In September 2016 I headed up to Edinburgh for a short city break with Nathan and Ryan, this was not a hill climbing event however I did manage to visit one hill on the way home, Driving past Newcastle upon Tyne I stopped off to look at some maps and found there was a very easy high point I could do.
Westerhope is the highest point of Newcastle upon Tyne and was just a short drive from the main A1, I didnt have too much time as it was a long journey back down south to an event I was taking part in.
After arriving near the high point of Westerhope I took a short walk, it was not far but was good to get out and stretch my legs. Westerhope is the location of a covered reservoir and in the area there is a football field with a beacon at one end so I knew I was in the right location. it was only a short stop and I was soon on my way back down south.
Southend is home to the worlds longest pier so we had to go and see that and it was a lovely long walk. I also visited a high point, Southend on Sea has 2 high points, both are the same height so when this happens it is called a twin top, I did one of them several years ago in January 2014 but I had somehow missed the other one so it was good to get this done even if it was just a road junction, As I say to everyone, it is still a high point and it still counts so I was happy.
138 highpoints done, 102 to go.