Tagged: pennine way

Utterly Butterley Reservoir 8

Summertime

I finally realised someone was having a laugh at my expense when I heard a brass band playing ‘Summertime’ as I stepped off my fourth train of the morning, at Marsden station, in the pouring rain, with a ferocious wind whipping the leaves from the trees and causing me to...

Feet up, catching the sun, on the ascent out of Ponden 8

Filling in the Gaps

I should have been walking along the Pennine Way with @PilgrimChris this weekend, but family commitments forced a change in plan from him and so I was left to my own devices. I’m working against the clock somewhat with this Pennine Way guide book update and I was reluctant to...

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 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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What would you write?

That was the question posed by Nick Newcomen after he finished his 30 day trek across the USA – he used a GPS and a car and drove across 30 states in order to expound his view that more people in the world should read Ayn Rand. He selected a...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Seventeen

Byrness to Kirk Yetholm Approx: 26 miles “When I come home yeah I know I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be the man who comes back home to you. And if I grow old well I know I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be the man who’s growing old with you. But...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Sixteen

Bellingham to Byrness Approx: 16 miles “Everything went slowly then, as if to match the way Curley was walking. The soldiers on the back of the slow-moving halftrack raised their guns. The crowd gasped, as if they hadn’t known this was the way it was and the walkers gasped, as...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Fifteen

Once Brewed to Bellingham Approx: 16 miles “I cannot explain.” She spoke in a low, eager voice, with a curious lisp in her utterance. “But for God’s sake do what I ask you. Go back and never set foot upon the moor again.” Miss Stapleton to Watson – Hound of...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Fourteen

Greenhead to Once Brewed Approx: 8 miles “…you say walk, I will walk. To the end of the line and back to you. My name is Steve and I’m your walking man.” Seasick Steve – Walkin’ Man I was nearly blinded by the light when I pulled back the curtains...