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My Hiking Demons: Thoughts as I prepare to conquer my Pennine Way nemesis.

As I mentally prepare to set off for my Pennine Way hike on May 23rd I want to share with you some thoughts inspired, in part, by both my past 2 failed attempts to thru-hike this iconic trail and also by my good friend and hiking buddy Stuart Greig’s (aka @LoneWalkerUK) recent decision to stop […]

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Best Foot Forward – Foot Care Tips for the Long Distance Hiker.

Hiking involves walking and walking means being on your feet a lot. Obvious right? So shouldn’t we treat our feet with respect and love? After all, there is is nothing quite as soul destroying for the long distance hiker than having painful, swollen, blistered and aching feet. Whilst rain, wind, bugs and the loss of […]

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How I Plan For a Hike Or, More Accurately, Don’t.

I have quite a few hikes planned for this year and as I sit looking at the route for the first of these hikes, The South Yorkshire Way, it struck me just what a misnomer that statement is – ‘a few hikes planned’. You see, I don’t really plan my hikes. Whether it’s a quick […]

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Apologies to my Subscribers – Please read…

I recently had to change certain administration settings for my blog here on PilgrimChris.com due to the way links were not working correctly. An unforseen result of these changes was the the deletion of you, my blog subscribers, from receiving notifications for new blog posts. I am very sorry for this and for any inconvenience […]

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My First Solo Camp Aged 14 And Still Hiking My Own Hike.

As a traditional hiker and, traditionally, a solo hiker for over 30 years I have always hiked my own hike before I even heard of the expression ‘Hike Your Own Hike’. By ‘traditional hiker’ I mean that I have hiked using whatever clothing and gear that I could both afford and carry without putting too […]

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Right to Roam. Is it time for an Irish ‘Kinder Trespass’?

If, like me, you are used to walking and hiking with a certain freedom across the hills and valleys, through the fields and alongside the rivers of England, Scotland and Wales then you will be in for a shock should you ever visit Ireland for a walking holiday or backpacking adventure. ‘In Ireland you have […]

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PilgrimChris Dot Com is moving home!

Moving to WordPress. I have been using Blogger for a number of years to host my personal blog and, after months of deliberation, I have finally decided to move my blog to WordPress. “But why?” I hear you cry. Well perhaps I don’t hear that at all, but I will tell you anyway. If you […]