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Gear / Re: Best 1 person bomb proof tent vote
« Last post by jimbob on Today at 00:18:43 »

... meanwhile, back in the real world.....
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Hey up. Another C2C plan.
« Last post by bricam2096 on Yesterday at 23:57:58 »
Yes, we're planning to stay at the Blue Bell inn, from there to Lion Inn while it's 20 miles it looks fairly easy ... might regret saying that later  ;D

Depends lol.

It's a bit of a slog up from Ingleby through the woods and then some more up's and down's before you reach Carlton Bank, then you have a choice. Either take the roller coaster walk passing the Wainstones or take the bridleway and stay low down, the paths meet just before Clay Bank. The weather might decide this for you  O0

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Aww, hey, thanks guys.  I was actually there last weekend and it turned out I just didn't have enough free time before dark to do any walking beyond a couple of half milers(!) around the college grounds (yes archaeroutes, Fire Service College).  Plus, I was pretty exhausted by the end of the day and a belly full of food!


However, I was pleasantly surprised that it only took us 3.5 hours to get "all the way down to Gloucestershire" - I expected it to take much longer - so it's earmarked for weekend "county bagging" camping trip and those suggestions won't go un-researched  O0


Thanks again guys  :)
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Gear / Re: Best 1 person bomb proof tent vote
« Last post by Mel on Yesterday at 23:32:32 »


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Wales / Re: Wild Camping Brecons?
« Last post by Mel on Yesterday at 23:28:08 »
Sensing a reluctance to endorse this idea and a bit of negativity.  Not sure why, presume wild camping is taboo or frowned upon.  Possibly a countryside dweller thing.  Well, this has been absolutely no use whatsoever! 


Quite a lot of farms allow you to camp and build a fire, the more basic campsite.  It's totally legal as well.  I'm quite curious on where the negativity comes from.  Is it some country/townie thing?


It's not the wild camping as such, it's the thought of the potential damage by the irresponsibility of a bunch of drunken lads on a stag do could do to the countryside.  C'mon, you MUST know that lads, on a stag doo that involves alcohol.... it's gonna get messy.


On a possibly more helpful note, why not search for campsites with rally fields, they usually allow noisy, beered up revelry until whatever time everyone passes out blind drunk.  Or, plan your stag do for mid week when campsites will be generally quieter (less occupied) - the owners may relax the 10 or 11pm noise curfew a little if there's nobody else for you to disturb.






 
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Hey up. Another C2C plan.
« Last post by sussamb on Yesterday at 22:52:49 »
Yes, we're planning to stay at the Blue Bell inn, from there to Lion Inn while it's 20 miles it looks fairly easy ... might regret saying that later  ;D
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Hey up. Another C2C plan.
« Last post by johhnyp on Yesterday at 22:34:57 »
You can camp at the Bluebell at Ingleby
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Hey up. Another C2C plan.
« Last post by johhnyp on Yesterday at 22:34:19 »
From Osmotherley YHA it is only about 19 miles to the Lion if you cut up the lane past the reservoir and the start of the LWW to join the C2C route as it drops to the road. The last 9 miles are pretty flat too. (Takes me about 9 hrs and I am not a fast walker). Richmond to Osmotherley is about the same in time if you cut across from Deepdale to E Harsley and thence by the side of Mount Grace Priory and up through the woods (it is pretty easy to follow on the ground). Ingleby X is an easier walk. If you can do these distances; why just do Reeth to Richmond? It is a 4 hr walk

John O0
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Hey up. Another C2C plan.
« Last post by dittzzy on Yesterday at 22:10:48 »
I have a different issue about that stretch of the walk.  I'm managed to reduce just about all of the long days to less than 20 miles, by increasing mileage on other days.
Any ideas on how to even out the walk from Richmond to the Lion Inn?

I have already worked out that I can walk from Reeth straight through Richmond to Catterick Bridge or further, and my other half will pick me up and take me home for the night from wherever.  That reduces the Richmond - Osmotherly stretch.  But what about Osmotherly to Blakey Ridge?  I cannot work out where to stay to make that  stretch of the walk at around 15-18 miles.

I'm happy to consider any idea, as long as it's cheap.  :D :D   We have a tiny lightweight Vango so I can wild camp if that is feasible.  (Info I found on Cleveland Way quite clearly sez no).
Any suggestions?
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Water, the age old question.
« Last post by Stube on Yesterday at 22:08:00 »
My daily walking (as opposed to camping) water consumption varies between 0.3 and 2.0 litres depending on the weather.

As I use a Travel Tap, I never carry more than 0.8 litres at any one tine.

Once you come down from the Coombe down the Test Way is wet - most unusual for Hampshire!

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