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General Walking Discussion / Re: Walk Gradings
« Last post by myxpyr on Today at 20:27:28 »
Good points. Thinking of going next week when I shall do it at my own pace. A night in Corrour bothy with a half bottle of brandy. If the weather is bad next day I can always double back.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Walk Gradings
« Last post by vghikers on Today at 20:11:16 »
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Interestingly I came across it on Walkopedia and noticed that they had graded it as strenuous.

Because the LG is a "pass" route threading between the mountains, many people assume it must be a very soft option and think it's much easier than it actually is. That bealach is higher than most mountain summits south of the border.
It's not very strenuous but is rather more serious than it may appear, certainly in the winter months, and they are rating it to better prepare people, I think.
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Oooh, fab  O0


You've picked a smashing time of year to do the inland bits of the Cleveland Way.  If the sun's out, you're seeing the area at its very best - enjoy :)


My planned walk's a bit further south than Grosmont - near the Hole of Horcum - a nice 6ish miler of woodland, babbling brook, heathery purplieness, some standing stones and a little hill.

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General Walking Discussion / Walk Gradings
« Last post by myxpyr on Today at 19:47:40 »
Some of you will know, in fact you're probably downright bored by it, that I'm contemplating the Lairig Ghru.
Interestingly I came across it on Walkopedia and noticed that they had graded it as strenuous. Now, two years ago I did part of the Tour du Mont Blanc(hoping to do it again next year) and their grading for that was also strenuous.
Now I don't recall that when I did the TMB that I ever thought "I can't hack this". Even the highest passes that I did(Col de Croix du Bonhomme, Grand Col Ferret) did not really seem to faze me. The day I crossed the Col de Croix du Bonhomme was not even nice weather wise, wind, rain and a bit cold but I hacked it. It may have been due to the fact that I was travelling solo and thus doing it at MY pace(slowly, slowly) I'm hoping if I do the LG I shall get the same Karma.Comments welcome ;D
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General Walking Discussion / Re: FollowMee
« Last post by ninthace on Today at 19:45:48 »
I understood your interest fernman but I got the impression that vghikers was interested in it as a web based self locater.  I am not sure how the FollowMee app has the edge over ViewRanger's BuddyBeacon.  BB allows you to set the interval that your position is passed and gives height speed and direction.  It is also free.  Position reporting on BB can either be public or private.
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Which model is it?
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Is the heather lovely and purplified or have the tweetle beetles eaten it all?
The Heather was noticeably purple on our way over the Moor to Whitby.

None that I noticed in the Esk Valley.

Having said that I took a landscape photo and only when looking back at it did I notice a Heron that must have been just a couple of yards away from me. Observant me, mmm not very.
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I hope you're right Rob.  I have generally named 2019 as "The Year Where Nothing Goes Quite To Plan" though  ;D


Oh sorry to hear that.

Hope all is well with you.

I did a 4 miler yesterday from Whitby to Ruswarp then over the river and back via the Abbey.
To day I set off and walked to Grosmont and back. Lovely walk through the Esk Valley. Really enjoyed it. Feet very achy by the end of it around 15 miles. Relaxing now with feet in radox.

Tomorrow planning on getting bus to Grosmont and walking the section of the C2C to the coast then heading back up to Whitby on the Cleveland way. Or bailing out in Hawsker and taking cinder track back to Whitby.



I'm fine jimbob (albeit recovering from a horrible summer cold/cough).  I just forgot I was on hospital taxi duties for a family member.


Is the heather lovely and purplified or have the tweetle beetles eaten it all?



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This is now deferred until tomorrow  :-\   which pretty much sums up my year so far where making walking plans are concerned!

Maybe the rest of the year will behave itself.

You still get to do it so there's a bright side, you just get to enjoy it on a different day  :)
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Welcome / Re: Hello from Northants
« Last post by rural roamer on Today at 18:38:51 »
Welcome from Suffolk. I sympathise with you on the local limitations, but you’re nearer to hills than I am!
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