Tuesday 14th August 2018 East Rainton to Edmundbyers

Tuesday 14th August 2018 East Rainton to Edmundbyers

East Rainton to Edmundbyers following National Cycle Network route NCN7 & the Coast to Coast (C2C) route. After leaving East Rainton head to nearby Houghton le Spring & then head west towards Chester le Street, Beamish & Consett. Beamish open air museum is located at the village of Beamish near the town of Stanley, County Durham. Since it opened in 1972 it’s received several awards for way in which it portrays an example of everyday life in urban & rural…

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STAGE 14 – Monday 13th August 2018, from home to Durham by train

STAGE 14 – Monday 13th August 2018, from home to Durham by train

Another trip – this ones 5 days starting off from the City of Durham & making my way up to Northumberland – Hadrian’s Wall country passing over a section of the North Pennines. On my first night stop over I’ll be staying with family in the small village of East Rainton which is situated between the cities of Durham & Sunderland, but it’s in the county of Tyne & Wear. My journey started from home boarding the 05:10 train to…

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Friday 13th April – Aberdeen to home by train

Friday 13th April – Aberdeen to home by train

I landed at Aberdeen harbour around 07:30hrs after a smooth uneventful crossing, it was dark, grey, raining & generally miserable – most likely a normal day for the city of Aberdeen, also known as the Granite City due to the drab grey buildings. My train home wasn’t due to leave until 14:45hrs, I’d picked this train to allow for any delays on the ferry crossing, so I had a few hours to kill. Luckily breakfast was still available in the…

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