Lonewalker Blog

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“Things to avoid”

Two posts in as many days! Mad isn’t it? I’m in the process of getting fit for 2012 – that means 2 things to me; losing weight and building up the hill muscles. The losing weight thing is the harder of the two – by a long way. So I...

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Choosing 2012’s Long Distance Path

Well it’s now planned, booked and partly paid for, all I need to do is lose some weight and get properly hill fit again. This year I’ve decided to try and do two long paths – one in the far north and one in the far south. This post covers...

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Review: Paramo Cascada Waterproof Trousers #2

Over the past few walks I’ve been wearing these trousers for Go Outdoors, who provided the trousers free to me in return for an un-biased review and a write-up on this blog. My first, initial review, can be found here. Since that time, I’ve worn them on three or four...

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Website Updates

I’ve been having a play with PHP and mySQL – for the non-techies out there – that’s not some super-dooper new waterproof fabric, it’s website scripting (PHP) and back-end database (mySQL) technology. It was a huge learning curve for me, helped immensely by my son, who is doing his Masters...

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Review: Paramo Cascada Waterproof Trousers

A few weeks ago,  I was asked by Go Outdoors if I’d like to review some waterproof trousers. I was told I could choose the ones I wanted from their range on the Interweb and the ones I selected were the Paramo Cascada Waterproof Trousers. I get to keep the...

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For Sale: My PDA for Digital Mapping

I’m selling my iPAQ 214 PDA that I’ve been using for the last 18-20 months as a GPS. It’s a top spec handheld PDA with a high resolution (640×480 pixels) 4inch screen. It runs Memory Map just fine and has served me well over the past couple of years. See...

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Coast to Coast 2011 – Full Journal

The full version of the journal with pictures added and spelling mistakes removed, is now available on the website: Coast to Coast 2011 This is an East to West account, taking 13 days in June. I often didn’t walk the traditional route between stops, so this may not be a...

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Review: Inov-8 Roclite 390GTX #3 (Final)

This is the third and final review of my Inov-8 Roclite 390 GTX boots – I know its the final review because they’ve just about fallen to pieces – they are completely unusable as walking boots. You can read the first two reviews here: Review One and here: Review Two....

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The Tributaries Walk

I’ve just sent my latest book for publishing – which sounds awfully grand – but isn’t really. It just means it’s been completed, formatted and proof read and is now submitted to the on-line printing service I use. This is a guide book for a walk through the Yorkshire Dales...