Category: Long Distance Paths

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day One

Edale to Torside Approx: 15 miles “I’ve got a plan…” “Does it involve girls?” “…it’s cheap…” “Yeah, but does it involve girls?” “…let’s go hiking!” “That is one of the most depressingly shitty ideas for a holiday I’ve ever heard, in my life, ever!” Jimmy & Fletch – Lesbian Vampire...

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Review: Trailblazer Coast to Coast Guide 4th Ed

Just in time for the 2010 walking season (due in mid-April and priced at £11.99) the Trailblazer guide book for the Coast to Coast is about to be released in its 4th Edition. You may remember that after reviewing the 2nd Edition of this guide book I basically said it...

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Herriot Way

I spent a few weeks at the back end of last year walking some wonderful paths in the Yorkshire Dales, many of them had a purpose – I was preparing my first guide book. I say first – probably only guide book – but only time will tell on that...

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Review: Rucksack Reader Coast to Coast Guide

The Coast to Coast guide book market is never going to be an easy market to penetrate, not only are there several guide books already available for Britain’s premier long distance path, but the benchmark is already very high – set, in my opinion at least, by Henry Stedman’s (Trailblazer)...

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PW2010 – Planning Update #6

Barring a disaster, that’s it, I’m done. It’s all booked, deposit cheques are in the post and all I need to do now is get fit enough to walk it 🙂 The total price of 17 nights accommodation finally came in at £556.95 (the 95p being the only non-full pound...

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PW2010 – Planning Update #5

I have most of my accommodation booked now, all but four locations in fact. These have been emailed but have not yet responded, so I’ll give them a couple of days more and then phone them. I would hate to miss out on a place now that so many others...

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PW2010 – Planning Update #4

For anyone still bothering to read my witterings on this subject I have good news (I think!). Although I couldn’t get into Keld Lodge, I have found room in Butt House for the 12th May, which means I can keep my original start date of the 5th May and I...

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PW2010 – Planning Update #3

Well it was all going so smoothly as well – too smoothly obviously. I got two emails today that threw the spanner into the works a little bit. The first one was from the baggage courier – it seems that Brigantes are the only people that will carry your bag...

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PW2010 – Planning Update #2

I know, I know.. another update so soon? I’ve been busy – I’ve got a route planned (mostly) and I’m starting to add the pieces of the B&B puzzle into place. For a while I gave some thought to not using a baggage courier and saving some money – but...

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OMG! PW2010 Initial Planning Fright

I’ve just done a couple of rough calculations on how much the Pennine Way is likely to cost me. I’ve already decided it’s going to be along the lines of my previous long distance walks – that is B&B all the way and baggage courier to ease the strain and...