Sunday, April 13, 2008

I joined The Pennine Way Association.

Hello everyone, thanks for all your best wishes with regard to me walking the Pennine Way. Jeanette and Jim asked how long I am planning to take. I haven't actually worked that out yet, I intend to take 2 weeks off work which will give me 16 days to play with which would be just about enough time to allow me to do the whole thing in one go which is what I would like to do but I don't want it to be a route march, I want to enjoy it so as the first part of the way is not far from where I live I might do a couple of legs one weekend before hand which would then give me 18 days to complete the whole walk and I think that would be plenty if everything works out okay. I think I'm more or less committed to camping, I'm not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand it would be nice to carry a lighter pack and stay in a proper bed everynight but on the other hand a tent does make you more flexible and independant and then of course there is the cost, its much cheaper to camp. Although having said that I may need to buy a new tent as the one I have is all patched up which is okay for a one night stand but I don't want something thats going to fall to pieces on me when I'm doing a walk like that. Anyway I will have to see about that sometime. So really I'm looking to do it all in about 17 or 18 days, the main part of it being done in a two week stint in July.

Today I sent for the accommodation list published by the Pennine Way Association, in fact I went and joined the association because it was almost as cheap to join for the year as it was to just buy the list and if you join you get the list for free plus other bits and bobs too. so when that comes through I will have a better idea of what my plans are as a lot of the planning revolves around where you are going to be able to stay each night. I will keep you all posted on that as it happens.



Blogger Matron said...

Do you sleep in a tent Bob? how cold does it get at night?

8:42 AM  
Blogger Duxbury Ramblers said...

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6:08 PM  
Blogger Duxbury Ramblers said...

Best of luck on your walk, I envy you, have done bits of it in the past (long past). Don't forget your camera :)

6:11 PM  

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