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In Search of a Sign

One could say that embarking on a trek through the Yorkshire Dales is rather like one’s journey through life itself. A life-journey in microcosm. Never one to waste a good metaphor, I often say it even if that requires shamelessly stretching the analogy. 411 more words


Haltwhistle to Housesteads

27 October 2016 – 11 miles

We packed up our holiday cottage and drove a short way up the road to park on the roadside. We headed across a field to Hadrian’s Wall. 249 more words


Lambley to Kirkhaugh

26 October 2016 – 14.4 miles

We parked in the village of Lambley then walked the short distance to the Pennine Way (where we should have been yesterday!). 354 more words


Right Ho! Jeeves (1934)

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Pennine Way

#216 - “I’ve sunbathed on Kinder, been burned to a cinder…” (from 'The Manchester Rambler' by Ewan McColl)

Regular readers of this blog will know that every January I disappear for a week to work with my old mate John Bamber on one of the Safety Teams on the… 731 more words


The Spine Challenger

I hurt. Mostly my right lower leg, but I hurt. And I only made it to Malham Tarn.

It’s difficult to sum up the Challenger because there’s so much of it, but I’ll do my best. 2,530 more words


Pennine Way Blog 2: Day 17

..in which I’m irrationally miffed by clean trousers, I get one up on an eminent poet and my knee only just holds out.

Bleaklow to Edale, 12 miles. 2,085 more words