Tag Archives: Pennine Way

#273 – Diary of a project – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge guidebook (Part 4)

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back)  In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out with 129 men and two ships to find a sea link between the Arctic and Pacific Oceans.    The fabled … Continue reading

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#272 – Diary of a project – The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge guidebook (Part 3)

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) My first trip out recording the Y3P Challenge walk (see post #271) had been a bit, err …. damp!   Gore-Tex jacket and salopettes were dried within a … Continue reading

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#264 – It’s that time of year again!

Sorry to all my readers, but it’s that time of year when I go to work again as part of the safety crew on the Spine Race, so there’s no post this week. Most of you will probably have seen … Continue reading

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#239 – The Spine Race 2018 – “roughing it” at Greg’sHut

The annual epic event following the 268 miles of the Pennine Way National Trail in winter has earned the Spine Race the tag line of ‘Britain’s most brutal’, and there won’t be many who would argue with that description.  Walking … Continue reading

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#238 – Back to the Pennine Way and the Spine Race

The Montane Spine Race – 268 miles of Pennine Way – In winter! One from the archives this week – I’m away on safety cover for the race and they won’t run a power lead out to Greg’s Hut, so … Continue reading

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#216 – “I’ve sunbathed on Kinder, been burned to a cinder…” (from ‘The Manchester Rambler’ by Ewan McColl)

Regular readers of this blog will know that every January I disappear for a week to work with my old mate John Bamber on one of the Safety Teams on the Spine Race (click here for the back-story of ‘The … Continue reading

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#212 – Bleaklow from Snake Pass

I’m not saying that I’ve turned into a ‘fair weather walker’, but It’s good to be able to pick and choose hill days according to the conditions.    It doesn’t always work that way though – I had to taxi … Continue reading

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