Hadrian's Wall Challenge

To sponsor the challenge, contact Chris by email or send a completed sponsor form to Chris Hare at The Rectory, South Road, Timsbury, BA2 0EJ
10p per mile = £8.50. Please provide name, address/tel no, amount, and confirm if Gift-Aided.

Chris Hare Priston Rector, Chris Hare, and his wife Miriam undertook between 24th - 29th May a sponsored walk along the length of Hadrian's Wall from Wallsend near Newcastle to Bowness-on-Solway, a distance of 85 miles.  We did the equivalent of 3 marathons in under a week!  We walked in aid of Timsbury and Priston churches, and for the Dorothy House Hospice where Miriam works,

Miriam
See Chris & Miriam's pictures here.

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(Mon, Tues etc = night stops)

LATEST  STATUS
MILES GONE/TO GO
85/85  100%
DAYS GONE/TO GO
6/0
LAST LOCATION Sat 29 May 16.15 - Bowness-on-Solway
ROUTE WEATHER
NewcastleCarlisle

LATEST REPORTS FROM CHRIS & MIRIAM

When
Where
Days
Miles Report (latest report first)
Sat 29 May 2010 16:15 Bowness-on-Solway 6 85 4.15pm and we did it!  Rain for last 2 hours but nothing could spoil our delight.  Now we plan to open a bottle tonight!  Thanks to all for your support.
Congratulations to Chris and Miriam on their achievement!
Fri 28 May 2010 21:34 Carlisle 5 71 Great walking day today.  Sharp wind but sunny and bright.  Path followed River Eden into Carlisle.  Now at friends' house nearby.  Only one day and 14 miles to go!
Thu 27 May 2010 20:42 Walton 4 58 Day dawned bright with blue skies.  Good walking.  Up crags and then down like big dipper.  PM, got soaked to skin 3 times.  Hail and rain but did it!
Wed 26 May 2010
20:23
Once Brewed 3 43 Strenuous walking today, and very tired but now half way!  Staying at place called Once Brewed - rather like we feel!  Wall goes over many crags with great views.  Met two people doing same walk as us, but are doing it in bare feet to raise money.  Made us feel  very humble.
Tue 25 May 2010
20:09
Chollerford 2 30 Achieved our 15 miles today.  First real remains of The Wall - how did they make it? Cries of curlews went with us as we crossed Heavenfield, the site where King Oswald fought and won.  He later became a saint!  And on to tomorrow and wilder parts..
Mon 24 May 2010
19:40
Heddon on Wall. 1 15 Began 9am at Segendum Fort at Wallsend.  Along River Tyne, under lots of bridges, Millennium included.  Then final hard climb up to Heddon on Wall.  Tired legs but happy hearts.  Day 1 Done!
Sun 23 May 2010
21:00
Newcastle 0 0 Safely arrived in Newcastle.  Keen to start our trip early tomorrow.
 8 May 2010 12:00 Timsbury - - Preparations are underway for the walk.  Meanwhile, if you would like to sponsor us, see top of page for details.