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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 09:52 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 03:35 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 09:26 PM
by Chris Gilbert[_4_] Go to last post
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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 03:21 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 09:20 AM
by Terry Pinnell[_2_] Go to last post
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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 02:07 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 05:51 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 09:38 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 09:27 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 10:45 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 01:48 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 12:23 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 09:20 AM
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FABSIL Footwear Proofer by Martyn Tindall[_2_]
Anyone used this product? It sounds better than the water-based Nikwax sprays. FABSIL Footwear Proofer with Conditioner. Fabsil Footwear Proofer is a high performance silicone-based proofer that is suitable for all for all types of footwear including leather, nubuck, suede and fabric. It also...
June 2nd 15 02:36 PM
by Martyn Tindall[_2_] Go to last post
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Food for camping :-( by Nick Maclaren[_3_]
For the past few years, I have used Ainsley Harriott lentils and (quickish) rice, because they make a fairly good meal of close to 1,000 calories. But they are virtually impossible to get this year. Gallo risotto pronto is still around, but the packs are a bit stingy and it's a bit stodgy. And...
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May 26th 15 03:56 PM
by Nick Maclaren[_3_] Go to last post
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Rather OT Pubs by Broadback[_3_]
When walking we like to plan a pub stop about half way. Sadly more and more pubs are being closed, have restricted opening hours or turned into restaurants. Is there any application available, or other way of finding if pubs are still open?
May 10th 15 10:01 AM
by Broadback[_3_] Go to last post
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Changing attitudes by Richard Smith
I'm trying to piece together several branches of the Rogers family of Bradford on Avon, Wilts in the 15th and 16th century. All have the same basic arms: /argent, a chevron between three stags sable/. Occasionally there are cadency marks (a crescent at Deritend, Warks; a crescent on a...
April 25th 15 09:35 PM
by Richard Smith Go to last post
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Custom boot insole fitting? by Peter Clinch
On 21/04/2015 21:08, Nick Maclaren wrote: Boots are, however, rather better at keeping mud, peat, heather, grass seeds and other such junk from getting inside your footwear. A fair point. However, the upsurge in fell/trail running in recent years means there are quite a few minimalist...
April 22nd 15 03:01 PM
by Peter Clinch Go to last post
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Padstow to Tiverton by Michel Van den Berghe
I am new to this group, 60+, non uk resident, but I enjoy the british liquid sunshine. As part of an end to end walk, Il plan to walk between Padstow and Tiverton with overnight stops at (or near) Wadebridge, Camelford, South Wheatley, Halwill Junction, Exbourne, Mochard Bishop. I appreciate any...
April 18th 15 07:09 AM
by Michel Van den Berghe Go to last post
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Is Walking...? by [email protected]
Is walking for walking's sake not a pointless waste of energy and of the planet's resources? Would walkers not be better putting that energy into some economic and environmental benefit? --- This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is...
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