While in the Lake District we met up with Paddy Dillon , the writer of over forty walking guidebooks, including the GR20 one we used while out in Corsica.
He gave us a guided walk around his home town and pointed out where the Cumbria way starts, this is a 70 mile long distance walk from Ulverston to Carlisle.
According to Paddy most walkers have trouble finding the starting point and walk past his house a few times until he points them in the right direction.
We spent hours chatting, while taking a look at most of his guidebooks including his new one, The National trails of England Scotland and Wales.
It was interesting to learn that Paddy takes all his own photos for his guidebooks, and kit weight before adding any walking stuff is 3kg.
He spends 5 to 6 months a year walking and the rest writing up the Guidebooks.
A very interesting few hours spent with a very interesting man….