Month: December 2013

All December 2013 Posts

Lindisfarne Causeway (photo courtesy of Walter Baxter)
Long Distance Paths

Trig to Trig 2014

After yesterday’s post regarding next year’s long path I did some research and it turns out my idea isn’t new at all. The east coast around Holy Island seems to

Long Distance Paths

Thinking ahead

It’s almost the end of the year and typically by this time, I’ve already got next year’s long distance path planned and often booked as well. This year though I’ve

A rather muted dawn, seen from Hadrian's Wall
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Burnhead to Sycamore Gap

I’d requested an early breakfast for this morning, despite it being Saturday and feeling a little selfish at asking Dave and Christine to get up even earlier to provide for

The old (ancient fingerpost) and the new (acorn marker) on the Pennine Way
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Knarsdale to Burnhead (on the Wall)

The wind has been the dominant factor for the last two days of this walk. The cold has been as a result of the wind for the most part, but

Some challenging conditions after the incredible rain and wind this morning
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Garrigill to Knarsdale

If I’d started this walk today, I would almost certainly either have had to cancel it, or I’d be dead on the summit of Cross Fell, having been blown away

Knock Old Man, cairn on Knock Fell
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Appleby to Garrigill

If I had to use just one word to describe today’s walk from Dufton to Garrigill along the Pennine Way it would have to be “gruelling”. There was a point