#56 A HALFWAY SERIOUS UNDERTAKING

Welcome to LEJoG Day 56, and all the best to Joyce and Colin Day 56 pre-amble The final stretch of the Pennine Way, from Byrness to Kirk Yetholm, is without doubt a serious undertaking. Trailblazer suggests that it will take 10½ to 13 hours of walking, and it includes almost a mile of vertical ascent. […]

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#55 MIXED FOREST VIEWS

Welcome to LEJoG Day 55 Day 55 pre-amble Destination: Forest View Walkers Inn, Byrness. The essential pinch point for any Pennine Way planner, i.e. you need to book this place well in advance otherwise you will have great difficulty in completing the trail. Much more of this place in ‘After the walk’ below. I can […]

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#53 CONFESSIONS OF A NON-PURIST

Bless you all and welcome to LEJoG Day 53 Day 53 pre-amble Right, while first making it clear that I have no wish to mock Catholic sacraments… I wish to make a confession. It has been 11 walking days since my last confession. That is, since the last time I strayed from the official route […]

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#52 HIGH POINT (AND LOW POINT)

LEJoG Day 52: Come with me if you want to live Day 52 pre-amble Cross Fell (pictured) is the literal high point of this stage, this high-themed week, the entire Pennine Way and the whole of England outside the Lake District. Today was the low point of the week though, a long and not especially […]

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#51 HIGH CUP… RUNNETH OVER

Welcome to LEJoG Day 51 Day 51 pre-amble Today’s post is named after High Cup Nick, the obvious highlight of the day. However, I also wanted to give a nod to Cauldron Snout, the waterfall encountered a few miles upriver from Langdon Beck where the River Tees “runneth over” dolerite steps of the Whin Sill […]

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#48 HIGH DRINKS

Because after the amuse-bouche, the feast and the cheeseboard, you might fancy a few drinks. At the highest pub in Britain. Why not? Day 48 (Saturday 20 July 2019) Hawes to Tan Hill (16½ miles) Cumulative: 670½ miles Facts: Time on walk: 5 hours 55 minutes. Average speed: 2.79 mph. Weather: Grey, overcast; rain from […]

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#47 CHEESEBOARD

Welcome to LEJoG Day 47 (Gromit) Day 47 pre-amble The third instalment in my little food analogy. After the feast you might expect a dessert, but some people (notably my uncle) go for a cheeseboard, right? Especially if they’re heading for the capital of Wensleydale… LEJoG Day 47 (Sunday 26 May 2019) Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes […]

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#44 THE LONG GOOD SATURDAY

Welcome to LEJoG Day 44 Day 44 pre-amble Exactly 52 weeks after another long Saturday walk, it seemed right to have a callback to Day 15. That was a long hot day, this was a long good day, here’s the reference. It’s that simple. LEJoG Day 44 (Saturday 4 May 2019) Haworth to Gargrave (19½ […]

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#43 OUT ON THE RAINY, WINDY MOORS

Welcome to LEJoG Day 43, Mr Lockwood Day 43 pre-amble Let’s play charades. It’s a book. And a song. And indeed a film. First word… yeah, skip that. Second word, one syllable. Rhymes with bites, frights, tights, flights and quite a few other things. Yes, I’d be disappointed if Lionel or Una couldn’t get “Wuthering […]

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