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#49358 - 01/08/09 11:14 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: midgetarget]
joyce taylor Offline
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Registered: 31/01/07
Posts: 317
Loc: byrness village
The post office in Bellingham is kept busy by North to southers posting home all the things they thought they would need.I dare say there is a post office about 20 miles up from Edale being kept busy by the south to northers doing the same.
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#49377 - 02/08/09 12:44 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: joyce taylor]
Oates Offline
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Registered: 14/10/07
Posts: 22
Loc: Derby
Maps are heavy! And you need about 10 for the Pennine way!

We swapped the used up ones for the next lot when my sister met us and we resupplied at Malham. As there were three of us though we were able to share them out, but every little helps!

If you have any accom. booked then you can post a parcel to them for when you get there!

We sent a parcel on to the Border Hotel so that we had clothes and shoes to sit in the restaurant and to travel back home in! Also we were able to ditch all sorts there including my boots which had really given up from Hawes!

As you walk down the road into KY there's a cottage with lots of pairs of old boots outside, so I guess that the PW has that effect on lots of other peoples as well as mine!!

We also sent maps and other things to the campsite at Belligham for when we arrived as we were there for two nights, (Although the shop on the site is very good, and of course most things are available in Bellingham itself!) Try the Cafe just up from the bank. Good food, good price! Also a good Hardware store with most things for backpackers/campers. AND the butchers is very good!

Good Luck!
Pete

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#49378 - 02/08/09 12:47 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: Oates]
Oates Offline
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Registered: 14/10/07
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Loc: Derby
Oh! And I've mentioned before about Joyce's cupboard at Byrness - so remember to 'look into it'!!

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#50072 - 11/08/09 11:28 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: Oates]
Geo Offline
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Registered: 19/09/05
Posts: 399
Loc: Oamaru, New Zealand
Originally Posted By: Oates
Maps are heavy! And you need about 10 for the Pennine way!


Yes, maps are always a problem when several are needed!
Luckily for the PW, I took a small guidebook "The Pennine Way" by Martin Collins, published by Cicerone press.
175mm x 120mm x 10mm
220gms.
The cover is 'plasticised' which proved very practical when things got a bit damp.
It covered the entire trail with description and coloured topographic strip maps reproduced on each page. Also included info such as accomodation, camps, resupply points etc.

Worth checking out. I found it excellent and all that was needed.
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#50172 - 15/08/09 11:40 AM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: Geo]
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Registered: 21/07/09
Posts: 13
I have the trailblazers book and the 2 PW National Trail Guides which both seem to be very comprehensive. Will these be enough or will I need to take all the OS maps aswell?

Also, does anyone have any recommendations for a decent 2 man tent? We will be sharing the weight, so we have also been looking at lightweight 3 man tents to give us more room?? Ay ideas?

Thanks for all the help so far, it has been great!!

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#50173 - 15/08/09 12:39 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: vfrracer]
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Registered: 29/04/05
Posts: 1336
Loc: North Yorkshire
I have a 2 man Taurus Ultralight tent that weighs 1.95 kilos and is quick and easy to pitch. It has a vestibule, fly sheet, sown in groundsheet, the weight also includes a groundsheet protector. Having had a quick look on the Internet for the current cost it appears to be about 100 more than I paid although I did get mine in a sale.

As far as OS maps are concerned then I must admit that I like taking them so that you can see what is "off route" alternatively you could borrow them from your library, regrettably you are not supposed to take copies as they are copyright.....!
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#51747 - 19/10/09 06:22 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: midgetarget]
Les + Heidi Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 327
Loc: hertfordshire
We did the Ridgeway and the coast to coast this year and now starting to plan the pennine way for our 2010 LDP. When are you planning to do the walk ?
les

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#51793 - 21/10/09 05:01 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: Les + Heidi]
vfrracer Offline
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Registered: 21/07/09
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We are intending to start in early June next year....depends on my exam timetable at Uni, we wnat to get started as soon as my exams have finished.....

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#51897 - 28/10/09 07:06 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: vfrracer]
Les + Heidi Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 327
Loc: hertfordshire
We've penciled in the first Wed in June 2010 to leave Edale, probably an 18 day walk. We may see you on the trail !!

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#52704 - 07/12/09 08:34 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: midgetarget]
happywalker Offline
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Registered: 13/11/05
Posts: 56
Loc: england
We did it in 19 days, in June 2006. We had a day off in Hawes, booked all our accommodation in advance and had our luggage carried. It was still DEAD HARD! but a great experience, not as good as the C2C which we have done twice, you meet more people on the C2C. Good luck!!!!

Happywalker.
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