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Where is Paddy Dillon in 2022?

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 trips during 2021, despite the upsets caused by Covid-19. As soon as travel restrictions were relaxed, he stepped across the Welsh border outside Chester and followed the entire Wales Coast Path to Chepstow. He then followed the Offa's Dyke Path from Chepstow back to the north coast at Prestatyn, thereby completing a circuit all the way around Wales. Paddy continued coastal explorations throughout the summer by checking a number of recently opened stretches of the evolving England Coast Path. A number of forays were made into Yorkshire, particularly in the Autumn and Winter. Plans for trips in 2022 have already included trips to County Durham, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, as well as the Isle of Arran.

Guidebook projects - Paddy updated several of his guidebooks throughout 2021 and these have either been reprinted with amendments, or republished as completely new editions. They include a new guidebook covering the Wicklow Way in Ireland, new editions of his popular guidebooks to Jersey, the South West Coast Path and the Isles of Scilly, and updated reprints of the Pennine Way and Cumbria Way. Early in 2022, updated reprints of Trekking in Mallorca and the Great Glen Way were released. A new and fully updated edition of the Wales Coast Path was published on the 10th anniversary of the opening of the trail. A comprehensively updated edition of the GR20 Corsica guidebook is to be published imminently, complete with a companion booklet of detailed IGN mapping. A new edition of the Tenerife guidebook is also due for publication soon, followed by Madeira and Iceland. Other guidebooks recently updated and reprinted include Greenland's Arctic Circle Trail, Walking on Madeira, Walking on Arran, The National Trails and Walking on Guernsey.

Out and About - Paddy finds the time to visit all sorts of odd places for short periods throughout the year. In the past he has delivered 'talks about walks' at various venues. With indoor gatherings restricted due to Covid-19, Paddy started giving talks online in 2021, already covering subjects such as Lightweight Backpacking, South West Coast Path, National Trails, GR20 through Corsica, Winter Sunshine Walks and the Wales Coast Path.

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.