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Where is Paddy Dillon in 2020?

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 2019, starting with the coast-to-coast Great Glen Way through the Scottish Highlands. He walked the first waymarked trail to be established in Ireland, the Wicklow Way, covering the trail in both directions. He also attended the celebrated Castlebar Four Day Walks for the tenth time, earning a gold medal. A late summer trek was also completed along Europe's toughest trail, the GR20 through the mountains of Corsica.

Guidebook projects - Paddy updated several of his guidebooks throughout 2019, and while some of these have already been reprinted, others will roll forward through 2020. They include guidebooks to County Durham, the Wales Coast Path, Isle of Arran and Gran Canaria, with La Gomera and El Hierro to follow. Brand-new guidebooks published early in 2020 include a volume covering all nine islands in the Azores archipelago, as well an island-hopping trek along the GR131 through the Canary Islands. He completed all the route research to update a guidebook coveringTenerife, early in 2020. After Covid-19 restrictions prevented trips away from home, Paddy is now updating his guidebooks to Jersey, the South West Coast Path and the Isles of Scilly.

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. He gave talks around Cumbria towards the end of 2019 in Keswick, Kendal and Ulverston. Early in 2020 he gave talks at the Adventure Travel Show in London, covering the Azores and the GR131 through the Canary Islands.

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.