My Diary of the first day walking the Pennine Way. 

The coverage for phones is sketchy at best, so I gave up trying to blog after the first disastrous attempt, where all the photos vanished. Instead, I wrote a diary with pencil and paper. I will, over the next few days rewrite these diary entries onto the blog. Day 1 follows:

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All the gear! “no idea?”

Kit being worn, about 5 pounds

Just basics, Trousers, merino T, socks, hat, briefs. Adding a layer with a wool jumper if its cool, and a windproof top.

Also in the pic are gaiters, walking poles and Pack. Not shown are my boots.

This is the kit I am carrying on my trek. Total weight about 35 pounds.

I have seen reference to a “sleep system” which I find amusing, its my bed.

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A word from a Trail Reporter and Pennine Way Champion

I always appreciate kind comments and encouragement, who doesn’t? When the comments come from a Pennine Way Champion….

Dave Greenwood is just such a Pennine Way Champ, and he took the time to write me a very kind and very encouraging email.

Dave has a blog, -> “Pennine Days” <- click it, or visit it from my Blogroll. I have published the email (with his permission) below. Send me a postcard (email), or add comments, I will always try and respond quickly, but may you forgive me if I’m half way up Kinder.

I’m writing really to wish you good luck on your Pennine Way adventure. It is without doubt the best walking trail in England. As you leave Edale there is so much to look forward to Continue reading A word from a Trail Reporter and Pennine Way Champion