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Where is Paddy Dillon in 2018?

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 made extensive explorations of the Azores during 2017. With all nine islands visited, all the information is in hand to create a new guidebook to the archipelago. Another big project was to explore the Mountains of Mallorca, again to create a new guidebook. The North York Moors were comprehensively criss-crossed while updating a long-standing guidebook. The islands of Madeira and Porto Santo were also visited in order to update another long-standing guidebook. Paddy recently completed a long-distance month-long trek along the GR131 through all seven of the Canary Islands. He attendied the Backpackers Club AGM this spring, where he was elected President. His next trip is to Gran Canaria.

Guidebook projects - Paddy had several updated editions of his guidebooks published as new editions throughout 2017. His hugely popular South West Coast Path guide now has three companion map booklets containing detailed 1:25,000 OS mapping of the route. His Pennine Way guidebook was published as a new edition, also with a detailed 1:25,000 map booklet. A new edition of his Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds guidebook was published, again with a detailed 1:25,000 map booklet. Trekking in Mallorca was published as a new edition, complete with detailed 1:25,000 Alpina mapping. Reprints of guidebooks with minor updates included the GR20 Corsica and the Isles of Scilly. During 2018, updated guides to Glyndwr's Way and Madeira will be published. A Polish edition of Walking and Trekking on Iceland is also bring published. New projects include preparing a guidebook covering all nine islands in the Azores archipelago.

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. Early in 2017 Paddy delivered a talk about the Mountains of Mallorca 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.