Tagged: pennine way

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Thirteen

Garrigill to Greenhead Approx: 20 miles “When I was a young man I carried my pack and I lived the free life of a rover. From the Murrays green basin to the dusty outback, I waltzed my Matilda all over. Then in nineteen fifteen my country said Son, it’s time...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Twelve

Dufton to Garrigill Approx: 16 miles “Tom Stephenson’s highway of freedom. 200 miles and more or so they say. From Edale to Kirk Yetholm, all your troubles you’ll forget ’em. Up on the roof of England as you walk the Pennine Way” Mick and the Moonshiners – Pennine Way I...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Eleven

Middleton-in-Teesdale to Dufton Approx: 20 miles “Anywhere is walking distance, if you’ve got the time.” Stephen Wright (American writer) This section has to be the best so far – and I doubt if anything to come will surpass it! Superb scenery, waterfeatuers galore, breathtaking views and some of the most...

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Pennine Way – Services Note 2

Just a note about places to eat in Middleton-in-Teesdale. The Bridge Inn is closed and this is the only place mentioned in the Trailblazer guide as serving sit down evening food in the town. However, there are two other pub/restaurants that it doesn’t mention, which was something of a relief...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Ten

Bowes to Middleton-in-Teesdale Approx: 12 miles “That’s right, a lovely stroll on the moors. Tra-la-la, isn’t this fun?” David – just prior to Jack’s slaughter – American Werewolf in London Today was my last “easy” day of the three that I’d designed into the middle of the walk. The Bowes...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Nine

Keld to Bowes Approx: 13 miles “Ahh, get that, country air, nothing like it” “Smells like normal air, with cow shit in it” “Exactly, nothing like the all pervading stench of faeces to take your mind off your troubles” Jimmy & Fletch – Lesbian Vampire Killers I passed my half...

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Pennine Way – Services Note

The Post Office and village shop in Bowes is/are now closed. They used to be one and the same. According to a sign in the window this is temporary due to the retirement (or death) of the old postmaster. However it has been shut since December 2009, so may not...

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My body – status update.

Feet: 1. The toes next to my big toe on each foot are still black, they don’t hurt at all and the situation isn’t any worse than it was after day 3, so I think we can assume I’ll keep the toe nails now. 2. The big toe on the...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Eight

Hawes to Keld Approx: 13 miles “But I can stand where legends stand, when I walk the hill” Big Country – I Walk The Hill Peeking out of my second floor window, high up in the top of Herriots Guest House I could see only blue sky – not a...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Seven

Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes Approx: 14 miles Horton to Hawes: For most of this stage even a lame packhorse with a coal sack over its head would have no problems [route finding]. Trailblazer Pennine Way Guide Book. I never expected to be walking the Pennine Way in winter – in fact...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Six

Malham to Horton-in-Ribblesdale Approx: 15 miles “The way back to town is only 30 miles. If you save your breath, I feel a man like you could manage it. Adiós”. Blondie to Tuco – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly There are 430 steps up the side of Malham...

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Pennine Way 2010 – Day Five

Cowling to Malham Approx: 18 miles “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking” Friedrich Nietzsche The longest day of the walk so far at almost 18 miles has left my feet feeling warm and slightly abused, not sore exactly and nothing to worry about, but they know they’ve had...