I have been asked by Trailblazer Guides, if I would like to update their Pennine Way guide book. I regard this as a singular honour and I’ve readily accepted the project. The update involves checking all the information in the book, adding new service providers, walking the whole route, checking the maps are correct and making additions and changes where required. So I’m currently planning on breaking the route down into manageable chunks, ideally using public transport to create a series of 3 or 4 day linear walks. I also need to walk these as soon as possible, while we still have a decent amount of daylight and before the winter weather comes in properly. I have a series of busy weekends ahead of me.
I’ll be blogging about my progress as I work my way through the project and walk the various sections, so keep an eye out for them. The prospect of walking the Pennine Way again is really exciting – I had been considering it instead of the Southern Upland Way this year, but decided to expand my horizons somewhat and walk somewhere new.
If anyone would like to share their experiences of walking the Pennine Way, I’d love to hear them – I’m looking to include some short sections in the book that describe the walk from different perspectives. If you loved it or hated it, cried or laughed while walking it, I’d like to know. I can’t promise you’ll get in the book, but I’ll certainly include some of them.