British History, travel

Taking a ride on the Shields Ferry | Stephen Liddell

Last summer when I was walking Hadrian’s Wall on my fundraising trip, I took a brief diversion on the way to see Bede’s chapel at Jarrow and the ancestral home of of George Washington in the aptly named Washington Hall. In order to do this, I took a trip on the Shield Ferry that crosses…
— Read on stephenliddell.co.uk/2019/02/11/taking-a-ride-on-the-shields-ferry/

Dorset life, Nature, travel

In the Winter Woodland – The Dorset Rambler

Looking back over the last month, it seems amazing that I actually walked 125 miles despite being unable to do very long walks because of my ankle. For the most part, the walks have been shorter and more local but there have just been more of them 🙂 ! I have also cycled the best…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/02/05/in-the-winter-woodland/

Dorset life, Nature, travel

A little bit of Poole – The Dorset Rambler

So following on from my previous post here, I continued my walk into Poole, the town from which Poole Harbour takes its name. But this is not the oldest town in the harbour, that accolade falls to Wareham which is further inland and came to the fore in Saxon times. Wareham was the main port…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/01/29/a-little-bit-of-poole/

Dorset life, Nature, travel

Home, Home on the Range…. – The Dorset Rambler

‘Home, home on the range’…..the MOD Artillery Firing Range that is 🙂 ! This week I made the most of the school holidays to walk the Lulworth Firing Range paths – these are normally closed to the public apart from some weekends and holidays, Christmas/New Year being one of them, so I made the most…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/01/05/home-home-on-the-range/

Railway, Railway days, travel

Rolling Blog: The Ashford Circle – Part Time Spotter

Morning all. It’s 08:40 and I’m on a train to Eastbourne. From Selhurst 377512 got me to East Croydon so I could catch the 1H10 Victoria to Eastbourne and Littlehampton train (become 1F14 from Haywards Heath to Eastbourne) 377158, 377427, 377415 to Haywards Heath then the last two units to Eastbourne. My diagram source is…
— Read on partimespotter.wordpress.com/2019/01/05/rollomg-blog-the-ashford-circle/