After recent trips towards the south west (and brief flirtations with space travel) my time is now my own again and a change of direction is needed – northwards… I had been really lucky at Christmas to get all the maps and guidebooks needed for the Pennine Way, and now I have the time to do it, just have to hope that there are rooms at the inns B&Bs available.
At this late stage I could be pushing my luck so put in some requests with various companies who offer accommodation booking services. Some were totally thrown by my request (I could start whenever, I did not mind how many stages as long as I was not walking too far each day, I didn’t even mind which villages or towns I would stay in).
I finally stumbled upon a website called The Walking Englishman who had an excellent list of links, amongst them was Discovery Travel who were thankfully up to the challenge – my requests did not phase them at all and 4 days later I had the itinerary in my hand! I now have 20 days walking, which means I can take my time traversing the 260+ miles ahead of me.