Month: May 2010

All May 2010 Posts

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Seventeen

Byrness to Kirk Yetholm Approx: 26 miles “When I come home yeah I know I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be the man who comes back home to you. And if

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Sixteen

Bellingham to Byrness Approx: 16 miles “Everything went slowly then, as if to match the way Curley was walking. The soldiers on the back of the slow-moving halftrack raised their

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Fifteen

Once Brewed to Bellingham Approx: 16 miles “I cannot explain.” She spoke in a low, eager voice, with a curious lisp in her utterance. “But for God’s sake do what

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Fourteen

Greenhead to Once Brewed Approx: 8 miles “…you say walk, I will walk. To the end of the line and back to you. My name is Steve and I’m your

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Thirteen

Garrigill to Greenhead Approx: 20 miles “When I was a young man I carried my pack and I lived the free life of a rover. From the Murrays green basin

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Twelve

Dufton to Garrigill Approx: 16 miles “Tom Stephenson’s highway of freedom. 200 miles and more or so they say. From Edale to Kirk Yetholm, all your troubles you’ll forget ’em.

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Eleven

Middleton-in-Teesdale to Dufton Approx: 20 miles “Anywhere is walking distance, if you’ve got the time.” Stephen Wright (American writer) This section has to be the best so far – and

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Pennine Way – Services Note 2

Just a note about places to eat in Middleton-in-Teesdale. The Bridge Inn is closed and this is the only place mentioned in the Trailblazer guide as serving sit down evening

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Ten

Bowes to Middleton-in-Teesdale Approx: 12 miles “That’s right, a lovely stroll on the moors. Tra-la-la, isn’t this fun?” David – just prior to Jack’s slaughter – American Werewolf in London

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Nine

Keld to Bowes Approx: 13 miles “Ahh, get that, country air, nothing like it” “Smells like normal air, with cow shit in it” “Exactly, nothing like the all pervading stench

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Pennine Way – Services Note

The Post Office and village shop in Bowes is/are now closed. They used to be one and the same. According to a sign in the window this is temporary due

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My body – status update.

Feet: 1. The toes next to my big toe on each foot are still black, they don’t hurt at all and the situation isn’t any worse than it was after

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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

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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

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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”.

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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

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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

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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.