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May 26 2012

Walk 50: Trailtrekker 2012 – Sir Edmund

For the week before Trailtrekker I found my mood changing from one of optimism and confidence to one of worry or in truth probably scared. It didn’t mean to say I didn’t think it was possible but as the day approached the enormity of the task was impossible to avoid and everything began to become crystal clear…

Apr 21 2012

Walk 49: Let’s Get Ready to Ramble – Part 2

Horton in Ribblesdale to Skipton: There was just over a month to Trailtrekker and it had been the plan for some time for us to do the rest of the route to complete our main training. Sure we would all keep active in the meantime but this walk of all but 40 miles would be the maximum distance we would cover prior to the event.

Mar 24 2012

Walk 45: Let’s Get Ready to Ramble – Part 1

Skipton to Horton in Ribblesdale: Two weeks on from the feet carnage of our canal walk, we were off once again to stretch the legs and put in some more hard miles as practice for the mammoth walk that is Trailtrekker. In all truth my feet hadn’t healed properly and in an ideal world I would have sat this walk out to allow them extra time to sort themselves out, but this is not an ideal world we live in.

Feb 26 2012

The Maypole Inn – Long Preston

Right I’ll be honest, we must have passed the Maypole situated on the A65 dozens of times en route to numerous walks in the Yorkshire Dales, and I, somewhat unobservantly, have never noticed it. However today, we were walking from the small village of Long Preston, and as such got parked up pretty much outside …

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Feb 26 2012

Walk 43: Moor Bark Than Bite

Hunter Bark, Langcliffe & Newton Moor from Long Preston: More than two months after signing up to Trailtrekker the full team was in attendance for our latest walk. This time we had stepped the distance up again as we looked to prepare for the immense task that we would undertake in May.

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