Pennine Way

Date walked: 22/01/2020


Next year I retire and have been thinking what I could do to mark the occasion.

I love walking and live in the Lake District, and my holidays are always walking holidays with my dog. I have done loads of long distance walks in my years, the first being the Pennine Way in my twenties (no dog). So I decided it would be lovely to do it again and this time for charity, as I shall be 66 and my dog will nearly be 11 years old, so it would be a challenge, hence another reason I want to do it for charity.

Bearing in mind the age of my dog (and my replacement knee!), I would take my time, perhaps averaging between 10-12 miles a day, so taking a huge 4 weeks to walk the length, a very costly way, but it would be worth it. I was therefore wondering if any one has ever done the PW with an older dog. She is a Border Collie/GSD cross, about the size of an average Collie, and very fit. We are up in the fells at least twice a week.

I would love to hear from anyone who can share their experience or thoughts with me.

Thank you.


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