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Herriot Way 2019 – Day 4

21st April 2019: Keld to Aysgarth – 14.5m When I set out this morning I had every intention of walking from Keld to Reeth along the new low route, beside

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Herriot Way 2019 – Day 3

20th April 2019: Keld to Reeth – 12m I slept like a log (an expression that has always baffled me), that is to say I slept soundly. Soft pillows helped

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Herriot Way 2019 – Day 2

19th April 2019: Hawes to Keld – 11.8m I dozed off about 8pm last night, but never got a decent period of sleep, thanks to the inconsiderate twat in the

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Herriot Way 2019 – Day 1

18th April 2019: Aysgarth to Hawes – 13.1m I set out from Aysgarth in a mixed frame of mind this morning. It  was good to be walking again, but the

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Herriot Way 2019

Next week I’ll be driving to Aysgarth to begin 5 days walking around some of my favourite northern Yorkshire Dales. The primary motivation for this is to do a complete

Westmorland Way, beside Ullswater
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Looking ahead into 2019

I wrote a similar post to this one, in March last year, setting out my plans for the coming year (see here) and I didn’t do too badly in the

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The Eden Way

A couple of weeks ago I finished writing my latest guide book; The Eden Way. This is the third and final book in a series of three guides, following the

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Tributaries Walk Day 2

Another early night resulted in another early rise, I was conscious by about 5am and snoozed until 7am. A quick look out the bedroom window revealed grey skies but I

View, or lack of, from Great Shunner Fell summit
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Tributaries Walk Day 1

It was thundering and lightning further down the valley when I arrived at the Moorcock Inn last night. I’d had an easy drive up from home through moderate Friday evening

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Tributaries Planning & Pain Management

I set out on my second long-distance path of the year next Saturday. All my walking plans for this year are based around guide books; either new books or new

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Making Plans for… Lonewalker

I’m always wary of publishing my plans for the year ahead, just look back over my previous posts and see how many plans I’ve made and then abandoned or failed

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Pocket Routes is born!

My small portfolio of written work has increased gradually over the past few years, with two new guide books added last year, and plans to add another two this year.

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The Yoredale Way

Hard on the heels of my previous guide book, I’ve just published my fifth guide book; The Yoredale Way. This is the second in a series of three guides, following

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The Swale Way

A couple of months ago I finished writing my fourth guide book; The Swale Way. This is the first in a series of three guides, following the rivers that rise

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Swale Way: Reeth to Keld

This walk report was first published on the Swale Way website. If you’ve already walked Wainwright’s legendary Coast to Coast path, from one side of England to the other, you

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Swale Way: Richmond to Reeth

This walk report was first published on the Swale Way website. It’s not the most obvious section of the Swale Way to start with – unless you consider the public

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The Three Sources Walk

I’ve had a fondness for the rivers of the Yorkshire Dales National Park for a while now, I’ve even written a guide book that lets you walk for almost a

Pitched beside Sand Tarn - a truly lovely spot in the Yorkshire Dales
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Wildcamps of 2016

I’ve not posted anything for the last 6 months or so, if I’m honest, I’ve not really had much to talk about and what I have done I’ve not felt