This is the start of my Pennine Way 2010 Journal. It will cover the planning stages of the walk initially and then be expanded later in the year to include my completed travelogue. I’ll be blogging along the route again, using my iPhone and taking advantage of the increasing number of Wi-Fi hotspots available. I set out on Wednesday 5th May from Edale.
I will be walking alone this year. Tex Gore is off doing something inane on a bike with my brother – actually I’m a little bit jealous – they’re cycling Land’s End to John O’Groats. But because of the number of days annual leave he has, he can’t do that as well as the Pennine Way. I also got the impression that he didn’t envy me!
As usual, my default guide book provider was Trailblazer. If they have a guide book for the walk I’m doing, it’s the first one I buy and often the only one. They really are that good. The Pennine Way Guide Book has just been updated and revised by Chris Scott. It now includes things like GPS waypoints and short pieces submitted by Pennine Way walkers; including Walking Places Forum Members Stottie and Tom Read.
I did a review of the new revised edition of Guide Book, for my blog site, you can read it here: Pennine Way Review.
I will be printing my own maps – as I always do – and these are what I will be relying on as I walk the path. I will have the book with me of course – it has a much more detailed scale than the OS maps and will be useful for finding things like accommodation, pubs, cafes and so on.
I hope you enjoy this journal. If you do, pass the address on to a friend – if you don’t, keep it to yourself 😉
Until just a few days ago I had no idea where I
I’ve just done a couple of rough calculations on how much the
Originally posted: Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 Well it was all going so
Originally posted: Sunday, November 15th, 2009 I have most of my accommodation
Originally posted: Sunday, November 15th, 2009 With the accommodation planning all but
5th May 2010 – Edale to Crowden – 15.2 miles “I’ve got
6th May 2010 – Crowden to Bleak Hey Nook – 13.5 miles
7th May 2010 – Bleak Hey Nook to Hebden Bridge – 16.4
8th May 2010 – Hebden Bridge to Cowling – 16.8 miles “…my
9th May 2010 – Cowling to Malham – 17.7 miles “All truly
10th May 2010 – Malham to Horton in-R – 14.4 miles “The
11th May 2010 – Horton in-R to Hawes – 13.6 miles Horton
12th May 2010 – Hawes to Keld – 12.4 miles “But I
13th May 2010 – Keld to Bowes – 12.6 miles “Ahh, get
14th May 2010 – Bowes to Middleton in-T – 12.2 miles “That’s
15th May 2010 – Middleton in-T to Dufton – 19.9 miles “Anywhere
16th May 2010 – Dufton to Garrigill – 15.6 miles “Tom Stephenson’s
17th May 2010 – Garrigill to Greenhead – 20.1 miles “When I
18th May 2010 – Greenhead to Once Brewed – 7.5 miles “…you
19th May 2010 – Once Brewed to Bellingham – 15.4 miles “I
20th May 2010 – Bellingham to Byrness – 15.0 miles “Everything went
21st May 2010 – Byrness to Kirk Yetholm – 24.8 miles “When
Originally posted: Monday, November 9th, 2009 I’ve now got a route planned
Guide Book Update (2014)
My Pennine Way Guide Book
In 2013 I was approach by Trailblazer Guides to see if I would like to update their Pennine Way guide book. I regarded this as a singular honour and readily accepted the project. The update involved checking all the information in the book, adding new service providers, walking the whole route, checking the maps are correct and making additions and changes where required.
I blogged about my progress as I worked my way through the project and walked the various sections, you can find them here.