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Pennine Way On The Air


Jimmy M3EYP and Tom M1EYP began their biggest walking expedition yet, on Tuesday 25th July 2006.  They walked the Pennine Way, a 268 mile, three week walk from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland, where they arrived on Sunday 13th August 2006.  Along the route, there were 7 qualifying Marilyn summits, and both Jimmy and Tom activated these on amateur radio in the SOTA - Summits On The Air programme.  In addition, they also activated one summit that lies half a kilometre to the side of the path, and three summits in Southern Scotland the day after they completed the walk.

The following was our complete itinerary, including the amateur radio operations from summits.  Click on the date to read about our walk that day and see the photographs.

Date Start End Summits
25/7 Edale Crowden Kinder Scout
26/7 Crowden Standedge Black Hill
27/7 Standedge Mankinholes  
28/7 Mankinholes Ponden  
29/7 Ponden Earby  
30/7 Earby Malham  
31/7 Malham Horton Fountains Fell, Pen-y-ghent
1/8 Horton Hawes Dodd Fell Hill
2/8 Hawes Keld Great Shunner Fell
3/8 Keld Baldersdale  
4/8 Baldersdale Langdon Beck  
5/8 Langdon Beck Dufton  
6/8 Dufton Garrigill Cross Fell
7/8 Garrigill Alston  
8/8 Alston Greenhead  
9/8 Greenhead Once Brewed  
10/8 Once Brewed Bellingham  
11/8 Bellingham Byrness  
12/8 Byrness Uswayford  
13/8 Uswayford Kirk Yetholm The Cheviot
14/8 Kirk Yetholm Kirk Yetholm Black Hill, Sell Moor Hill, Linton Hill

Jimmy was raising funds for local charity Friends For Leisure.  This organisation provides opportunities and support for disabled youngsters to participate in mainstream activities and friendships.  Supported activities include cinema trips, shopping trips, parties, discos, supporting the local football club and many many more.  The support work relies heavily on the contribution of a team of volunteers who give freely of their time, and on sufficient funding.  To learn more about Friends For Leisure, click on a hyperlink.

Press reports

This piece appeared in the May 4th issue of Macclesfield Community News:

Community News, May 4th 2006

We thank you for your support, and if you are a radio amateur, perhaps we will speak to you during the expedition.  Below is a copy of the article in the May 3rd edition of our local newspaper, the Macclesfield Express:

Macclesfield Express, May 3rd 2006

Another cutting for the scrapbook, this time from the April 2006 edition of Radio User magazine:

Radio User, April 2006

And then this one appeared in the June 2006 edition of Monitoring Monthly magazine:

Monitoring Monthly, June 2006

Further press reports about our completion of the walk, as well as our fundraising and presentation appear here.    Click to return to summit index

Edale to Crowden