Category: Long Distance Paths

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Coast to Coast – Arrival

Arrived safe and sound in St. Bees after passing through some awful weather on the way. As long as it stops raining before we set out in the morning I’ll be happy. In fact I’ll probably be happy if it’s still pissing it down. It’s just great to be back...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – The Blog

I plan to do a walking blog this year on the Coast to Coast. For the first time I have the technology to do this and hopefully the gods of the airways will provide a decent enough signal to connect the iPhone each day and post the words I will...

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Coast to Coast 2009 – Itinerary

I know I’ve mentioned this in a previous post, but that was several months ago and I don’t suppose anyone remembers that now (even those that read it), but this year’s C2C is going to be a little different to the usual St. Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay walk. For...

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Coat to Coast 2009 – Prep

As little as 5 weeks ago I was panicking, I was really quite worried that my level of fitness had deteriorated so much over the winter that I really wasn’t going to be ready for my long walk this year. Winter walking, for me at least, always tends to be...

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LEJOG Planning Frenzy

Sunday was an awful day,weather wise and I had an itchy mouse-finger, so I gave him some exercise in Memory Map – I began planning the South West England section of end-to-end walk. Before Sunday planning had been very tentative. I have a rough route sketched out and a single...

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Coast to Coast 2009

It’s been decided, it’s in the diary and some of it has even been booked! Next year’s long distance walk will be Wainwright’s Coast to Coast again. For the first time since 2005 I’ll be walking with someone else on my LDP; Tex Gore has decided to come with me...

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LEJoG Planning continues

The first ink lines have appeared on my LEJoG map, after so many weeks of pencil lines and draft marks I have at last plotted the first route; from my home in Cheshire to my Mum’s house 15 miles away. These are all metaphorical marks of course because I’m using...

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West Highland Way Journal 2008

After many long weeks in preparation and many editing sessions the journal of my 2008 long distance path is finally released and published on the web site. It tells the story (in words and pictures) of my walk from Glasgow to Inverness, using first the West Highland Way and then...

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The Ultimate Long Distance Challenge

While I’ve been laid up ill with Mumps, I’ve caught up with some of the programmes I’ve captured with Sky+. Last night I watched the final episode of “The man who cycled the world”, which followed Mark Beaumont, a Scots lad, who cycled the prescribed 18,000 miles in 195 days;...

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LEJOG Planning

With no walking this weekend, I’ve been sitting at my PC planning walks. Hadrian’s Wall is pretty much all done now and that’s “in the can” as they say in the film industry. My thoughts, as they have often done over the past year or two, then turned to Lands...

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Hadrians Wall Planning

Just got back from three days in Paris, taking in the sights and generally doing the family holiday thing – as far as that goes nowadays – the kids have mostly grown up so it was only the youngest daughter that actually came away with us – oh yes and...

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Second getaway!

I’ve persuaded the good lady wife that I deserve another week away from home, walking the footpaths of this splendid isle. I’m not sure she was completely convinced with my argument, but she’s not going to throw a tnatrum if I go. Not quite the same as having her blessing...