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Where is Paddy Dillon in 2019?

Paddy Dillon walks hard for a living and is always juggling a variety of projects. His work can take him anywhere, and at any time of the year. Next destination - Everywhere!

Treks and Trails - Paddy enjoyed some splendid trekking during 2018, stretching from the scenic island-hopping GR131 through all seven of the Canary Islands to the Arctic Circle Trail across the tundra of Greenland. The GR131 will be the subject of a brand new guidebook, while the Arctic Circle Trail will feature as a new edition of the popular guidebook to the trail. The winter was spent in sunny Malta, updating his guidebook to the island. During Spring 2019, Paddy re-visited the Great Glen Way in Scotland. A visit to County Durham has recently been completed in order to update another guidebook, and in the Summer he will be walking one of Ireland's premier trails, the Wicklow Way, as well as attending the Castlebar International Four Days' Walks.

Guidebook projects - Paddy had several updated editions of his guidebooks published as new editions throughout 2018. These included yet another reprint of his hugely popular South West Coast Path and the GR20 Corsica guidebook. Walking on Madeira went into a third edition, while Paddy's extensive knowledge of Mountain Walking in Mallorca resulted in a brand new guidebook. Early in 2019, a reprint of his Lanzarote and Fuerteventura guidebook was followed by a new edition of La Palma, a new edition of the North York Moors and a new edition of the Arctic Circle Trail. Further new editions and reprints due through 2019 include Walking and Trekking in Iceland, Malta, Gran Canaria, La Gomera and El Hierro in the Canary Islands, as well as the Great Glen Way in Scotland and County Durham in England. Brand new guidebooks will include a volume covering all nine islands in the Azores archipelago and an island-hopping trek along the GR131 through the Canary Islands.

Out and About - Paddy finds the time to visit all sorts of odd places for short periods throughout the year. He often delivers 'talks about walks' at various venues. Towards the end of 2018 he gave a talk about the Arctic Circle Trail during the Kendal Mountain Festival. He gave another talk about the trail early in 2019 at the Adventure Travel Show in London. Further talks are scheduled to take place later in 2019.

The English Lake District - The Lake District is on Paddy's doorstep and is visited regularly throughout the year to keep abreast of route changes and other developments, and because it is one of the finest places anyone could ever wish to walk! Paddy's guidebook to the long-distance Cumbria Way starts in his home town of Ulverston.