Re: Ee By Gum Lad It Was Bl**dy Cold up North Over The Weekend.
Posted by Humbernut on May 1, 2018, 1:38 pm, in reply to "Re: Ee By Gum Lad It Was Bl**dy Cold up North Over The Weekend."
Dirt Pot was the name of the youth hostel in Allanheads. I believe it was an old Wesleyan chapel. I spent many happy nights at that place in my early teens when we used to hike round the hostels in South Northumberland.
Quite a few of the lads on the run had done it on bicycles before, which I believe provided the germ of an Idea for doing it on low powered bikes.
I think that the slog up Hartside was relatively easy compared to the climb out of Carrigill, I had no choice but to climb it in bottom gear with one hand on the handlebars and the other holding the gear lever in the gate to stop it from jumping out.
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