About Bill Honeywell

Bill HoneywellI’m a double cancer survivor, long distance walker and cyclist. I’ve cycled from Lands End to John o’Groats (2003), from Rotterdam to Lemvig in Denmark (2005), completed the ascent of all 214 ‘Wainwrights’ in the Lake District in only 55 days (2009), cycled 4,500 miles around the coast of Great Britain (2011), and lots more. Altogether I’ve raised over £60,000 for The Christie, Cancer Research UK and the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, and I was mightily chuffed to receive the British Empire Medal in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List. My latest challenge is to climb 542 separate hills, fells and mountains in the Lake District during 2016, to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, who do an enormous amount to improve the outcomes for all cancer patients.

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  1. Bill,

    I retired this year and with a few Wainwright Outer Fells left to do (should only be 4 left after tomorrow) and a few English Hewitts left too I was thinking of doing all the ‘bigger’ Wainwrights again particularly those I had marked as NV (no view). However like you I looked at the Birketts and decided to start them (should be up to 4 after tomorrow). Never know our paths may cross and I will look out for your posters but leave them for others to respond.

    Incidentally I also listed all the 1000 foot plus hills in Yorkshire and Lancashire as something to do nearer home.

    Do not expect I will do the Birketts in a year given the Hewitts ( Some Northern Pennines and all the Cheviots left) I want to complete.

    Good fortune on your challenge and lets hope we both see some better weather.


    PS Website is still in its infancy. Also need to add a Kilimanjaro page (daughter and brother just completed it).

    All the best.

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