I always said I wanted to do it again! This will be “revisit” as opposed to “do” though!
My youngest son Liam (12) and I are off in that direction next week. This was all Liam’s idea. He had carefully read many of my webpages about the various nomadic adventures of Jimmy and I, and decided that he wants a piece of the action for himself. His proposal was to do the Pennine Way, but in a car. Cross-examination by myself revealed that he wanted to enjoy the views and various country villages and landmarks, plus some nice evening meals and relaxing B&B or hostel stopovers - but without the walking!
I thought it was a great idea, so will be heading off early next week, with no particular schedule or plan other than we intend to follow the PW through all its towns and villages and make it all the way to Kirk Yetholm!
So why mention it here? Well, I do intend to sneak in a couple of activations. All that feasting and merriment will require some exercise and fresh air to offset it (DON’T tell Liam yet!!!), so I may pop up on the radio from time-to-time. Only from previously activated summits in my log though. I have a pact/gentlemen’s agreement/solmen oath (call it what you will) with Jimmy to only ever increase our uniques records together, so only repeats will be on the cards. There won’t be many, just enough to walk off the grub, and even then, we may well find some lovely walks that don’t even go over hills (shock horror).
The other point is that we have many friends, almost all met through SOTA, who live at various places along the Pennine Way, and some meet-ups would be very pleasant if mutually convenient. Please email me via tommyread at hotmail dot com if you are interested and want to exchange numbers.
I’m rather looking forward to it.