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Author: Barry Collinson
Posted: Tue 5th Apr 2016, 19:27
Joined: 1993
Local Group: West Lancashire
A decent Route from The west Highland way to the Pennine way

Posted: Sat 26th Feb 2011, 18:53
Joined: 2011
For those who have written to tell me that Leeds is in England...I know. I meant to write "Wick, Scotland," but was so excited about getting on the forum that I mistyped. Thanks!
And not let my poor writing stop you from writing to me! I need as much info as I can get (to avoid more mistakes) and welcome all of it. I am also interested in meeting new friends and staying locally in different areas during my hike...and will trade off labor and cooking for my overnight board! Sometimes, as great as hiking is, it is nice to get OFF a trail for a night!
Thanks again...

Author: Garfield & Helen Southall
Posted: Sat 26th Feb 2011, 18:22
Joined: 1991
Local Group: Merseystride
Hi Dale,
Well, I guess if you've made it to this website you'll have seen the Long Distance Paths section, which will provide most of the information regarding the paths and their location in the UK.
As far as I'm aware there isn't a "Leeds" in Scotland. The major city of Leeds is in Yorkshire, roughly half-way down the UK.
I'll reply via email to suggest some other sites to help with planning etc.

Posted: Fri 25th Feb 2011, 23:51
Joined: 2011
I am an avid long-distance trail hiker from South Carolina in the United States, hiking between 240 and 300 miles per month. I am planning to hike throughout the UK this summer and need information!
While I have no set itinerary or schedule, I do plan to hike roughly from Land's End in Cornwall to Leeds in Scotland. I know that I will be on the South West Coast Path and the Pennine Way in England; on Offa's Dyke in Wales; and on the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way in Scotland...if you know anything about these trails and can share it with me, I would greatly appreciate it!
I have never been to the UK and need ANY info about weather, the gear I will need, camping rules, train passes to connect trail-heads...anything at all. I am also looking for hiking partners for different sections...whether for short or long hikes.
If you wish to write directly to me, my email address is: and my name is Dale.