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THE CHALLENGE!

Visit every county in England, and as much as possible of the British Isles, in 12 months!

That’s 95 counties, 48 in England, 9 in Scotland, 6 in Wales, 6 in Northern Ireland and 26 in Republic of Ireland!  (Details below!)

Counties visited so far: 23

England:  10  Scotland:  5    Wales:  1    Northern Ireland:  6   Republic of Ireland:  1

 

England

  1. Bedfordshire
  2. Berkshire
  3. Bristol
  4. Buckinghamshire
  5. Cambridgeshire
  6. Cheshire – Wizard’s Walk, Alderley Edge
  7. Cornwall, including the Isles of Scilly
  8. CumbriaArnside Village
  9. Derbyshire
  10. Devon
  11. Dorset
  12. Durham
  13. East Riding of Yorkshire
  14. East Sussex
  15. Essex
  16. Gloucestershire
  17. Greater London, including the City of London
  18. Greater Manchester – Haigh Hall, Wigan
  19. Hampshire
  20. Herefordshire
  21. Hertfordshire
  22. Isle of Wight
  23. Kent
  24. Lancashire  Beacon Country Park, Skelmersdale
  25. Leicestershire
  26. Lincolnshire
  27. Merseyside – Antony Gormley’s Another Place, Crosby
  28. Norfolk
  29. North Yorkshire  Castle Woods, Skipton
  30. Northamptonshire
  31. Northumberland
  32. Nottinghamshire
  33. Oxfordshire
  34. Rutland
  35. Shropshire – Fenn’s Whixhall and Bettisfield Mosses
  36. Somerset
  37. South Yorkshire
  38. Staffordshire – Cannock Chase Forest
  39. Suffolk
  40. Surrey
  41. Sussex
  42. Tyne and Wear
  43. Warwickshire
  44. West Midlands  – Jewellery Quarter and Bull Ring
  45. West Sussex
  46. West Yorkshire  – St. Ives Estate, Bingley
  47. Wiltshire
  48. Worcestershire

Scotland – For simplicity, as Scotland is such a large area, with many ‘counties’, (and to have some chance of achieving our goal), we have identified 9 areas (approximately the regions) of Scotland to include.

  1. Highlands & Islands
  2. Grampian
  3. Central & FifeGlasgow City
  4. StrathclydeAyr and Prestwick Beach
  5. Lothian  – Edinburgh (Castle, National Gallery and Holyrood)
  6. Tayside
  7. ArgyllLoch Lomond
  8. Borders
  9. Dumfries and GallowayGretna Green

 

Wales – We have chosen to identify 6 areas (almost the preserved counties but not quite!) to enable us to cover the most ground!

  1. Gwent
  2. Glamorgan
  3. Dyfed
  4. Powys
  5. Gwynedd & Anglesey
  6. ClwydLoggerheads, Mold

 

Northern Ireland

  1. Tyrone – Gortin Glen Forest Park, Omagh
  2. Antrim – The Dark Hedges, Ballmoney & Giants Causeway, Bushmills
  3. Down – Hillsborough Forest Park, Hillsborough
  4. Derry – Peace Bridge, Foyle
  5. FermanaghEnniskillen Castle, Enniskillen
  6. Armagh – Lurgan Park, Lurgan

Republic of  Ireland – Hopefully we can visit ALL of the counties of the country of my childhood, but I’m not convinced!

  1. Carlow
  2. Cavan
  3. Clare
  4. Cork
  5. Donegal – Manorcunningham and Killea
  6. Dublin
  7. Galway
  8. Kerry
  9. Kildare
  10. Kilkenny
  11. Laois
  12. Leitrim
  13. Limerick
  14. Longford
  15. Louth
  16. Mayo
  17. Meath
  18. Monaghan
  19. Offaly
  20. Roscommon
  21. Sligo
  22. Tipperary
  23. Waterford
  24. Westmeath
  25. Wexford
  26. Wicklow
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