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Torside to Standedge: Day 2 of my 50th anniversary #pennineway hike

Date: Friday 23 May 2015 Torside to Standedge. Approx 16 miles.   “Are you @PilgrimChris?“ These were the words that greeted me as I sat eating a full English breakfast at Torside Old House B&B this morning. It isn’t the first time I have been approached with this question – my Twitter account is very […]

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Edale to Torside: Day 1 of my 50th anniversary #pennineway hike

Date: Friday 22 May 2015 Edale to Torside. Approx 15 miles.   So… back on the Pennine Way again. This is my third attempt to thru-hike this iconic trail from Edale in the heart of the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm on the Scottish side of the England/Scotland border. I have section walked 95% of […]

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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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February #microadventure : Buckden Beck and a Windy Wild Camp

It’s March so why is it called February #microadventure? Well, the truth is, February was a busy month what with my son’s birthday, hiking 8 days of the South Yorkshire Way and the only free time I had left coinciding with a busy time for Stuart Greig, my #microadventure hiking buddy. So we decided to […]

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January #microadventure – Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Plover Hill circular

Last year (2014) was a year of hiking plans gone awry. For whatever reasons, I was unable to follow my dream of hiking and backpacking around the UK for a year and this disappointment left me feeling a little deflated to say the least. It wasn’t just the fact that I had to abandon my […]

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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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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 […]