Tagged: guide book

Misty camp on Kinder Low, either side of the path 2

A Weekend Sacrifice

The Oxford Dictionary defines sacrifice as “An act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy”. It also includes an alternative definition of “an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity”...

A wet camp outside Gargrave 0

Pennine Way Loading: 10% Complete

I’ve now done 30 miles of the Pennine Way as part of the Trailblazer guide book update. That’s about 10% of the total mileage that I need to cover during the re-walk. The official route length is about 256 miles, but with options such as the Bowes Loop and the...

Malham Cove on the Pennine Way 5

No Time Like the Present

Or so the saying goes. Typically I’m a ‘leave it to the last minute’ sort of person, but that approach is never going to work for the Pennine Way project. I have to check the accuracy of every single one of the 270+ pages in the book, I have to...

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I'm Back!

Regular readers may have noticed, it’s been very quiet around here recently and for that I must apologise, however, that’s about to change and I should be getting back into the swing of updating the blog more regularly, with some (hopefully) interesting posts. The last post covered, the final, traumatic...

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Review: Trailblazer South West Coast Path

A few weeks ago I posted a review of the first volume, in a series of three, planned by Trailblazer to cover the entire length of the South West Coast Path. You can read that review here. The series is now complete, with the recent release of the third volume...

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Review: Trailblazer Exmoor & North Devon Coast Path

It’s always exciting when books arrive on my desk – I love books, I have loads of them! Nearly everything that I’ve bought recently has been walking related as I tend to listen to novels now rather than actually read them. Audiobooks have fundamentally changed the way I enjoy fiction;...

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Little Things

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that give us the most pleasure; like the last Fondant Fancy or the discovery of a hitherto errant jelly bean in your jacket pocket. Such was the feeling when I received an email a couple of weeks ago asking permission for a publisher...

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Trailblazer Ridgeway Guide 3rd ED

Earlier this week I received a review copy of the latest edition of Trailblazer’s Guide Book to The Ridgeway. This is due for national release on 27th Feb and should retail for about £12. The route has been completely re-walked by Nick Hill (he’s the genius behind most of the...

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Review: Skye Walking Books

As mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve recently purchased a couple of books with walks on the Isle of Skye. I’m hoping to do some hill bagging in the second week of my stay on the island and I needed a book that would help me identify the best routes...

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Review: Trailblazer Pennine Way Guide 3rd Ed

It seems like almost no time at all since I was reviewing the 2nd Edition of this guide book – but looking back at my posting, it was over 18 months ago. I liked that edition of the guide book so much I walked the route; something I had been...

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Review: Trailblazer Peddars Way & NCP Guide

Sifting through a backlog of mail that had been dumped in my office after a few days away recently, I found to my delight a review copy of a new book from the Trailblazer Guides range. They have been revisiting lots of their existing books over the last couple of...