The final marathon to Kirk Yetholm – Day 15

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Ok, not quite a marathon but I knew this day was going to be tough and so I was mentally prepared for the long walk ahead. 26 miles of bog trotting over moorland, it was going to take all of … Continue reading

Woodlands and Moors – Pennine Way day 14

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Not the wettest day of the Pennine Way, but certainly not the driest! It was also not a particularly long day, which was good as by the time I arrived at Bryness at just after lunch it started and didn’t … Continue reading

Heading ever northwards – Pennine Way day 13

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As the Pennine Way heads northwards it drifts from towns to only crossing through small farms and villages. Heading to Bellingham the only conversation I had all day was with the odd sheep! Housestead to Bellingham (13.5 miles/ 21.5 Km) I was … Continue reading

Along Hadrian’s Wall – Pennine Way day 12

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A day off from wading through bogs was much appreciated as I headed out over the section of the Pennine Way which overlaps with the Hadrian’s Wall national trail. This section of the route is possibly the best signposted along … Continue reading

Following the Roman Road to Hadrian’s Wall – Day 11

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I’m not exactly a purist, always happy to get off the beaten track to get to where I’m going. But when tackling the Pennine way the whole point is that you remain on the route as much as possible. Alston … Continue reading

Up and Over Cross Fell – Pennine Way Day 10

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I have to admit to being a bit excited about the prospect of finally finishing the Pennine Way over a final week of walking after having started this route 8 years ago. So taking a week off work and roping … Continue reading

20 miles, 3 waterfalls and one epic river walk – Pennine Way day 9

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I was grateful for cloud when I rose this morning, although its still quite warm and humid. I trudge on, nursing two huge blisters from racing yesterday section in the blazing hot sunshine in inadequately thin socks, I’m indifferent to the … Continue reading