Pennine way

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Pennine way

Postby digbyg » Wed 11 Oct, 2017 11:42 am

Alison and I walked the Pennine Way in the UK over September this year. Found the walking spectacular but hard due to the bog and lack of maintenance. Here are some of the images and a link to our blog:
https://iamfootlooseandfree.com/2017/10 ... mber-2017/
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Edging down from Bleaklow Head
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Early morning from Langdon Beck pub
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Tan Hill Inn, highest pub in UK at 572m
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Climbing to Kinder Scout
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Midday light on Pen Y Ghent
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High Cup Nick
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Hadrian's Wall
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Challenging climb
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Climb to Windy Gyle in Scottish Borders Ranges
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Typical moorland path with bike tracks
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Re: Pennine way

Postby Eremophila » Wed 11 Oct, 2017 12:32 pm

Great pics Digby.... did either of you end up slipping over in the quagmire?
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Re: Pennine way

Postby digbyg » Wed 11 Oct, 2017 12:38 pm

Only the one full face plant, fortunately onto sphagnum not mud. Knee deep several times
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Re: Pennine way

Postby ofuros » Wed 11 Oct, 2017 1:40 pm

Lovely looking long distance stroll...what's next on your to do list ?
Mountains view are good for my soul...& getting to them is good for my waistline !
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Re: Pennine way

Postby north-north-west » Wed 11 Oct, 2017 2:05 pm

Are the bikes actually permitted up there? 'Cause it seems a totally inappropriate place for them.
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Re: Pennine way

Postby digbyg » Wed 11 Oct, 2017 4:36 pm

It seems so. Some sections had no bikes signs, but certainly no policing. One area had a full on MTB rogaining competion right alongside a motocross event. That was mostly on farm track but still in National Park. Things are a bit different too with attitudes to dogs. They are everywhere, on and off lead, and in the pubs.
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Re: Pennine way

Postby digbyg » Wed 11 Oct, 2017 4:38 pm

Lovely looking long distance stroll...what's next on your to do list ?

probably back to Tas in Feb to catch up on some we've missed over the years: Probably 3 capes, Freycinet and Frenchmans
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