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ninthace

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Re: Pennine way
« Reply #30 on: 10:06:55, 11/06/19 »
Totally agree with you, the Tan Hill to Middleton section is the pits! The last time I chose to avoid it and walked the alternative route to Bowes, much better.
The secret of crossing Sleightholme Moor is the same as the secret of comedy......timing!  After a dry spell it is absolutely fine but you do have to able to read the ground conditions rather than just following the path.  I used to park at Bowes, walk to Tan Hill for a pint and then return via the alternative route on the shooters’/cycle track.
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Re: Pennine way
« Reply #31 on: 18:23:54, 11/06/19 »
I don’t think of myself as a strong walker, more a maybe slightly above average walker! We walked the Pennine Way over 20 days but that included a short 6 mile day to Malham and a rest day in Alston. So I would think you could probably easily do it in 15/16 days. The miles do seem to get easier the further you go as you get used to it.  I was surprised that I managed Dufton to Alston better than I thought.


Sleightholme Moor - I tried to persuade hubby that the road would be a better bet but he wasn’t having it! We had to stick to the official route. Actually it wasn’t too bad, as it hadn’t rained too much before then, it was further north when the bogs were worse - Padon Hill, and yes we had to do that too, not take the forest road!

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Re: Pennine way
« Reply #32 on: 18:47:09, 11/06/19 »
Padon Hill, I remember that place the first time I did the route. All I got was wet feet! When I walked to Edinburgh recently on the Pennine Way from Hadrians Wall I walked the road route, so much better!

sussamb

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Re: Pennine way
« Reply #33 on: 19:43:01, 11/06/19 »
Road route around Paddon is definitely easier  O0
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JerryW

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Re: Pennine way
« Reply #34 on: Yesterday at 20:54:28 »
Slightly bemused to read the negative comments about Sleightholme, I loved that bit! Loved Tan Hill Inn, too.. The only bit of the whole PW that I did not like was ploughing through the endless fir plantations north of Hadrian's Wall..
I am walking the PW for the third time this September .. N to S this time.

I am keen to get suggestions for accommodation. Where have you stayed that you liked? A lot of the places I've stayed previously seem to have shut. I will be staying at the Foresters in Byrness, and have accommodation in Edale and Kirk Yetholm booked .. I have a tent, and plan to more or less alternate between that and b&b or similar.