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#5168 - 27/05/06 02:58 PM pennine way
stroller Offline
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Registered: 27/05/06
Posts: 5
Loc: england
Hi Im hoping to walk the pennine way ,south to north,on the 15th june,It would be nice to hear from any one who has just completed the walk and,if they have come across any problems on the way .

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STROLLER

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#5169 - 30/05/06 12:50 PM Re: pennine way
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Registered: 28/05/06
Posts: 6
Just finished the PW in 16 days solo.
Top tips,If you get past the first day you've got it cracked Dont bank on Snoopy's snack bar for lunch on the second day, he's not there very often now. The great westeren pub at stanedge will let you camp there for 1, she does very good food and did tell be about some local B&B's if i wanted them. Go to the farm shop at Colden it's well worth the 200 yrds, and she lets "pennine wayers camp free in her field. Accom in lothersdale is a bit thin on the ground, cowling might be a better idea. Pop in to the Pen-y-ghent cafe in Horton-in-Ribblesdale to sign the book. Tea shop in thwaite is worth a stop for a beer or a cream tea. YHA @ Keld over Tan Hill every time, its just nicer. Watch out for the boulderfields just before Cauldron Snout. The track down off of Cross Fell in to Garrigill i'm told is better than its was... Yeah Right! Cumberland Hotel in Alston is some of the best food on the PW. Hadrian's wall is not as bad as everyone says. Dnot say @ the Cheivot Hotel Bellingham, better places to stay. Bellingham has my vote as the most unfriendly town on the PW. Byrness has a food problem after 5pm when the Cafe shuts, cos u cant eat at the hotel unless u stay there, which i understand is not a good idea, very poor so im told. YHA is selfcatering. Do the LAST DAY in ONE dont be a coast 2 coaster and slpit it. After 230 miles it a breeze.
Met a Bloke called nick on the PW who set himself the challange of drinking 100 pints while walking the way!! ask around and see if any of the pubs remember him... Also when you get to The Boarder Hotel, Kirk Yetham do as nick and i did and drink a gallon of beer... it makes all the pain go away!
Good luck, i hope you enjoy it as much as i did, always loads of other walkers to chat, walk & drink with.

Dunk

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#5170 - 30/05/06 03:09 PM Re: pennine way
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Registered: 27/05/06
Posts: 5
Loc: england
Thanks Dunk,for all the information you have given me ,It will come in handy .

Regards.
Stroller

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#5171 - 31/05/06 10:20 AM Re: pennine way
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Registered: 26/05/06
Posts: 1
Loc: Manchester
Hi Stroller. It just so happens Im setting out on the 15th as well! Probably going to miss the England game which is not good. I did Edale to Crowden on the Bank Holiday weekend as a warm up and although I found the last few miles tough, I'm hoping I should be able to manage it!

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#5172 - 02/06/06 09:53 AM Re: pennine way
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Registered: 27/05/06
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Loc: england
Hi Aukland blues.Nice to hear your starting your walk at the same ,Hope to bump into at sometime on the way and have a chat, Stroller
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Originally posted by AucklandBlues:
Hi Stroller. It just so happens Im setting out on the 15th as well! Probably going to miss the England game which is not good. I did Edale to Crowden on the Bank Holiday weekend as a warm up and although I found the last few miles tough, I'm hoping I should be able to manage it!

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#5173 - 03/06/06 01:44 PM Re: pennine way
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Registered: 24/07/05
Posts: 19
Loc: UK
'Bellingham has my vote as the most unfriendly town on the PW'
mmm, can you expand on that one. I found the place quite friendly, was there on the way up last year and down in 2004, my experiences centre around the youth hostel though.

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#5174 - 03/06/06 02:47 PM Re: pennine way
tonyk Offline
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Registered: 16/02/04
Posts: 1033
Loc: UK
Interesting site that has plenty of photos of PW.

http://www.jbutler.org.uk/e2e/pw/index.shtml

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