Showing posts from April, 2019

Walking the Cleveland Way - in 4 days!!

"Let's go on a nice walk for our anniversary" was Donna's opening statement back in January (2019).  Well that's how the idea started, and then it turned in to something resembling a real challenge!

"The Cleveland Way National Trail is a 109 mile (175 Km ) walking route through beautiful and ever changing landscapes and scenery.  It was the second National Trail in England and Wales and was officially opened on 24th May 1969. The Trail offers the best of both worlds, heather moorland and stunning coastal scenery." (

Generally this route is walked either piecemeal or in around 7-10 days which gives you a chance to explore a bit and enjoy the scenery - due to time constraints imposed by childcare and the Easter Holiday's we were aiming to walk it in 4!

Yes, 4 days.  That's just under 30 miles per day - ouch!

So we set about training - or rather we didn't!  We managed to get in 2 back-to-back 25 mile walks in mid-March but t…