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Day 9 – Bellingham to Byrness

Day 9 – Bellingham to Byrness

Todays walk was an odd one, and my relationship with the pennine way holds mixed emotions, especially after today. A strong start up into the moors and to be fair the moors north of Bellingham are well marked and easy to walk. Our peaceful walking is disturbed by the artillery range at nearby Otterburn. Sun is beaming down once again, it has been since the start of the journey. Walking in the sun is lovely but the heat makes our…

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Day 8 – Haltwhistle to Bellingham

Day 8 – Haltwhistle to Bellingham

‘The only difference between a saint and an ordinary man is motivation’ is what a friend once told me. To strive for constant surrender of gods will is a life times work. To accept what is, and release what judgement takes residence in the body. Now in walking terms, without motivation & dedication, you will stroll round never getting to where you are getting do. Like my practise of prayer, early rises are a valuable key to a long days…

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Day 7 – Nenthead to Haltwhistle

Day 7 – Nenthead to Haltwhistle

The remaining 500 miles starts today and for pennine way continuity sake I continue from nearby Nenthead. I’m pleasantly surprised to be joined by my good friend Adam, he has a bad knee and it is courageous of him to come along. Its a firm solid start up the moor, filled with confidence, enthusiasm & a sense of knowing. Until within 5 minutes of walking we go 1/4 mile off route. Once again I’m mapless for the start of the…

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