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Walk Digley Reservoir to Black Hill Summit

Around 25 years ago, I decided to walk the first week of the Pennine Way with friends.

I grew up in Malham and family still lived there at the time. 1,142 more words


Tories can't be bothered RE: dropped kerbs request!

At a recent meeting of Full Council at the Town Hall, I asked the Tory Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing, and Economic Development, Cllr Peter Hiller (the chap who signed off on the unpopular Rhubarb Bridge decision), if he could let me know “ 246 more words

#239 - The Spine Race 2018 - "roughing it" at Greg'sHut

The annual epic event following the 268 miles of the Pennine Way National Trail in winter has earned the Spine Race the tag line of ‘Britain’s most brutal’, and there won’t be many who would argue with that description.  859 more words


Long Distance Plans

My name is Tony and I’m a hill walker.

You’re never too old to become obsessed or develop an addiction, as I’m discovering. Fortunately, there are compulsive behaviours more pernicious than walking and, what’s more, ramblers don’t generally feel a need to conceal their foible, phone the Samaritans or join a Ramblers Anonymous group, although perhaps I should! 877 more words

Pennine Way

Spine Challenger - Kit list

One of the things I spent hours upon hours doing in the months before I did the Spine Challenger, was to research kit.   I spent time reading every race report that I could find, but gave me valuable insight into what to expect and what to take with me.  4,528 more words

Spine Challenger - Jan 2018

It’s the middle of the night, about 1am. Totally pitch black. It’s blowing a gale strong enough that I have to make sure an occasional gust doesn’t blow me over: the weather forecast said the wind would reach 50mph tonight, which would bring a wind chill of -15°. 9,950 more words

Race Report

#238 - Back to the Pennine Way and the Spine Race

The Montane Spine Race – 268 miles of Pennine Way – In winter!

One from the archives this week – I’m away on safety cover for the race and they won’t run a power lead out to Greg’s Hut, so here’s another airing of my favourite blog post on the… 29 more words