Wednesday, May 31, 2023

2023 England and Scotland - Day #8 - to Corbridge

A long day of hiking...

Up very early, Tom, Ana-Marie, Sharon and I had breakfast at the lodge. Both Sharon and I both had omelets.

On the trail a little after 8 am, we headed towards Heddon-on-the-Wall. Sharon and I ended up spliting up from Tom and Anna-Marie as we climbed. We passed through a golf course that made both Sharon and I wish that we had a chance to play on this trip. We took a long break at a very cool section of the board wall waiting from Tom and Anna-Marie.

Once Tom and Anna-Marie got there, Sharon and I decided to take off separately. It was a long six miles from Heddon-on-the-Wall to the Robin Hood Inn. It was almost 2 pm by the time we got there. I regretted not having my hiking poles; parts of the trail were very uneven.

For lunch at the Robin Hood Inn, I had a beef wrap, while Sharon had a lamb burger. After lunch, we stamped our Hadrian's Wall Path passports.

With Tom and Anna-Marie almost an hour behind us, Sharon decided to take an Uber into Corbridge. I hiked the last seven miles by myself. Dropping away from the wall path, I dropped almost 700 feet in three plus miles. I hiked down some country lanes through some beautiful English countryside.

It was after 5 pm by the time I got to the hotel. We are spending one night at The Angel of Corbridge.

The four of us finished the day with a leisurely dinner at the Inn. Sharon and Tom started with a Pork & Sage Scotch Egg [Apple Sauce]. Tom, Sharon and I all had Rolled Pork Belly [Tenderstern Brocolli, Black Pudding Mash, Cider Jus] as a main. After dinner, I crashed hard.

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