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#51242 - 25/09/09 04:31 PM pennine way in two visits
frank Offline
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Registered: 06/04/04
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Loc: torquay
hello done the c2c, whw, offas dyke, next the pennine way but due to time restrictions, will have to do it in two visits, first half in spring and 2nd half later on, but I keep thinking this is like cheating, not doing the walk in one go, what do you think?

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#51243 - 25/09/09 04:37 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: frank]
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Registered: 07/05/06
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Loc: Stafford
Yes, it is cheating, not a proper challenge, and you might live to regret it, but if time restrictions give you no alternative then that must be better than staying at home with your feet up in front of the TV.

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#51244 - 25/09/09 04:48 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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Registered: 31/01/07
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Far rather do it in 2 goes and enjoy it rather than rushing it making yourself ill and not seeing anything on the way up.
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#51246 - 25/09/09 08:07 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: joyce taylor]
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Registered: 23/03/05
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Loc: England
Frank,
It's not cheating.Do what you want to do when you want to or can do it.For some people walking anywhere or even standing up is a challenge. You have nothing to prove. How dare some say its cheating. Don,t even ask the question.

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#51247 - 25/09/09 08:17 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: frank]
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Registered: 21/02/07
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Loc: Derbyshire, England
starting in 1963, I've done it in single visits (each way) and I've done it in three visits in successive years.
Each time has provided a unique and enjoyable experience. All were satisfying, because in each case I did what I set out to do.
Once I failed. That was a big disappointment, because I was over halfway when I suffered an injury.
I've come across more people doing it in bits than end-to-end. Loads of people use a little bit of the PW as part of a circular day-walk.
Split it how you like: maybe walk north to Tan Hill one year and south to Tan Hill the next; perhaps start at Tan Hill each time.
Make it your trip, and be proud of it.
Cheating? Who gives a damn?
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#51262 - 26/09/09 02:19 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: ]
flatlands Offline
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Registered: 04/06/07
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I'm thinking of doing the Pennine Way next year, but like you say frank. It's a lot in a fortnight to do, so I'll probably do in 2 parts.

No, I don't think it's cheating. people have done the Pennine Way in bits over a period of time, the main object is to enjoy the walk.

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#51273 - 26/09/09 10:19 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: flatlands]
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You do it which way anyway you can. In one go, in two halves or in bits. Of course each way will have its own different experience, and the pure way is in one. If you cant do it in one you will have to settle for the differing experience. You cant have the same experience that those who do it one will have unless you do the same, but is it cheating, No, just different.
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#51276 - 27/09/09 04:55 AM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: plodder]
Lounge Lizard Offline
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Registered: 07/05/06
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Loc: Stafford
Originally Posted By: plodder
Frank,
It's not cheating.Do what you want to do when you want to or can do it.For some people walking anywhere or even standing up is a challenge. You have nothing to prove. How dare some say its cheating. Don,t even ask the question.

'Cheating' is perhaps a somewhat harsh word for Frank to suggest, but I found it more satisfying walking the Offas Dyke path in one go than the Coast to Coast in three. The travelling backwards and forwards certainly does detract from it.

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#51296 - 27/09/09 04:58 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: Lounge Lizard]
frank Offline
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Registered: 06/04/04
Posts: 13
Loc: torquay
many thanks for your replies, you may be correct lounge lizzard, cheating maybe was the wrong word to use, but I think you all know what I mean, completing a LDW in two or more visits is the sense of achievement still the same? I am not sure.
I have completed many LDW here and in the himalayas all in one go, you know its not easy, but the challenge is there.
we have all seen people who route march the LDW, hell bent on getting from A to B as fast as possible, missing so much,why?
for some walkers it appears to be an ego thing or a race
I will walk the pennine way next year in two visits, enjoy it, I am 65 now, and hope when I complete the pennine way and pin my souvenier in my scrapbook, and in years to come look back and still be proud I did the pennine way, even if it was not in one go.

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#51303 - 27/09/09 07:07 PM Re: pennine way in two visits [Re: frank]
Lounge Lizard Offline
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Registered: 07/05/06
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Loc: Stafford
"we have all seen people who route march the LDW, hell bent on getting from A to B as fast as possible, missing so much,why?"
Some of us only have four weeks holidays a year, and other interests too, so no time to hang about.

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