Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hadrian's Wall Path - Carlisle to Walton

18 km

I realize that I should have included a map on the last post, so here's one that gives a general idea of the location and route. 

Awaking somewhat refreshed the next morning, we set off toward the Sand Centre where we would get our Hadrian's Wall Path passports stamped and get started onto the forward-going way. 

It was Sunday morning and we walked through parkland, crossed the bridge over the River Eden, then walked through more parkland all the while listening to chiming church bells. 

Then we entered the first of many farmers' fields. The weather was still pretty dark and dreary.

After crossing a field with a few cows, we passed through a kissing-gate and noticed this warning on the other side for folks going the way we just came. Heh heh!

One of the things I really enjoy about these walks is the variety of trails and trail surfaces.

Upon arrival in Walton, we called a taxi company that drove us to our B and B for the night in nearby Brampton. It was a completely charming home ripe with curb appeal. The plant you can barely see on the right in the photo below is wisteria and up close it was stunning, a vivid lilac colour.

Cute garden decor

Our dinner reservation had been made at a Bistro in town, transportation provided. After a tasty meal, we had an early night. Still tired, but starting to get our legs.

This was Day 2

Day 1: Bowness-on-Solway to Carlyle