There is a new book recently published about the highs (and possible lows!) of walking the Pennine Way, written by Richard Pulk. PWA members can receive an exclusive discount on this book – see ordering information below.
“Rambles of a Pennine Way-ster” is a subjective account of a solo Pennine Way return 36 years to the day since a previous attempt ended in glorious failure thanks to a friend’s “mother of all blisters”. The unprecedented backdrop to finally scratching this perennial itch of unfinished business was the hottest July (2006) on record, punctuated on Day 7 by the temporary “relief” of a perversely ferocious hailstorm that threatened to sweep walkers and sheep alike off the top of Pen-y-ghent and into the gathering gloom. The author finds friendship, and a mahogany suntan, along the way amongst fellow ramblers, and also indulges in some Meldrew-esque rants and a few anecdotes, and “Rambles” is incorporated in the title in the widest sense.”
217 pages, with two sections of colour illustrations, retail £9.99. Available for £8 inclusive of postage by quoting the PWA. Payment (cash or cheque) to Richard Pulk, 6 Brechin Close, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8GN. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org