy thunderstorm passed to the North (and missed us) at end of the day. Still mild, little wind|
(the red circle and cross shows where I am at the moment)
GPX based track of today’s walk
(click here to access downloadable file)
I was expecting to get up this morning to clear skies and a crisp frosty morning – but sadly that wasn’t the case and once again the heavens opened and we stepped out of the B&B into grey skies and a deluge of rain. We followed the river Tyne towards the coast and by lunchtime, it started to dry up and eventually the sun came out. Stopped off in Lemington for a cup of coffee and a cherry scone with butter (actually the latter was a thick margarine sandwich – a bit of a mistake!). By the time we got to Newcastle, the sun was shining and the city looked its best. Continued along the Walk (by now Hadrian was completely not in evidence) for another, rather hard, 4 miles to the end of the walk at Wallsend. As we arrived, a huge thunderstorm crashed overhead, so it was an atmospheric end to a spectacular walk. Took the Metro to Whitley Bay for overnight at Ainsley B&B.
A truly memorable walk, highly recommended.
Today’s photos (click to enlarge)
The previous day’s blog follows below the blue line