Day 094 : Burgh-by-Sands – Gretna Green

This is another day I have been looking forward to, crossing the border into Scotland. The downside was that I could see that there would be quite a bit of road walking near busy roads and motorway.


I have been staying at a Bunkhouse at Boustead Hill called Hillside Farm run by a lovely lady called Sandra Judd. I enjoyed my stay there for several nights and Sandra has very helpful.

Today I start by the Greyhound Inn where I have had a couple of meals and a pint in the evenings. I enjoyed the food and beer which is very good.

Just next to the pub is a statue of Edward I who died here on his way up for another tussle with the Scots.

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Day 087 : Barrow-in-Furness – Millom

Today, I try something different, I ditch the rucksack, on with the trainers instead of boots and see if I can run a marathon distance.


Counting sheep, counting steps, I cover the distance, running on cycleways and along roads, but not without a few stops. Unfortunately, I chose a hot day to do it, I could have done with a bit of a breeze.

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Day 085 : Cark – Ulverston

From Station to Station today as I use the train to get to my start point today. This is very convenient as I’m still staying at the Youth Hostel in Arnside.


Besides the railway station, Cark in Cartmel is a pretty village with a couple of pubs and a shop. Nearby, during the war there was an RAF airfield at Flookburgh.

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