Microsites on Walking Places

This is the main landing page for the hosted microsites on Walking Places. Each of the links below takes you to a dedicated microsite holding the journals of the site owners. Some of these are managed by the authors and updated on a regular basis, some of them just hold a single journal covering a single journal. Remember, there is no cost associated with running a microsite, we provide all the facilities and expertise for free - we will never ask for any money for this service.

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In the Corner is Richard's journal of his 2009 Coast to Coast walk, with his friend Dave and Border Collie, Elsie. He has also posted an account og his Lyke Wake Walk of the same year.
Far 2 Go Family The Far 2 Go Family are Helen, Tom, Patrick and Jamie Moat. They walked the Coast to Coast in 2009 in aid of a charity supporting Kenyan school children. They have a JustGiving page linked from their journal.
The Lost Walker  The Lost Walker is Shaun and two friends, Richard and Steve, walking the Coast to Coast to raise money for the St. Andrew's Children's Hospice.
Matt & Dave  Matt and Dave; two 50+ guys walking the Coast to Coast to raise money for the "Christine McFarlane Nurses Training School". This journal was written live, each night, after they finished walking.
Walk & Bike  52 years old and feel a lot fitter than when I was 22 years old. I’m single and have no children and try to live my life to the best I can, that is walking and cycling. I live in Stockton on Tees, where I’m pretty lucky to have the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales & Moors and the Lake District within easy reach.  
Walking Bass  This site will start off with Tim and Elspeth's Coast to Coast adventure, and will combine two of my passions, one new (photography) and one as old as the hills (um, the hills). My third, playing the tuba, will probably not feature too highly except by gifting the site a name.
Pennine Walker  My name is James and I am 67 years old. I live in Oregon, having moved here in 2007 when I retired. I am a native Californian, living the past 32 years in Eureka in far northern California. This site was primarily designed to document my Pennine Way walk, which I completed when I was 63, in 2004.   
Famous Five Grannies  We are five grandmothers Heather, Jenny, Val, Di and Celia, who all enjoy walking and have teamed up to do the coast to coast walk in support of Twin teenage boys with cerebral palsy who need new wheelchairs, The National Society for Phenylketonuria (nspku), and the Campaign to Save our Rural Roads (SORR)  
Pete Stott  I was born in 1946. My parents were Madge and Charlie Stott. We lived at the corner of Leeds Road and Fairfax Street in Otley, West Yorkshire, at the foot of a steep hill called The Chevin which divides Wharfedale from Airedale.  
Rambling Pete I have worked offshore on the Oil and Gas rigs for the past 29 years. I’ve visited some wonderful places, but there’s no place like home for a good tramp around the Countryside. Over the next year I will try and record a walk every Month to share with whoever tunes in to this site.  
Journeyman  Born in 1953, married with 4 sons aged between 19-28, I retired from the Police Service in 2004 after 35 years to pursue other interests, in particular walking. 
Kevan and Liz  Married couple living in Lewisham, South London, England ( Europe for those in the US) with 3 cats. Habitual walkers and indoor climbers.  
Lone Walker  Mid 40's IT consultant from Cheshire, in the UK, took up walking in 2004 as a result of a mid-life crisis. Walking was much cheaper than buying a sports car or a motorbike.  
Ashley Heeley  47 years old married with 2 children aged 14 and 9. A Human Resources Manager for a major Steel Stockholder. Major interests include medieval history especially the Wars of the Roses and the Battle of Towton in particular, and reliving my youth by taking an interest in music in particular some of the new bands coming out of Leeds e.g. iForward Russia, Duels, Pigeon Detectives (The Kaiser Chiefs are already mainstream). My answer to mid-life crisis and it's a cheap night out!  
The Savages  Ian (45) and son William (14) Savage. Married to Ruth we have five children: William, Charlie (13), Patrick (10), Roscoe (7) and Albert (3). We live in North Yorkshire on the edge of Nidderdale.  
The Savages - 2007  Ian (45), this time with my sons Charlie (13) and Patrick (10), walk the Coast to Coast again. A classic example of sibling rivalry!  
Fab 4 On The Pennine Way  An excellent journal covering the travels of two couples (Heather and Peter and Pete and Eirlys) along the Pennine Way in May 2006.
Deborah & Gwen  Deborah, 44, daughter of Gwen, married to Mel with 3 teenage children, freelance photographer, living in Sheffield, loves all outdoor activities. Gwen, 75, mother to Deborah, married to David, 2 grown up children and 4 grandchildren, retired teacher, living in Mid-Wales, enjoys walking and gardening.  
Gregg Neilson  Retired engineer, married, 68 years old, living in Sonoma wine country of northern California. Inveterate world traveler and loves walking.  
Footloose Librarians  Texans both, and unrepentant about it. James is a South Texas boy and director of the Victoria Public Library. Steve lives in North Texas and is director of the North Richland Hills Public Library.  
David Holmes  An epic journal recounting the 120 days spent walking from Lands End to Cape Wrath. Get a big mug of tea and don't plan on doing anything for a day or two!