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#57830 - 22/08/10 08:12 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: Les + Heidi]
walkanddrink Offline
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Registered: 19/06/10
Posts: 119
Loc: Blackpool
Les, good luck. I'm busily planning my next year's attempt after failing last year.


#58016 - 02/09/10 09:24 AM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: walkanddrink]
Les + Heidi Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 327
Loc: hertfordshire
A quick update just to say I finished it !
From Greenhead to Byrness it was as windy as hell with plenty of showers mixed in with sun. Enjoyable couple of days but the highlight was the Cheviot crossing. The wind dropped to virtually zero and the sun came out. I walked to just short of the Cheviot and the first day and wild camped at the begining of the path to the summitt.I found a single tent sized piece of grass amoungst the bog. Not a breath of wind, sitting on the stile when the path turns sharp left watching the sun set looking down over auchop cairn and the hills beyond was magic. THe next morning an early start up to the summit and breakfast there as the sun rose up and warmed me (there had been ice on one side of the tent when i got up at dawn, and the duckboards were icey). The last ten miles to the end were magical too, the sun highlighting the wonderful views all the way (took the high route to prolong things).
A great walk, will be back again in 2012 when Heidi wants us to walk it together.

#58018 - 02/09/10 11:24 AM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: Les + Heidi]
joyce taylor Offline
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Registered: 31/01/07
Posts: 317
Loc: byrness village
It`s that last man on earth feeling that Northumberland does so well.I was thinking of you in your tent as we had our first frost that morning.Glad you made it and enjoyed it. Joyce & Colin
#1 place to stay in Byrness (tripadvisor)

#59120 - 09/12/10 05:05 PM Re: Doing PW 1st time 2010- help please!! [Re: joyce taylor]
vfrracer Offline
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Registered: 21/07/09
Posts: 13
Thats brilliant Les!! Many congratulations as I am sure the desire to complete must have been all consuming after you had got so far in June!!
I am really pleased for you

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