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Boots - sore feet by Allan[_3_]
On 27/03/2016 17:46, R D S wrote: You're a sage & experienced old bunch hence I thought i'd put this to you; I bought some new boots (Grisport Fuse) at the back end of last year, from a long established outdoor shop and took advice from the proprietor re size and fit. immediately did a...
April 4th 16 12:34 PM
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Trail shoes by Syke[_2_]
I have a pair of Trezeta trail shoes (NEWTRAIL) which are now past it but have given very good service, but like many things today, replacement is not so simple. Several articles I have read recently suggest that brands which in the past, like these, have been made in Italy, are now being made...
March 15th 16 12:40 PM
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Garmin GPS 12 by Rooney
Anyone want one? I haven't used it for years - no need, with smartphones these days. But it may be useful for someone who doesn't have a smartphone. It's in perfect working order but probably needs a software update (for which you'd need to get a cable to connect it to your computer).
March 6th 16 04:48 PM
by Gordon H[_4_] Go to last post
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Martin Richardson Marilyn completion 19 March 2016 by [email protected]
On Thursday, 28 January 2016 22:39:13 UTC, Martin Richardson wrote: Those of you who remember me will know that for a long while I have been working my way through the Marilyn (P150) hill list. I have had the luck to do the St Kilda stacks in October 2015. So, my Marilyn completion 1556/1556 is...
February 18th 16 11:23 PM
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Martin Richardson Marilyn completion 19 March 2016 by Peter Clinch
On 28/01/2016 22:39, Martin Richardson wrote: Those of you who remember me will know that for a long while I have been working my way through the Marilyn (P150) hill list. I have had the luck to do the St Kilda stacks in October 2015. So, my Marilyn completion 1556/1556 is going to be on...
February 1st 16 12:01 PM
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Android Versions and Memory Map qct files by Trevor[_4_]
I use a Samsung S III running version 4.3 but would like to upgrade to a Kitkat or Lollipop version of android. Are there aany problms with using my OS qct files with these higher versions? (The only reason I wont go to an iphone is my OS Maps) --- This email has been checked for viruses by...
January 26th 16 06:59 PM
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Seasons greetings by Roger Chapman[_3_]
Since I look in so rarely these days and so it appears do the rest of you I would like to take this early opportunity to wish all my friends on urw an enjoyable yuletide and a prosperous new year. -- Roger Chapman
December 19th 15 10:51 AM
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Rough formula for walk 'difficulty' by Terry Pinnell[_2_]
I'm planning next summer's walk with my wife of the SW Coastal path, from Westward Ho! to Trevenoe. I'm in the course of making estimates of mileage and gross ascent and descent (ft), both based on my fairly careful plotting of the path and using Google Earth's elevation profile. Average mileage...
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November 20th 15 10:52 PM
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Using GPS instead of maps by Nick Maclaren[_4_]
Does anyone have experience of wide-area touring and navigation using a GPS device? I have an Etrex 20 and an OpenStreetMap mapping (talkytoaster), as an experiment, and found it hopelessly painful to use, mainly because of lack of resolution and secondarily lack of oomph (especially noticeable...
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November 20th 15 04:35 PM
by Roger Chapman[_3_] Go to last post
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Alport Castles by Graham Seed[_2_]
Went over to Fairholmes and Ladybower on Sunday - what a day. 1st November and one of the best days of the year. Managed to get my lad over to Alport Castles on the chance that we might see a peregrine falcon. Probably the wrong time of year but what a view we had...
November 14th 15 10:26 PM
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St Kilda - tick by Phil Cook[_2_]
On 05/11/2015 12:29, Martin Richardson wrote: The blog has been a bit neglected. Still waiting to hear about your M***o completion, Phil? I think I will miss my target date since I still have 62 to do. A grand total of none done this year. I got a fracture in my femur last Christmas time...
November 5th 15 04:21 PM
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Memory Map qct files in iPad? by Trevor[_4_]
Does anyone know if its possible to load existing memory map qct files into an ipad and what software is there to view them? --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus
October 13th 15 10:20 AM
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On my last legs or what? by Roger Chapman[_3_]
I have not been in the best of health over the last two years and for a time I was on medication that destroyed any urge to do just about anything that involved physical exertion. Having been totally inactive since June 2014 I was in pretty poor shape by spring this year and it was late May...
September 12th 15 03:07 PM
by Gordon H[_4_] Go to last post
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St. Catherine's and Charmy Down by Graham C
On Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:37:26 -0700 (PDT), Keith Fletcher wrote: From here the walk changes to another historical journey into 1940's wartime Britain, following the narrow track that would have been the route for many young airmen up to RAF Charmy Down and the...
August 7th 15 06:51 PM
by Graham C Go to last post
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Toilets at Seathwaite by Allan[_3_]
On 03/08/2015 23:02, Gwyn Dewey wrote: Attempting Scafell pike by grains gill and down from corridor Not been by in a few years Wanted to know from someone whos been by recently whether the toilets at seathwaite are still open? many thanks
August 4th 15 10:38 AM
by Allan[_3_] Go to last post
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Walking about with Hard Wearing Soles by john west
Have been looking for some solid *long lasting *walking shoes, and have seen these: Brasher Country Traveller GTX Men's Walking shoe A picture of them is in this site: http://www.penroseoutdoors.co.uk/p/12330/Brasher-Country-Traveller-GTX?gclid=CNr8jt_MgMcCFYbItAodXE4CEA
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August 3rd 15 10:27 PM
by Vir Campestris Go to last post
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20 years ? by Chris Gilbert[_4_]
Are we there yet ? I think so. Long live u.r.w, irrespective of the protocol used to contribute to it, Eee, I feel old. Still climbing hills, mind ;) Roll call.... ? Chris
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July 31st 15 11:45 AM
by Roger Chapman[_3_] Go to last post
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Biting insects by Nick Maclaren[_3_]
In the Highlands, something bites my shins, less so my thighs and rarely higher up, through thick socks. It is NOT ticks or midges, but I have never found out what it is. Any ideas? Regards, Nick Maclaren.
June 30th 15 02:48 PM
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Weird peat by Nick Maclaren[_3_]
Normally, I am quite happy to camp on soggy ground in the Highlands, and find that the peat exudes water but is otherwise clean. However, for the first time, I encountered some that squidged into something the colour and texture of semi-liquid cow dung, and much the same smell. It was NOT deer...
June 29th 15 01:23 PM
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Swaledale Waterfalls by Volker Gringmuth[_2_]
David B wrote: We'll definitely be doing the Keld-Muker walk, Swaledale is nice but the most impressive Keld-Reeth routh is along Wainwright’s Coast to Coast through the lead mines (Swinner Gill, Blakethwaite, North Hush). Is there anywhere that I may not know about?
June 10th 15 10:20 AM
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