Lonewalker Blog

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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 hands in several places (see photo below). The biggest problem is the position of the big cut on my right...

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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. A pleasant suggestion and … we cannot be damper, or colder, in the rain than we are here”. Wuthering Heights...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Three

Pennine Way 2010 – Day Three Standedge to Hebden Bridge Approx: 17 miles “I could not doubt that this was the Miss Stapleton of whom I had been told, since ladies of any sort must be few upon the moor, and I remembered that I had heard someone describe her...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Two

Torside to Standedge Approx: 14 miles “Have you ever walked the lonesome hills and heard the curlews cry? Or seen the raven black as night, upon a windswept sky. To walk the purple heather and hear the westwind cry. To know that’s where the rapparee* must die” The Pogues –...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day One

Edale to Torside Approx: 15 miles “I’ve got a plan…” “Does it involve girls?” “…it’s cheap…” “Yeah, but does it involve girls?” “…let’s go hiking!” “That is one of the most depressingly shitty ideas for a holiday I’ve ever heard, in my life, ever!” Jimmy & Fletch – Lesbian Vampire...

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Review: Trailblazer Coast to Coast Guide 4th Ed

Just in time for the 2010 walking season (due in mid-April and priced at £11.99) the Trailblazer guide book for the Coast to Coast is about to be released in its 4th Edition. You may remember that after reviewing the 2nd Edition of this guide book I basically said it...

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Herriot Way

I spent a few weeks at the back end of last year walking some wonderful paths in the Yorkshire Dales, many of them had a purpose – I was preparing my first guide book. I say first – probably only guide book – but only time will tell on that...

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First Contact

We’ve probably all done it… especially on a winter walk… followed in someone else’s footprints that is. Sometimes for a long period. It’s happened to me three times this year already – but then we’ve had an inordinate amount of snow and conditions have been good enough to be out...

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Memory Map on the iPhone – continued..

Although I’ve made a couple of approaches to Memory Map now to try and get some sort of discount for existing and loyal customers of the product – for the iPhone app, I’ve been told that there are no plans to discount the product and the senior members of the...

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What leaves a trail like this?

I was trig bagging yesterday in the Dales – which for me means wandering off the beaten track now that I’ve bagged all the obvious ones, all the ones at the top of the main hills and all the ones on the well worn routes. I was climbing away from...

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Memory Map map converter

I know at least one person who is still using MM v2004 because of the amount of money they invested in maps for the product and refuse to pay again to use the maps in the latest version of the product. Anyone who uses Memory Map will know that this...

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Memory Map on iPhone

It’s finally here, the iPhone app from Memory Map. See here. They’ve kept the launch fairly quiet though – I subscribe to their newsletter and I was expecting advance warning of the posting of the app in the App Store, but no I had to trip over the release as...