I am very proud to say that my blog got me finalist in the Newbie Outdoor Blog Award.
Thank you to Shaun at Simply Hike for sorting out the award and the fantastic communication, my first ever trophy, and a very nice one at that!
My walk blog is probably going to wrap up now for summer and as the walk is over I feel it wouldn’t be worth me carrying on writing, but I might just pick it back up at a later date with a new adventure, so keeps your eyes out! Enjoy your summer everyone and thanks again for all the support, it has been an incredible journey.
Goodbye for now x
You know what… missing Glastonbury, camping for nearly 6 weeks and wearing the same clothes day in day out has ALL been worth it. It has been a week since I completed the walk and I still feel very strange being inside so much and not on the road with the map and bag. I think I need a little more time before I can actually say wow well done Hannah you have walked over 400 miles. And all that money you guys donated! I truly feel so happy to be apart of the TWOWEEKS team and to say I walked for them, I know I keep going on about it and all the thank you’s and all the waffle but I feel so over the moon that little ol’ me walked all that way, it brings a tear to my eye 🙂
And so now back to reality, what to do with the rest of my life? All my energy for the last 6,7,8 months has been in planning the walk, the route, the training, eating well, learning about nature, how can I put all of this into practice and use it for the rest of my life?
Many things to think about, I think I could go walking some more perhaps? Who knows…
A few stories to share after a little slacking on the blogging.
So I’m now walking alone and have been for the last two days which has been nice, my bag has been getting to me a bit as I load up on food it is just such a lump! I haven’t had a day off since last Thursday so Sunday I will rest I believe.
So the last week has been magical we’ve had such a wonderful time, lots of sun, lots of laughing and just getting those miles done! Meeting just a whole bunch a beautiful people welllll only one small hiccup, there has to be one!
So we decided to do a few public footpaths one day, you know… Cut the miles down. We were following the path exactly and we came across an amazing, what looked like unused airstrip. We played aeroplanes as you do and then followed the path through a farmers farm, which I’ve done before with no hassle. But then we reached a point where we weren’t sure where the path went and we’re doing some map reading and suddenly two shot gun fires are fired over in our direction. 50 metres away! The noise! The fear struck through my soul. I thought this is it this is the end of me. Not even going to make it to the end of the walk! Ha.
But no it was fine, it was either the farmer warning us to F off his land, a warning that there was a microlight coming in for landing. Or who knows. Someone sure had the grump with us. But what an adrenalin rush that was!
Apart from that everything is going swimmingly. I am now in Chelveston, in a very cosy clean sort of apartment style B and B which is very nice. Great owners. A huge thank you for putting me up!
A couple of days and I will be in Bedford and then Karen and Bob join me. I am getting closer to the end and all those people who I know sercretly didn’t believe in me, well I think I might actually make it! Just watch these little legs GO.
I don’t even know what day I am on anymore.. How many days have I even been walking? 14 days of walking. It doesn’t seem like that long but to me it feels like a life time..
I am sat having a smoothie in Richmond town centre. It’s so very strange to be around others. Especially dressed in my walking boots and gear. I have done about 6 miles and I plan to get to Newton-le-Willows which is approx 9 miles away.
Tomorrow I will start early early, we’ve had a couple of later starts what with it being my birthday oh and our tent blowing down!! Yes… It is sad to say but the tent poles broke in the gale force winds we’ve had up here. Hopefully the kind folk at Go Outdoors are going to mend the poles.
We can only laugh!
I shall not give up whatever the weather. Maybe some more donations might help keep me going 🙂 x
And I don’t get a rest on my birthday still walking, still committed everyday!
Christina and I did a medium sized walk of about 11 miles today which was nice. The sun has been out and it has been absolutely glorious, I do however look like a weathered piece of leather which is nice. All red and burnt, great for the skin! It is hard to keep out of the sun, even when you don’t think it is sunny it is still there getting me.
A lovely walk along the B6278…
We saw a very strange site… Pretty horrid really. Some awful animal killings around the countryside. Stringed up moles!! Let the moles live!
A good days walk we made further progress. Here are a few snaps from any days I have missed. I can’t quite keep count of when I am walking and where I am anymore! All I know is each day I progress further and further along the country and I am feeling very happy. Thank you ALL for all the support and donations that keep coming in. Keep them coming!
I will always remember this birthday 🙂 x