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Long Distance Walks / Re: Dales Way trip report
« Last post by Ozymandiac on Today at 15:13:18 »
Thanks!

We were very lucky with the weather indeed. During the Dales Way, we had very little rain. Some slight fog/droplets around Buckden but that was it. Fun to hear that the stepping stones weren't even visible for you. We still didn't cross the Wharfe that way I admit  ;)

Regarding Sedbergh - Burneside: we were aware beforehand that this might be a less attractive leg so when we couldn't find any sleeping place there, we weren't very disappointed to skip part of it.
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Spell checkers.  It should read Brascombe"s loaf. Approached from Sourton quary, it is straight up for over 1000ft and you can't actually see the top untill you get there.  The walking group may yet lynch me, after I take them up that route.  Hee hee.



Aah - that one - coincidentally the group I walk with are doing it next Wednesday when luckily(?) I shall be on the Gower
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Gear / Re: Budget woman's waterproof jacket?
« Last post by NeilC on Today at 14:39:44 »
DOUBLE POST
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Gear / Re: Budget woman's waterproof jacket?
« Last post by NeilC on Today at 14:34:20 »
I've borrowed a friend's goretex jacket for her for the time being and I'll get bargain hunting after the upcoming jaunt that I wanted it for.



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Wales / Re: TR - Snowdon via the Watkin Path
« Last post by NeilC on Today at 14:33:01 »
As a word of caution, the Cynhorion & Moel Elio routes, are very exposed to the prevailing winds, and from start to finish, you are at the mercy of the bad weather.
The Moel Elio region including the routes up and down Moel Cynhorion  is totally on grass, so there is little chance of slipping on wet rocks.
The only issue with Moel Elio and Cynhorion, is that you are at the total mercy of the wind and rain.

Ive traversed the region numerous times, and its a gem of a walk in fine weather, a bit up and down, but all on safe ground,  but when the wind is blowing and its raining, its a different matter.



OK...so what route would you suggest?


We've all got decent footwear, wet weather gear etc and I have a bothy bag if things get unpleasant and we need a break from it.
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Call me lucky. :) I didn't even check if the range was open.  Just threw everything into the car on Thursday morning and turned up after work.  Of course the one thing I had checked first, was the forecast.
I checked the forecast too before I set off.  They said <5% chance of rain. Visibility VG. They was wrong!
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Wales / Re: TR - Snowdon via the Watkin Path
« Last post by Dyffryn Ardudwy on Today at 13:49:51 »
As a word of caution, the Cynhorion & Moel Elio routes, are very exposed to the prevailing winds, and from start to finish, you are at the mercy of the bad weather.
The Moel Elio region including the routes up and down Moel Cynhorion  is totally on grass, so there is little chance of slipping on wet rocks.
The only issue with Moel Elio and Cynhorion, is that you are at the total mercy of the wind and rain.

Ive traversed the region numerous times, and its a gem of a walk in fine weather, a bit up and down, but all on safe ground,  but when the wind is blowing and its raining, its a different matter.


This area of the Snowdon range reminds me very much of the Brecon Beacons, undulating grassland at considerable height, with nowhere to escape the bad weather.

I suppose it could be said for the entire Snowdon region, but its more acute on the Elio ridge, there is simply nowhere to escape from the elements, so anyone attempting it in poor weather should go fully prepared.
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Starting to feel guilty now........  :-\

Don't feel guilty, you are the new plant expert on the Forum  ;)
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Starting to feel guilty now........  :-\
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I've had 2 goes at Dartmoor this week and each time the weather was down to the deck - how do you do it?


Call me lucky. :) I didn't even check if the range was open.  Just threw everything into the car on Thursday morning and turned up after work.  Of course the one thing I had checked first, was the forecast.
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