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Where is Paddy Dillon in 2017?

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 walked the GR221, or the Drystone Route, through the mountains of Mallorca in the spring of 2016, followed by the Pennine Way in the summer, and the Dales Way in the winter. He is creating new editions of his popular guidebooks to several trails, and these will be published during 2017. He started the year with an island-hopping exploration of the coast, mountains and trails of the Azores, and spent the spring and early summer in the mountains of Mallorca. This was followed by a thorough exploration of the North York Moors, then another long trip around the Azores. He is currently looking at routes on the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo.

Guidebook projects - Paddy had several updated editions of his guidebooks published as new editions throughout 2016, and this process will continue through 2017. Recent guidebooks that appeared as new editions include the North Pennines, South West Coast Path, Cleveland Way, Yorkshire Wolds Way, Great Glen Way, Isle of Arran, Guernsey, Malta, GR5 through the French Alps and GR20 through Corsica. Finnish translations of his guidebooks to Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura were also published. More updated editions have appeared during 2017, including the Pennine Way and Trekking in Mallorca. A Polish edition of Walking and Trekking on Iceland is also bring published. 

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. In 2016 Paddy delivered talks around Ireland, in London, and in his home town of Ulverston.

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.