Lonewalker Blog

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The continuing saga of my knees

I’ve not mentioned my knees for a while, so I thought it was about time to address that. As previous posts and some tweets will have explained I’ve been suffering with a particularly painful left knee. It’s been wrong for a couple of years but the pain has been manageable,...

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C2C Guide Book Review

A new Coast to Coast guide book has recently been released. As one of the world’s most popular long distance walks, this route isn’t short of guide books, so I was a little concerned that this may be just another ‘me too’ book. My concern was somewhat ameliorated by the...

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Re-purposing

As modern, global citizens we should all be looking at how we can re-use, re-cycle or re-purpose the stuff we come across on a daily basis. I’m part of the middle generation that sits between parents of the 50s and 60s that made stuff last forever (my dad had his...

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Coast to Coast 2011 – Reloaded

Another long distance path has received the new look and feel update – this time it’s the Coast to Coast walk I did in 2011. This is my backwards C2C, going from East to West and is unashamedly quite photo-heavy. You can see the whole journal here: Coast to Coast...

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A Knee Update

It looks like I finished walking the Pennine Way just in time. It has been heavily mentioned on here already that I was updating the Trailblazer guide book for the Pennine Way and I walked the final section in April, with Chris Pilgrim. I really struggled with fitness on the...

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Cotswold Way

I walked the Cotswold Way in 2012, in sections, with a friend I used to work with. I’ve finally got round to putting the walk reports together into a series, showing our progress along the path. It’s not a true walking journal as I would normally create for one of...

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Ridgeway National Trail

I walked the Ridgeway back in 2010, in sections, with a good friend from work. This isn’t a walking journal as my previous long distance paths have been, but it’s a collection of the day walk reports that I created for each leg. As such it has some information about...

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Skye Trail – reloaded

I’m still injured, so I’m still filling my weekends by revamping my long distance walk journals with new photos and new layouts, which should hopefully enhance the reading experience. The Skye Trail from 2012 is the latest one to have magic wand waved over it and you can read about...

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Trig Point Database

A few weeks ago I created an Excel spreadsheet of all the UK trig points, in order to allow fellow trig point enthusiasts the ability to search for these iconic concrete pillars using various criteria. The spreadsheet was really just a stop-gap measure until I managed to create something more...

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West Highland Way – reloaded

The West Highland Way and Great Glen Way journals are the latest walk reports to receive the new look and update. These walks were done back to back in 2008, taking me from Glasgow to Inverness, via the summit of Ben Nevis. You can read them as I walked them,...