Walkers Roll of Honour
July 26th. 2017 - Congratulations to Neil Sainthouse of Worksop, who on July 17th. 2016 in 8 1/2 hours walked my 28 MILE - LITTLE JOHN CHALLENGE WALK. Also on July 31st. 2016 he walked in 8 hours 40 mins, my 25 mile - BELVOIR WITCHES CHALLENGE WALK.
Mand congratulations to him.
10 July 2017 - Coingratulations to Michael Mcgreavy of Bolton who over 4 days - July 19th-22nd - walked the 100 mile - ISLE OF MAN COASTAL PATH. WELL DONE TO HIM.
July 8th 2017 - Congratulations to Ben Betts of Nottingham, who walked my - LITTLE JOHN CHALLENGE WALK - 28 MILES, from Edwinstowe in 10 hours 35 mins. Well done to him.
June 24th-28th.2017 - Congratulations to John Merrill who walked the 75mile? NATIONAL FOREST WAY. See separate page for his comments.
Saturday June 17th. 2017 - Congratulations to Richard Quennell who walked my 24 mile RUTLAND WATER CHALLENGE WALK. This was a training walk in preparation for a 100km charity walk from Bath to Cheltenham. Good luck to him.
May 23rd. 2017 - Congratulations to Deborah Cresswell, Alan Holmes, Jack Reaney and Edna Reaney who walked my LITTLE JOHN CHALLENGE WALK - 28 MILES. Well done to them all.
June 20th 2017 - Only learnt of this today, but congratulations to Jack and Edna Reaney who in June 2012 within 48 hours walked THE LIMEY WAY - 40 MILES. Well done to them.
April 5th. 2017 - Congratulations to Iain Barker of Sheffield who walked my WHITE PEAK CHALLENGE WALK - 25 MILES. Well done to him.
June 17th. 2017 - Congratulations to Glen Bradford of Nottingham and to the many charity walkers who walked the 33 mile GRANTHAM CANAL - End to End. Well done to you all.
June 17th. 2017 - Congratulations to Alex Goodson (Stockport) and Stuart Johnson (Chinley) who walked my DARK PEAK CHALLENGE WALK - in 8 hours 20 mins, including 50 minutes in stops. "I'm pretty certain we were on-route the whole way day but our GPS logged the walk as 22.4 miles with 3,773 ft. of ascent - the extra 400 feet hurt! Anyway, it was excellent, so many thanks for creating the walk." Well done to them.
June 8th & 9th 2017 - Congratulations to Simon Haste of West Sussex who walked my HAYLING ISLAND WALK - 24 MILES and the following day my THORNEY ISLAND WALK - 8 miles. A great achievement.
June 4th. 2017 - Congratulations to Ian Graves of Goole who walked my LITTLE JOHN CHALLENGE WALK - 28 MILES in Sherwood Forest in 9 hours 50 mins. Well done to him.
May 29th. 2017 - Congratulations to Neale and Linda Lamond of Blairgowrie, who walked the St. Cuthbert's Way from Melrose to Lindisfarne. Well done to them.
May 6th. 2017 - Congratulations to Steve Hastings of Macclesfield who walked my 24 mile - GRITSTONE -END TO END WALK - in the Peak District National Park.
May 27th. 2017 - Congratulations to Ross Layton, Steven Haywood, Thomas Bell and James Bell of Belper, Derbyshire who in 9 hours 45 mins walk 28miles, completing my DERBY CANAL RING. Great effort.
May 13th - 20th 2017 - Congratulations to James Bird, who walked the whole of the GRAND UNION CANAL - BIRMINGHAM TO LONDON - 153 MILES - in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. A great effort; his friend Steve walked part of the way, retiring at Braunston due to big blisters. You can donate for this very worthy cause - www.justgiving.com/Chad-Dicks2
May 12th/13th 2017 - Congtratualtions to Evonne Zingraf of Cleethorpes, who walked the 35 mile route to Walsingham - KING'S LYNN TO WALSINGHAM. Well done to her.
May 7th. 2017 - Congratulations to Mike Dean of Northampton, who walked in 6 hours 51 mins, the 25 miles - BELVOIR WITCHES CHALLENGE WALK. Well done to him.
May 6th. 2017 - Congratulations to Alex Goodson and Stuart Johnson of Stockport, who walked my - WHITE PEAK CHALLENGE WALK - 25 MILES - in 10 hours 29mins.
April 23rd. 2017 - Congratulations to Matthew Drage of Hitchin, who has completed SIX LONG CIRCULAR WALKS from - LONG CIRCULAR WALKS IN EASTERN HERTFORDSHIRE - walking more than 120 miles.
April 18th. 2017 - Congratulations to Greg and Dennis Vincent who walked my 25mile - WHITE PEAK CHALLENGE WALK in 9 hours 40 mins.
April 2nd. 2017 - Congratulations to Ian Grfaves who walked mu - DARK PEAK CHALLENGE WALK in 8 hours 17mins.
April 19th. 2017 - Congratulations to Richard Harris of Swadlincote, Derbyshire for completing SIX SHORT CIRCULAR WALKS IN THE STAFFGORDSHIRE MOORLANDS - walking a total of 28 miles.
April 3rd. 2017 - Belated congratulations to Jerry Marsden of Berlin, Germany, who today received his badge and certificate for running the Pennine Way in 6 days - 45 miles per day. He was a member of a team of 6 who set out on Monday June 23rd. 1986 and completed the route 6 days later. All members of 3 Troop. "A crippling effort but for a good cause - Multiple Sclerosis.
March 8th 2017 - Congratulations to John Burn of Darley Dale, Derbyshire who has walked several times my -YORKSHIRE DALES CHALLENGE WALK - 24 MILES. "I have walked this superb walk on several occasions. Arguably it is my favourite walk". Many, many congratulations to him.
January 20th. 2017 - Congratulations to Danny Long of Saffron Walden who has completed six walks - 38 miles - from my latest book - "Short Circular Walks around Saffron Walden.
December 18th. 2016 - Congratulations to Dan Kidd and Linda Chilton of York, who walked my - EPPING FOREST CHALLENGE WALK - 21 MILES -in 6 hours 3 mins. A great time.
December 4th. 2016 - Congratulations to Richard Harris of Swadlincote, who has completed four long circular walks - 54 miles - in Charnwood Forest.
October 21st - 24th - Congratulations to Matt Betts of St. Ives, who walked to Canterbury from London - 75miles - following the medieval pilgrimage route. Blessings.
October 8th. 2016 - Congratulations to Ian Shaw of Nottingham, who walked my WHITE PEAK CHALLENGE WALK - 25 miles in 10 hours 30 mins. "What a lovely route and the weather today was perfect. I really enjoyed myself." Well done!
October 8th. 2016 - Congratulations to Jamie Strachan of Daventry who walked my - JENNIFER CHALLENGE WALK -24 MILES - in 10 hours. He took a wonderful photo library of the walk. Many congratulations.
TEN CHALLENGE WALK AWARD - Dr. Jamie Strachan of Daventry between March 9th. 2014 and September 24th. 2016 has completed ten of my challenge walks - 250 miles - and has been awarded a special cup. His walks are -
The Charnwood Forest Challenge Walk
The Derby Canal Ring,
The Rutland Water Challenge Walk.
The Malvern Hills Challenge Walk.
The Belvoir Witches Challenge Walk
The White Peak Challenge Walk.
The Limestone Dales - End to End Walk.
The Staffordshire Moorlands Challenge Walk.
The Dark Peak Challenge Walk.
The Little John Challenge Walk.
.........Many, many congratulations to him.
September 17th. 2016 - Congratulations to Prof. Ian Smith of Nottinghamshire who walked my -BELVOIR WITCHES CHALLENGE WALK- 25 MILES - in 7 hours 50mins. "I didn't stop for a pub lunch", hence his good time.
September 11th. 2016 - Congratulations to Evonne Zingraf of Lincolnshire who walked as part of the LDWA walking day in glorious sunshine, my LITTLE JOHN CHALLENGE WALK - 28 MILES - well done!
September 10th. 2016 - Congratulations to John and Ivy Butterworth of Doncaster, who over four trips from September 5th. 2015 to September 10th 2016 walked my ISLE OF ANGLESEY COAST PATH -130 MILES. Great effort and dedication, they are now setting off to walk the Viking Way. Well done!
September 3rd/4th. 2016 - Congratulations to John Hobbs of Slough who walked my - BELVOIR WITCHES CHALLENGE WALK - 25 MILES. Well done to him.
September 1 & 2nd. 2016 - Congratulations to James Kelford who walked my WHITE PEAK CHALLENGE WALK - 25 MILES -in 9 hours 52 mins. Well done!
August 30th. 2016 - Congratulations to Suzy Davies of Crawley who completed the 73 mile walk - THE BRIGHTON WAY. "I finally did it, not only did I complete the Brighton Way but got through Seminary too! On both counts due to your inspiration". Really well done.
June 29th - August 3rd. 2016 - Congratulations to Paul Callis-Smith of Withernsea-who walked the RIDGEWAY over 6 days. Many congratulations.
June 27th.2015 - Congratulations to Helen Gilchrist of Gillingham, Dorset, who has walked the ISLE OF WIGHT COAST PATH - TWICE! First between June 6th/7th 2015, completing the walk in 36hours. The on June 27th 2015 in 24 hours - great achievement.
August 12th - 18th 2016 - Congratulations to Geoff King of Somerset who walked the 77 mile pilgrimage walk - London to Canterbury - taking 23.5 hours of walking altogether. Well done to him.
-August 21st. 2016 Congratulations to Jenson and Amelia Buttery of York, who aged 6 and 9 climbed Snowdon from Llanberis, with their parents . A great achievement. Many many congratulations. Really wonderful!
August 20th. 2016 - Congratulations to Revd. John N. Merrill who walked 21 miles from Hitchin to Hertford in Hertfordshire, tracing a unique chalk river -River Mimram. A stunning walk!
August 6th. 2016 - Congratulations to Neil Milner of Bradford who walked "The Way of the Gull" - the 100 mile Isle of Man Coast Path between August 1st - 6th. 2016. He also walk the 112 mile - CLEVELAND WAY - between May 23rd - 30th. 2015. Many congratulations to him.
August 13th. Congratulations to Revd John N. Merrill who completed the new 50 mile - Shipwrecks Way to Portsmouth - a lovely walk and ferry crossing from Hayling Island.
August 7th. 2016 - Congratulations to Steve Rose, Emile Van Der Zee and Mats Nielsen who walked the LINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS BLACK DEATH CHALLENGE WALK - 26 MILES in 10 hours. Well done!
May 6th-8th 2016 - Congratulations to Catharine Baylis of Haverfordwest, who walked the Isle of Wight Coast Path. This was with the Isle of Wight LDWA and part of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival.
July 31st. 2016 - Congratulations to Heather and Adrian James of Swansea, who walked the "JENNIFER'S CHALLENGE WALK" - 24 MILES. "A very lovely walk for myself and wife in memory of our daughter, Jennifer. Many blessings.
July 26-30 2016 - Congratulations to Patrick Dickinson of Sheffield who walked JERSEY'S COASTLINE - 51 MILES. " Great walk, no rain, flat beach walking and rugged north coast." Well done to him.
June 25th, 2016 - Congratulations to P.J. Collins and G. Elsby of Glssop who completed "COMPO'S WAY" - 35 miles in 11hours 10mins. They walked with a LDWA party. Well done!
May 1st - 17th. 2009 -Congratulations to Valerie Goodlad and Sally Vardy, who walked the whole of the PENNINE WAY, from Kirk Yetholm to Edale. Well done to them - only informed of this July 21st. 2016!
April 30th. 2016 - Congratulations to Ryan Brett of Rainham who completed the 77 mile walk around THE ISLE OF WIGHT.
July 23rd. 2016 - Congratulations to Revd. John N. Merrill who completed the 25mile RUTLAND WATER CHALLENGE WALK.
July 15th. 2016 - Congratulations to Suzie & Paul Rowe of Hull, on walking - THE WHITE PEAK CHALLENGE WALK - 25 MILES - well done to them.
July 10th. 2016 Congratulations to John Hobbs of Slough, who walked THE LINCILNSHIRE WOLDS - BLACK DEATH CHALLENGE WALK - 28 miles-This was his ninth challenge walk.
April 19th - 23rd. 2016 - Congratulations to Dr. John Howells of Devon,who walked the whole of the Isle of Wight coast path - 77 miles. Congratulations to him.
June 21st - 24th. 2016 - Congratulations to - Jack Reaney (age 83), Edna Reaney (aged 83) and Deborah Cresswell of Sheffield who completed the LLANGOLLEN CANAL - END TO END - 51 MILES. they are the oldest couple to walk it and are an inspiration to us all - fantastic.
June 25th. 2016 - Congratulations to Wayne Rowlett of Corby who walked the entire 36 miles if COMPO'S WAY in 12 hours 45 mins - "A great walk if a little long, the high point being around Stanage Edge and seeing the new Stanage pole. Back Tor made a great lunchtime stop. The low point finishing with a massive blister!" Many, many congratulations to him; great effort.
June 21st. 2016 congratulations to Neale and Linda Lamond of Blairgowrie who became the fist people to walk my new 24 mile - KING JOHN CHALLENGE WALK - in Windsor Great Park. Well done to them.
June 18th. 2016 - Congratulations to Jamie Strachan and Calum Cawley of Daventry, who walked my DARK PEAK CHALLENGE WALK - 24 M ILES -in 9 hours 51 mins. Part of their training for the 3 Yorkshire Peak walk in July. Congratulations to them. Jamie also qualified for a TWO Challenge walk badge and certificate, although this was his 9th. challenge walk.
June 3rd. Congratulations to Ian Pemberton who completed my 30 mile Snowdon Challenge walk in just under 10 1/2 hours. "To date I've walked and scrambled to the summit of Snowdon around 160 times, including your route three times so far. I love this mountain. I can't believe more ppeople aren't walking your Snowden Challenge as its a lovely walk. Thank you, IP."
May 29ith. 2016 - Congratulations to Matthew Wilkes and Ian Pemberton who completed the Carneddau Challenge walk in 12 hours 15 mins. Well done to them.
May 15th.2016 - Congratulations to Evan Coughlan of Brighton, who walked my 53 mile - THE BRIGHTON WAY - over three days. Well done to him ..............walking home!
April 14th 2016 - Many congratulations to Benjamin Brown - aged 5 -of Nottingham, who over a week walked 4 short circular walks from my book of "Walks around Matlock". A great achievement - a marathon walker in the making! The youngest yet!
March 25th-27th 2016 - Congratulations to David Cordery and Lisa Calderwood who walked the 27 mile - QUANTOCK WAY - from Taunton to Somerset over the Quantock Hills. Well done to both of you.
February 20th. 2016 - congratulations to Linda Chilton and Dan Kidd who walked my YORKSHIRE DALES CHALLENGE WALK -23 MILES, from Kettlewell, climbing 3,600 feet, including Buckden Pike; completing the walk in 9 hours. Well done to them.
May 26th. 2012 - June 3rd. 2012 - John and Maggie Coats - walked the 111 miles CLEVELAND WAY in the North Yorkshire Moors. Well done to them; one of the great trails on England.
8/12/2015 - Congratulations to Revd. John Merrill who completed walking 94 miles along the Wealdway, from Gravesend to Eastbourne. A beautiful walk across the Weald with gale force winds at Beachy Head. Must do it in the summer for the views!
12/12/2015 - Congratulations to John Hobbs of Slough who completed the 34 mile pilgrimage walk - LONDON TO ST. ALBANS. Well done!
11/102015 - Congratulations to David Allery, his son and friend who walked the 100 mile PEAKLAND WAY. David first did the walk 35 years ago with his father; great achievement. "Of the 8 days that we walked, we only had rain for about 10 minutes on the way into Edale, so we sheltered under the railway bridge". Well done to them.
21st. -25th. September - Congratulations to Angie Stocker and friend who over five days walked the 77mile ISLE OF WIGHT COAST PATH - well done to them,
22/09/2015 - Congratulations to Andrew Davis of Sheffield, .
walked the entire 100 miles - ISLE OF MAN COAST PATH - The way of the gull. Many congratulations to him.
31/10/2015 -Congratulations to Dan Kidd and linda Chilton of York, who walked the Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Challenge Walk - 26 miles in 7 hours 29mins. Well done to them.
11/9/2015 - 13/9/2015 - Congratulations to Miriam Saunders and her sister, Lorna Hartwell of Glenalta, South Australia, who walked the whole of the LLANGOLLEN CANAL - 51 miles over three days. Well done! The first from down under!
10/10/2015 - Congratulations to Revd John Merrill for inaugurating a new challenge walk - The King John Challenge Walk - 24 miles. A superb walk full British history ................ guide book in preparation!
22/8/2015 - Congratulations to Patsy Payling of Scunthorpe who has walked the 26 mile Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Challenge Walk.Well done!
22/23/24th. September 2015 - Congratulations to Danny Long of Saffron Walden, who walked 30 miles from Exmouth to Lyme Regis along the S. W. Coast Path, aided by my Short Circular Walks in East Devon. Well done! 19/9/2015 - Congratulations to Paul Gretton and his son, Jarrold - aged 16, from Southwell - who walked the LITTLE JOHN CHALLENGE WALK - 8 MILES -in 12 hours 10 mins. They used to walk to raise £500 towards Jarrold costs for an expedition to Borneo next year This was the longest walk they have done, 17 miles being the longest - "Thank you for providing the route for what proved to be a most memorable and indeed challenging day for us both. The mist hovering over the heather in the depths of Sherwood Forest at dawn was quite beautiful." Thank you, so glad you had a great day and used it for a great cause. Good luck next year. .29/8/2015 - Congratulations to Revd John Merrill who inaugurated the Bosham Challenge Walk in East Sussex.... guide out soon!
27/8/2015 -Congratulations to Danny Long of Saffron Walden, Essex, who walked the River Lee and Stort Navigations - 34 miles in 10 1/2 hours. He recently walked the 72 mile Saffron Trail in Essex from Southend on Sea to Saffron Walden - well done!
24/8/2015 - 28/08/2015 - Congratulations to Liz Piper and her son, Dave Piper of Stoke on Trent who walked the 85 mile long - Ridgeway Trail - congratulations to them.
17/8/2015 - 20/8/2015 - Congratulations to John Wood, Paul Tremere and John McCollin of East Yorkshire, who walked the 77 mile long Isle of Wight Coastal Path.
16/8/2015 - Congratulations to Revd. John who cycled 52 miles plus 10 miles to and from the start, around the rote from central London to Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs and then across London to around Richmond Park - full of deer - and back to near King's Cross. All in aid of the 2015 London Bikeathon raising money for the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Dis it an hour quicker than last year on my new racing bike; not bad for a young lad! This is what the two previous training rids - below - were for. Photo at the end with medal. 8/8/2015 - Congratulations to Revd John who cycled 50 miles following Cycle Rout No. 21from Gatwick airport to Greenwich. Lovely ride over the North Downs and on a new bike! Final training ride for next Sunday and a 60 mile charity ride! Photo o John at Greenwich with Cutty Sark behind.
8/8/2015 - Congratulations to Brian Davey of Halifax who has walked the 100 mile Trent & Mersey Canal; the 25 mile Surrey Hills Challenge Walk and the 42 mile Mandeville Monks Way - many congratulations.
8/8/2015 -Congratulations to Evonne Zingraf and Peter Louth who walked the 24 mile - Belvoir Witches Challenge Walk. A great walk and a great day.
8/8/2015- Congratulations to Wayne Rowlett of Northamptonshire who completed The BELVOIR WITCHES Challenge Walk - 24 miles kin 8 hours 55 mins. He commented - "The walk was brilliant 10/10!" Thank you!
August 1st 2015 - Congratulations to Revd John on cycling 52 miles, including the whole of the Downs Link from Guildford to Shoreham on Sea. Training for a charity ride later this month!
Between August 2014 - July 2015 - Congratulations to Julia Carter of Torquay, who over 11 days has walked the 100 mile Isle of Man Coast Path - "The Way of the Gull". Many, many congratulations to her.
July 26th - 30th 2015 - Congratulations to Peter and Tim Turner, of Colchester, who walked the entire Isle of Wight Coast Path - 77 miles - actual walking time 25 hours. Many congratulations to them, a fine effort.
July 26th. 2015 Congratulations to the Buddhist monk - Ajahn Manapo who has walked my 100 mile Peakland Way over the last week. Being a monk he did it according to his Forest (Thai) tradition, eating one meal a day before Noon; getting the food from the general public and carrying no money, just a sleeping bag and water. He throughly enjoyed the walk and said Kinder Scout was amazing.
July 24th. 2015 - Congratulations to Danny Long of Saffron Walden, Essex, who completed the 26 mile Hertford Challenge Walk in 10 1/4 hours.
July 19th. 2015 - Congratulations to Naomi Armstrong who along with Jeff baker walked my Three Counties Challenge walk in 8 hours 27 mins. This was Naomi's tenth challenge walk and a cup is being arranged. Her ten walks are - The Tissington Trail, Belvoir Witches Challenge, Monsal Trail, Rutland Water Challenge, White Peak Challenge, Limestone dale end to end, Middlewich Challenge, Longdendale Trail, Happy Hiker Challenge and Three Counties - altogether some 222 miles of walking - well done! Picture of Naomi on the Roaches on the Three Counties Challenge.
July 19th. 2015 - Congratulations to Jeff Baker of Swadlincote who walked my 30 mile long "Three Counties Challenge walk" in the Peak District involving 4,500 feet of ascent. "What a fantastic walk it was with fabulous views. It was hard going but well worth it; took 8 hours 27 mins." Great effort.
July 18th. 2015 - Congratulations to John Hobbs of Slough who became the first person to walk my new isle of Thanet Challenge Walk - 25 miles - in 9 hours. Well done!
April 10th-13th 2015 - Congratulations to David Hyde ho walked the 85 mile long Ridgeway National Trail over Easter.
July 9th. 2015 - Congratulations to Revd. John Merrill on walking the St. Cuthbert Way from Melrose to Lindisfarne in 72 hours - 72 miles. A brilliant scenic route through the Scottish Borders and northern England, with a crossing of the sand at low tide to Holy Isle; saw seals and no walkers! Read the story in his new book!
July4th 2015 - Congratulations to Ian Pemberton and Matthew Wilkes of Caernarvon, who walked and climbed the whole of the Glyderau Challenge walk in 14 1/2 hours. A great achievement especially for Matt who, a few years agi, broke his foot in three places and had to have his ankle fused, making walking painfull. Full of admiration for his effort; an inspiration to us all.
On June 6th. 2015, Gary Jeeves of Biggleswade made history by becoming the first person to complete 60 of my challenge walks. His first was on June 28th. 2010, and over the five years has walked 1,548 miles. A wonderful achievement and many. many congratulations.
(Photo of me with the cup!)
May 2nd 2015 - Andy Ince of Nottingham walked the whole of the Monsal Trail and two days later, the whole of the Tissington Trail, on May 4th. 2015 - Many congratulations to him.
June 13th. 2015 - THE SURREY HILLS CHALLENGE WALK - 23 MILES - John Hobbs became the first person to walk it in 10 hours. Wonderful news!
June 13th & 14th 2015 - THE WHITE PEAK CHALLENGE WALK - 25 MILES - David Drummond-Murray and Claire Coles - "13 hours of walking and 4 hours in the pub! A wild camp stop over - was a fantastic weekend and we are looking forward to the next!" Great stuff!
June 10th. 2015 - Darren Turnley and Chris Backhouse walked 23 miles around Hayling island. "Very underrated island, throughly enjoyed the walk" - I agree" Well done to them,
June 6th. 2015 - THE ESSEX PRIORY WAY - 24 MILES - Brian Davey and his girlfiend completed the walk - "Very enjoyable. Thank you for introducing us to this little known area."
June 6th. 2015 - SNOWDON CHALLENGE - 32 MILES IN 24 HOURS, from the sea to the summit and back. Ian Pemberton of Carmel set off at 7.24am and was on the summit in a gale at 12..24pm. Back at the beach at 5.43pm. A great day out despite twisting his ankle.
June 5th. - only learn of this today - Alison Cotterill walked the whole of LLANGOLLEN CANAL - 51 MILES - between September 27th and 30th 2013. Well done to her.
May 2nd/3rd 2015 - Congratulations to Jacqueline Keeling of Teversal Village and her walking buddy, Ruth Fearn who set off from Castleton on May 2nd and walked for 10 hours. They continued on the next say, Sunday and walked a further 6 hours to complete THE LIMEY WAY - 40 MILES in 48 hours. Great achievement, well done to them.
May 16th. 2015 - Congratulations to Allan Lawry who walked the 28miles - THE DERBY CANAL RING - "Your route description is spot on!" On October 27th. 2012, Allan walked the 21 mile Epping Forest Challenge Walk, has now been awarded the Two Challenge Walk badge. Well done to him.
May 15th. 2015 - Congratulations to Jack Burgoyne of Welling, kent, who has become the first person to follow in footsteps and walked the Grand Union Canal - 153 miles - from London to Birmingham. - "A great walk to enjoy".
May 11th - 16th. 2015 - Congratulations to John and Maggie Coats, from Northwich, Cheshire, who walked the National Trail - The Ridgeway - 85 miles. A great walk!
May 15th. 2015 - Congratulatiopns to Andrew Davis of Sheffield who has walked more than 500 miles completing - The Peakland Way, The Monsal Trail, The Peak District High Level Route, The Ridgeway, The Rivers Way, The Cleveland way and the 77 miles Isle of Wight Coast Path. A great achievement.
May10th 2015 - Congratulations to John Merrill who cycled 44 miles, including 34 miles along the Thames Bridges Stroke Association Charity Ride - a superb day out, with some 2,000 cyclists raising some £250.000 for this charity.
April 29th. 2015 - Congratulations to Patrick Dickinson of Sheffield who walked the 30 mile - Cal-Der-Went Walk in 10 hours 15mins. Well done to him. On May 7th 2015 he also completed the Limestone Dale end to end walk - 24 miles in 9 hours 20 mins - great stuff.
Sunday april 5th. 2015 - Congratulations to John Merrill who walked THE LITTLE JOHN CHALLENGE WALK - 28 MILES in 10 hours, for a new guide to his classic walk. A stunning day!
Photo - Cresswell Crags. New book out in late June 2015!!
18-21st March 2015 - Many congratulations to Matt Simmonds of Nottingham who walked the 92 mile Trent & Mersey Canal - end to end in 4 days. "Four wonderful days of walking! Stayed in classic pubs in Sandbach, Stone and Alrewas. Thanks again for another great walk."
March 10-13th. 2015 - Congratulations to P. J. Collins of Glossop who walked the 77 mile Isle of Wight Coast Path - well done!
April - Congratulations to Benjamin Costello who also walked the whole of the Isle of Wight Coast Path - 77 miles. Great effort.
12/4/2015 - Congratulations to John Hobbs, from Slough, who walked the 26 mile - Hertford ChallengE Walk. "Did it over the weekend. It was a great walk and I throughly enjoyed it."
1/4/2015 - Many congratulations to Suzie Rowe and dog Rysy, and Paul Rowe and dog, Sydney and Joseph Horvath aged 13, all of Hull, who in 15 hours completed the tough 30 mile - Three Counties Challenge Walk; great achievement.
11/4/2015 - Congratulations to John Merrill for cycling 34 miles, following the Viking Coastal Trail in Kent. A fantastic ride, past much early history and stunning beaches. Training for a charity ride!
John Merrill and Abby the barn owl
A remarkable walk with an owl on my hand, in Sherwood Forest.
5/4/2015 - Congratulations to John Merrill who walk the Little John Challenge Walk - 28 miles - for a new updated and enlarged edition of the guide. I took 10 hours, starting at 6.30am from Edwinstowe, via Cresswell Crags - photo above - and finishing at 4.30pm. Absolutely superb day. The previous day I did a walk with hawks and the photo is of me with Abby the Barn Owl. I later walked with an eagle named Thor - see picture above, he weighed 6 1/2 pounds - an amazing experience.
5/4/2015 - Congratulations to Naomi Armstrong and Jeff Baker of Swadlincote, Derbyshire who successfully walk my Happy Hike Challenge Walk - 26 miles in 8 hours 51 mins. "What a great days walking with fantastic views". The photo is on Naomi on the summit of Sheen Hill, just off the route.
Naomi Armstrong on summit of Sheen Hill.
Climbing the peaks of Derbyshire.
4th - 11th. March 2015 - Congratulations to Jennifer Stewart and her brother, Peter White of the Isle of Wight who walked the 112 mile long - Cleveland Way in North Yorkshire. A great walk, well done!
18/3/2015 - Congratulations to Pam Martin and her daughter, Roxanne Martin who in December 2014 and January 2015 have walked in rain, hail & snow but enjoyed them all - six short walks from my book - Short Circular walks around Chesterfield. Pam has now walked all 15 walks in the book. Many congratulations to them - well done!
14/3/2015 - John Hobbs of Slough walked the 24 mile - Rutland Water Challenge Walk in 10 hours - includes pub stop for beer and steak and ale pie! "A great walk and one I have thoroughly enjoyed". Many congratulations to him - he is planning on doing the Hertford Challenge next!
26/2/2015 - Congratulations to Richard Coe and Ian Henderson who walked in 9 hours the 25 mile - HAPPY HIKER CHALLENGE WALK". " The most breathtaking views in the peaks. Many thanks for the adventure. The walk resulted in Ian Henderson completed his fourth challenge walk and has received his badge and certificate. He walked Compo's Way, Upper Don Trail, Tissington Trail and Monsal Trail. Well done to both of them.
15/16th February 2015 - Many congratulations to Richard Coe and Ian Henderson, who completed a unique walk, At 11am on Sunday, 15th. February they left Hunters Bar in Sheffield, the start of COMPOS'S WAY to Holmfirth. By the time they reached Derwent reservoir and halfway it was now dark. They pressed on through the night in "the harshest snow, mud, wind and rain", reaching Holmfirth at 2.15am, Monday morning. It had taken 15 hours 15 mins , so they headed to Dunford Bridge and hiked the UPPER DON TRAIL, after a rest, starting at 5.30am. They reached Wortley at 10.15am. Thus completing their goal of walking two challenge walks within 24 hours. The total walking time being 23 hours 15mins. "This adventure of some 50 miles, pushed the limits of two very experienced hikers, and we both agree that once the "temporary" pain has gone, we will most certainly be telling this story for some time".
What a great walk and experience.
16/2/2015 - Only learnt of this successful walk today - Pete Harris of Powys walking the 100 mile Isle of Man Coastal path between May 16th - 22nd. 2009 - Beleated congratulations to him!
5/2/2015 - Congratulations to Ian Henderson of Uttoxeter who walked the whole of the Tissington Trail during the night, as part of a 25 mile night hike. He left Parsley Hay at 2..0am and reached Ashbourne at 8.40am. This was his second challenge walk and has been awarded the Two Challenge Walk badge and certificate. Wonderful!
31/1/2015 - Congratulations to John Hobbs of Slough who walked the whole of the 21 mile Epping Forest Challenge Walk, despite the mud! Well done to him.
25&26/1/2015 - Congratulations to Richard Coe and Dave Radford of Uttoxeter, who walked the Dark Peak Challenge in winter - 24 miles and more than 3,000 ft. of ascent - and overnight in harsh mud, ice and snow. They started from Fairholmes Car Park on Saturday 25th. 2015 at 6.40pm and after walking through the night reached the car park after walking 13 hours 20 mins, arriving at 9am, Sunday morning the 26th. January. They did the route in reverse going up Back Tor, then Stanage Edge and down to Hathersage and finally up and over Win Hill. "What a fanstastic adventure". Great achievement and the first known winter overnight circuit.
25/1/2015 - Congratulations to Richard Lockett who has just ordered The Peakland way guide. He writes to inform me that he first walked the route in 1974 when 14 with a school friend. Since then he has done many other walks here and abroad and now wants to repeat his 1974 walk - good for him.
18/1/2015 - Congratulations to Naomi Armstrong of Swadlincote and Robert Stewart of Nottingham who walked the Longdendale Trail - both ways - 13.6 miles in 4 hours 8 mins, with 3 inches of snow on the ground. "A beautiful walk". Well done to them.
15/1/2015 - Congratulations to Carly Sparkes of Basingstoke who in October 2013 walked the 77 mile Isle of Wight coast path in 3 days - great achievement! Only learnt of this today. I am in the process of updating and enlarging my guide to walk - one of my most popular books!
10/1/2015 - Congratulations to Paul & Suzie Rowe of Hull who walked the Monsal Trail with their two labradors - Sydney & Rysy. They also informed me that the four of them over August 19th and 20th 2014 (my birthday!) succesfully walked from the coast to the top of Snowdon and back, following my Snowdon Challenge Walk, completing the walk in 11 hours 15 mins of walking. Well done to them all; I understand the dogs loved it as well.
28/12/14 - Congratulations to Richard Harris of Swadlincote, who has completed four short circular walks from my book - "Short Circular walks in South Derbyshire". He walked the Willington & Trent & Mersey Canal walk; Shardlow walk; Tutbury walk and Melbourne walk. Well done to hbim.
30/11/2014 - Congratulations to Richard Coe and children - Chester Coe, aged 7 and Jocelyn Coe, aged 5, who have completed six short circular walks - 24 1/2 miles in 19 hours. Four walks from the "Short Circular walks in the Staffordshire Moorlands - Alton & Churnet Valley; Hawksmoor; Ecton and Manifold Valley and Ilam & Dovedale. Two walks from Short Circular walks in the Peak District - Vol. One - Bakewell Town Walk and Tissington village walk. A great achievement -- well done!
29/11/2014 - Congratulations to john merrill who completed the North Down way - 130 miles - from Farnham to Dover! Well done!
16/11/2014 - Congratulations to John & Ivy Butterfield of Doncaster who have walked the 110 mile Nene Way from Northants to The Wash - saw many dragonflies. A great achievement, well done to them.
16/11/2014 - Jeff Basker of Swadlincote, Derbyshire - successfully completed four short walks from my book - "Short Circular Walks in South Derbyshire". "Just to let you know I have completed four of your short walks and what a great time I've had ......Foremark Reservoir & Melbourne; also Shardlow and Elvaston Castle. Well done to him. 2/11/2014 - David Morgans and Olga Astley-Jones of Shrewsbury, walked the Llangollen Canal - End to End - more than 50 miles. "We found your book very helpful and it enhanced the enjoyment of the walk." Well done to them. 26/10/14 - Naomi Armstrong and Jeff Baker of Swadlincote, Derbyshire completed the MIDDLEWICH CHALLENGE WALK - 22 miles in 5 hours 33 mins. A great effort - well done to them! Picture of them both at a canal bridge.
22/10/2014 - Matt Simmonds of Nottingham who walked the 22 mile MIDDLEWICH CHALLENGE WALK - "I completed your Middlewich Challenge in 8 hours. Never putting a foot wrong due to your excellent guide. Superb walk. I saw three kingfishers along the canal. Called in at the very nice cafe at Venetian Marina. Thanks for the walk!"
15/10/2014 - Congratulations to Neale Lamond who walked the 21 mile - EPPING FOREST CHALLENGE WALK - Well done.
20/10/2014 - Congratulations to Brain Davey of Halifax who walked the 28 mile HERTFORD CHALLENGE WALK - Well done!
30/7/2014 - 2/8/2014 - Congratulations to Phil Rutter who walked around the Isle of Wight. Well done to him.
20/9/2014 - Many congratulations to Ray Buckley who walked the 182 miles - PEMBROKESHIRE COAST PATH - between September 1st - 20th. 2014. A great achievement - well done. 22/9/2014 - Geoff Farrow, Veronica Davis, Ann Smith, and Marion Lewsey - walked the Isle of Man Coast Path - 100 miles, between September 16th - 22nd - well done to them. 13/9/2014 - Many, many congratulations to Annie Blissett and Reacey Hollowood who have walked THE LIMEY WAY - 40 MILES - starting at 5.35am from Castleton and finishing in Thorpe at 11.45pm. Earning themelves the red Limey Way badge and certificate. "Beautiful walk - thank you". A great achievement.
12/9/2014 - Congratulations to Andy White of Sheffield, who has now walked the 40 mile - THE LIMEY WAY - more than five times!! Great achievement.
17/8/2014 - Peter O'Hagan and 21 walkers from Aireworth Vets, Keighley, walked the 24 miles YORKSHIRE DALES CHALLENGE WALK - they raised £2,000 for three local charities - well done to you all.
02/08/2014 - D. Roberts of Middlesborough together with 20 others of the Vermuyden LDWA, walked COMPO'S WAY - from Sheffield to Holmfirth - many congratulations to all. "A great walk"!
20/8/2014 - Congratulations to Pam and Roxanne Martin of Chesterfield, who have successfully done six long circular walks from - Long Circular walks in the Peak District - Vol One - more than 100 miles. Many congratulations to them.
13/92014 - Congratulations to Gary Jeeves of Biggleswade who has completed six long circular walks in Hertfordshire - more than 100 miles. He has been awarded the six long walk circular blue badge. Many congratulations to him.
Congratulations to Matt Simmonds of Nottingham who has walk in May 2014 - the SWEET PEAK CHALLENGE WALK from Wem. On July 17th. 2014 he walk THE FOREST OF BOWLAND CHALLENGE. since then he has walk 87 miles of the Cornish coast Path and is now walking in the French Basque mountains!
August 22nd. 2014 - Congratulations to Ed Vanson of Epsom who ran/walked the 77 MILE ISLE OF WIGHT COAST PATH between the 18th - 22nd August 2014. A great achievement.
June 29th. 2014 - Congratulations to Roy Cripps of Aylesbury who over nine separate days between June 28th. 2012 and June 28th. 2014 has walked the whole of the Isle of Wight Coast Path - many congratulations to him.
Congratulations to Trevor & Betty Jones and Adrian and Thersea of Surrey, who over seven days of walking between May 3rd. 2010 and July 26th. 2014 - have walked the 53 mile - BRIGHTON WAY. Well done to them to complete the walk.
August 17th 2014 - Congratulations to Dr. Kirsten Pantenburg and Jorg Wittek of Ilkley, who walked the YORKSHIRE DALES CHALLENGE WALK - 23 miles and 3,500 feet of ascent from Kettlewell. A great effort, well done!.
August 16th. 2014 - Congratulations to Ralph Moakes, Peter Jones and Robert Clay of Leicester who walked THE ISLE OF WIGHT COAST PATH - between the 9th and 16th of August - and judging by their itinerary had a great time. Well done to them
August 16th. 2014 - Congratulations to Richard Harris of Swadlincote who has walked the 24 mile, 2,000 ft of ascent - THE HAPPY HIKER CHALLENGE WALK in the Peak District in 8 hours 31 mins. Well done! The Pennine Way - Joyce and Samantha Barnes of Barnsley completed the walk in two stages - Edale to Keld in August 2013 and Keld to Kirk Yetholm between July 31st - August 10th 2014 - congratulations to both of you. August 9th. 2014 - The Brighton Way - 53 miles - congratulations to Malcolm Kenworthy of Bognor Regis who walked the route in four stages. Well done! August 10th. 2014 - Dr. Jamie Strachan of Church Gresley, walked the 24 mile Peak District Limestone End to End walk in 9 hours 3 mins. - many congratulations to him.
Naomi Armstrong of Swadlincote also walked route with him; congratulations to her.
July 29th-August4th. 2014 - Steph and Amanda Carter, from Wetherby, walked the 100 mile Isle of Man Coast Path - many congratulations to them.
31/7/2014 - Congratulations to Ian Pemberton who completed the Gylderau Challenge Walk in 10 hours 6 mins. The walk involves climbing all the Glyderau summits. The walk was done in memory of Thor Walton (14/10/51 - 23/12/14 - "Journey on Gentle Traveller". He was a dry stone waller and restored many paths in Snowdonia. A fitting walk for a fine man.
24/7/2014 -Congratulations to Ian Pemberton of Caernarfon who completed the Carneddau Challenge Walk in 10 hours 10 mins. A great time for a hard challenge.....well done!
July 13th. 2014 - Congratulations to Naomi Armstrong , of Swadlincote, with Jamie Strachan, walked the 25 mile White Peak Challenge in 9 hours 48 mins. Well done to them. July 12th. 2014 - Congratulations to Ian Pemberton of Caernarfon, who walked the The 30 mile Snowdon Challenge - from sea to summit and back - in 11 hours; well done to him.. July 10th. 2014 - Congratulations to David Drury of West Midlands, who completed the 28 mile - Little John Challenge Walk - in 8 hours. 33 mins - a great time - well done!
Also on May 15th. 2014 he completed the 25 mile Sweet Pea Challenge Walk, in 8 hours 32 mins.
July 5th. 2014 - Congratulations to Richard Harris of Swadlincote, who walked the Dark Peak Challenge Walk in 7 hours 2 mins - a great time! Well done. July 5th. 2014 - Congratulations to Alan Leadbetter of Wellingborough who walked the 26 mile - Hertford Challenge Walk. Well done to him. July 1st. 2014 - Congratulations to Tom and Nathan Elford of Grimsby who walked the Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Challenge walk - 26 miles - in 7 hours 50 mins. Well done to them. June 18th. 2014 - Congratulations to Alan Jones and Linda Brown of Nottingham who between June 15th - 18th 2014, walked the 77 mile long Isle of Wight Coast Path. Many congratulations to them.
May 17th. 2014 - Congratulations to Michael Hare of Wetherby who has completed FOUR CHALLENGE WALKS including my Lincolnshire Wolds Black Death Challenge. Only informed on June 20th. 2014.. Many congratulations.
June 17th. 2014 - Congratulations to Eric and Lavinia Moxham of Melton Mowbrwy, who have completed six Short Walks in the Dukeries. They are keen walkers and have done many walks of mine.
June 15th. 2014 - many congratulations to Dr. Rachel Thomas who completed her first challenge walk - The Belvoir Witches Challenge Walk - 24 miles in 10 hours 23 mins. She was accompanied by her boyfriend, Dr. Jamie Strachan of Church Gresley who has completed several challenge walks. Great stuff and welcome to the club!
June 8th 2014 - Congratulations to David Carroll of Doncaster who over 5 years walked the whole of the Pennine Way on June 7th. 2013. He also in May 2014 walked the 63 miles St. Cuthbert's Way .... many congratulations to him.
May 25th. 2014 - Congratulations to Richard Harris and Jeff Baker of Swadlincote, Derbyshire, who both completed the Malvern Hills Challenge Walk in under 6 1/2 hours! A great time...well done.
May 25th. 2014 - Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Strachan of Church Gresley, Derbyshire who completed the 20 mile Malvern Hills Traverse Challenge Walk. Well done!
May 25th. 2014 - Congratulations to Naomi Armstrong of Swadlincote, Derbyshire who walked the Rutland water Challenge Walk and thus completing FOUR CHALLENGE WALKS and is awarded the red challenge walk badge. Congratulations to Patrick Dickinson of Sheffield who on May 15th. 2014 walked The Dark Peak Challenge Walk and on May 21st. 2014 walked the White Peak Challenge Walk. Well done to him. May 20th. 2014 - Congratulations to Elsie Fastesson of Alvsbyn, SWEDEN, who over 7 days walked the 100 miles of the Way of the Gull, around the Isle of Man - "It was so beautiful". Many congratulations to her.
May 25th. 2014 - Congratulations to Frances Greieve of Edinburgh who completed walking 75 miles, following the medieval pilgrims route from London to Canterbury. Well done!
June 2nd 2013 - May 25th. 2014 - Many congratulations to Richard Harris of Swadlincote, Derbys, who has succesfully completed TEN of my challenge walks and has been awarded the Ten Challenge Walk Cup. May 11th.2014 - Congratulations to Richard Coe, his son, Chester aged 6, and 15 members of the 1st. Uttoxeter Scout Group, who in pouring rain walked the whole of the 10 miles of the Monsal Dale Trail. A splendid achievement - many congratulations to them. The soggy photo above is them at the end! This was Chester Coe's second long walk - the other being the Tissington Trail end to end in just over 6 hours - and has been awarded the yellow 2 Challenge Badge. A fine achievement.
May 15th. 2014 - Congratulations to Mark Hurman of Aberdeen, who walked the 77 mile Isle of Wight Coast Path - between May 13th and 15th. 2014 - Well done!
May 9th. 2014 - Richard Harris of Swadlincote walked THE STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS CHALLENGE WALK - 25 MILES - in 7 hours 42 mins; Well done to him.
May 7th. 2014 - Congratulations to John and Ivy Butterworth of Doncaster, who walked over two years the 206 mile PENNINE BRIDLEWAY from the High Peak Trail to Cumbria. A great effort.
April 14th. 2014 - congratulations to David Drury for completing the WHITE PEAK CHALLENGE WALK - 15 MILES - in 9 hours 31 mins. He also on March 13th. walked the 24 mile - RUTLAND WATER CHALLENGE WALK in 6 hours 34 mins - a great effort.
April 17th.2014 - Patrick Dickinson of Sheffield was the 23 mile - PEAK DISTRICT END TO END GRITSTONE EDGE WALK - "had fantastic views, walked some of the edges over last 30 years but never knew of Chatsworth and Dobbs edges." Also on May 7th. 2014, Patrick walked the 28 mile - LITTLE JOHN CHALLENGE WALK in 8 1/2 hours. "Great walk, felt those last few miles on my feet but worth it to complete the walk". Well done to him.
May 7th. 2014 - Richard Harris of Swadlincote walked THE JENNIFER CHALLENGE WALK - 24 MILES - in the white peak over 6 hours. A great time - well done.
May 3rd. 2014 - Lorraine and Eric Morgan of Brandon, Suffolk, walked THE DARK PEAK CHALLENGE WALK - 24 MILES - in 10 hours. Congratulations to them - the walk involves 3,300 feet of ascent from Hathersage.
April 23rd. 2014 - Congratulations to Paul and Suzie Rowe and Sydney & Rysy of Hull, who walked THE LITTLE JOHN CHALLENGE WALK - 28 MILES in 7 hours 35 mins. a great time! well done.
April - Congratulations to Matt Simmonds of Sandiacre who has walked THE QUANTOCK WAY - 36 MILES in the Quantocks to Minehead.
Monday 14th April 2014 - Congratulations to Chistopher Dowsing and daughter - Chloe Dowsing (aged 17) , of Nottinghamshire, who walked THE STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS CHALLENGE WALK - 24 MILES - in 11hours 10 mins. Well done to them.
Sunday April 13th. 2014 - Congratulations to Richard Harris of Swadlincote, who walked the whole of The Limey Way - 40 miles - from Castleton to Thorpe via 20 dales, in 11 hours 54 mins, and is awarded the red badge. Great achievement.
Saturday April 12th 2014 - Congratulations of Naomi Armstrong and Robert Stewart (Brother in law) of Swadlincote and Long Eaton, walked the Monsal Trail both ways - 19.7 miles in 4 hours 50mins. A great time ... congratulations. Saturday April 12th. 2014 - Richard Coe and Ashby from Uttoxeter walked my - Peak District Three Counties Challenge Walk - 28 miles - overnight in 11 hours 15 mins. My favourite challenge walk and hardest with 4,800 feet of ascent, including The Roaches, Shutlingsloe and Shining Tor. Well done to them. Richard has completing this done 4 Challenge walks and now has a FOUR challenge Walk badge and certificate. Great stuff! December 20th. 2013 (Only informed 15/4/2014) Richard Coe and Chester his 6 year old son, from Uttoxeter, walked the whole length of the Tissington Trail 13 miles in 6 hours 10 mins. from Parlsey Hay to Ashbourne - Great! Well done, one of the youngest to do it! February 17th & 18th 2014 (only informed 14/4/2014) - Suzie and Paul Rowe of Hull walked my 40 mile - THE LIMEY WAY - from Castleton to Thorpe, via 20 limestone dales through the heart of the Peak District. Many. many congratulations to them; they have now done more than 8 of my challenge walks. 6/4/2014 - Dr. Jamie Strachan of Church Gresley walked my RUTLAND WATER CHALLENGE WALK - 24 MILES - in 7 hours 22mins. Had a great day and few people about. Congratulations to him. 29/3/2014 - Congratulations to Phillip Deed of Barnet, who in 8 hours 40 mins walked my Enfield Circular Challenge Walk - 25 miles from Cockfosters. He has achilles tendon problems but "the walk actually seems to have beneifted from all the exercise" - well done to him.
23/3/2014 - Congratulations to Jeff Baker of Measham who walked the BELVOIR WITCHES CHALLENGE WALK - 25 MILES in 6 hours 42 mins, with Richard Harris and Naomi Armstrong. - Well done to them all! Photo on left.