Day 182 : Middlesbrough – Saltburn

Middlesbrough was a large industrial city on the River Tees with a large port and docks, Steelworks nearby and the large chemical complex of ICI which was split up in the 1990’s and there are many chemical offshoots.

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Walk Date :                12th Nov 2015
Mileage :                     14.10 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 863.29 miles
Accommodation :      West View, Reeth

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Day 181 : Hartlepool – Middlesbrough

Today I start off at Hartlepool in wet soggy weather which does not show the place in it’s best light. Hartlepool seems to be split in two, first the headland, the older part which shelter the docks and West Hartlepool with the shops and marina.

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Walk Date :                11th Nov 2015
Mileage :                     14.70 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 849.19 miles
Accommodation :      West View, Reeth

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Day 180 : Seaham – Hartlepool

I have now crossed the border into the county of Durham. As I enter Seaham at the Terrace Green by the cenotaph are two long lines of wooden crosses and poppies laid out to remember those who have given their lives. What a lovely way to pay tribute to those who have died.

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Walk Date :                10th Nov 2015
Mileage :                     18.80 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 834.49 miles
Accommodation :      West View, Reeth

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Day 179 : North Shields – Seaham

My first stop was at Littlehaven Beach where there were some diddy sculptures laid out almost like a giant chessboard. The public artwork was called “Conversation” by a Spanish sculptor. I didn’t find them very talkative, but there again I am used to talking to myself.

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Walk Date :                9th Nov 2015
Mileage :                     16.20 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,815.69 miles
Accommodation :      West View, Reeth

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Day 178 : Blythe – North Shields

Today I start at Blythe with its steep industrial heritage in shipbuilding and coal mining and finish on the banks of the River Tyne at North Shields. Although these industries have now gone the port is thriving, involved in renewable energy.

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Walk Date :                8th Nov 2015
Mileage :                     16.70 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 799.49 miles
Accommodation :      West View, Reeth

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Day 177 : Hadston – Blythe

I didn’t dwell for long in Hadston and quickly continued on to coast for my walk. I continue around Drudridge Bay with its sandy beaches and sand dunes until I got to Cresswell, the start or finish of the Northumberland Coastal Path.

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Walk Date :                7th Nov 2015
Mileage :                     17.30 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 782.79 miles
Accommodation :      YHA, Berwick-on-Tweed

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Day 176 : Alnmouth – Hadston

The pretty village of Alnmouth looks quaint with its colourful cottages and when the tide is out the great expanse of beach. The port was important for handling grain but after a violent storm in the 18oo’s the course of the river was changed isolating the graneries.

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Walk Date :                6th Nov 2015
Mileage :                     13.50 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 765.49 miles
Accommodation :      YHA, Berwick-on-Tweed

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