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gj_star

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Beginners guides
« on: 21:43:35, 02/02/18 »
Hello all


I'm planning to walk the hellvelyn route again, first time was 25 yrs ago! I'm inexperienced at map reading so want to plan a few smaller walks before heading to the lake district. I'll be taking hubby and my teenage son.


Any magazine subscription or guides or personal experiences as recommendations?


Thanks in advance
 Gj

NeilC

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Re: Beginners guides
« Reply #1 on: 08:09:17, 03/02/18 »
There's a bloody great path going up there so pretty hard to get lost in normal conditions. The summit is full of casual walkers.

adalard

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Re: Beginners guides
« Reply #2 on: 09:01:38, 03/02/18 »
Morning, Gj.


I haven't walked Helvellyn myself but, assuming you want to avoid the ridges if your family aren't experienced walkers, this route might be useful to you:


https://www.walkingenglishman.com/lakes16.htm


 :) 


EDIT: Oops! Just saw your other post introducing yourself and mentioning doing the Helvellyn "edges"!  :)

These links might be useful:


http://www.happyhiker.co.uk/MyWalks/LakeDistrict/StridingEdgeandHelvellyn/Hiking%20Pages%20-%20Striding%20Edge%20and%20Helvellyn.htm


https://www.walkingenglishman.com/lakes22.htm


Pura Vida

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Re: Beginners guides
« Reply #3 on: 19:52:42, 03/02/18 »
Hi GJ
Have a look at your local park, Ranger, NT property as they often run beginners nav course.


Also look for NNAS Bronze course suppliers


Gaining experience and confidence in your nav skills will enhance your enjoyment of the Outdoors


Good Luck
Show a man a route then he will have an Adventure; Teach a man to navigate then he will have many adventures

Jonty1

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Re: Beginners guides
« Reply #4 on: 08:51:57, 04/02/18 »
I think from your post you actually want 'non Lakes walks' probably near to home, for similar reasons I am taking grandson to llangollen, to break him in.
Where do you live?