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Wales / Re: Llyn y Fan Fawr & Fach
« Last post by Wayne s on Today at 12:37:56 »
There is space to park a couple of cars at the side of the river opposite Nant y Llyn. Cross the river and follow Nant y Llyn to Llyn y Fan Fawr. There are some nice waterfalls to see. Itís not a wide river but could be difficult to cross after all the rain.

There a a few more places to park along the road with a larger parking area about a mile up the road.
Lake District / Re: TR Barf from Powter How Sat 7 Dec 19
« Last post by richardh1905 on Today at 10:02:46 »
I look forward to the TR (I'll have to get busy myself). :)

Wild camping allowed pretty much anywhere within reason in Scotland, of course.
Gear / Re: Firms that have treated us well!
« Last post by scottk on Today at 00:11:03 »
Salomon have been great for me. Bought some boots from Activinstinct (not realising they are part of JD Sports). Returned them to Activinstinct when they started leaking and they couldnít find a fault. Got in touch with Salomon and sent them a video of the leak and got a new pair.
These are Ultra 3 mid gtx and are my favourite boots (I have 4 pairs) but they are known to leak. But the warranty is 2 years and Salomon are pretty good about it.
Gear / For sale: Altberg boots
« Last post by Strider on Yesterday at 22:36:42 »
I have for sale two pairs of Altberg boots, both in as-new condition, not worn outdoors (not my size!), with tag still attached and boxed.   Looking for £ 80 each pair inclusive of postage. Posting to UK mainland only.

Mens' Fremington size 12, medium width

Mens' Yan Tan size 11 1/2, medium width

PM me if interested, thanks :)
« Last post by redeye on Yesterday at 22:32:06 »
Apparently, according to the email I got yesterday, GoOutdoors in Stockport are closing down for a big refurbishment and they're having a closing down sale. Wether there will be any bargins to be had is anyone's guess
« Last post by richardh1905 on Yesterday at 21:30:11 »
Gaynors also have the Lhotse at the same price.
« Last post by richardh1905 on Yesterday at 21:29:25 »
Mountain Equipment Lhotse GoreTex pro jacket available for £259 from Nevisport right now, quite a discount on the full price of £370.
Mine is now into it's 5th winter of heavy use - a superb mountain jacket.
Gear / Re: Hardshell
« Last post by Flanners on Yesterday at 20:58:04 »
I use a Rab Bergen eVent shell jacket for Autumn/Winter days out when it's going to be stormy, snow/sleet/rain etc, Rab Downpour Plus as a 3 Season shell in changeable conditions and a Marmot Precip for the backpack in Spring/Summer hiking. Rab Alpine/Nimbus/Cirrus etc for cold clear Winter walks and hikes.

Never have found the perfect waterproof, given I walk hot I find significant moisture on the inside, main concern is not really waterproofing as I have yet to find a true 'breatheable' shell garment (GoreTex being my worst experiences) but windproof to keep me from the windchill/cold.
Peak District / Brough to Pineapple House Farm
« Last post by Lee in Doncaster on Yesterday at 18:53:35 »
My first snow of the winter:

My boots disintegrate again.
Gear / Re: Hardshell
« Last post by watershed on Yesterday at 16:50:08 »
 Hi, BA
the Montane Pac Plus Gore-Tex Jacket might fit the bill, it seems to get a good write up at a price near your budget. I see they are selling at about £150-£180 so shop around. £158.99 at Ultralight gear which gives free postage and are very reliable to deal with, I have used them to buy quite a few things.
I haven't got one of these jackets but the spec's look good at the price.
 I use a Rab Latok Alpine jacket for through hikes, it is dearer but reviews suggest it is particulary good for ventilation and high activity, I do like it, and have used it on two long hikes.
For day hikes with possible showers I use a RAB super Kinetic, which is incredible light and stretchy, but gets damp in heavy prolonged rain, especially at Ruck Sack contact areas. I have used this on one 200 mile hike but although I love the jacket found it wanting in a heavy torrential shower between Fort Augustus and Newtonmore.
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