Category: Long Distance Paths

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Review: Trailblazer Pennine Way Guide

I had an unexpected email a couple of weeks ago from the marketing department at Trailblazer Guides. They had seen my short review of their Coast to Coast guidebook on my Walking Places C2C pages and based on that they asked if I’d be interested in reviewing some of their...

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Apologies

I’ve had a couple of emails recently, asking about the progress of my Coast to Coast 2009 journal. I know this is well overdue and although I’ve started writing it up, I’m a long way from completing it – so I must apologise to those who are waiting. Sorry. Thanks...

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Help needed!

Tex Gore and I have a three day backpacking weekend coming up in September and we need some help selecting a route. Normally we head to the Lakes – a familiar place for us both – and we feel right at home here. This may well end up being where...

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 3

Last night was the first night I’d had any company – the first night I was in an empty camp site and the next night I was in an empty bunk house. The camp site in Greenhead, Roam ‘n’ Rest, had filled up a bit after I returned from the...

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 2

Hadrians wall day 2 I had a 16 bed camping barn to myself last night, fitted with a kitchen, shower and TV it was like having an apartment to myself. It was great. I’m not sure if it would have been so great with even 4 or 5 other guests....

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 1

Hadrians wall day 1 Today started out as the perfect walking day. It was overcast but warm with no wind. I paid my poorly octopus (£6) to the site owner and I was on the path by 07:20. Brilliant. This first section of Hadrians Wall is a bit of a...

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 0

There’s an old saying that while the cats away the mice have a sneaky walk – or something like that. Well my wife flew off to Kenya today and once I’d dropped her at the airport I dashed home, finished packing my pack and jumped on a train to Carlisle....

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Coast to Coast 2009 – Fundraising

Just a quick note regarding Rob’s fundraising efforts for the C2C walk we just did. I’d promised to include a link to his JustGiving page on a previous post and I never got round to it, so here it is now. http://www.justgiving.com/robsbigwalk He walked for a great cause, I’m sure...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – Final Day (11)

Well that’s it then, we’ve done it. I’m posting this from the wifi connection in the Wayfarer in Robin Hood’s Bay. But I’m getting ahead of myself…. One of the best breakfasts of the whole trip was consumed at Intake Farm this morning. As we had plenty of time we...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – Phone Signals

I thought it may be useful, especially to those arriving from abroard, to discuss briefly the mobile phone coverage I’ve had over the last few days. Between us, Rob and I have carried three mobile phones. I have the iPhone on an O2 contract, I also have a BlackBerry on...