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Father Son and the Pennine Way

Author: Mark Richards
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"Brilliantly written, insightful, brutally honest and laugh-out-loud funny." "A great read I would recommend to anyone with even the remotest sense of humour."Five days on the Pennine Way with my youngest son: the challenges we faced and the experiences we shared. What we learned about ourselves and about each other. And the sorry tale of how I came to walk a mile in my underpants... In February 2016 I asked Alex, my youngest son, if he wanted to come for a walk with me. Why? Because I wanted a physical challenge before I was too old for a physical challenge - and I wanted some father/son time before Alex went to university and things were never quite the same again.But I wasn't a walker: I was a writer: someone who spent his days slumped over a desk. The furthest I'd walked was four miles with the dog on a sunny day. So I had to get fit, I had to find out if I could walk 90 miles in 5 days - and I had to come face to face with the ghosts that had haunted me for ten years. "I absolutely love it. Such an easy read and very humorous." 'Father, Son and the Pennine Way' takes you from the February afternoon when I asked Alex to come for a walk with me, to the day we sent off from Malham in North Yorkshire, to the moment we strode up the final hill into Dufton, just outside Carlisle. ...But it's not a book about walking. This is a book about a father/son relationship told through a walk. If you want a traditional guidebook, don't buy the book. But if you want to be entertained, inspired, amused and taken on a wonderful journey through the Yorkshire Dales, then you'll love this book. "A brilliant story. Really well put together and very funny."