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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Eight

Hawes to Keld Approx: 13 miles “But I can stand where legends stand, when I walk the hill” Big Country – I Walk The Hill Peeking out of my second floor window, high up in the top of Herriots Guest House I could see only blue sky – not a...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Seven

Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes Approx: 14 miles Horton to Hawes: For most of this stage even a lame packhorse with a coal sack over its head would have no problems [route finding]. Trailblazer Pennine Way Guide Book. I never expected to be walking the Pennine Way in winter – in fact...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Six

Malham to Horton-in-Ribblesdale Approx: 15 miles “The way back to town is only 30 miles. If you save your breath, I feel a man like you could manage it. Adiós”. Blondie to Tuco – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly There are 430 steps up the side of Malham...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Five

Cowling to Malham Approx: 18 miles “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking” Friedrich Nietzsche The longest day of the walk so far at almost 18 miles has left my feet feeling warm and slightly abused, not sore exactly and nothing to worry about, but they know they’ve had...

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Minor disaster

I forgot to mention the fallout of the prat fall I staged as I left the b&b on Day 2. I slipped in a dark, dank tunnel and cut my hands in several places (see photo below). The biggest problem is the position of the big cut on my right...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Four

Hebden Bridge to Cowling Approx: 17 miles …my companion is impatient, and proposes that we should appropriate the dairywoman’s cloak, and have a scamper on the moors, under its shelter. A pleasant suggestion and … we cannot be damper, or colder, in the rain than we are here”. Wuthering Heights...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Three

Pennine Way 2010 – Day Three Standedge to Hebden Bridge Approx: 17 miles “I could not doubt that this was the Miss Stapleton of whom I had been told, since ladies of any sort must be few upon the moor, and I remembered that I had heard someone describe her...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Two

Torside to Standedge Approx: 14 miles “Have you ever walked the lonesome hills and heard the curlews cry? Or seen the raven black as night, upon a windswept sky. To walk the purple heather and hear the westwind cry. To know that’s where the rapparee* must die” The Pogues –...

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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...