A little update on my “Walk to Mr B’s” challenge… I made it! In fact, I made it some time on Friday 14th November. Completely by coincidence, this was the day that The Delightful Mr F and I went up to the launch of Fox, Finch and Tepper. By my reckoning, I think I probably reached the 87.9 mile mark whilst I was in Reading Station.
My last update finished at Swindon. From Swindon I continued along the M4 , passing the exit for Castle Coombe, where The Delightful Mr F once raced a Ford Focus around the track, a smidge over the speed limit.
Leaving the motorway at J18, I headed off towards Lansdown Racecourse. The walk through the countryside around this area is beautiful, and the road names are wonderful. I particularly like the very evocatively named “Freezing Hill Lane”. Apparently this hill took a role in a battle in 1643 between the Royalists and Parliamentarians. It all looks very peaceful now.
Heading down from the heights of Lansdown, I reached Weston on the outskirts of Bath. Passing through Royal Victoria Park I saw the Royal Crescent, enough to make the heart of any Austen fan soar. From there, just around the corner and across Queens Square, is Mr B’s!
All in all, it took me about 26 days to walk the distance which is an average of about 3.4 miles per day. Not bad at all. I really rather enjoyed tracking my progress, and I am sorely tempted by the Walk to Mordor challenge now.