BBC Look North journalist Phil Norton goes…

BBC Look North journalist Phil Norton goes on epic 437-mile train journey for just £10
2019-07-12 14:32:00
A BBC broadcaster found out how far you could travel on the trains for a tenner by going on a 437-mile round trip in a day. Phil Norton, a familiar face on Look North, took in the views of Cumbria, Pennines and Peak District on Thursday as he boarded eight trains in 14 hours to take in the sights of the north of England. Scroll down for pictures of each stage of his epic journey. The award-winning BBC journalist and broadcaster had taken advantage of a Hull Daily Mail and Northern promotion offering travel on as many Northern trains within a day as you want for only £10. Phil said: “One day, eight trains, 437 miles, three national parks and almost 14 hours travelling…for just £10. It has been a fun challenge. I’m just glad I’ve almost made it home and not got stranded somewhere unheard of.” Phil shared pictures and videos on Twitter as he headed through the countryside and saw stunning scenery between Settle and Carlisle, as well as views of the Pennines and his journey across the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. He says he took on the challenge as part of a running joke in his office to outdo each other to see how far they could get using the £10 offer. WATCH: How to claim compensation for train delays Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play


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