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bearing

Pennine Way

Walked this as a Scout, bloody hard work with the training being probably worse than the walk itself.  But it's a fabulous route and gives the most stunning views, views that most folk will never see in their entire life.

Leb and I fancy doing this next year, anyone else who fancies the challenge feel free to pipe up and add yourself to the list.

This is a diary of a chap who walked it in 2007.

http://www.gtleisure.co.uk/walks/pw07/penway07a.htm
lebowski

Just to reiterate this is something I've wanted to do for a long time, I would definitely Love to have a go at this.
bearing

Clacker wrote:
I'm totaly unfit and live on the 'wrong' side of the Pennines, but if you're planning to do it in stages I'd love to join you for a stretch.


We were going to do it in one Clack, should take a week without any stops for sleep.  

You'd be most welcome to do a days walk.
bearing

Clacker wrote:
bearing wrote:
We were going to do it in one Clack, should take a week without any stops for sleep.  

You'd be most welcome to do a days walk.


Count me in for that, then.

If you are serious about doing it in one go, taking a week out etc, then I might also be interested: would motivate me to lose a bit of timber.


Probably the best way is to do half and then go back to do the other half, it's around 270 miles in total and most folk average about 20 miles a day.
lebowski

bearing wrote:
Clacker wrote:
bearing wrote:
We were going to do it in one Clack, should take a week without any stops for sleep.  

You'd be most welcome to do a days walk.


Count me in for that, then.

If you are serious about doing it in one go, taking a week out etc, then I might also be interested: would motivate me to lose a bit of timber.


Probably the best way is to do half and then go back to do the other half, it's around 270 miles in total and most folk average about 20 miles a day.


Fair enough, we could do half in a week then I reckon.

Either way I'd be interested.
Late Doors

Owt over 15 miles and i start to struggle with the feet and hips but not the knees suprisingley. 20 miles for days on end seems an awefull challenge. Could be tempted as could MrsD, we've often talked about it. The stretch on Marsden/Saddleworth moor is one of our regulars. Goes off the Kirklees trail which we are doing in stages this year. 6 of the 12 stretches done so far. 90 KM in total and a superb trail it is
Dock

In. Got more time on my hands than I've ever had, and fit enough. Worth it just to have the chance to talk to Bearing about his days in the Scouts. The miles will just fly by!  
Dock

Clacker wrote:
Dock Save the Queen wrote:
In. Got more time on my hands than I've ever had, and fit enough. Worth it just to have the chance to talk to Bearing about his days in the Scouts. The miles will just fly by!  


Fookin ell.

Way past your bed time innit, Dock?



Just thought I'd look in on my boys like.  
bearing

Did the walk with this chap.

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co....n-sex-abuse-horror-name_page.html  
Dock

T'B, Leb, if we do get this thing going, I think we should get sponsored. Even just for one leg of it. Something really worth while like Guide Dogs for the Blind or summat.

RE: Bearing's scout years. Pleeeease tell me you used to sing 'Riding along on the Creast of a wave'. And if so, even though me and Leb are not of the Scouting fraternity, will we be deemed eligible to sing it on our hike?
bearing

Dock Save the Queen wrote:
T'B, Leb, if we do get this thing going, I think we should get sponsored. Even just for one leg of it. Something really worth while like Guide Dogs for the Blind or summat.

RE: Bearing's scout years. Pleeeease tell me you used to sing 'Riding along on the Creast of a wave'. And if so, even though me and Leb are not of the Scouting fraternity, will we be deemed eligible to sing it on our hike?


Yes I've been in many a Gang Show, so yes it has been sung by me on numerous occasions.
lebowski

bearing wrote:
Dock Save the Queen wrote:
T'B, Leb, if we do get this thing going, I think we should get sponsored. Even just for one leg of it. Something really worth while like Guide Dogs for the Blind or summat.

RE: Bearing's scout years. Pleeeease tell me you used to sing 'Riding along on the Creast of a wave'. And if so, even though me and Leb are not of the Scouting fraternity, will we be deemed eligible to sing it on our hike?


Yes I've been in many a Gang bang, so yes it has been sung by me on numerous occasions.


Look, I really want to do this t'B but not in a brokeback mountain sort of stylee.
bearing

lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock Save the Queen wrote:
T'B, Leb, if we do get this thing going, I think we should get sponsored. Even just for one leg of it. Something really worth while like Guide Dogs for the Blind or summat.

RE: Bearing's scout years. Pleeeease tell me you used to sing 'Riding along on the Creast of a wave'. And if so, even though me and Leb are not of the Scouting fraternity, will we be deemed eligible to sing it on our hike?


Yes I've been in many a Gang bang, so yes it has been sung by me on numerous occasions.


Look, I really want to do this t'B but not in a brokeback mountain sort of stylee.
Seperate tents and all that.
bearing

A little black cloud wrote:
I'm happy to be awaiting for you at Tan Hill to buy you a pint at the most spectacular pub you'll ever find.
Perfect spot to pitch the tents.
lebowski

bearing wrote:
A little black cloud wrote:
I'm happy to be awaiting for you at Tan Hill to buy you a pint at the most spectacular pub you'll ever find.
Perfect spot to pitch the tents.


Is there a camp site at the Tan Hill Inn then ?
Dock

You see, that element is here again. This started as a prospective hike through some of the most rugged landscapes that England has to offer, and we're already on the subjects of gangbangs and Baileys chasers. It's the thin end of the wedge I tell you, the thin end of the wedge.

P.S. Clack, mines a double!
bearing

lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
A little black cloud wrote:
I'm happy to be awaiting for you at Tan Hill to buy you a pint at the most spectacular pub you'll ever find.
Perfect spot to pitch the tents.


Is there a camp site at the Tan Hill Inn then ?


Indeed there is, also a hostel.
Dock

bearing wrote:
lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
A little black cloud wrote:
I'm happy to be awaiting for you at Tan Hill to buy you a pint at the most spectacular pub you'll ever find.
Perfect spot to pitch the tents.


Is there a camp site at the Tan Hill Inn then ?


Indeed there is, also a hostel.


Can we build our own fire? Can We Can We!
bearing

Dock Dastardly wrote:
bearing wrote:
lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
A little black cloud wrote:
I'm happy to be awaiting for you at Tan Hill to buy you a pint at the most spectacular pub you'll ever find.
Perfect spot to pitch the tents.


Is there a camp site at the Tan Hill Inn then ?


Indeed there is, also a hostel.


Can we build our own fire? Can We Can We!


Don't think you can do such things these days.
lebowski

bearing wrote:
Dock Dastardly wrote:
bearing wrote:
lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
A little black cloud wrote:
I'm happy to be awaiting for you at Tan Hill to buy you a pint at the most spectacular pub you'll ever find.
Perfect spot to pitch the tents.


Is there a camp site at the Tan Hill Inn then ?


Indeed there is, also a hostel.


Can we build our own fire? Can We Can We!


Don't think you can do such things these days.


Those disposable BBQ's normally end up as a camp fire Dock.
bearing

lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock Dastardly wrote:
bearing wrote:
lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
A little black cloud wrote:
I'm happy to be awaiting for you at Tan Hill to buy you a pint at the most spectacular pub you'll ever find.
Perfect spot to pitch the tents.


Is there a camp site at the Tan Hill Inn then ?


Indeed there is, also a hostel.


Can we build our own fire? Can We Can We!


Don't think you can do such things these days.


Those disposable BBQ's normally end up as a camp fire Dock.


Bagsy not carrying them!
lebowski

bearing wrote:
lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock Dastardly wrote:
bearing wrote:
lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
A little black cloud wrote:
I'm happy to be awaiting for you at Tan Hill to buy you a pint at the most spectacular pub you'll ever find.
Perfect spot to pitch the tents.


Is there a camp site at the Tan Hill Inn then ?


Indeed there is, also a hostel.


Can we build our own fire? Can We Can We!


Don't think you can do such things these days.


Those disposable BBQ's normally end up as a camp fire Dock.


Bagsy not carrying them!


We need a support team.
bearing

lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock Dastardly wrote:
bearing wrote:
lebowski wrote:
bearing wrote:
A little black cloud wrote:
I'm happy to be awaiting for you at Tan Hill to buy you a pint at the most spectacular pub you'll ever find.
Perfect spot to pitch the tents.


Is there a camp site at the Tan Hill Inn then ?


Indeed there is, also a hostel.


Can we build our own fire? Can We Can We!


Don't think you can do such things these days.


Those disposable BBQ's normally end up as a camp fire Dock.


Bagsy not carrying them!


We need a support team.


In a tranny van
Mol

I offered. However, searches for quad bike rentals are coming up empty.
Dock

Mol wrote:
I offered. However, searches for quad bike rentals are coming up empty.


Can you fit tracking devices to quad bikes? Thought it might be a good idea in case we send Leb ahead to do a reccy.  
bearing

*looks for Dock*
lebowski

Dock wrote:
Mol wrote:
I offered. However, searches for quad bike rentals are coming up empty.


Can you fit tracking devices to quad bikes? Thought it might be a good idea in case we send Leb ahead to do a reccy.  


The point you conveniently seem to be missing about my little adventure is that I found my way home in the dark, first time, yes I had doubts along the way, but I made it.

* Starts new chapter of autobiography *
Dock

Suggested title: Lebbed, Digital Walking in East Leeds. Yorkshire, England.
bearing

We'll have GPS so no panic.
Dock

bearing wrote:
We'll have GPS so no panic.


To quote a famous Lancastrian bard:

Panic on the streets of Carlisle, Howarth, Mytholmroyd, Calderdale. I wonder to myself. Could life ever be sane again?

Frankly, no!  
Dock

I'm thinking of Edale to Marsden as a route. Edale would be a good point for T'Bearing to get to. Works out about 24 mile, could do one stopover, and finish the next day. Just an idea. Any other suggested/scenic routes we should consider? I'm up for owt like. Was thinking of next March to do it, cos' the weather will be picking up a bit, and everyone would have plenty of time to book leave . And it'll give me time to get loads of sponsorship for it. Have a look at the link for some ideas.

http://www.sherpavan.com/accomm_booking/maps.asp?trail=PW
bearing

I was thinking, as probably was Leb of doing Edale to Tan Hill which is an extra 100 miles on top of your 24.
Dock

bearing wrote:
I was thinking, as probably was Leb of doing Edale to Tan Hill which is an extra 100 miles on top of your 24.


Hey, as I've said, I'm up for any distance, but you need the time to do it in. I suggested that one cos' I think 12 miles a day is a reasonable distance. I think we need to establish how much time we are going to take.
Didn't think you'd want to be away from the little one for more than one night T'B, and I know Mrs. Leb frets about him finding his way home from the shops (many a local shopping excursion has led to him being brought back home by the Hebredian Mountain Rescue, with him looking bewildered, and clutching a cup of bovril). These things have to be considered.

*Wonders if they make baby reigns to fit Leb*  

Right, so, what we need to establish is how much time we are going to devote to the walk?
bearing

A week
Dock

bearing wrote:
A week


Ace! Well up for that, a proper challenge. Will Fang give you a pass for a whole week?
bearing

Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
A week


Ace! Well up for that, a proper challenge. Will Fang give you a pass for a whole week?


Fang?

If you mean her indoors, then yes she'll be glad to be rid.  
Dock

bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
A week


Ace! Well up for that, a proper challenge. Will Fang give you a pass for a whole week?


Fang?

If you mean her indoors, then yes she'll be glad to be rid.  


Thats what you called her once when I was suggesting robbing your house when you were on an excursion up North.  

In reality B, how far do you think we could do a day? I've suggested next March so I've got plenty of time to get really fit.
Pond Life

Dock wrote:


In reality B, how far do you think we could do a day?


Whatever he says, you need to halve the distance with your little legs.
Dock

Pond Life wrote:
Dock wrote:


In reality B, how far do you think we could do a day?


Whatever he says, you need to halve the distance with your little legs.


Noted.  
bearing

Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
A week


Ace! Well up for that, a proper challenge. Will Fang give you a pass for a whole week?


Fang?

If you mean her indoors, then yes she'll be glad to be rid.  


Thats what you called her once when I was suggesting robbing your house when you were on an excursion up North.  

In reality B, how far do you think we could do a day? I've suggested next March so I've got plenty of time to get really fit.


You can't really gauge the Pennine way like that, some days it could be 15 miles and the next it could be 20.
Dock

bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
A week


Ace! Well up for that, a proper challenge. Will Fang give you a pass for a whole week?


Fang?

If you mean her indoors, then yes she'll be glad to be rid.  


Thats what you called her once when I was suggesting robbing your house when you were on an excursion up North.  

In reality B, how far do you think we could do a day? I've suggested next March so I've got plenty of time to get really fit.


You can't really gauge the Pennine way like that, some days it could be 15 miles and the next it could be 20.


FFS you vague fucker. We need a goal.
bearing

Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
A week


Ace! Well up for that, a proper challenge. Will Fang give you a pass for a whole week?


Fang?

If you mean her indoors, then yes she'll be glad to be rid.  


Thats what you called her once when I was suggesting robbing your house when you were on an excursion up North.  

In reality B, how far do you think we could do a day? I've suggested next March so I've got plenty of time to get really fit.


You can't really gauge the Pennine way like that, some days it could be 15 miles and the next it could be 20.


FFS you vague fucker. We need a goal.


Dock, I'm not being vague.  The Pennine way doesn't have places to stay at equal lengths you know, some of it is in the wilderness with not a town to be seen.
bearing

Here you go then Dock...

1 Edale to Crowden 16 miles (25.6km)

2 Crowden To Standedge 11.5 miles (18.4km)

3 Standedge to Hebden Bridge 15 miles (24km)

4 Hebden Bridge to Lothersdale 19 miles (30.4 km)

5 Lothersdale to Malham 15 miles (24km)

6: Malham to Horton in Ribbleside 14 miles (22.4km).

7: Horton in Ribbleside to Hawes 14 miles (22.4km).

8: Hawes to Tan Hill 16 miles (25.6km).
Dock

bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
A week


Ace! Well up for that, a proper challenge. Will Fang give you a pass for a whole week?


Fang?

If you mean her indoors, then yes she'll be glad to be rid.  


Thats what you called her once when I was suggesting robbing your house when you were on an excursion up North.  

In reality B, how far do you think we could do a day? I've suggested next March so I've got plenty of time to get really fit.


You can't really gauge the Pennine way like that, some days it could be 15 miles and the next it could be 20.


FFS you vague fucker. We need a goal.


Dock, I'm not being vague.  The Pennine way doesn't have places to stay at equal lengths you know, some of it is in the wilderness with not a town to be seen.


Noted. Well I'll do whatever milage is required. Lets do it!  
Dock

Bearing, Lebs back now. Remind him about this thread.
bearing

Leb, don't forget about this thread.
Dock

bearing wrote:
Leb, don't forget about this thread.


Cheers B.
Dock

Bearing, I thought you'd said you'd reminded him. Are you sure you did?
bearing

Dock wrote:
Bearing, I thought you'd said you'd reminded him. Are you sure you did?


I did, look here is where I did the reminding.

Some folk on here need a bloody good shake!
Dock

bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
Bearing, I thought you'd said you'd reminded him. Are you sure you did?


I did, look here is where I did the reminding.

Some folk on here need a bloody good shake!


So, even after your great reminder, he still hasn't chosen to answer? If he's that unreliable, should he even be considered for our jaunt over t'tops?
bearing

Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
Bearing, I thought you'd said you'd reminded him. Are you sure you did?


I did, look here is where I did the reminding.

Some folk on here need a bloody good shake!


So, even after your great reminder, he still hasn't chosen to answer? If he's that unreliable, should he even be considered for our jaunt over t'tops?


I'll make sure he stays in the middle, that way he can't take us on some ridiculous 12 mile jaunt to reach the point we started from and you can make sure he doesn't wander off.
Dock

bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
Bearing, I thought you'd said you'd reminded him. Are you sure you did?


I did, look here is where I did the reminding.

Some folk on here need a bloody good shake!


So, even after your great reminder, he still hasn't chosen to answer? If he's that unreliable, should he even be considered for our jaunt over t'tops?


I'll make sure he stays in the middle, that way he can't take us on some ridiculous 12 mile jaunt to reach the point we started from and you can make sure he doesn't wander off.


I think that would be wise.
bearing

He's been in this section Dock and hasn't even dropped in to say Hi.
bearing

He was in this section at 7.55 PM but hasn't posted in here Dock, shall we wedgie him on Saturday?
lebowski

I haven't forgotten but thanks for reminding me
bearing

I caught him lingering Dock, dragged him in here and showed him what you'd written.
Dock

bearing wrote:
He was in this section at 7.55 PM but hasn't posted in here Dock, shall we wedgie him on Saturday?


From previous meetings with him, I can conclude that Mr. Lebowski doesn't seem like the kind of guy who's backwards at coming forwards if somebody tried to 'wedgie him'. That coupled with the fact that I quite like my head being attached to my shoulders, I would like to retract myself from any wedging duties, and stand at a safe distance holding your Doner Card while you carry out this procedure.
Plastic Man

Dock wrote:
stand at a safe distance holding your Doner Card


Do you mean a donner card, instructing that in the event of one's demise while eating said comestible, that it is to be donated to a needy individual?
Dock

Plastic Man wrote:
Dock wrote:
stand at a safe distance holding your Doner Card


Do you mean a donner card, instructing that in the event of one's demise while eating said comestible, that it is to be donated to a needy individual?


I doubt he'd be eating one of those Your Highness, too much gluten probably. FFS!  
bearing

Right, back on this now for 2011...

I fancy either Easter (could be snowy etc. so perhaps not advisable) or better still end of May/beginning of June.
Dock

In. I'm starting training for a 10k I've got coming up in October, so by next Spring I'll be up and down them Penines like a T'mountain goat, making you and Leb look like the shagged-out schmuks you are, FACT!
I'm all into this morale building me.  
bearing

Dock wrote:
In. I'm starting training for a 10k I've got coming up in October, so by next Spring I'll be up and down them Penines like a T'mountain goat, making you and Leb look like the shagged-out schmuks you are, FACT!
I'm all into this morale building me.  


Excellent, you can carry the Rucksacks then.
Dock

bearing wrote:
Dock wrote:
In. I'm starting training for a 10k I've got coming up in October, so by next Spring I'll be up and down them Penines like a T'mountain goat, making you and Leb look like the shagged-out schmuks you are, FACT!
I'm all into this morale building me.  


Excellent, you can carry the Rucksacks then.


Only if they match with whichever natty kagool I'm wearing. I was trying some on in the Leeds branch of the 'Cotswold' chain of shops yesterday. Great outdoors shop with great jackets.

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