The walking holiday last year had been such a great thing to do that we’d decided to do it again but obviously a different walk. We’ take on the mighty Hadrian and his wall. So we flew into Newcastle today.
From the airport there is a Metro service into the city. After a little “we don’t know” where we are” sightseeing we found our nice trendy hotel. we dropped off or luggage and went straight to the ever so aptly named Wallsend. There we scored ourselves some sorely needed food as our stomachs, still on Dutch time, decided that it was way after lunch time and it was negatively influencing our moods. Read; I was getting just a very little bit bitchy.
In the shadow of the museum we had our much needed lunch and after buying our Hadrian’s Wall passport we were off. From there back to our hotel was just 10 km, but it meant a shorter walk tomorrow as that one was listed at 24km. We walked across the old industrial remnants but also the new developments which show how much is changing in Newcastle. Also it seems Newcastle has found the way around Brussels, lots of EU funded projects. We loved the look of the Gateshead Millenium Bridge and the general feel of the quayside developments. The inner city is nice even if it comes with the odd steep hill. The latter I am actually walking without getting out of breath.
The holiday has started mr Hadrian we are heading west