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Guestbook Entries:

Message 1,248:

Love the website, used your route for Ingleborough, and although shrouded in fog, wind and hail, we still loved it.

From: Zac Webster
Location: Country: England
Date: Monday 04 December 2017
Message 1,247:

Very concise, and the website has an excellent group of choices, thank you.

From: Alex Akin
Location: Peterborough Country: England
Date: Saturday 21 October 2017
Message 1,246:

Hi, I have been hiking now for about 6 years and love it but I have always struggled with knowing places to go. I just wanted to say I have stumbled across your web page and I think it is brilliant! So much info and everything I have been looking for and need. I have got a Garmin Fenix 5x now and I will be using your GPX route files as well. I have started following you on Twitter. Thanks again you've made my life so much easier.

From: Adam Cooper
Location: Bournemouth Country: England
Date: Saturday 14 October 2017
Message 1,245:

Thanks for this very useful website. I really enjoying the details of the Great British Walk. We are hoping to do something similar when we return to UK next year after 25 years.

From: Elaine Slater
Location: Canberra Country: Australia
Date: Monday 02 October 2017
Message 1,244:

I just wanted to say thank you for all the walks on your web page. They have helped me no end while planning walks over the last few years, so I wanted to let you know they are really appreciated.

From: Alison Marsden
Location: Lancaster Country: England
Date: Sunday 01 October 2017
Message 1,243:

Fantastic website - for an aspiring fell runner your .gpx date is invaluable!

From: James Joiner
Location: Rotherham Country: England
Date: Friday 22 September 2017
Message 1,242:

Best walking website around. Thank you for your contribution!

From: Kostas Eftaxias
Location: Warrington Country: England
Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
Message 1,241:

I walked Aira Force and Gowbarrow Fell today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Absolutely breathtaking (literally at times!) and well worth the effort to reach the top. Thank you for the recommendation.

From: Adam Coates
Location: Altrincham Country: England
Date: Thursday 31 August 2017
Message 1,240:

Hello. I have just discovered your excellent website. It will be invaluable in planning some walks when we visit the North York Moors in October.

From: Brian King
Location: Southampton Country: England
Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017
Message 1,239:

Absolutely brilliantly laid out website. We will be walking some of the walks next week and I will let you know if we struggle!! Great and many thanks.

From: Carole Elvidge
Location: Althorne Country: England
Date: Monday 28 August 2017
Message 1,238:

I have used your site several times before. Nowhere have I come across such a wealth of useful information. Thanks.

From: Mike Hooper
Location: Harrow, London Country: England
Date: Tuesday 22 August 2017
Message 1,237:

Great resource! Have gleaned some great routes from here for my upcoming trip to Snowdonia :-)

From: Alex Antrobus
Location: London Country: England
Date: Wednesday 09 August 2017
Message 1,236:

Hi Mike, thanks for providing the website. We have used it greatly and found it the best source of good walks available on the internet.

From: David Robinson
Location: Messingham Country: England
Date: Wednesday 09 August 2017
Message 1,235:

Hi, we just wanted to say a big thanks for the website. We did several of your walks on a recent trip to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. First walking holiday we have done, and we cannot wait to do more! Best wishes to you.

From: Gareth and Sonia Jones
Location: London Country: England
Date: Saturday 29 July 2017
Message 1,234:

Hi Mike, just writing to say that me and my Mrs. are great fans of your website. I have always enjoyed all the walks and it is only because of your maps that so much fun in our lives is possible. Thanks again, keep at it.

From: Mihir Gawand
Location: Derby Country: England
Date: Friday 28 July 2017
Message 1,233:

Hi we downloaded your walk for the Cow and Calf and 12 Apostles walk. Myself and my 2 daughters enjoyed reading your descriptive account of your walk and were left on a cliff hanger when you mentioned Lil. Did you ever take Lil to visit the Cow and Calf? However thank you for keeping us entertained. we are now printing off your walk for Tryfan and we can't wait for the adventure.

From: Faye Wilkinson
Location: Leeds Country: England
Date: Tuesday 25 July 2017
Message 1,232:

Mike, Following your posts of the Great Briish Walk day by day has actually been better than reading the whole journey in one go. It's like watching a soap, episode by episode. I've really enjoyed the experience of walking with you "on line" and hope that in the not too distant future I can do the route in the real world. Thanks for all your efforts and conveying the reality of a major experience. Well done both for achieving the walk and writing up its key elements.

From: Alyn Thomas
Location: London Country: England
Date: Thursday 20 July 2017
Message 1,231:

Hello. Thanks for such a great website. I live in the Midlands but often find myself in Yorkshire with work. I plan to walk more and your walks have given me a good start. One of my favourite parts of the country is what I call the back way into Harrogate. Coming from Bradford and turning left just after Pool and over what, I think, can properly be described as moors, through Beckwithshaw and until the A59 Skipton Road is reached. Anyway, thanks again. John.

From: John Lafferty
Location: Shrewsbury Country: England
Date: Friday 14 July 2017
Message 1,230:

Thank you for your very comprehensive website. It really is superb. I lead quite a number of walks for my Rambler’s Club and also a Nottinghamshire fell walking group. We have covered some of your walks in our area. The text and photos are outstanding.

From: Richard Lord
Location: Mansfield Woodhouse Country: England
Date: Monday 10 July 2017
Message 1,229:

Friends from university and I have been following a couple of the documented hikes from this website already. They led us through beautiful nature in Shropshire and Peak District that we would have otherwise missed. Thanks to your provided GPS tracks we felt safe and so far we have not got lost. With these hikes you are providing many people are enjoying a beautiful experience in nature. Thank you very much and keep on hiking!

From: Claudia
Location: Coventry Country: England
Date: Monday 12 June 2017
Message 1,228:

Hi, just thought I would say "Thanks" for your website. I did the Thorner/Hetchell woods walk in Leeds, plus a bit extra recently after seeing it on your site and there was plenty of interest, I enjoyed it.

From: Pleb
Location: Leeds Country: England
Date: Sunday 11 June 2017
Message 1,227:

I have been using these GPX files to drag my friends in university to the peaks on weekends, and I cannot thank you enough. We have experienced high winds on the top of Mam Tor, jumping across streams after heavy rain, braving the racing clouds and the occasional sunburn and have loved every second of it. Thank you!

From: Lucy Donara
Location: Manchester Country: England
Date: Friday 09 June 2017
Message 1,226:

Today, my wife and I did the "Cat Bells, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson" walk you profiled. We loved it! The views were spectacular the whole way! Thank you so much for writing about it and sharing it with the world. It was a very valuable resource for those of us not from the Lake District.

From: Curtis W Callaway
Location: Dalton, Georgia Country: USA
Date: Sunday 04 June 2017
Message 1,225:

Hello, I just wanted to thank you for your amazing site. We spent the weekend up in Wensleydale and embarked on your Wild Boar Fell walk yesterday. It was fantastic. Great variation and some breathtaking scenery. The Needlehouse Gill scramble was particularly beautiful and still covered with bluebells. We are a bit sore and sunburnt but very content. Thank you!

From: Raef Hodgson
Location: London Country: England
Date: Monday 29 May 2017
Message 1,224:

Dear Mike, I just read your report on Suilven. Riveting and enchanting! Well supplemented with photos to give a great feel for the walk. And encouraging too. I feel better equipped at attempting Suilven the next time I am in Assynt. The nearest I have got previously is Inverkirkaig Falls!

From: Jay Patel
Location: Mitcham, London Country: England
Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Message 1,223:

Great Website. The information here is wonderful and we look forward to "walking" through the "miles" of information that you have here. We are planning our 3rd walk in your country and the material you have put together here be very useful. Thanks a lot!

From: Jay Mirro
Location: Seattle, Washington State Country: USA
Date: Tuesday 23 May 2017
Message 1,222:

East Lancashire - lovely hill and reservoir walking north of Bolton into Blackburn with Darwen. Some suggestions are Rivington Pike (Lord Leverhulme's estate) and Winter Hill, Rivington and Anglezaeke reservoir, Wahoh and Jumbles reservoirs, Witton Country Park, Witton Weavers Way over Turton Moor.

From: Anne Jackson
Location: Leeds Country: England
Date: Thursday 11 May 2017
Message 1,221:

I came looking for information about Crib Goch and not only found what I wanted, but a treasure trove besides .. many thanks. May I recommend the South Downs Way? It might be a bit of a trek for you, but it is a proper National Trail, and well worth doing.

From: Jerry W
Location: Linton, Kent Country: England
Date: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Message 1,220:

This website is outstanding. We've done five or six walks since February with my 9 and 11 year old children, so far we've got the kids going 11 miles and we've done the Yorkshire 3 peaks, albeit on three different days! Two days ago we took friends out from Grassington to Mossdale Scar and back via Kimpergill Hill following the gaps route. Loved it. Modern day Wainwright. Keep it up, Mike!

From: Mark Campbell
Location: Bradford Country: England
Date: Monday 8 May 2017
Message 1,219:

Hi Mike, I was doing some hiking research and it reminded me of some email correspondence we had six or seven years ago regarding the suitability of Striding Edge for my, then, fourteen year old. Your comments gave me the confidence to proceed and we loved it. He and I have done a number of walks since and he fully embraces the outdoors including wild camping in Scotland etc. So this is a belated thank you for what you started! Best wishes, Neil

From: Neil McDowell
Location: Bookham, Surrey Country: England
Date: Thursday 13 April 2017
Message 1,218:

I am not a long distance walker but I recently spent time in Sedberg and walked Winder and while looking for other possible walks in the area I found your web site. The reason for my email? I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was browsing your site. The layout and information is excellent. Thank you.

From: Bob Ballard
Location: Country: England
Date: Thursday 30 March 2017
Message 1,217:

I just want to echo what everyone who has signed this guestbook has said. Your website is possibly the best walking site in the UK. The time you must dedicate to the upkeep is very much appreciated. Thank you!

From: Mark
Location: Leeds Country: England
Date: Saturday 25 March 2017
Message 1,216:

Hi, Just to say thank you very much for the site and walking routes. I always fancied walking, having mountain biked most of the Yorkshire Dales for the last 20 years or so I thought I would have a change. I did my first route today, the Bolton Abbey, Appletreewick, Simons Seat route. 13 miles walked and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Cannot wait to get out again. Thank you.

From: John Smith
Location: Ilkley Country: England
Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017
Message 1,215:

I just wanted to say that we did walk from Youlgreave in the Peak District and it was really great. We managed to comfortably drive up from Cambridge, walk and drive back in a day. The scenery was stunning, as were all 4 villages, and I really enjoyed all the landmarks, such as the Hermit's Cave and Robin Hood's Stride. Also, lunch at the Druid's Inn in Birchover was a fantastic treat. Cheers!

From: Alex Koehler-Sidki
Location: Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire Country: England
Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017
Message 1,214:

Hi, I am new to walking and I have just came across your website. Already downloaded a couple of walks and I would just like to thank you and pass on some positive feedback. Great website, free to download, lots of choice and information and all without the need to register. Once again my I thank you and all involved keep up the good work.

From: Wayne Rose
Location: Country: England
Date: Wednesday 22 February 2017
Message 1,213:

Hello Walking Englishman, I have just discovered your amazing web site with all the beautiful pictures accompanying the walks you describe. So much work must have gone into making this website. I live in Australia but I am originally from Manchester, England and the Lake District was absolutely my favourite place to walk. Alas I can not longer do that, but I can imagine being there by reading your descriptions and looking at the accompanying beautiful pictures. Thank you for the memories and for the wonderful web site. Best wishes, Helen

From: Helen Dent
Location: Melbourne Country: Australia
Date: Monday 30 January 2017
Message 1,212:

Hi Mike, Love the website ! I have been a big fan of it for a long time and have enjoyed many a walk.

From: Lee Dobson
Location: Stockton-on-Tees Country: England
Date: Saturday 28 January 2017
Message 1,211:

Hello The Walking Englishman! Just wanted to say thank you for the fabulous resources made available on your site! The GPX files in particular are a lifesaver as they mean I can follow them on my phone easily via the OS Maps App and not get lost up in the hills! Any further walks to and from train stations would be greatly appreciated as none of my friends can drive and accessible public transport is a must. Looking forward to completing some more of your suggestions over 2017!

From: Mary Machin
Location: Manchester Country: England
Date: Tuesday 17 January 2017
Message 1,210:

Hi, I would like to take the opportunity to say what a great resource your web site is. My wife and I have visited the UK twice in the past three years and tried to fit in plenty of walking. The information you provide has been invaluable. We are heading to England again this year with a week of walking in the Yorkshire Dales followed by a month in the Lake District. We are again using your web site! Thanks for all the work you've put in to make such a useful resource. Regards to you.

From: Stephen Meatheringham
Location: Canberra Country: Australia
Date: Monday 09 January 2017
Message 1,210:

Thank you for an incredible site Mike, got myself a new walk partner who is a complete novice and I'm using your Derbyshire walks with a few of my own twists to them to improve his fitness before hitting the Lakes and Snowdon this summer. He experienced his first blizzard Sunday morning walking to Lost Lad from Fairholmes, I am sure he enjoyed it !!!!. Keep up the good work inspiring people to get out.

From: Anthony Lomas
Location: Derby Country: England
Date: Tuesday 03 January 2017
Message 1,209:

Thank you for a brilliant website. I get my walking routes from your site regularly and you have indirectly introduced me to some wonderful new parts of the UK.

From: John Marston
Location: Country: England
Date: Tuesday 03 January 2017

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