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happyhiker

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Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« on: 16:55:07, 02/08/19 »
I am wanting to put together a Walkers Hall Of Fame of UK (or UK resident) celebrities/well known people who regularly hike. I don't mean a one off Kilimanjaro slog for charity type of hike or a one off TV special of some sort but people who walk regularly for pleasure.
I would appreciate nominations please.

I realise one man's "celebrity" is another man's "Who?". For example, a Coronation Street star may be a celebrity to millions but I would probably not have heard of them, as I don't watch it. So, I am hoping to pick up names I might not think of myself. It would be helpful to briefly say why they are famous - eg TV programme, MP, footballer etc etc.

Not interested in foreign celebrities (unless they live and hike here) who might be tremendously famous in their own country but nothing to the average UK person.
 

Owen

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #1 on: 17:27:11, 02/08/19 »
Why?

Warbler

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #2 on: 17:30:56, 02/08/19 »
Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, both radio (and to a lesser extent, tv) presenters. Fairly frequent visitors to the Lake District I believe.

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #3 on: 17:55:05, 02/08/19 »
Julia Bradbury and Janet Street-Porter?
If I should fall to rise no more,
As many comrades did before,
Then ask the fifes and drums to play.
Over the hills and far away.

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #4 on: 18:10:42, 02/08/19 »
Eric Robson,  Ed Byrne, Alex Jones.
Too little, too late, too bad......

pleb

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #5 on: 18:54:34, 02/08/19 »
Theresa May?
We're all doomed! DOOOMED I SAY!

ninthace

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #6 on: 19:42:50, 02/08/19 »
Steve Backshall
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harland

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #7 on: 22:10:15, 02/08/19 »
If they don't have to be alive then Wainwright must be at the top of the list.

harland

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #8 on: 22:26:35, 02/08/19 »
The naked rambler when he isn't in jail!

harland

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #9 on: 22:33:50, 02/08/19 »
William Wordsworth poet, Ian Botham although they were charity walks but a lot of them.

ninthace

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #10 on: 07:12:13, 03/08/19 »
Nicholas Crane
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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #11 on: 10:20:55, 03/08/19 »
I once met Sean Lloyd on the Kerry Ridgeway, she was quite a distance from her car and dressed for the weather (she no doubt believed her own forecasts) as she apologized to us for the liquid sunshine that was obscuring the view.
But that was a while ago as Lembik Opik was down in Bishop's Castle pumping flesh, as is the way with politicians. Bit before he got caught out with a cheeky girl,  :-[ .
Wouldn't know if she still walks.
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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #12 on: 11:16:09, 03/08/19 »
Chris Bonnington
It's all uphill from here.

fit old bird

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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #13 on: 13:00:42, 03/08/19 »

Jo Brand. I walked with her when she did the 'One hell of a Walk', for charity. I don't think she walks on a regular basis though.  ;D


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Re: Celebrities Who Regularly Hike
« Reply #14 on: 13:16:00, 03/08/19 »
Anthony Hopkins (movie star)
Gryff Rhys Jones (comic actor)
Mary-Anna Ochota (the Special K model who also presented the last series of Time Team and is now BMC Hillwalking Ambassador)
Ed Byrne (comedian)
Walking routes visiting ancient sites in Britain's uplands: http://www.archaeoroutes.co.uk