Ok- the first part of our walk felt more like a steeple chase with stile, after stile, after stile. Setting of from Bowness a week ago we hadn’t appreciated just how much hurdling was involved!
We left the last major pieces of Wall and Vallum behind too.
There was a subtle shift in the landscape too moving from arable to more urban. Tonight we are at The Keelman, Newburn, which is buzzing with people. Maybe the walk into Newcastle city centre won’t be quite as an abrupt culture shock as I’d anticipated after all