England Sports & Outdoors

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England Sports & Outdoors

  • Wembley Stadium

    London Sports & Outdoors

    For every football and sports fan the Wembley Stadium is among the most famous stadiums in the world. I had the pleasure to attend a concert of U2 in the sold out stadium in 1997. Unfortunately, the old Wembley Stadium which was completed on 23 April 1923 was demolished at the beginning of 2003. In December 2004 I took the chance to have a look at...

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  • Football

    Manchester Sports & Outdoors

    I loved it here!! My dad and I spent hours walking around, reading the information, looking at the disaplys, playing some of the games, watching short films and enjoying the history! It was a brilliant day out! And it's FREE to get in! There are donation boxes throughout the museum. The museum is spilt into four floors. There are many displays of...

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  • Football (Soccer)

    Birmingham Sports & Outdoors

    The football teams of the area have been doing relatively well of late with three teams in the English Premiership, after several years in the doldrums. Aston Villa, is by far the biggest of the teams and is based at Villa Park which you cannot miss seeing from the Motorway spur as you drive into the heart of Brum. They still have failed to...

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  • University Sports

    Oxford Sports & Outdoors

    Oxford was the scene of one of the most famous sports events of the 20th Century - the first four minute mile. Nowadays, it's common for professional athletes to break this barrier, but back in 1954 it was seen as almost the Holy Grail of Athletics. The great run took place at Iffley Road, Oxford University's main sports ground, and the man in...

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  • Football

    Newcastle upon Tyne Sports & Outdoors

    Newcastle has to have the best pre match entertainment that I have seen in the country which gives home and away fans a chance to drink and have fun before the game. The best location for this is in the Bigg Market. The pre match includes football fun and drinking competitions. The famous Geordie dancer and also the dangerous curry hell. Away fans...

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  • Football (Soccer)

    London Sports & Outdoors

    Update April 2014: more photos added, small changes to text If you enjoy watching football there’s plenty of choice in London. And while it can be hard to get tickets for matches at the biggest clubs, you’ll often have more fun at one of the smaller grounds. Our own favourites are ~ The Valley where Charlton play – a shame they're no longer in...

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  • Oxford United

    Oxford Sports & Outdoors

    Oxford United play football in the English third division at the Kassam Stadium. It is a nice compact stadium built on only 3 sides, the 4th side is a car park. It can be a nightmare to get out of if you are parked near to the stadium as there seems to be only one road out of the area, so most people use the park and ride buses to get there. ...

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  • Great North run

    Newcastle upon Tyne Sports & Outdoors

    The Great North Run is definitely one of the highlights of the sporting calendar in the North East – indeed, of any calendar! It is a half marathon, starting near the Town Moor to the north of central Newcastle and finishing in South Shields on the coast to the east. Soon after starting, the runners cross the Tyne Bridge en masse, creating one of...

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  • Watersports

    London Sports & Outdoors

    If you are up for a spot of fishing out of London, this is a really good spot to go to! This fishing farm is about a 2 hour drive from London, in the picturesque county of Kent! At Shirkoak Farm they have built 2.5 acres of lake, where they have over 10,000 fish, recently stocked wth seven different types of fish! The B&B is currently closed,...

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  • Rugby

    Newcastle upon Tyne Sports & Outdoors

    Althoguh I am not a big rugby union fan, Newcastle do have a good rugby union team, who play in Englands premier rugby league. They are called the Newcastle Falcons, and also have the David Beckham of rugby union...his name is Johny Wilkinson...and is amongst the best players in the world! When watching Newcastle play you might need ear plugs...

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  • Winter Sports

    London Sports & Outdoors

    There's an opportunity to Skate at Somerset House in Central London between November and January every year. It is known as 'London's most glamorous ice rink'. There are a number of sessions available including Skate Club Night and Skate School and Penguin Club. Please check out the website for further information on ice skating including times...

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  • Rugby (Union and League)

    London Sports & Outdoors

    In February 2007 a friend took me to a Rugby game of the 6 nations championships. England was facing Italy at Twickenham Stadium which is also called "The home of England Rugby". England won the game in the sold out stadium with 20:7. Twickenham Stadium was inaugurated in 1909 by the Rugby Football Union. At that time it had a capacity of 20.000...

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  • Running, Jogging and the Marathon

    London Sports & Outdoors

    One of London's best known sporting events, the Marathon takes place in late April 2012 along a 26.2-mile route that starts in Woolwich (just near where we live as a matter of fact!), goes through Greenwich, Canary Wharf, the Embankment and finishes at the Mall in front of the Buckingham Palace. Expect streets to be closed to traffic and taken...

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  • 2012 Olympic Games

    London Sports & Outdoors

    London recently hosted the 30th Olympic games. It was a spectacular 2 weeks showcasing the world's best athletes and paralympians. Britain finished with 29 gold medals including golds for Ennis, Farah and Murray.

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  • Cricket

    London Sports & Outdoors

    Lord's has been around for ages. If you are a cricket fanatic a visit to a match at this stadium would not dissapoint you. If there is no match on, you can take a tour of the grounds. See the website for more information regarding this.

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  • Walking and Hiking

    London Sports & Outdoors

    The Thames Path National Trail is great to walk. It's a 294 km long path from the source of the Thames river in the Cotswolds to almost the Northsea. In the greater london area the path covers both banks of the river Thames from Teddington to Greenwich. Walking shoes

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  • Golf.

    London Sports & Outdoors

    When I was thinking of taking up golf, the main question was: 'Will I find time to actually practice it, given our (then mine) travel schedule?' Luckily, places like the World of Golf (of which there are several in UK, including the Sidcup one) make practice possible as they are open up to 10pm on weekdays and have both the floodlit driving range...

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  • Tennis

    London Sports & Outdoors

    Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon since 1877. nearest tube station - Southfields

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  • Cycling

    London Sports & Outdoors

    London is a superb place to cycle. There are plenty of paths and the scenery is gorgeous (unless you are a commuter cycler!). Nothing beats exercising out in nature! No smoggy streets and noisy (and rude!) traffic needed.. just a quiet lane in a nearby common or park. You do share your cycle lanes with pedestrians, dogs, other bikes and...

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  • Equestrianism

    London Sports & Outdoors

    I first heard about Rotten Row when I was editing a newsletter for a special interest group on horses. One of our members went to England and mentioned it. Rotten Row is the most famous riding trail in Central London. It is three quarters of a mile (1,125 metres) of soft, sandy track. This picture is NOT of Rotten Row, but of riders near Wellington...

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  • Day 37

    I awoke fairly early and after making myself a brew I started to sort the van out, deciding what to pack for the Spanish leg of the walk and packing by larger rucksack as well as disposing of leftover food and giving the van a general tidy up. Barry then cooked a Leisurely Full English Breakfast that turned out a bit overly leisurely as we were...

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  • Day 36

    Up at 7.30, had a brew in the room before going down to breakfast, listed as a “Continental” so I was pleased when after the croissant and cornflakes, I was also offered scrambled eggs – We checked out just before 10 and walked to Plymouth Cathedral and then back into the town centre and caught a bus back to Yelverton, had lunch there (Hot Baguette...

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  • Day 35

    Up at 06.30, bait made, Breakfast eaten and fridge emptied and walking for just after 8 – Overcast but fine, walked out of Princetown on the same B class road that we walked in on, we were soon back on open moor, slightly undulating but mainly down, after about 5 miles we left the moor and walked through the large village of Yelverton – Here we...

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  • Day 34

    We awoke to rain on the van roof, but by the time we had eaten breakfast and made our bait, it had more or less faired up – We were walking just after 8 and made our way through Mortonhampstead and then steadily up, at first on a B class road through fields and after about 4 miles out onto the open moor. It stated to rain again so I put on full...

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  • Day 33

    We had a slight lay in as it was only a fairly short day of about 16 miles, so up at 7, bait made and walking for around 8.30, straight through the middle of Crediton. past the large impressive church and to the end of the main street where we branched left, initially on a B class road, but after a couple of miles turned left again and onto single...

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  • Day 32

    Up just after 6 and a quick breakfast and bait made and Barry and I drove to Crediton in convoy, dropped the van off at the local rugby club and then Barry gave me a lift back to Cullumpton and I was walking just after 8, an overcast but fine morning. I headed out of town south on a B class road but soon turned left onto tiny little lanes and I...

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  • Day 31

    Up at 07.00, breakfast and bait made but couldn’t get into hotel to go to toilet (We had arranged this the night before) so had to ask at the local garage to use theirs – Brian then gave me a lift back to Churchinford and I was walking just before 10. Cloudy and overcast but at least not raining – My route took me along lanes back to Clumstock,...

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  • Day 30

    Although it rained hard through the night, by the time I had eaten my breakfast and made my bait it had eased down to a drizzle, never the less, I opted for full waterproofs before setting off walking, First of all along the B3168 passing through Hambridge and numerous other hamlets and villages – Sometimes it rained hard and sometimes the sun came...

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  • Day 29

    Well I opted for the day off – Several reasons, but the main one was that after 29 days of continuous walking, I was well ready for a rest day, also, as I had been able to get the bus back to Glastonbury to pick up the van, to drag Barry 80-something miles just to shunt the van a few miles down the road seamed unreasonable – So I drove down to...

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  • Day 28

    Up at 06.30, breakfast and bait made and walking at 08.00, Dull overcast day with a little light drizzle, I had decided not to follow my original route through the lanes, but to opt for a slightly longer one on “B” class roads via the ancient Wessex town of Somerton. So, first if all I walked through the centre of Street and picked up the B3151 to...

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  • Day 27

    Again, I woke up at 06.00 and got up soon after, breakfast and bait put up and walking just before 08.00. The route down to Wells was on “The Old Bristol Road” which was just a narrow lane that went steeply downhill to Wells, this was only a couple of miles and I was soon there. I went into the centre of the city to The Cathedral and I have to say...

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  • Day 26

    Up at 06.00, Breakfast and Bait packed, Chris kindly gave me a lift back to The Clifton Suspension Bridge and I was walking for 08.30, first winding my way out of the Bristol suburbs, through residential and industrial areas and eventually out into open countryside. The weather was OK, overcast with a bit of drizzle now and again, I was more or...

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  • Day 25

    It rained heavily in the night but thankfully was down to a drizzle when after making my breakfast in the bus, I started my walk from Box Bush farm, Howard had written me up precise instructions on how best to get the 15 miles to The Clifton Suspension Bridge on the route that I chose. First the route took me along narrow lanes, then onto busier...

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  • Day 24

    The rain stopped during the night and the morning was fine, sunny and clear, After breakfast I popped around to the Community Shop and bought some milk and buns before setting off. The route took me back alongside the Severn and I followed this to the old Severn bridge where I left The Severn Way and made my way inland to the hamlet of Ingst where...

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  • Day 23

    Day 23 dawned grey and cold, I was up at 06.30. bait made and walking for 08.00. I left The Bell and took a convoluted rout into The Gloucester and Sharpness canal and followed this for the morning on a good wide towpath, the morning kept fine but it was cold, so I kept moving, at lunchtime I came to Sharpness and the heavens opened, torrential...

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  • Day 22

    Very Early alarm call – In fact I was up at 05.00 as the car park we had “Borrowed” in the industrial estate was rapidly filling up with cars, even though it was Easter Saturday !! So I had a brew and gave Dot a knock at 05.30 and we left at 05.45 and were soon back on Elmore Lane where Dot had picked me up the previous afternoon. We had breakfast...

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  • Day 21

    Up at 07.00, had breakfast and Dot arrived after checking out of The Star and had her breakfast then drove me down to the Red Lion, stopping in Tewksbury on the way trough so I could buy a map. I started walking just before 10 and made good time on a nice path which took through Bluebell woods and along the riverbank to just north of Gloucester, I...

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  • Day 20

    The wagons in the car park started to leave early so I was up soon after 6, breakfast and bait (Sandwiches) made and walking by 08.00. Another beautiful sunny morning and again following the river Severn, the first landmark was passing under the M50 after about 3 miles, then about another 4 miles and into Tewkesbury where I met up with Dot and we...

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  • Day 19

    Day 19 turned out to be both a very productive as well as a very pleasant day, first of all, Dot arrived at the car park at 07.30 for her breakfast, then Konrad arrived 15 minutes later and had a brew before Dot drove us back to Worcester, but before we continued the walk, we went to see The Worcester Post and received a great welcome and the...

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  • Day 18

    Woke up at 06.00 and got up soon after and after breakfast took advantage of Brian’s Wi-Fi connection to update this Facebook page and have a bit of a sort out – Brian and Conrad shuttled one car down to Worcester so by the time they had done that we were late setting off and finally left Brian’s House at 09.45 and walked back into Stourport and...

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  • Day 17

    Dot drove me back to the canal and we had our breakfast before I set of walking along the canal towpath, again in glorious sunshine. After 5 miles I reached Kinver where I met up with Brian Young of the Stourport Rotary Club and Conrad Nofer of the Bewdley Rotary Club and they walked with me the 10 miles to Stourport and then showed myself and Dot...

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  • Day 16

    Woke up early and after breakfast saying good bye to Jenny and Chris, Dot dropped me back at Cross Green and I continued my walk along the canal towpath – It was another sunny day, but a chilly wind, so my jacket was on and off more times than I remember. Dot met up with me about half way through the day and we had bacon butties in the van before I...

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  • Day 15

    Alas this was when Sid Syrett my trek-mate left and also Pete ended his stint of driving the van, so after an early breakfast and saying good Bye, I set off on my own through Stafford and then picked up The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal after about 4 miles and followed this all day to Cross Green where Dot Coupe, the driver for the next...

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  • Day 14

    An early start as we wanted to avoid the heavy rush-hour traffic, so we left The Newcastle Under Lyme R.U.F.C. at 06.00 and drove back to Westport Lake in Stoke on Trent and had our breakfast there before starting to walk again. The weather was good and we made good time on the flat tow paths which was just as well as it turned out to be further to...

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  • Day 13

    An early start and after the usual breakfast in the bus Pete dropped us off back on the canal where he had picked us up the night before and Sid and I stepped out on a wonderfully level path, sometimes a bit muddy, but Luxury in comparison to what we had experienced crossing Saddleworth Moor and we were soon rattling off the miles, in fact we did...

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