Hadrian’s Wall- Trekking for Charity Action Against Hunger (9-10 June)
This seemed the best place to put my account of my recent travels to Hadrian’s Wall, trekking 26 miles of the wall to help raise money for Action Against Hunger and Love Food Give Food. We chose this charity as it is helping to raise money to fight the war against malnutrition and saving the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
http://theramblingchoos.yolasite.com/events.php -Our site and journey
It was a challenge to say the least but WE DID IT! Such a great feeling to see in sight the finishing point of our 26 mile journey (milecastle 52) our finishing point was imprinted into our minds.
However, the experience was truly amazing, getting to see the beautiful Northumberland countryside, expansive views, hilltops, troughs, valleys, forests and stand on the highest peak and sing to the Sound of Music. Where thank god no one other than my companions had to endure my singing voice, but it felt so liberating to be in a peaceful place, no cars, just birds and nature.
The steep gradient of the hills both up and down were some what surprising but we managed to scamper our way through, using those leg muscles, walking sticks to aid and sheer determination! Not to mention our faithful jaffa cakes and jordan bars that helped us perk our energy on the way. Go Jaffa Cakes!
The first day of our walk was the most spectacular as we walked over the Northumberland National Park, with amazing scenes, hair-raising cliff drops at times, but always a sense of adventure and challenge.
Not to mention the copious amounts of cowpats having to dodge, menacing cows to walk through, rams, sheep and other hybrids all knowingly watching us as we walked past. But this is the glorious English countryside, rich, green, fresh and spacious, coming back into London, you don’t realise how congested we are here and how we use up every miniscule space possible, it was refreshing to be somewhere different.
So here are my pictures taken along the way to summarise the journey.. we walked 13 miles from Chollerford to Once Brewed, then the next day completed our 13 miles from Once Brewed to Banks, where we finished and headed to Carlisle for some rest!
Beautiful views from Chollerford to Once Brewed..
Milecastles, turrets, remains of watch towers for soldiers
Team Rambling Choos, walking over part of the wall, trying not to look at the big drop on their right..
Those walking sticks were a god send… So hope you have enjoyed the pictures I could take of our trek, now to planning the next one!
We are ecstatic to say we raised over £1000 for charity through fundraising and well having DAMN awesome friends and family who donated! We hope our fundraising finds a way to help those out there who need it.