This is the start of my Pennine Way 2010 Journal. It will cover the planning stages of the walk initially and then be expanded later in the year to include my completed travelogue. I’ll be blogging along the route again, using my iPhone and taking advantage of the increasing number of Wi-Fi hotspots available. I set out on Wednesday 5th May from Edale.
I will be walking alone this year. Tex Gore is off doing something inane on a bike with my brother – actually I’m a little bit jealous – they’re cycling Land’s End to John O’Groats. But because of the number of days annual leave he has, he can’t do that as well as the Pennine Way. I also got the impression that he didn’t envy me!
As usual, my default guide book provider was Trailblazer. If they have a guide book for the walk I’m doing, it’s the first one I buy and often the only one. They really are that good. The Pennine Way Guide Book has just been updated and revised by Chris Scott. It now includes things like GPS waypoints and short pieces submitted by Pennine Way walkers; including Walking Places Forum Members Stottie and Tom Read.
I did a review of the new revised edition of Guide Book, for my blog site, you can read it here: Pennine Way Review.
I will be printing my own maps – as I always do – and these are what I will be relying on as I walk the path. I will have the book with me of course – it has a much more detailed scale than the OS maps and will be useful for finding things like accommodation, pubs, cafes and so on.
I hope you enjoy this journal. If you do, pass the address on to a friend – if you don’t, keep it to yourself 😉