I thought I would drop a note in this guestbook to compliment the site. The
walks are the best personal descriptions I have come across on the web. Not
just bland descriptions of where to go and put your feet. These are real and
make me feel as if I am doing the walk. Have you ever thought of writing a
book. I would. Excellent and well done.
From: John Fitzgerald
Town/City: Fowey, Cornwall Country: England Date: Wed Dec 15 18:07:20 2004
A fantastic site Walking Englishman. Well done. I originally hail from Leeds
and am now living in Belgium where there is good chocolate but a lack of
good walks. I have walked many of your routes in your Leeds and Harrogate
section and your reports make me feel so nostalgic. Keep adding to them and
I will keep reminiscing. I will most definitely choose one to walk when I am
back over visiting in Leeds. Thanks.
Thank you for an informative site that is clear and easy to navigate around.
I live in North Yorkshire and as you comment in some of your walks, it makes
you glad that you are lucky enough to live amongst such scenery. To us, Nidderdale
is a well kept secret with some stunning walks - we can walk for hours and not meet
anyone. Our favourite place is Scarhouse Reservoir - so atmospheric.
Thanks again - and please keep adding to the walks!
From: Penny Hull
Town/City: Harrogate N Yorks Country: England Date: Mon Nov 1 12:03:50 2004
Nice site! It shows some excellent pictures of the nice surroudings. I am 16 and enjoy cycling around the Stainburn area but find it very difficult to judge the bridleways around the area, does anybody know where I could find any information about the decency of such bridleways, or just cycling in general in the area. This site was extremely helpful since it shows the nice villages E.G. TIMBLE which I aim to visit on bike. Good information!
From: Jamie Furlong
Town/City: Harrogate N Yorks Country: England Date: Sat Oct 30 23:53:06 2004
Hello Mike, I plan to do the Coast to Coast next August/September. The story of your 1999 voyage is by far the best that
I have read to date. I did my Masters degree at the University of Guelph in 1963 after completing my Bachelors
in the UK so it was nice to see it mentioned in your article. Cheers, James
From: James Bucknall Town/City: Aylmer, Gatineau, Quebec Country: Canada Date: Fri Oct 22 01:34:39 2004
Brilliant revamp to site, Mike. The Dales Celebration Way encompasses all the best attractions of the Yorkshire Dales.
All the best, Steve
From: Steve Giles Town/City: Leeds Yorkshire Country: England Date: Thu Oct 14 13:38:31 2004
I like to get up to the Peak District most weekends. I have enjoyed a couple of the walks you describe. Thanks. John
From: John Roberts Town/City: Leicester Leicestershire Country: England Date: Tue Oct 12 15:42:40 2004
Great site. Informative, useful and inspirational, as well as being a pleasure just to browse.
From: Robert Habron Town/City: Huddersfield Yorkshire Country: England Date: Fri Oct 8 20:03:36 2004
Thanks for providing such an excellent site. Your report on Cornwall is very good reading.
It has really given me the inspiration to get off my backside and do some walking on the
Cornish Coast Path. Thanks, George
From: George Parker Town/City: Exeter Devon Country: England Date: Thu Oct 7 9:18:32 2004
Climbed Jacks Rake last Sunday 26 Sept on a weekend trip to the Lakes from London with the lads.
It was a great climb. I wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't seen it on your site. THANKS
Hello fellow Englishman. Love your site. It's an inspiration to get out there. Went to
Simons Seat recently, it's better than any photos can show. Just to feel that moorland
breeze on your face is a tonic. Better than any doc can offer.
From: Pete Town/City: Leeds Yorks. Country: England Date: Fri Sep 17 11:11:20 2004
Some great walks, have had hours of fun and hard work trying them out.
From: Dave Smart
Town/City: Hull E Yorkshire Country: England Date: Wed Sep 1 10:01:01 2004
A wonderful site, I wish I had the expertise (and dedication) to do the same. I do however enjoy my walking,
mostly on my own. I hope to do more next year on my retirement. keep up the excellent work-enjoy your walking
From: John Day
Date: Mon Aug 9 21:00:07 2004
Thanks for creating such a comprehensive website. I have really enjoyed reading about your walks,
particularly the long distance routes. I am looking forward to a time in my life when I can spend
two weeks or longer walking in such beautiful areas. I particularly enjoyed reading about the Dales
Way walk as I love walking anywhere in the Yorkshire Dales. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!
From: David Morgan (www.morgs4mountains.co.uk)
Town/City: Undy Monmouthshire Country: Wales
Date: Mon Aug 9 11:43:10 2004
Great site! My partner and I setting off on the C2C soon and we can hardly wait, your pictures have added
to the excitement!! Last year we did the Cleveland Way and know all about the pain and euphoria... Bring it on!
Town/City: North Lincolnshire
Date: Mon Aug 2 22:11:49 2004
I really enjoyed reading your Pavey Ark story. I climbed it with my dad when I was 9.
I have never forgotten it and I never ever will. My dad is an experienced hillwalker (but not a climber)
but he said we could do it. It was a blistering hot day and I was wearing pumps. Looking at your photos
took me back to that day. I remembered the early stages and the protection that the ridge gave. I felt
the lump in my throat as if it was yesterday when you described the drop at the exposed part. I really
got the wobbles when I saw climbers with ropes at the bit where you had to use your arms to get over a step...
I haven't had the courage to go back since.....rock climbing is not my thing. I certainly wouldn't feel safe
taking my children (I am 38 now) and I wouldn't recommend anyone to take their children either or to climb
it in ANYTHING but the driest of days (I can imagine it would get very ugly in the wet). But I felt safe
with my Dad......and it is an exhilarating and incredible memory. Thank you for your account.
From: Sean Flude
Date: Mon Aug 2 11:01:09 2004
Hello Sir, my name is Brent Hannam, I came across your website after looking for information
on the sunken village, West End. I have been tracing my family tree and have raced them back to the
village that was flooded by the reservoir. I was wondering if you could possibly send me a couple of
photos that you took on your travels through the village. I will be making up a website for my family
and would like to add your pictures, all credit to go to you of course. Thanks for your time,
Kind regards, Brent Hannam
A truly great site with stunning photo's. An inspiration to prospective web site builders.
From: B Weston
Town/City: Anglesey Country: Wales
Date: Sat Jul 17 9:05:40 2004
Hello out there, I found this site by accident, but I am glad I did. Unfortunately, there are little good sites. Your site is very good. Thank you for the opportunity to sign your guest book. I will recommend and come back. I found it very interesting to read other peoples comments about your site. Thank you, I'll be back!
Thanks for the insights. A Terrific website! We start the C2C on Saturday heading east. Having done the PW in 2002 we are looking forward to a few less bulls and a lot less mud. Your pictures at least keep that dream alive.
From: Paul and Dawn Titley Town/City: Edinburgh Country: Scotland Date: Wed Jul 7 17:56:32 2004
Hey! I have just come back from actually walking the Three Peaks with a friend and her family.
It was very enjoyable but yet very very tiring, Unfortunately I couldn't make it up the last peak (Ingleborough).
By the time I finished the second I was so tired but it was an amazing experience.
I think this website is very good and I am impressed. Hopefully I will do the 3 peaks next year but
I am sure I will enjoy the experience.
From: Ben Forester Country: England Date: Mon Jul 5 23:17:09 2004
From: Greengrass Town/City: Beverley E.Yorks Country: England Date: Sun Jul 4 22:08:59 2004
A very interesting well structured site. Keep up the good work.
From: Perez Corey Town/City: Monroe NJ Country: USA Date: Sun Jul 4 12:23:40 2004
Nice site, I have bookmarked your site yet and I will come back again!
From: Linda T Town/City: Prattville Al Country: USA Date: Sat Jul 3 7:41:23 2004
Greetings from your cousin. Stumbled on this site looking for something else! Most impressed. Go walking myself (must be a gene thing) but mainly in Scotland. Kept thinking about setting up a site, I suppose if I do I will now have to do to the same high standard as yourself!
From: John Burn Town/City: Felixstowe Suffolk Country: England Date: Fri Jul 2 14:11:30 2004
I have a walking website - 'Striding Edge - a photo diary of Lake District fell walks'. I have enjoyed exploring your site and would like to set up a reciprocal link.
From: Sean (http://www.stridingedge.net) Town/City: Cumbria Country: England Date: Thu Jun 17 23:23:28 2004
A wonderful web site.
From: Mark (http://www.hill-tribe.com) Town/City: Pennsylvania Country: USA Date: Thu Jun 17 12:47:23 2004
You make the England walks so interesting. I am going to be travelling to walking in the north of your country in August. I would like to do some walks in the Yorkshire Dales as your records make it sound so fascinating. I am looking so much forward to it. Thank you for making my appetite more for the walks. I will do your Three Peaks and maybe stay in Settle. You have a very good site and maybe you will add my home walking location in the Black Forest one day. There are some good mountains like Feldberg and Belchen to walk on and I think you would like them.
From: Albrecht Foerster Town/City: Freiburg Country: Germany Date: Mon Jun 14 15:25:14 2004
Your web site is beautifully done and very easy to access. I am hoping to take a walking tour in the UK next summer and seeing the photos from all over England and Wales has made it difficult to choose one as a favorite! Thank you for sharing all your memories and doing the hard work to establish a web site. Best wishes, Susan Woldt
From: Susan Woldt Town/City: Dallas Texas Country: USA Date: Sat Jun 5 21:17:24 2004
This is a great site Walking Englishman (nice title too!) You are a lucky man to live where you are, the walking areas you cover make fantastic reading and the descriptions are fab, not just the usual go there turn left at post sort of stuff. I like the way you tell the stories. Pictures are great too. So much great work for an individual. Thanks for putting it onto the web. I will be looking in on your 'latest news' updates often to read about the new walks and follow in your footsteps when I can.
From: Dave Brown Town/City: Boroughbridge North Yorks Country: England Date: Fri Jun 4 7:52:50 2004
Great site from a great business lecturer!
hope you have many happy years walking.
From: Rick Symons Town/City: Elloughton (Nr Hull) East Yorkshire Country: England Date: Wed Jun 2 17:57:30 2004
We love England (we lived in London for a year in 1996-97)and love to walk so I found your site most interesting. We are returning this summer and will have time for a 5 day walk. What area is your favorite and hopefully not so crowded in July 10-16? Thanks, Phyllis
From: Phyllis McCulley Town/City: Houston Texas Country: USA Date: Sat May 29 0:47:17 2004
Hi there, Looked in on your excellent site while browsing walking sites in England. I am planning a vacation walking in the Yorkshire Dales and your reports have made me look forward to the trip. your reports are great and I will make sure to do one or two of the walks you describe when I am over in England this summer. Keep up the good work. It's a great site you have and a great hobby too. Regards to you, Don
From: Don Simons Town/City: Denver Colorado Country: USA Date: Sat May 22 16:39:11 2004
We were delighted to meet you good folk in York yesterday in the coffee bar and to discover that you are a "Grumpy Old Man" as well. This is a fascinating site and I shall make sure to come back to it often. Good luck and I hope we bump into each other again. Take care. Rob and Toni
From: Rob Danes Town/City: Newton-upon-Rawcliffe North Yorkshire Country: England Date: Sun May 9 21:23:36 2004
Hi Walking Englishman, Thanks for providing walks in the East of Yorkshire. Your descriptions of the walks in the area have inspired me to walk the areas in the Wolds just west of Hull. Last week I followed your map to the letter and did the Brantingham one. It was just as good as you described it and luckily for me it was a brilliant sunny day that made it all the more enjoyable, especially now the trees are in full blossom. Next time its Welton. Keep up the good work and thanks again. Cheers, Steve
From: Steve Tinning Town/City: Hull Country: England Date: Tue May 4 20:59:55 2004
The Wolds Way description took me back a long time..! Very nostalgic..thanx.
From: Mark Kierznowski Town/City: Johannesburg Gauteng Country: South Africa Date: Wed Apr 28 3:09:31 2004
Nice website, lots of good information and a few ideas for my own site, keep up the good work.
From: Mark Mowbray (http://www.pooleybridge.com) Town/City: Blyth Northumberland Country: England Date: Mon Apr 12 19:45:43 2004
Hello, as others have said on your site I'd like to add my comments. Thanks for providing such a good site. The stories are just the ticket relating the fact that walking is supposed to be fun. And like you, I am into Long Distance Footpaths. Your own designed walk 'The Yorkshire Dales Long Distance Footpath' looks very interesting. You appear to have put a lot of thought into the route. I might just try it out myself. Keep up the good work. All the best, Phil
From: Phil Robinson Town/City: Manchester Country: England Date: Sun Mar 7 15:09:02 2004
Hi. Just passing through. Came across you off a link on another site. Nice site.
From: Stephanie Town/City: Birmingham Country: England Date: Sun Mar 7 14:13:06 2004
Nearly 600 walks in here...
I must say that I liked your walk up Chrome Hill from Buxton... I must do that some day.
p.s: I also have www.coastwalk.co.uk which is a subset of the above.
From: David Cotton Town/City: Cambridge Country: England Date: Mon Mar 1 17:23:27 2004
Excellent site. Your site has just given me some motivation. Well you see I am
a fell runner living in the wrong end of the country. I am currently in
training for a Bob Graham Round (72 mile, 42 peak Lakeland 24 hour
challenge) and can only get to the Lake District about once a month, so I
have to make do with the beach and East Yorks countryside. It's very
beautiful but very flat. Looking at your Wolds Way section I realise those
small hills aren't exactly Cumbria or Snowdonia but would probably make a
good 24 hour challenge. So keep up the good work!
From: Jonathan Steele Town/City:
Hornsea, East Yorkshire Country:
England Date: Fri Feb 27 9:42:00 2004
Very nice Mike, the site has proved very helpful with the assignments. Keep up the good work.
From: Liam Julian Town/City:
East Yorkshire Country:
England Date: Tue Feb 17 11:11:22 2004
We just enjoyed browsing through your site, which contains a lot of detailed information and is certainly a fine component of the walking network. The photos of Jacks Rake are a good example (we remember it well), many people find themselves wondering if they could tackle such a scrambling route but can't get an accurate picture of what is involved, those pictures give a clear idea. It's also good to see a wide mix of areas and types of walk - mountains, coastal and National Trail, which mirrors our ideas exactly.
Keep up the good work and all the best with the site.
We have our own site (url below) that we have called 'Walking and Backpacking in Britain', which is actually just England and Wales at the moment, in which we concentrate mainly on backpacking trips in mountainous and remote regions and exclusively wild camping, which has received little coverage on the Net. We camp on the mountain summits all year round and have captured some inspiring sunsets and dawns. We have a growing list of trip reports, accompanied by outline maps, over 400 static photos and other sections including an expanding gear section. We recently added the result of our most ambitious project - interactive moving panoramas (360-degree and partials). An example of both can be found on the recent 'High Street' trip from December.
Regards and good walking
From: Vivien and Geoff (http://v-g.me.uk) Country: England Date: Mon Feb 16 18:09:38 2004
Nice site. Good photos and you all look like you are enjoying yourselves, exactly what walking is all about. I will be visiting again and probably try a few of the routes you describe.
From: Pete G Town/City:
Country: England Date: Sat Feb 14 16:04:04 2004
A very interesting site - I will be visiting again.
Walked round Eccup reservoir yesterday - do you know where I can get a map/walks around that area (north Leeds).
From: Diane Hazelgrave Town/City:
West Yorks Country:
England Date: Mon Feb 2 19:03:53 2004
Great site, well done.
I am planning to do the coast to coast this year so I enjoyed checking out your info about that walk plus your details of the dales way which I backpacked a couple of years ago.
All the best. Kev
From: Kev Flint Town/City: Bolton Lancashire Country: England Date: Sat Jan 24 20:29:52 2004
Congratulations on an excellent website. All the best for 2004.
From: Mark (http://www.hill-tribe.com) Town/City: Lake District Country: England Date: Mon Jan 19 11:50:49 2004
My 'Pub in the Middle' Walks web site will be available shortly. Hope you will try some of my walks even though they will be a bit shorter than what you are used to. It may give you more time in the excellent Yorkshire Dales pubs. I'll be leaving Bishop Burton soon, if I don't see you before I go, all the best
From: Steve Giles Town/City: Leeds West Yorkshire Country: England Date: Sat Jan 10 20:23:36 2004
Hi, you have a very great site, I like it. Anyway you are a very great photographer, nice picture. Keep it great.
From: Endah Kurnia Wirawati
Date: Thu Jan 1 14:44:28 2004