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Day 10 – Byrness to Jedburgh (The Cheviots)

Day 10 – Byrness to Jedburgh (The Cheviots)

Today was lengthy, uplifting, tiring, humorous and fast moving. After an amazing night camping in the garden of the forest view inn sharing war stories with fellow campers, we chow down a brief continental breakfast followed by a mighty full English. 2 stones later we depart with high spirits, delighted once again with the hospitality received last night and this morning. The sun is in full effect today and the only way to describe the ramble up Byrnes hill is…

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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 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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Day 4 – Hawes to Keld

Day 4 – Hawes to Keld

Area: Yorkshire Dales Starting point: Hawes Ending point: Keld Date of walk: 11th May 2016 Trails: Pennine Way Distance: 12.03 miles Difficulty: Moderate Terrain: Mountain & road walking Weather: Sunny & cloudy Really getting into the swing of things now. Body seems to be getting stronger by the day & experiencing this ever changing environment which I am walking through is truly a blessing. I opt for the later start this morning, as I need to visit the village pharmacy for some Sudocrem & an outdoor shop to…

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Day 2 – Earby to Malham

Day 2 – Earby to Malham

Area: Yorkshire Dales Starting point: Earby Ending point: Malham Date of walk: 9th May 2016 Trails: Pennine Way Distance: 13.01 miles Difficulty: Moderate Terrain: Straight up Dales, River & village walking Weather: Sun, blue skies, Scorching I need to do something about my feet, I need to do something about my feet is the reoccurring loop I wake up with this morning. Every fellow walker I bump into today hears about my feet. Every long distance walker knows the inconvenience of blistered swollen feet, and if they…

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Day 1 – Hebden Bridge to Earby

Day 1 – Hebden Bridge to Earby

Area: Yorkshire Dales Starting point: Hebden Bridge Ending point: Earby Date of walk: 8th May 2016 Trail: Pennine Way Distance: 22.32 miles Difficulty: Moderate Terrain: Woodland, Streams, Moorland, Dales Weather: Sun, blue skies, Scorching Hebden Bridge, what a lovely quaint place to start. At first impressions, this place comes across as the land of rich hippies enjoying life in the Yorkshire Dales. Slightly new age, with shops offering ‘super vegan detox shakes’ and other shops selling cheap recycled fabric. ‘Oh right, its one of…

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