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Long Distance Walks / Re: Mileage 2020
« Last post by Ridge on Yesterday at 22:06:17 »
NAME                          TARGET                      MILEAGE

richardh                       1500                            997
Bigfoot_Mike                 520                             109.3
Jimbob.                       1460                             920
Ridge                            520                             633.4
Little Foot                      732                             85
Jac                              1250                             782.75
G2EWS                        2000                             647
Rural roamer                520                              524
WhitstableDave            3000                            2687
Yorkshiremarv               500                              133
uktyler                        2020                              32.
Bhod                           1000                              97
strawy                          500                               282.5
Fit old Bird                   1000                              612
G&P                               500                             541
Mel                                366                             237
Manni                          2500                              62.5
Tagusriver                    1010                             474.9
FMOP                           1500                             1164
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Its been over 2 weeks since I did a walk in the teens of miles so I decided that I really should get out today as the rest of my week was looking busy. As it was going to be so hot I got away early and was back by lunchtime but it was still baking. I think Mrs R was actually concerned about me going so far in the heat, it is the first time that she has ever asked me where I was going on a local walk. In fact even when I go walking further afield she rarely knows where I am or where I am staying apart from a very general idea.
If I was offering advice to others I would say that you should always tell someone where you were going. Perhaps I should start doing so too.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Meeting Wild Boar!
« Last post by gunwharfman on Yesterday at 21:59:29 »
Patou, thank you.
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Glen Urquhart rather underwhelming after the delights of Glen Affric. Probably best done East to West. But looks like a good route.


When I was there, it was covered in power lines and being rapidly turned in to a wind farm.  I did think the route from Corrimony to Loch Ness was decent though, but the massive access roads for wind farm machinery were very hard on your feet.


If I was doing it again I'd either start at Cannich and walk west and do a large circular and take in Loch Mullardoch, stay at the Iron Lodge then turn around and do Affric - with a few munro tops included depending on freshness. 

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General Walking Discussion / Re: Meeting Wild Boar!
« Last post by ninthace on Yesterday at 21:09:49 »
Patou where I lived, Pistou was a sauce made from garlic, basil and olive oil.  It would probably keep wolves away just the same though.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Meeting Wild Boar!
« Last post by gunwharfman on Yesterday at 21:06:28 »
I was warned about them by some locals when I was in Peasmarsh when hiking the High Weald Trail. I was going to bivvy on the edge of a field just over a style next to a large supermarket/fuel station there but then thought better about it. I wasn't mentally ready to meet one so I slept on a patch of grass, under a tree by a low wall at the entrance to the car park.

I've never met one in the UK but I did see two adults and two young ones coming towards me at dusk whilst hiking the GR4 about 10 miles north of Grasse a couple or three years ago. I lost my nerve, gathered all of my gear up and scarpered down to a little hamlet on the main road and slept the night there on a 3 seater bench. On the same walk, the locals kept warning me about wolves but I didn't see any. I met and was barked, slobbered and growled at by a Pistou sheepdog (is this their title?) though, that was scary! I retreated very quickly.
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Meeting Wild Boar!
« Last post by Dovegirl on Yesterday at 19:16:02 »
Has anyone whilst walking or running met any wild Boar en route? I was looking up where most of them are in the UK and it seems the Forest of Dean and in East/West Sussex have the most populations of them.

I do a great deal of walking in East and West Sussex but haven't met a wild boar
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General Walking Discussion / Re: Meeting Wild Boar!
« Last post by BuzyG on Yesterday at 19:10:49 »
The RAF police who patrolled the wire with their dogs got quite nifty at climbing trees I believe.


Duly noted.  ;D O0
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Rest of England / Re: I got wet but it wasn't raining
« Last post by GinAndPlatonic on Yesterday at 18:04:22 »

I waited for it to do one complete revolution to be able to guess the timing and then ran for it. It was quite refreshing really...only a slight mist. I was surprised it was so near to the edge of the field though - not the best place to position it.
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Rest of England / Re: I got wet but it wasn't raining
« Last post by Lee in Doncaster on Yesterday at 18:00:28 »
I forgot to ask Lee , did you run at that point , or just accept the water raining down... ;)


I waited for it to do one complete revolution to be able to guess the timing and then ran for it. It was quite refreshing really...only a slight mist. I was surprised it was so near to the edge of the field though - not the best place to position it.
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