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#44860 - 30/01/09 01:30 PM Camping and the Pennine Way
Night Owl Offline
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Registered: 14/01/09
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Hello all,

I will be walking The Pennine Way in the early summer in aid of charity and plan to camp along the way. Can anyone tell me of any campsites (and contact details if possible) where I could stay as I really need to keep costs to an absolute minimum.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated,

kind regards,

RamblinJoe.

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#44864 - 30/01/09 03:28 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Night Owl]
Robbie Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Cheshire, UK
I would suggest getting the official PW Accomodation guide, it lists campsites etc. It can be obtained for free via the National Trails website.
Robbie

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#45113 - 08/02/09 05:47 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Robbie]
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Registered: 14/01/09
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Cheers Robbie, very much appreciated,

Night Owl

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#45189 - 12/02/09 02:00 AM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Night Owl]
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Registered: 19/09/05
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Loc: Oamaru, New Zealand
You could also check out 'The Pennine Way' by Martin Collins, Cicerone Press. At about 8oz and 17.5cm x 12cm x 1cm (with a waterproof cover) I found it very useful. It'll give you maps, accomodation and where to get food etc.
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#45203 - 12/02/09 01:04 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: ]
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Loc: byrness village
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#45534 - 03/03/09 10:32 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: ]
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Registered: 14/01/09
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I was up a bit late that night! I am currently making plans to get underway from around the 25th of May and after some research, my prediction that I could do it in 10 days is looking very ambitious indeed, especially since I've a problem with my balance and I'll be carrying everything with me!

I've received information on accomodation, geology and other features and have also begun to work some other details of the journey out (food/equipment etc). If anyone has any thoughts for "THINGS I MUST TAKE" I would be very pleased to hear from you.

Also if anyone would like to sponsor me, I'll add a link at a later date (if its appropriate to do so). The charity is JTSMA (Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy).

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#45560 - 05/03/09 01:02 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Night Owl]
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: West Lancs.
I did it in 10 days overall last year including 9 days actually walking. I carried camping gear, my total pack weight was 30Lbs.
I will post more details later, but for now, i will just add that I took as little as possible and planned to walk an average of 30 miles per day, which I did, and was prepared to walk for 15 hours each day. In the end I averaged about 12.5 hours walking per day, at an average speed of 2.5 mph.
Dave.

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#45564 - 05/03/09 07:44 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: West Lancs.
What I took:-
Osprey 50+Ltr Rucsac 1.1kg
Mtn Hardware Sleeping bag 400 grammes.
3/4 lengn self inflating sleepmat.
Mtn Hardware Stileto 1 man tent 1.4kg
Small 1st aid kit
small pen knife
Spork (Plastic spoon cum knife & fork)
Single Titanium cooking pot
Micro folding self igniting stove
Small gas canister
2 x Dehydrated meal packs
4 x Deydrated coffee packs
2 x 1/2 litres water bottles(Filled up at clean streams)
3 x breakfast in a bar
cereal bars etc for snacking en route
small tub vaseline
small sun screen
waterproof rucsac cover
Mobile phone
GPS
Guidebook
Maps (Harvey PW route strips)
Compass
Whistle
Myo XP head torch
Atimeter wrist watch
Sun glasses (Didnt need them!)
Trainers
Waterproof jacket & Trousers
Waterproof cap
Waterproof gloves
Gaiters
2 spare pr boxer shorts
2 spare pair socks (for boots)
1 pair socks for trainers
2 lightweight thermal tops
1 heavier weight thermal top
1 pair shorts
1 pair stretch long walking tights
1 pair long johns (Pyjamas)
1 small towel
basic wash shave kit
reading glasses
Thats about it......

Apart that I wore the usual attire including boots.
I would have camped every night but for the lousy weather. I ended up camping 3 nights, 1 camping barn, 2 bunkhouses and 3 B&B.
The dehydrated food was for emergencies when I might not be able to find a pub to have an evening meal (Only happened twice)
I didnt bother with lunch, just relying on snacking during the day, and ate a breakfast bar on the move at 5am each morning.
Where I could and when time allowed I did stop off at Cafes etc for a brew and snack en route. All accomodation other than the 3 nights camping I phoned and booked the night before apart from the bunkhouses and camping barn when I just turned up on speck. I managed to get my small spare wet clothes laundered during my day off in Horton (Lauderette in Settle) and the lovely landlady of the Burness B&B (Burness)
I met others carrying more clothes than me to last their 21 day schedules, but they were all heavily laden, my total was 30lbs almost half of what they were carrying and some were going B&B the whole way.
Dave.

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#45575 - 06/03/09 06:41 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Slogger]
Night Owl Offline
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Registered: 14/01/09
Posts: 10
This is absolutely fantastic! Loads of info and has relieved me of some panic as I was going to take way more than what I probably needed too.

I'll have another read through of your 9 day description as well, to keep the route fresh in my mind,

thanks for the response Slogger,
kind regards,
Joe.

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#45577 - 06/03/09 06:47 PM Re: Camping and the Pennine Way [Re: Night Owl]
Night Owl Offline
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Registered: 14/01/09
Posts: 10
P.s. If anyone would like to sponsor me here's my address (all secure)

http://www.justgiving.com/joecolgan

or if you'd like to know more about the charity I'm doing it for then visit

http://www.jtsma.org.uk/

(I hope this isn't breaking any site rules!)

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