Lonewalker Blog

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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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First Contact

We’ve probably all done it… especially on a winter walk… followed in someone else’s footprints that is. Sometimes for a long period. It’s happened to me three times this year already – but then we’ve had an inordinate amount of snow and conditions have been good enough to be out...

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Memory Map on the iPhone – continued..

Although I’ve made a couple of approaches to Memory Map now to try and get some sort of discount for existing and loyal customers of the product – for the iPhone app, I’ve been told that there are no plans to discount the product and the senior members of the...

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What leaves a trail like this?

I was trig bagging yesterday in the Dales – which for me means wandering off the beaten track now that I’ve bagged all the obvious ones, all the ones at the top of the main hills and all the ones on the well worn routes. I was climbing away from...

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Memory Map map converter

I know at least one person who is still using MM v2004 because of the amount of money they invested in maps for the product and refuse to pay again to use the maps in the latest version of the product. Anyone who uses Memory Map will know that this...

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Memory Map on iPhone

It’s finally here, the iPhone app from Memory Map. See here. They’ve kept the launch fairly quiet though – I subscribe to their newsletter and I was expecting advance warning of the posting of the app in the App Store, but no I had to trip over the release as...

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28 Tors, 4HuMPs, 1 Beacon and Brown Willy

Sounds likes a walkers shopping list maybe? It is in fact the challenge I’ve set myself for 5 days in early March. As with all my walking at the moment, it’s basically preparation for the Pennine Way in May. Last year I put on so much weight and walked much...

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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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Lakeland Path Closures

For anyone walking in the Lakes in the next few weeks, you may want to check out which paths have had to be closed (or possibly washed away) in the recent torrential storms. The LDNP web site has a map showing the path closures here: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/index/visiting/planningyourvisit/paths.htm You can zoom in,...

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Walk Report: Stanage Edge

I desperately wanted to get out today – I’ve not walked further than round the supermarket for three weeks as I’ve been resting my recently repaired knee – and the weather today was going to be perfect winter walking weather. And so it proved. I selected a route along Stanage...