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Three-day Recce on the Pennine Way

3 Day Recce in May 2022

Last weekend I did a three day recce of the Pennine Way, from Hawes to Dufton, as part of my preparation for the Spine Race – which starts two weeks from now.

Bivvy bag near Tan Hill InnOn the Friday I took trains from Nottingham to Garsdale, a bus to Hawes, and started running.  I didn’t start running until about 1pm, so it was a shorter day, covering 27KM and climbing 1229 metres. I spent the night outside the Tan Hill Inn (the highest pub in the UK). I had a bivvy bag, sleeping bag and mat with me – you can see my green bag in front of the green tent. It was fun sleeping in the bivvy bag, but it was not a great night’s sleep. Dinner was in the pub 🙂

I have started detailing the story of my running via Instagram and here is a clip that includes a description of the first day and some photos and videos from the 1st day.

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The second day got off to a slightly late start as I had a cooked breakfast at the pub, and Here is a clip from the second day.

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In Middleton-in-Teesdale I spent the night in a hotel. The main story of the second day was the climb out of Teesdale, lots of waterfalls and the spectacular High Cup Nick. Here are a couple of the waterfalls.

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And here is the amazing Cauldron’s Snout and High Cup Nick.

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From High Cup Nick I followed the Pennine Way down to Dufton, then jogged over to Appleby-in-Westmorland to catch a train to Leeds and then to Nottingham.

I really enjoy these adventures, I feel very lucky to be able to do them (in terms of health and money and opportunity).

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