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Gear / Re: Water for Utah dayhikes
« Last post by wobblyknees on Today at 10:25:19 »

Btw, is the valve made of hard plastic or rubber/latex?
It's made of hard plastic -couldn't tell what type. I've never got a rubbery or latex taste from it.


I use a 2 litre reservoir but if I was walking in that heat, I'd take a 3 litre plus some extra bottles.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Madeira anyone?
« Last post by Hullwalker on Today at 10:18:11 »
Thanks Fernman


Just had a look at the guide and it looks stunning.
The 'Mrs' is that impressed she might even come walking with me 'As long as there aint no cows?'
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Lake District / Re: Another zip wire plan, this time across Thirlmere
« Last post by Ridge on Today at 09:21:31 »
He'll be back.


We have a large house on the end of our road which I have just discovered now has 3 different planning applications going on, all of which involve knocking down the house and building in the garden. Initially people complained that, among other things, this would require the destruction of some mature trees and a very large pond which is at least 150 years old. So the developer has felled the trees, drained the pond and resubmitted slightly different plans.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Madeira anyone?
« Last post by adalard on Today at 09:06:16 »
Thanks a lot, Fernman - I'll look that up.  O0


We're only there for just under a week and walking is mainly my interest so the Vereda da Arieiro will be a solo outing for me, and any other joint walking expeditions will be subject to negotiations and short in distance, so that book could be an ideal guide.


And of course, I also want to fit in some time doing touristy stuff too - including eating seafood and drinking wine!  :)
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Fantastic pictures, April - I don't know where to start... Wetherlam and Lingmoor, the Langdales, the view from Huntingstile Crag... Great stuff!


 O0 O0


Really enjoyed the TR and glad you guys had a good wildcamping expedition.  :)


(That cat is lovely I agree, btw.)
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Lake District / Re: Another zip wire plan, this time across Thirlmere
« Last post by April on Today at 08:59:35 »
I'm just having a bit of a snigger to myself about Mike Turnip's wording in his statement from yesterday

"To date we have received two contradictory communications with the MOD; one supporting the scheme and the other opposing the scheme"

The first letter from the MOD said they had "no safeguarding objections". This is another example of Mike Turner constantly twisting the facts. Having "no objections" and "supporting" are two very different things. I would like to see what information was given to the MOD in that first communication, I wonder if it was accurate? I think everyone was astonished when the MOD replied that they had no objections when it is a well known low flight route for military jets.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Madeira anyone?
« Last post by fernman on Today at 08:58:58 »
You've chosen a stunning place to go. The wife and I did four walks from the excellent "Landscapes" guide, though that is greatly expanded since we bought ours, it now includes 100 walks (and 6 car tours) which is perhaps a bit of overkill for someone who's only there for a week or two. You can 'look inside' it on Amazon.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Madeira anyone?
« Last post by adalard on Today at 08:55:41 »
Actually, we're going to Madeira for a short break this year too, and I was planning to ask for advice on here myself.  :)


I want to walk the Vereda da Arieiro on one day but I've been struggling to find info on transport to/from the trail. I'm guessing I'll have to book a taxi and if anyone has any recommendations on the best way to organise this or for reliable firms, they'd be gratefully received.


Sorry to jump in on your thread, Hullwalker, though hopefully you might find any replies to my question useful too!
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Lake District / Re: TR - Wether Hill in the cloud
« Last post by pdstsp on Today at 08:52:10 »
Nice report Photonut - and as another coincidence this is a walk I have planned to do - these are three fells I've not walked! 
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Lake District / Re: TR - Wether Hill in the cloud
« Last post by adalard on Today at 08:49:44 »
You got some fine pics despite the weather, that last one especially.  O0


Sounds like an interesting walk and maybe one to repeat when the views are better later in the year. Maybe you could treat this as a bit of a recce for that trip.  :)
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