Cycling, Ideas and Activities, Maps, Walking

Le Grand Depart

We found ourselves in the market town of Hawes last week, which is on the first stage of this years Le Tour de France.  It was brilliant to see just how much the town has taken the Tour to heart, with the whole centre decked out in bunting, many painted bikes lining the route and even red spots (which I later learnt is the colour of the jersey awarded to the King of the Mountains) painted onto many houses and businesses. There were many other examples of street art to... Read More

Cycling, Ideas and Activities, Maps, Walking

Don’t live life on the edge!

One of the blogs I personally enjoy following is that of Rev’d Claire Maxim, the blog has nothing to do with my working life, but does appeal to my spiritual life.  However, for me the two coincided in a recent post, when Rev’d Claire mentioned a map that had been given to her by one or her new parishioners of her local area.  If you should want a similar map, we can oblige, creating OS 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 of your chosen location in England, Scotland or Wales, where for once... Read More

Cycling, Walking

St Oswald’s Way, Northumberland

Has any one had any experience of walking/cycling St Oswald’s Way in Northumberland?  To be more specific can you cycle from Holy Island south on St Oswald’s Way to Bamburgh?  Harveys have produced a new waterproof map to St Oswald’s Way, but it does not look as though you can cycle much of it.  Would like some first hand experience from someone, please?