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Gear / Camelbak
« Last post by FenPosh on Today at 18:56:30 »
Hi, Can anyone reckon a not to pricey Camelbak that I could get for my Mum for Christmas, she generally walks anything between 8-15 miles on the flat, she is only 5ft and 74 so nothing too big. It needs to have space for a first aid kit, small torch and 'pac'a'mac' food, she general consists of 2x bars and 2x sandwichs and a small fleece in the winter. I have looked and there seems to be a lot out they are various sizes and shapes. I do have my own but its much larger and would be too big for her.
Thanks in advance.
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Thank you all, I've learned  lot. Maybe walking alone is not so bad after all. I get the feeling from what I have read and from the little personal experience I have, that to be viable and for the best results for everyone, the group should never be larger than ---?--- (4-6 perhaps?) and perhaps when walking, not to be bunched up and live in each 'others pockets'. Would this be fair comment?
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Ireland / Tullymore and Donard Forest walk
« Last post by henryb on Today at 18:21:58 »
I always base my walks around a forest at this time of time when the leaves display their autumnal glory. Last week-end saw me traverse the straightforward circular route of Donard Forest and Tullymore in the eastern Mournes. Starting from Donard park I picked up a good track through Donard Forest. After leaving the forest I walked across open moorland to Tullymore. Continuing on a good track I made my way towards a small lake and the meeting of the waters where two rivers combined. To add some variety, I picked up another track in the hope of obtaining a good vantage point for the Dromara Hills. Leaving Tullymore I returned through Donard Forest to the car park. Total distance was 6 miles.


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Newcastle and Irish Sea:
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Tullymore lake:
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The meeting of the waters:
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Tullymore:
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Dromara Hills and Slieve Croob:
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Slieve Donard:
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Wales / Re: Another video of Crib Goch
« Last post by Dyffryn Ardudwy on Today at 18:19:29 »
Its available on Youtube, titled Colin Donnelly Welsh 3000 record.
Its a video worth checking out, just to see the technical difficulty in running along incredibly loose rock at just over 3000ft.
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Not a do or don't...but something I noticed when I regularly walked in groups...I never really took in the route to a good "enough standard" to do walk on my own afterwards.


I was persuaded to start walking by a good friend..because he thought we were both getting really unfit (he was right though I didn't realise that at the time).


Anyway "general strategy" was to join local rambling group, do a load of walks with them...and so build up a "port folio" of walks that we could do solo afterwards anytime we fancied a stroll.


But we both found exactly the same thing... just following the walk leader for a 6 or 7 mile walk didn't enable us to memorise it well enough to do it solo afterwards. On other hand if I plan and navigate a walk on my own, can usually do it subsequently with minimal recourse to a map.




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Wales / Re: Another video of Crib Goch
« Last post by jimbob on Today at 17:07:57 »
Dyffryn , post the link, pretty please.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: First Row With a Farmer
« Last post by jimbob on Today at 17:06:39 »
I agree with Pleb. I must also be lucky.

Given the number of walkers out there in the fields on a daily basis, and given the general thoughtlessness that belongs to all ( walkers & farmers) I am amazed there are not more confrontations.

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Welcome / Re: Hello from Hull
« Last post by gunwharfman on Today at 16:56:10 »
Welcome from Portsmouth
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Welcome / Re: Hello from Hull
« Last post by pleb on Today at 15:41:09 »
Ay up from near Wakefield  O0
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Rest of England / Re: DUCK! No they are cygnets
« Last post by uncled8249 on Today at 14:36:47 »
Thanks adalard,  it was quite an amazing moment!.
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