Tagged: pennine way

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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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PW2010 – Planning Update #6

Barring a disaster, that’s it, I’m done. It’s all booked, deposit cheques are in the post and all I need to do now is get fit enough to walk it 🙂 The total price of 17 nights accommodation finally came in at £556.95 (the 95p being the only non-full pound...

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PW2010 – Planning Update #5

I have most of my accommodation booked now, all but four locations in fact. These have been emailed but have not yet responded, so I’ll give them a couple of days more and then phone them. I would hate to miss out on a place now that so many others...

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PW2010 – Planning Update #4

For anyone still bothering to read my witterings on this subject I have good news (I think!). Although I couldn’t get into Keld Lodge, I have found room in Butt House for the 12th May, which means I can keep my original start date of the 5th May and I...

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PW2010 – Planning Update #3

Well it was all going so smoothly as well – too smoothly obviously. I got two emails today that threw the spanner into the works a little bit. The first one was from the baggage courier – it seems that Brigantes are the only people that will carry your bag...

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PW2010 – Planning Update #2

I know, I know.. another update so soon? I’ve been busy – I’ve got a route planned (mostly) and I’m starting to add the pieces of the B&B puzzle into place. For a while I gave some thought to not using a baggage courier and saving some money – but...

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OMG! PW2010 Initial Planning Fright

I’ve just done a couple of rough calculations on how much the Pennine Way is likely to cost me. I’ve already decided it’s going to be along the lines of my previous long distance walks – that is B&B all the way and baggage courier to ease the strain and...

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Long Distance Path 2010

Until just a few days ago I had no idea where I was going to walk next year – normally by this time of the year I know what I’m going to be doing and I’ve even started planning it and booking it. This year I’ve been busy doing other...