I was in an odd position, not to mention an altered state of mind…

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The Perverse Pennine Way blog, walking the ‘wrong’ way, north to south, and largely spurning indoor accommodation.

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The Pleasant Pennine Way blog – a challenging but enjoyable walk along England’s oldest and best National Trail.

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My adopted home county of Norfolk was of minority interest as a potential hiking destination…

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I’ve come to regard heavy, ‘waterproof’ footwear as a waste of money and even counterproductive.

Things to do in Inverness: annoy staff in outdoor shops by saying ‘I’ve just walked the Scottish National Trail…’

Such a thirty-five mile hike might have been feasible in Norfolk…

In fact, it’s all a bit wild and woolly up here. You could feel very exposed and alone…

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Something I never thought I’d see in Scotland…