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Tramping Summary - England, Scotland and Wales

Coast to Coast Walk (9/7/93).

Guidebook: The Coast to Coast Walk by Paul Hannon.
Length: 306 kilometres (190 miles) in 17 days - includes 3 days in Wastwater (off the route) and a rest day in Kirby Stephen.
Accommodation used: Youth Hostels, B&B and camping.

My Munro Trek (30/5/93).

Before returning to NZ, I decided to take 2 months off for a goodbye trek around Scotland and the north of England. The Munro part of the trek also allowed me to push my tally to over 50 Munros.
Guidebook: The Munros, Hill Walkers Guide (volume 1) published by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.
Length: 45 Munros in 35 days.
Accommodation used: Youth Hostels and camping

The Cleveland Way (1/3/93).

Guidebook: The Cleveland Way by Ian Sampson.
Length: 175 kilometres (108 miles) in 10 days.
Accommodation used: B&B, YHs and camping.

Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowden) (1/10/92).

Accommodation used: YH.

The West Highland Way (1/9/92).

Guidebook: The West Highland Way by Robert Aiken.
Length: 152 kilometres (95 miles) in 9 days.
Accommodation used: B&B, YHs and camping.

Ben Nevis (1344m) and Carn Mor Dearg (1223m) - 24 May 1992.

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain. I decided in 1992 to give "The Ben" to myself as a belated birthday present. This was inspired by my stay in Glen Nevis over the preceding Christmas when I had taken a stroll up the pony (tourist) path in the snow to above the halfway lochan. I did this trip as a four day weekend from London using the Friday night sleeper to get to Glascow and then the local train to Fort William, arriving about noon on Saturday. I checked into my B&B and then took a taxi into the glen to fill in the afternoon with 2 Munros - Stob Ban (999m) and Mullach nan Coirean (939m). The next day I did the Ben by the route in my page. On the Monday I returned to London.

Lake District - Keswick, Grassmere, Great Langdale, Wastwater and Keswick (14-21 April 1992 ).

Accommodation used: B&B and pubs.
Skiddaw again - this time via Longside Edge in a driving snow storm.

Keswick in the Lake District (28-29 March 1992 ).

Climbs of Skiddaw and Blencathra (Saddleback) both in clouds and light snow.

The Pennine Way (21 June 1991 to 14 July 1991).

The Pennine Way is a long-distance route passing along the backbone of England and into Scotland. Take the link to my description and photos of the trip.
Guidebooks: Peninne Way South & Pennine Way North by Tony Hopkins.
Length: 412 kilometres (256 miles) in 19.5 days.
Accommodation used: B&B and pubs.

North Yorkshire Moors (27 October 1990 to 5 November 1990).

Guidebook: North York Moors by Ken Ward.
Length: 142 kilometres (88 miles) in 9 days.
Accommodation used: B&B, pubs and a hotel.

The North York Moors are a plateau of moorland bounded by the Hambleton and Cleveland Hills on the west and the North Sea on the east. They extend north from above the city of York up to Middlesbrough. The plateau is cut by many dales - most importantly Esk Dale which runs from Middlesbrough to the sea at Whitby.

A week in Frosterley (Weardale, County Durham) (2 - 8 September 1990).

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