Forty years is a long time to be away. Travelling on foot and by motorbike, Nick Adams discovers that while many things have changed, the things he loved - the hills, the pubs, the back roads and yes, even the weather - are undiminished.
Join Nick as he hikes the length of Wales, hitting all the high spots. Then follow him up the spine of England on the Pennine Way, through brutal February weather. On his third trip, circumstances conspire against him. The original plan was to walk from Chepstow all the way to the Lake District. It didn’t quite work out that way. Lastly, follow Nick across the North York Moors at night, then on across the country to the Cumbria coast.
As if the snow, rain, and endless miles weren’t enough while hiking, jump on the back of the motorbike and ride from Scotland to Devon via Norfolk, dodging hypothermia, then through the Lakes, the Pennines, and Wales.
Nick’s idea of a good time seems to involve bad weather, difficult terrain, stealth camping, and innumerable pubs. This is one man’s view of a country he loves, told in a simple, engaging style.
Come along for the ride.
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- david pianosi
Nick hikes and bikes,(motorcycles) across England
Well I usually read Nick's motorcycle stories which I highly recommend.
This book has opened my eyes to a whole new thing that I had never heard of previously.
Apparently one can simply follow marked trails throughout the English countrysides Glenn's and Ben's and this activity is apparently very popular. This book gives a rather good flavour of what this type of travel would be like and for good measure Nick throws in a wet motorcycle jaunt as part of his journey.
Walking established and free trails across the land for days on end...dotted with pubs/motels and meeting the locals actually sounds pretty neat. And in Nick fashion he does it off season....wet and cold.
Simply, I can listen to this guy all day long.