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Title: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 15:03:40, 19/09/16
Well, seeing as there is a thread to talk about what walk(s) people are doing at the weekend, I thought we should have a similar one to talk about where people are walking DURING the week as some members are retired, walk on days off during the week or walk while on a holiday week.

Sooooo, I'll start.......... Tue and Wed this week I'll be walking along some of the Pennine Way, will be getting the train to Hebden Bridge on Tue then join the Pennine Way until after Top Withins then along the Bronte Way into Haworth for the night.

On Wed, I retrace my steps along the Bronte Way to where I left the Pennine Way the day before and continue along the PW until Gargrave, then get the train home  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Glyno on 16:28:09, 19/09/16
I'll be in Snowdonia on Thursday, not decided exactly where yet
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Post by: sussamb on 16:31:41, 19/09/16
Pretty much every week, generally Tuesdays, I'm somewhere on the South Downs.  Wish it was Wales or the Peak District but too far for a day walk  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: youradvocate on 17:05:44, 19/09/16
I'm usually in one of three places. Firstly, over the north side of Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth, miles of footpathes between Denmead in the north, Waterlooville to the east and Fareham to the west. Secondly, running around Havant Thicket, especially when its wet and thirdly somewhere in and around Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
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Post by: keithie on 18:59:33, 19/09/16
Weds or Thurs I'll probably be walking part of the PW to take in the Historic Cheshire County top and sometime between Thurs and Sunday I'll probably be walking another part of the PW up at The Cheviot ...should be fun!
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Post by: phil1960 on 19:22:08, 19/09/16
Last Monday I was on Vesuvius in Italy, but back to work and the drudgery of a normal working week tomorrow 😠
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Post by: Penygadair on 19:37:33, 19/09/16
Aiming for my first walk in Chee Dale on Friday. Unless domestics and/or acts of god intervene.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 21:42:22, 19/09/16
During the week I can mostly be found traversing the work - Sainsburys - Aldi Triangle.  If I'm feeling particularly adventurous I can extend my trip to an ascent of the flyover and down onto the foreshore.  Probably about a mile in total (can just about manage that in my lunch break if I get a wiggle-on  ::)  )
 
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Post by: Oldstephen on 22:57:31, 19/09/16
Last week I was on Carrountoohil on MacGillycuddys Reeks, as well as catching a few bass around Tralee Bay.  Back home this week and I'll be out on Wednesday in Snowdonia somewhere, maybe Tryfan.  Not been up there for a couple of months.
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Post by: ninthace on 22:58:43, 19/09/16
Just as soon as I have finished constructing my man cave I am off on a circular on Dartmoor from Belstone. After that looking at a bit of the SWCP from Coombe Martin.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: mike knipe on 09:38:36, 20/09/16
Me and the dog are doing a reccy  for a Durham County Council guided walk next week up Teesdale - Low Force - Pennine Way -High Force - Green Trod - Cronkley - Hanging Shaw - Hurth Caves - Dirt Pit - Bowlees...   about 14 of the Queen's miles...  We may have to fight off the cattle on the last couple of miles.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: youradvocate on 11:11:47, 20/09/16
I've just decided to have a short 2-3 day hike next week. I'll go by train to Rye, make my way to the Sussex Border Path, end at Gatwick Airport and then come home by train. I just feel the need to hike through apple and plum orchards plus I hope a few Hop Gardens as well. Over the years this rural world that I grew up in is, I believe, gradually dying. My sister lives in Maidstone and as she observes, the landscape is changing fast. So many orchards and hop fields have been grubbed out over the past few years and have been replaced with the 'modern way' of farming, which appears to be mostly plastic tunnels! While some of the landscape attractiveness is still there I hope to soak up what remains of it. For me, its one of the pleasures of living in the south of the UK!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: barewirewalker on 13:25:27, 20/09/16
Walking in Cornwall most of last week, arrived by accident on the top of Brown Willy to find it to be the highest point of that county, stumbled across a film crew doing their thing for some of the next series of Poldark on the cliff tops.


Did notice that there are large parts of the county where I CANNOT walk but was not there long enough to put it to the test.


Where will I be walking this week, now that is the question, don't know myself till I've been there, but it will not be as far away as Cornwall.
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Post by: jontea on 14:21:08, 20/09/16
I don't normally get to walk in the week due to work.
But I'm on holiday this week, so Mrs J and I had a day in Snowdonia yesterday.
Visited Llangollen, lovely river walk in Betws-y-coed and finished the day walking off afternoon tea on a Conwy beach ;)

Boot fitting tomorrow  :D

Maybe out walking Thursday, not sure where yet  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: domtheone on 15:27:02, 20/09/16
Boot fitting tomorrow  :D


Exciting times  :D


You got a shortlist/decided on what boots yet?

Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: altirando on 15:51:45, 20/09/16
I am very lucky in that it is only 45 minutes drive to the Clwyd hills, mid week is the best time to walk the middle section over the highest point as it gets very busy up by the old tower on Sundays, nowhere to sit down for a sandwich.  The whole ridge is fifteen miles long, best trail ridge walk in the country if you are stuck for ideas, and enjoyable all seasons.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sussamb on 16:16:44, 20/09/16
Loved that part of Offa's Dyke, if it was closer I'd walk it regularly  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Sloth on 16:57:47, 20/09/16
Knocked off another 12 miles of the Welsh coast path today, Loughor to Pembrey walking along the estuary.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: MoelPysgod on 19:03:46, 20/09/16
I'll be walking to work after twenty days off. Four nights of walking there at half five pm, coming back at seven am

Thanks for nothing, pal.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 19:48:41, 20/09/16
Well I walked round Whitby today. Got wet!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 20:06:52, 20/09/16
Well I walked round Whitby today. Got wet!

Were you in the sea?

Was nice walking from Hebden Bridge to Haworth today in a tshirt :-p
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sparnel on 20:08:14, 20/09/16
Well the village of Glencoe has been taken over by a tv film crew for a couple of days. They're making a new detective series - won't spoil it by telling you what it is.................great to see lots of the locals getting parts in it.  Myself & two friends decided to walk part of the West Highland way today from Br of Orchy to King's House Hotel. Great walk with good weather. I think we were the only Scots walking it - lots of European & American walkers doing the 'way'.
In case you didn't know, the hotel will close at the end of October for a complete refurbishment. A new bunk house is in the process of being built. This will also have a bar and restaurant. The hotel will re-open sometime in 2018.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: jontea on 20:24:54, 20/09/16

Exciting times  :D


You got a shortlist/decided on what boots yet?
Looking for a B1 Dom for the winter  ;)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 21:11:58, 20/09/16
During the week I'm sometimes walking on the South Downs and the Sussex coast
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 23:49:09, 20/09/16
Walking in Cornwall most of last week, arrived by accident on the top of Brown Willy to find it to be the highest point of that county, stumbled across a film crew doing their thing for some of the next series of Poldark on the cliff tops.


Did notice that there are large parts of the county where I CANNOT walk but was not there long enough to put it to the test.


Where will I be walking this week, now that is the question, don't know myself till I've been there, but it will not be as far away as Cornwall.


Good to here you got around Cornwall a little bit.  Bodmin moor is not huge but it is a really nice place to walk.  Did you get to the Jamaica Inn near Brown Willy, it's one of my favourite little training jaunts up and back for Brunch.  Oftenl mizzly but still fun.
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Post by: adalard on 05:49:50, 21/09/16
Bleaklow today...
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Post by: midweekmountain on 07:46:41, 21/09/16
In case you didn't know, the hotel will close at the end of October for a complete refurbishment. A new bunk house is in the process of being built. This will also have a bar and restaurant. The hotel will re-open sometime in 2018.

That could be bad news its been a fantastic free campsite for a lot of years now.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: barewirewalker on 08:51:40, 21/09/16

Good to here you got around Cornwall a little bit.  Bodmin moor is not huge but it is a really nice place to walk.  Did you get to the Jamaica Inn near Brown Willy, it's one of my favourite little training jaunts up and back for Brunch.  Oftenl mizzly but still fun.


Still good for a 6 or so mile circular, we started from a very attractive parking spot at Bowithick by an old pack horse bridge. Had only intended to stretch legs but were led deeper into the moor by the curious diggings and then saw the Brown Willy ridge at about a mile away, livestock tracks showed us the way through the bog and the infant Fowey was just a standing long jump for a septuagenarian, Mrs BWW flew over. The going got a bit difficult when we got to the boundary fence as no L-stock on the Brown Willy side. Lack of tenant.
Set up a Short Eared Owl amongst the gorse before we reached the trod to the top.


Chatted to guy on by the trig, who is organising large school walk up there, he seemed to have walk in from the Jamaica Inn direction. One of his routes onto the moor seems to have been terminated by the landowners vandalism, which results from the Sarah Slade / Country Landowners creed of stopping de-facto access for fear of it becoming RoW.


Made the walk into a circular by skirting around the top of the Source of the Fowey to the Watershed and a very attractive defile north of Buttern Hill, where the embankment of a leat makes an interesting parapet walk following the contour back to an easy descent to the track we originally started out on.


Yes, I did visit Jamaica Inn, my last memory was from the 1950's, when my mother took me on holiday to Port Isaac, I think, the sign still creeked then as described by Daphne du Maurier, but it is very different today.



Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 09:33:38, 21/09/16
Were you in the sea?

Was nice walking from Hebden Bridge to Haworth today in a tshirt :-p
No troosers? The mind boggles :P
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: DalesWalesLakesandPeaks on 15:52:52, 21/09/16
Bleaklow today...


Cool.


 8)


Cwm Eigiau recce with the Mrs tomorrow.


 O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: DevonDave on 17:05:33, 21/09/16
Just got back from a walk with Mrs. DD around Trenchford, Tottiford & Kennick Reservoirs, near Bovey Tracey.  Once out of the car park we didn't see a soul all afternoon.  The middle reservoir (Tottiford) was completely empty, looks like they have drained it for some reason.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:39:56, 21/09/16
I walked in some lovely countryside between Bexhill and Hastings today  -  much more scenic than it looked from the map!  -  and returned to Bexhill along the coast, which has some low, sandy cliffs.
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Post by: sussamb on 21:05:31, 21/09/16
Was out around Bury Hill, great views of the Downs from there  O0
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Post by: - Dave - on 13:20:12, 22/09/16
From the car park to work and back. A solid 1 mile
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Post by: lostme1 on 18:39:31, 22/09/16
From the car park to work and back. A solid 1 mile

A nice long walk for you then.  ;D
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Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 18:47:12, 22/09/16
Did the Coledale round today (short version: Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill, Sail, from Braithwaite village). Longest one I've done since getting back to walking, finding it easier each time  :)
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Post by: Glyno on 19:05:51, 22/09/16
Snowdon today. Pyg track was surprisingly quiet considering it was a nice, sunny afternoon.
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Post by: keithie on 19:46:15, 22/09/16
Black Hill in Peak District today ...clear & sunny & surprisingly busy ...met 5 groups (2 of which had at least a dozen folk) in the 3-4mile wander along the PW from & back to Wessenden Head. I thought it was supposed to be open peat bog...almost all heather & grasses...good day to be up there though.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: youradvocate on 10:45:06, 23/09/16
Did a 5 mile off road jog throught the woods and fields yesterday, lovely and sunny! Met a chap and his wife who leave out food for the birds. The last time I saw him was last summer and he was so ill then, throwing up, abdominal pains and so on. Yesterday he was beaming and looked so well. He had had kidney stones and his gall bladder removed. Whilst we were chatting at an old bridge over a local stream we saw two Kingfishers darting back and forth, made my day.
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Post by: adalard on 11:00:41, 23/09/16
Black Hill in Peak District today ... I thought it was supposed to be open peat bog...almost all heather & grasses...good day to be up there though.


The summit of Black Hill is great testament to what the moorland restoration team have achieved - looking at old pictures of the ground around the trig you would hardly believe it was the same place.


As for weekday walking, I'm off for a wander around Howden Moor this afternoon.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 14:39:21, 23/09/16
There seem to be more people walking during the week than on weekends! Maybe I'll go back to weekends, might be a bit quieter  ;D
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Post by: Sarah Pitht on 15:04:04, 23/09/16
As it's Friday, and I'm not sure I'll get any walking in this weekend, I'll report that I had a quick stroll up Aira Force today and then on to High Force.


Might go back on Sunday and walk Gowbarrow (again!) if the weather's dry - just love the views of Ullswater from there.
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Post by: alewife on 15:18:01, 23/09/16
As it's Friday, and I'm not sure I'll get any walking in this weekend, I'll report that I had a quick stroll up Aira Force today and then on to High Force.


Might go back on Sunday and walk Gowbarrow (again!) if the weather's dry - just love the views of Ullswater from there.

But isn't the question about walking during the week :-\

I tend to walk pretty locally to home in the week, I like to walk from my house and see where the mood takes me. I did miss out on a walk on the beach at Charmouth yesterday as I have been struck down by a case of aeroplane lurgy, especially a horribly sore throat, which often happens to me after flying.
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Post by: PeakRambler on 15:30:35, 23/09/16
Wednesday I was trying to walk while at the hospital physio session....  :-\

The first time I've been able to walk more than a few metres without any discomfort.  O0
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Post by: Sarah Pitht on 16:58:30, 23/09/16

Well I was counting Friday as during the week, but totally admit to sneaking a potential weekend walk in too!


Is Friday officially the weekend for the purposes of this thread?!  8)

But isn't the question about walking during the week :-\

I tend to walk pretty locally to home in the week, I like to walk from my house and see where the mood takes me. I did miss out on a walk on the beach at Charmouth yesterday as I have been struck down by a case of aeroplane lurgy, especially a horribly sore throat, which often happens to me after flying.
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Post by: alewife on 22:13:35, 23/09/16
Well I was counting Friday as during the week, but totally admit to sneaking a potential weekend walk in too!


Is Friday officially the weekend for the purposes of this thread?!  8)

Its a fair cop, I missed that you talked about today. I will pay more attention in future  O0
 ;D
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Post by: pleb on 10:35:49, 24/09/16
Wednesday I was trying to walk while at the hospital physio session....  :-\

The first time I've been able to walk more than a few metres without any discomfort.  O0
Good going! O0
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Post by: Jac on 14:16:59, 24/09/16
Wednesday I was trying to walk while at the hospital physio session....  :-\

The first time I've been able to walk more than a few metres without any discomfort.  O0

Progress! Well done
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Jac on 14:25:20, 24/09/16
Yesterday - Friday before 5:00 pm is a week day. A gentle amble with a non-walking friend down to the beach at Branscombe Mouth - dozed on the beach, threw stones in the sea, watched the waves, paddled, chatted and put the world to rights, leaned a gate sharing the autumn peace with cows and calves ..............
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Post by: Mel on 14:36:48, 24/09/16
Yesterday - Friday before 5:00 pm is a week day.

Arrgh, no. Don't say that  :(   That means my walk after work yesterday counts as a weekend walk but I was at work today  ;D
 
 
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Post by: dan76 on 15:55:54, 24/09/16
A favourite place for me to walk during the week is Ilkley moor. It has everything for me - moorland, forests, water...and nearby coffee shops.

Another great and under-rated place is Widdop, between Hebden Bridge and Colne.
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Post by: Jac on 16:29:08, 24/09/16

Arrgh, no. Don't say that  :(   That means my walk after work yesterday counts as a weekend walk but I was at work today  ;D

Sorry, Mel. Being retired I get a bit confused with week days and weekends now :-\
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Post by: adalard on 17:02:42, 24/09/16
Another great and under-rated place is Widdop, between Hebden Bridge and Colne.

I've done one walk there,  around Cludders  Slack and Widdop reservoir - I keep meaning to return and explore the area more, it looks like great walking country.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 09:35:30, 25/09/16
What's a weekend? We have to take what work we r given or we starve.............while tugging our forelocks and groveling :o
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: dan76 on 12:42:10, 25/09/16
I've done one walk there,  around Cludders  Slack and Widdop reservoir - I keep meaning to return and explore the area more, it looks like great walking country.

It is vastly under rated, and there is usually no one about. Has a wild feel to it. Great place.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:13:14, 28/09/16
I did a beautiful walk from Rye today, partly on the High Weald Landscape Trail    :)
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Post by: Mel on 21:44:00, 28/09/16
I did a nice walk around Pearson Park this afty in between dentist and hair appointments.  Then did a nice but blustery walk along the banks of the Humber this evening and watched the ferry go out  :)   
 
 
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Post by: keithie on 22:17:06, 28/09/16
Also this week did a short trip from Steel Rigg to Housesteads and back which was pretty impressive ...then a wander up Simonside (there & back) from a car park in the middle of nowhere ...both well worth a few hours if you happen to be in Northumbria :)

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Post by: Lazar on 02:19:00, 29/09/16
Starting at Haddon Hall over to Youlgreave,Bradford Dale,Peakway,LongDale,Gratton Dale, Over Haddon then finish in Bakewell for a well deserved beer.
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Post by: sunnydale on 08:39:56, 29/09/16
I did the Six Edges walk yesterday in glorious weather 8)   14 lovely miles and even spotted an Adder on Curbar Edge :D   Bit fast for a decent pic...but at least I got one!


(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14520449_1300846153267469_1530429064261189381_n.jpg?oh=a0d10f356afbb99c8a4cf81694fe4ff8&oe=585F1FC0)
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Post by: DevonDave on 08:42:37, 29/09/16
You were lucky to get that shot Tracey.  I occasionally see them on Dartmoor, but by the time I've got the camera out they have slithered away into the undergrowth.
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Post by: fit old bird on 09:16:00, 29/09/16
Looking at three days away next week, checking hostels, poss Derbyshire.
Ilona
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Post by: Dovegirl on 09:40:34, 29/09/16
Good shot sunnydale   :)   
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Post by: adalard on 10:10:49, 29/09/16
I did the Six Edges walk yesterday in glorious weather 8)   14 lovely miles and even spotted an Adder on Curbar Edge :D   Bit fast for a decent pic...but at least I got one!


I'd say that was a more than decent picture, Sunnydale!  O0  I've never seen an adder in the wild, would love to.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 10:23:30, 29/09/16
Sunnydale-oh good lord! I didnt realise they had adders up there..................I have walked there! :o :o :o
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Post by: barewirewalker on 13:37:52, 29/09/16
Great shot Sunnydale, on of many gooduns :)
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Post by: sunnydale on 19:04:27, 29/09/16
Thanks very much for the comments folks O0


I spot Adders two or three times a year (usually) but rarely manage to get a pic. Really chuffed to get that shot yesterday :D


I think it's a female, btw...not a male!
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Post by: WalkingtheCoast on 23:19:08, 29/09/16
The last 2-3 weeks I have walked the coast from Westward Ho! to Portishead. Happy now to have completed the South West Coastal Path when arriving at Minehead last week. Great along the way apart from the bit just before Clevedon where it was not possible to access much of the coast.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: PeakRambler on 12:47:31, 30/09/16
Progress! Well done

Thank you.

Those few metres are beginning once again to get more than a few metres, but still a long way to go.
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Post by: fit old bird on 18:08:40, 03/10/16
Changed my mind. Booked two nights at Mankinholes Youth Hostel for Tues and Wed nights. £7 a night, might as well. The area is good for walking, good choice of paths. Packing a bag.


Ilona
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:22:53, 03/10/16
I did a beautiful walk from Arundel today, taking in the South Downs and the river Arun 
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Post by: ninthace on 21:44:21, 04/10/16
Finally finished the man cave and laying out the veg garden, time for some me time - Dartmoor from Belstone tomorrow!
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Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 18:32:16, 05/10/16
The current anticyclone or ridge of high pressure over the Uk, is going nowhere for the next few days, so if i was in the area thinking of a walk, i would attempt Glyder Fawr via the Gribyn Ridge.
Even though it;s early Autumn, the temperature today outside Porthmadog was 18C, and the Snowdon summit cafe  looked simply majestic from the Cobb.

If your stuck for a walk tomorrow, how about tackling Glyder Fawr via the Gribyn Ridge above Llyn Blochwydd.

It's a very easy scramble onto the main Glyder plateau, and one can easily descend by the same route.

One should grasp every opportunity when very high pressure is smack bang over the country, and the Glyders in sunny weather, are amongst the best mountains ( apart from the Carneddau) in Snowdonia.
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Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 18:37:24, 05/10/16
Hope you have some Broccoli in there somewhere, and a Cauliflower.
A Cauliflower Cheese is a sublime meal, and when i see ultra freshly picked Broccoli, it's manna from heaven with freshly boiled spuds, and possibly some chicken fillets lightly fried with a bit of garnish added.
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Post by: sunnydale on 19:25:02, 05/10/16
Had a lovely 11 miler today in the Hartington/Wetton/Manifold Valley area.  Great weather and soooo good to be out O0
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Post by: sussamb on 19:43:49, 05/10/16
I did a beautiful walk from Arundel today, taking in the South Downs and the river Arun

Yep it's lovely there, I normally finish at the Black Rabbit  O0
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Post by: bricam2096 on 18:54:10, 06/10/16
Well, tomorrow (Friday) I shall be starting the Coast to Coast walk from Robin Hood's Bay  O0
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Post by: Glyno on 20:00:04, 06/10/16
Thanks adalard, BuzyG  :)
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Post by: fit old bird on 10:03:28, 07/10/16
Back from 3days 2 nights at Mankinholes Youth Hostel. Took all my food with me and didn't open my purse once. Hostel cost £14 total, so a brilliant cheap holiday. Place to myself the first night, and one other person there the second night. 28  miles walked, a lot of ascent and descent so now got achy thigh muscles. It was very windy and bloomin cold, but brilliant scenery. Sorting photo's, will be on my blog over the next few days.


Ilona
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Post by: ninthace on 17:08:08, 10/10/16
Circular from Simonsbath - can anyone recommend a pub to finish up at?
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Post by: phil1960 on 20:43:09, 10/10/16
Cracking pics Glyn  O0
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Post by: mananddog on 07:24:39, 11/10/16
Of to North Wales tomorrow for a few days.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:45:04, 11/10/16
I went a walk today around Pulborough Brooks in the Arun Valley and in the heathy woodlands of Wiggonholt Common, areas just to the north of the South Downs.
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Post by: Glyno on 20:54:08, 11/10/16
Cracking pics Glyn  O0

Thanks Phil :-)
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Post by: ninthace on 22:08:37, 11/10/16
Circular from Simonsbath - can anyone recommend a pub to finish up at?


Post walk edit.  The Exmoor Forest Inn at Simonsbath was disappointing.  Not on my go back to list.
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Post by: happyhiker on 23:25:15, 11/10/16
Tomorrow, I be doing Ingleborough.
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Post by: dan76 on 18:18:35, 13/10/16
Was in Ilkley again last week. Lovely place, always a variety of options too.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:13:43, 13/10/16
I went a walk from Petworth today, in the beautiful countryside of the Wealden Greensand, partly on the Serpent Trail.
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Post by: BuzyG on 22:14:11, 14/10/16
Took a swift walk around Burrator reservoir on Wednesday evening, after work.  A route I've been meaning to walk all summer.  Taking in all the significant Tors and some 700m of Accents. The crisp cool Autumn air meant I could maintain what was for me flat out for the 3 hours it took me. :)   Had hoped to make sunset atop Sharpie Tor, but mist it by about 10 mins. Must try harder. ;D
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Post by: sunnydale on 08:27:57, 19/10/16
Leading a group along 6 of the Peak District 'Edges' today. O0   Hoping to spot the Red Deer along White Edge... but I suspect we wont be there early enough.  A few miles to walk before we get to that bit!



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Post by: ninthace on 15:28:06, 19/10/16
Brownsham to Clovelly, returning on SWCP. Taking advantage of some decent autumn weather.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:06:41, 19/10/16
I went a walk in the High Weald today from Eridge, which is to the south of Tunbridge Wells, and had a wander around Eridge Rocks, great outcrops of sandstone in the woodlands.
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Post by: Wayne s on 19:53:29, 19/10/16
Yesterday I took a trip to Dunraven Bay, South Wales. Tide was on my side (checked before I left) few miles amble on the beach followed by a quick dip in the very cold sea. Then got the stove out in a cave out of the wind and had lunch and coffee. Bliss.
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Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 21:16:10, 19/10/16
Introduced a friend to the joys of a beautifully mild and sunny Rhinog valley, this afternoon.
A busy day, as seven young teenagers were practicing a wild camp for their Duke of Edinburgh Award, and also three Bentley construction  transit vans appeared from the distance, with close on a dozen passengers.
I managed to talk to one of them, and their undertaking extensive repairs to the main dam of the reservoir.


Who would have thought, the Rhinogs busier than Snowdon.

Milder weather has also returned, as we were able to take off our coats, and walk most of the nine miles in short sleeves, and 14C temperatures.

What a beautiful introduction to a stunning part of Snowdonia, and he is already making plans for a full Rhinog traverse that i told him about.
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Post by: sunnydale on 21:27:03, 19/10/16
Leading a group along 6 of the Peak District 'Edges' today. O0   Hoping to spot the Red Deer along White Edge... but I suspect we wont be there early enough.  A few miles to walk before we get to that bit!


How wrong was I!!  Se saw quite a few Red Deer from White Edge.  The stags were busy bellowing and chasing after the females....but no full on rutting going on that we could see.
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Post by: ninthace on 16:48:29, 20/10/16
Warren Inn to Grimspound circular. Looks like it is going to be a nice day on Dartmoor according to the weather man. O0
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:06:24, 20/10/16
I did a walk today over the South Downs to Beachy Head and Eastbourne 
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Post by: fit old bird on 13:16:23, 21/10/16
Around Grange over Sands next week. Hotel booked.  8)
Ilona
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Post by: Dovegirl on 18:32:51, 26/10/16
I did a circular walk today from Haywards Heath, taking in the picturesque village of Cuckfield, in the Sussex Weald.   Although rarely far from the urban fringe, this was a very scenic walk, with beautiful woodlands and fine views.
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Post by: Skip on 20:25:26, 26/10/16
During this week...

I drove up to Ennerdale Bridge early on Monday, met a mate at the Fox And Hounds (well, in the pub actually). We walked a circuit of Grike, Crag Fell and Lank Rigg then drove round to Eskdale for a drink in the George IV.

Later we spent a very convivial evening in the Woolpack then stayed the night in a nearby B&B.

On Tuesday morning we rendezvoused with some more mates at the little car park at Jubille Bridge then did a circuit taking in Dow Crag, Crook Crag, Green Crag, and Harter Fell, descending via Hardknott Pass.

Two days of very little wind, cloudy-bright interspersed with sunshine - ideal walking weather.

I drove to the M6 and started the long haul home. I'd just passed Lancaster southbound when everything came to a standstill and, after a few minutes, there was suddenly no northbound traffic at all.  There was no info on BBC Radio Lancs and we ended up in stationary ignorance for over an hour :(.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 23:00:31, 27/10/16
I did another walk in the Sussex Weald today. I walked from Five Ash Down through Buxted Park to Uckfield, taking in beautiful little lakes, hilly woodlands, and parkland with masses of russet-coloured bracken.
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Post by: BuzyG on 17:57:32, 29/10/16
Took a short walk out from Post Bridge, to the waterfall on the East Dart, on Thursday Evening.   I was hoping to follow the leat on the left bank, but that proved to be a daft idea.  Stick to the right bank or go over the hill on the left  Lovely little waterfall and worth a few hours of anyone's time, if your in the area.  O0
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Post by: DevonDave on 18:40:48, 29/10/16
Took a short walk out from Post Bridge, to the waterfall on the East Dart, on Thursday Evening.   I was hoping to follow the leat on the left bank, but that proved to be a daft idea.  Stick to the right bank or go over the hill on the left  Lovely little waterfall and worth a few hours of anyone's time, if your in the area.  O0
You are right, the waterfall is a delightful spot.  The way I always go is from Postbridge, follow the footpath that keeps to the left of Roundy Park, then on to Broad Down and down to the waterfall.  The return route, head roughly ENE, keeping above the river, then down to the beehive hut, and follow the footpath that leads in a straight line back to Postbridge via Hartyland.

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Post by: ninthace on 21:37:27, 30/10/16
Braunton Burrows tomorrow. Another bit of the SWCP and I promised SWMBO a flat walk for a change - only 37m of ascent/descent in 11km, that should do!
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Post by: Dovegirl on 17:53:15, 31/10/16
Hot and sunny on the Sussex coast today and I went walking at Seaford Head and Cuckmere Haven, a glorious walk of downland, river valley, rock-strewn shore, and the iconic view of the Seven Sisters.  Fabulous   :)
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Post by: youradvocate on 20:18:25, 01/11/16
I caught the train in brilliant sunshine from Portsmouth Harbour station today to Petersfield and the weather changed. I walked back cross country (in some dense patches of fog) to Queen Elizabeth Country Park, had coffee and cake and then hiked on to Rowland's Castle railway station and caught the train home. The leaves are really falling now and the colours are wonderful. About 8 miles I think.
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Post by: ninthace on 20:46:38, 01/11/16
SWCP again tomorrow. Circular from Hunters Inn to Woody Bay on the higher cliff path and back via Heddons Mouth on the Coast Path.


TR: Absolutely stonking walk. Fantastic weather and visibility, could see clear across to Wales. Great coastal scenery on both legs of the walk and warm enough afterwards to sit outside the Hunters Inn for a pint and a sandwich. On my do it again list.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 18:22:18, 03/11/16
I went an amble on Highdown Hill today, an outlier of the South Downs near Worthing, and then strolled down to the seafront at Goring and walked along there.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 18:01:38, 07/11/16
Walked the Sussex Ouse Valley Way from Isfield to Lewes today, some very pretty riverside walking.
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Post by: ninthace on 18:04:55, 07/11/16
Over and around Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor today followed by late lunch at the Rest and Be Thankful in Wheddon Bridge. What a super name for a pub, especially after a decent walk.
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Post by: youradvocate on 20:21:24, 07/11/16
I caught the train from Portsmouth Harbour to Rowlands Castle station yesterday and did an 8 mile circular hike back to the station. Sunny, no wind and really quite for miles. I did not see a another person for the next 4 hours.

When I arrived back to Rowlands Castle I decided to have coffee and cake (my weakness) in a very nice cafe next to the railway bridge. I forgot to take money with me so I paid by debit card. They wanted me to pay by contactless but I politely refused so put my card in the machine, tapped in my PIN number and collected my receipt. I walked away, sat down and suddenly realised they had charged me .25p extra because I hadn't paid in the way they wanted me to.

I was already halfway through my cheesecake (it was delicious) when I noticed the extra charge so I decided not to throw a scene about it, it was only a young girl serving behind the counter and it wasn't her fault.

What should we as customers do about this type of thing, walk away, protest, never go back to the place again? Hidden charges seem to be everywhere, airlines charging 1.5% if we use our credit cards, inflated postage and packing, etc. It really does annoy me!
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Post by: ninthace on 15:36:51, 09/11/16
Tomorrow, Exmoor NP again with SWMBO - from Hawkridge ESE on Exe Valley Way then cut across on PROWs to intersect with Two Moors Way for return to start.  Keeping it shortish - weather window not that big.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 23:28:58, 10/11/16
I went a stroll today on the commons on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells, a hilly landscape of woodlands and enormous outcrops of sandstone, with fine views over the High Weald.
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Post by: Trenchfoot on 07:26:16, 11/11/16
I've decided to try and get out and at least do some walks during the week, working around my work hours have managed several times this week. Granted, they've not been long walks as the afternoons are soon dark but nevertheless I've enjoyed some gorgeous strolls around the North Downs. I think that Autumn is making a strong challenge for my favourite time of year for many reasons.
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Post by: Mel on 23:16:38, 11/11/16
I did a little walk after work today - under the Humber Bridge and along Hessle Foreshore.  It was before 5pm so weekend hadn't officially started, so I'm classing it as a walk during the week  :D
 
The tide was in so I couldn't walk along the shingle shore, but I really needed it and really enjoyed it despite it being a short, semi-urban walk  :)
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Post by: ninthace on 15:29:51, 16/11/16
Found a window in the weather today. Walked Croyde  to Woolacombe by SWCP, lovely walk round Baggy Point and across the sand. Returned to Croyde via inland route beating the rain by no more than 5 mins. Topped it off with lunch and a pint in The Thatch. Can recommend the Barnsey beer and SWMBO says the fish and chips were lovely.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 18:33:31, 16/11/16
I walked around Crowborough Ghyll and Crowborough Country Park in the High Weald today.  Beautiful hilly ghyll woodland, masses of bracken, and the autumn colours were gorgeous.
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Post by: sunnydale on 19:04:22, 16/11/16
I walked with a group today; 11 miles around Monsal Dale, Brushfield, High Dale, Chee Dale, the cliff top path above Cressbrook Dale and parts of the Monsal Trail here and there.
A bit wet at times, breezy and very, very muddy.


Still a great days walking though! O0
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Post by: pleb on 15:46:27, 17/11/16
Got a txt from work cancelling todays shift, so despite the rain I headed off to Bretton sculpture park. Big mistake. Parked up, didn't even manage to walk into the park proper before turning round n going home. Trousers totally sodden.
All I got was soaked....got home, stopped raining. Brilliant! >:(
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Post by: BuzyG on 19:30:45, 17/11/16
Took a quick walk out on Bodmin moor this evening after work.  Dropped my waterproof, climbing a short chimney near the summit of Killmar tor and didn't notice for 15 mins.  Retraced my route precisely step by step and very happily spotted it at the base of the chimney.  Very glad it didn't rain whilst I was without it, as the squalls were quite epic when they did arrive ten minutes later.  It also went from dust to dark in about 3 mins flat with the arrival of the rain.  Happily it stopped after 20 mins and there was just enough light to get back to Sharp Tor and the Car bellow it before. the next squall arrived.   :)
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Post by: gunwharfman on 22:01:36, 18/11/16
Yesterday, I walked from Rowlands Castle railway station, along a straight stretch of wide grass called the Avenue to Stansted House, an old country mansion. They have a garden centre there and a very nice cafe. The cafe was packed! I managed to get a coffee and ate an After Eight cheesecake and then walked back to the station through Stansted Forest. It was muddy and undemanding but a very pleasant couple of hours.

Today, my wife dropped me at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park visitor centre just off the A3. I had coffee and cake there before setting off. I was highly amused to watch a couple of mum's trying to get their 2 x 3 yr olds (I think) children to eat some baked beans. It didn't work! The kids were totally in control and the mum's were mere servants! The children demanded cake and cake is what they had! It was all good natured fun. I then walked through the park in brilliant sunshine to Chalton, up and over the downs and onto Rowlands Castle again.

I've lived in Portsmouth for 32 years and its only in the last 3 months that I have started to properly explore this area. Lots of footpaths, woodlands, hills, fields, small villages and some very pleasant views. Now that I have walked three different routes from this station the next task is to run them!
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Post by: BuzyG on 22:12:19, 18/11/16
Yesterday, I walked from Rowlands Castle railway station, along a straight stretch of wide grass called the Avenue to Stansted House, an old country mansion. They have a garden centre there and a very nice cafe. The cafe was packed! I managed to get a coffee and ate an After Eight cheesecake and then walked back to the station through Stansted Forest. It was muddy and undemanding but a very pleasant couple of hours.

Today, my wife dropped me at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park visitor centre just off the A3. I had coffee and cake there before setting off. I was highly amused to watch a couple of mum's trying to get their 2 x 3 yr olds (I think) children to eat some baked beans. It didn't work! The kids were totally in control and the mum's were mere servants! The children demanded cake and cake is what they had! It was all good natured fun. I then walked through the park in brilliant sunshine to Chalton, up and over the downs and onto Rowlands Castle again.

I've lived in Portsmouth for 32 years and its only in the last 3 months that I have started to properly explore this area. Lots of footpaths, woodlands, hills, fields, small villages and some very pleasant views. Now that I have walked three different routes from this station the next task is to run them!


We lived in Gosport for 10+ years.  I know the park well, we used to carry our kids around there when they were tots.  I can soo relate to your day.  but from the mum's/dad's perspective.  We have a great photo of our daughter aged around that age.  With ice cream from ear to ear. Taken at the park after just such a family day out.  Thanks for your post, it has brought back many happy memories.  O0
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Post by: ninthace on 12:44:06, 25/11/16
After Angus had left Devon distinctly soggy decided to dodge the mud and do a bit more SWCP in the dunes by Saunton. Explored the D-day training areas in the dunes too, came across a touching memorial to the RE and the US forces in some concrete "landing craft" left over from that era. Helluva big beach too - big enough and firm enough for the RAF to land a Hercules on.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:58:01, 29/11/16
I went a walk in Ashdown Forest today, which is more heathland than woodland, in the High Weald.  Cold but fine and sunny   :)
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Post by: Lazar on 20:30:11, 29/11/16
Saturday we are starting at Ambergate up to Ashover then onto the finish in Matlock Derbyshire.
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Post by: sunnydale on 20:44:20, 29/11/16
I'm walking with a group from Eyam tomorrow.  Heading over Eyam moor, then to Stoke Ford, Abney and returning via Bretton Clough. It's been a while since I was in Bretton Clough, so really looking forward to it :)



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Post by: ninthace on 17:23:02, 30/11/16
Took advantage of the cold crisp weather to explore a bit more of the SWCP.  This time from Mortehoe village, around Morte Point and Bull Point as far as Lee then returning on an inland route. Saw some seals and a lovely fox en route.  http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=wosoodfavsosniwu
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Post by: sunnydale on 09:37:37, 01/12/16
I'm walking with a group from Eyam tomorrow.  Heading over Eyam moor, then to Stoke Ford, Abney and returning via Bretton Clough. It's been a while since I was in Bretton Clough, so really looking forward to it :)


Really liked this sundial on the church in Eyam....


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Lovely weather crossing Eyam Moor...


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Highlow Brook....


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At Stoke Ford....


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Misty view from the Barrel at Bretton...


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Post by: Glyno on 10:15:50, 01/12/16
Lovely photos, you've really captured that wonderful autumn sky beautifully
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Post by: barewirewalker on 10:37:04, 01/12/16


Highlow Brook....


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At Stoke Ford....



This one is amAAAZZZing, is it 'as took' or have you tweaked a few colour adjustments. If so I what is the recipe!!!!!


Brilliant O0
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Post by: DevonDave on 11:01:18, 01/12/16
You always post nice photos sunnydale, but these are even better than usual.  Perhaps you have had an early Christmas present of a new camera?
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Post by: pleb on 11:16:38, 01/12/16
Really nice Autumn colours O0
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Post by: adalard on 11:30:55, 01/12/16
Fantastic pictures, Sunnydale - and I'm with Barewirewalker on the one with the bridge, it's beautiful!  O0 :)
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Post by: Penygadair on 13:37:10, 01/12/16
Great Stuff  O0
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Post by: Dovegirl on 13:42:52, 01/12/16
Great photos sunnydale    :)    Beautiful colours and so atmospheric
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Post by: altirando on 15:05:54, 01/12/16
I remember Bretton Clough from when I lived in your area, but I always kept it quiet so as not to attract the hordes from Sheffield.  Now look what you have done...................
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Post by: sunnydale on 22:09:19, 01/12/16
Thanks all for the nice comments  :)


BWW, I have to admit that the shot of the bridge at Stoke Ford is 'tweaked'.  The photo editing software in Windows 10 now has various filters which you can apply to photos.  I 'enhanced' the photo first and then used the 'Sunscreen' filter.  The original tweaked image on my computer is actually nicer than the one on here....but since posting it via Facebook, some of the image quality has been lost.  It happens with all photos I post here via Facebook, unfortunately. ::)






DevonDave, I had a new camera around 8 months ago - a little treat from my mum - and I'm generally happy with the results.  To be honest, I keep it set on the 'automatic' mode and just snap away.  Most shots are fine.... but there are times when I really should alter the settings to get the best out of it.




altirando, you said as much the last time I posted about walking in Bretton Clough! ;)

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Post by: BlueSwan on 16:48:41, 04/12/16
My walking group, Central London Outdoor Group does shortish walks (5 to 8 miles) in the countryside near London most Tuesdays ("Lazy Tuesday walks") if any of you are interested in walking with a group.

Next Tuesday it is the Surrey Six Commons walk.  On the following Tuesdays in December. we have:  Upper Warlingham to New Addington, Totteridge to Mill Hill East to Totteridge.

Non members can come on up to 3 walks to try out the group.
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Post by: bricam2096 on 18:06:27, 04/12/16
Tomorrow possibly the Fairfield Horseshoe as I'm staying the night in Ambleside  O0
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Post by: MikeW on 18:35:40, 04/12/16
A circuit taking in Cadir Idris tomorrow morning.
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Post by: fit old bird on 18:37:04, 05/12/16
Going to Derbyshire tomorrow for three days, walking in the Cromford Matlock area, staying at the Willersley Castle Hotel. B & B with evening meal, ensuite, £39 per person per night. Offer on for another week or two. 
Ilona
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Post by: MikeW on 23:11:38, 05/12/16
As above  :)
(http://facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158176699815112&set=pcb.10158176763425112&type=3&theater)

Edit: will do some reading on how to post pictures then try again...
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Post by: Mumf on 00:13:12, 06/12/16
I'm out every day with the dogs somewhere along the south bank of the river Mersey around Frodsham or Runcorn . At the moment the new road bridge is progressing well ....the main towers are virtually finished but there is still the main carriageways to construct and suspend from underneath . A good viewing point and rather pleasant walk for those remotely interested is from Wigg Island Nature reserve in Runcorn . You can link it in with a walk all along the banks of the Mersey to Warrington from this location ... O0
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Post by: MikeW on 10:09:25, 06/12/16
Trying again with the picture...

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Edit: Yay, got it.
Summit of Cadir Idris yesterday.
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Post by: MikeW on 10:11:59, 06/12/16
Hey Mumf, Hi from nearby. I live in Frodsham.  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:27:21, 22/12/16
I did a walk from my door today, taking in Hollingbury hillfort high up on the South Downs on the northern edge of Brighton, with panoramic views of the downland, the city and the sea     :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 22:21:09, 22/12/16
I had a short but nice walk UNDER the Humber Bridge today  :o
 
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Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 22:46:10, 22/12/16
Interesting angle of the Bridge. O0


Walked down to the marina again today at lunch.  All the super y aughts are gone.  Presumably to warmer climbs.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: altirando on 23:00:11, 22/12/16
Obviously your memory is better than mine ................and you still lure people up one of the last quiet places in the Peak.......send them all up on to Kinder instead, lovely muddy groughs to get lost in ......far too many people out on the hills nowadays  .Need a little thinning out .......
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 23:41:51, 22/12/16
Obviously your memory is better than mine ................and you still lure people up one of the last quiet places in the Peak.......send them all up on to Kinder instead, lovely muddy groughs to get lost in ......far too many people out on the hills nowadays  .Need a little thinning out .......

Huh?  ???   :-\
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 07:25:29, 23/12/16

Huh?  ???   :-\

Not as random as his last post to reply to a post 7 years later, lol.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Glyno on 07:36:09, 23/12/16

Huh?  ???   :-\


just ignore him, most people do.


Happy Xmas  :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Percy on 07:37:01, 23/12/16
I broke a toe yesterday so I'm not really walking anywhere at the moment.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 11:36:48, 23/12/16
I broke a toe yesterday so I'm not really walking anywhere at the moment.
Ouch!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 08:33:19, 24/12/16
Obviously your memory is better than mine ................and you still lure people up one of the last quiet places in the Peak.......send them all up on to Kinder instead, lovely muddy groughs to get lost in ......far too many people out on the hills nowadays  .Need a little thinning out .......


I take it you are still on a roll re Bretton Clough?


Just take a breath, relax.... and have a Happy Christmas  :D :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: GRAHAM G on 08:36:48, 24/12/16
Love an opportunity to share the joy... Last month (Nov) took 6 service users on a walk up the Longmynnd Shropshire. On Thursday this week attracted 8 to the Stiperstones and Mitchel's Fold stone circle again Shropshire. Should be more next month as the individuals involved are now a total of 14. SO life commitments aside could be time to source a minibus for 2017. SEEK THE JOY SPREAD THE JOY 
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 10:54:22, 24/12/16
Ahh, sunnydale.... altirando's "random" post makes perfect sense now  :D
 
Altirando - perhaps use the "insert quote" function when responding to something written two pages ago  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: gunwharfman on 19:38:15, 26/12/16
Well. I've had my fill of food and drank too much so from tomorrow I'm going to walk from Rowlands Castle to the Queen Elizabeth Country Park coffee shop and then walk back again! At the moment I feel, just ugh!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 23:46:09, 26/12/16
Exmoor (Winsford Hill area) tomorrow to walk off yesterday's venison. Skiing soon, got to get back in shape or my gear won't fit.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: gunwharfman on 08:19:41, 27/12/16
My wife and I used to ski, got bored with it in the end, but on our last trip my wife got stuck in snow and as I was pulling her out I accidentally hit her on the nose with my knee. The blood was everywhere! We never did it again. She reminds me about it occasionally.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: PeakRambler on 16:20:35, 27/12/16
Three full day hospital visits!  :-\

Tuesday 27th; bloods and chest (in relation to the pulmonary embolisms I had back in July and August), Wednesday 28th; physio and plastics and Thursday 29th X-Ray and more plastics all part of the ongoing post leg rebuild outpatient care I have to have on my leg.

Worth it to see the female nurses....

Oooops, that may have been a little sexist....
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 13:56:36, 04/01/17
I've just had a lovely "bracing" scenic route walk to the shops and weekly market stalls in sunshine and sideways sleet rapid-cycling its way round my walk.  Got talking to a chap out walking his dog .... I think he thought I was a bit bonkers for saying I loved it and it beats being stuck in an office  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 17:28:30, 04/01/17
Two circular walks taking in the SWCP so far this week and now SWMBO is muttering about going on another walk tomorrow - she's insatiable  ;)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:36:54, 05/01/17
I went a wander around Lake Wood near Uckfield in the Sussex Weald today, pretty woodlands with sandstone outcrops.  There's a little tunnel through the rocks by the lake    :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:35:16, 11/01/17
I went a walk today from Seaford to Cuckmere Haven and up on to the westernmost of the Seven Sisters
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 22:05:30, 11/01/17
I've been doing lots of little lunchtime walks at work exploring the (albeit small) pockets of green spaces I never expected to find in such a built up area. Just wish I could get away from the traffic noise!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Zizag on 18:30:01, 12/01/17
I did a nice  12 mile walk /hike from Delamere forest.

 From Barns Gate bridge headed North , along the Sandstone trail to Beacon Hill Frodsham .

 Stopped for lunch to take In the Panoramic views of  the estuary ,Ship canal and North wales.
 Decided as It was late and only a few hours of daylight .
To go back the easy route and follow ,Delamere way . O0
 Although its tracks and trails some of It Is along lanes .
 This helped as It went dusk after 4pm  and gradually dark by 5pm .
  As It had been a clear sky I was comforted by the crescent of the moon and the Southern star .
 Coming off the lanes of the Delamere Way at Manley common a little hamlet of houses brightly lit.
I turned off to follow the sign for the Sandstone trail and Into the       ( Deep Dark Delamere Forest  :-X :o   It was a bit of a " Squeaky bum time "  without my very good torch I might have wandered off the trail or took a wrong turning .
 This was In the last couple of miles of the walk .
 And I was tired ) As a test I turned off my torch . ::)
 " It was pitch Black " ??? Yikes , My thoughts at the time Oh Suuuuuugar !
  I would :-* not like to even wild camp here . Quite Eerie
 Anyway the trail Is well signposted and the main tracks are very good to walk on underfoot  .

 Eventually I could hear the traffic on the Main Ashton heyes road and surfaced onto the tarmac road , with odd cars headlights beaming . Finally got to my car . Had a great day out .
 ZIZAG
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:56:40, 17/01/17
I walked from Eastbourne to Beachy Head and Birling Gap today, in lovely fine, sunny weather   :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:34:28, 24/01/17
I walked on the Sussex coast today along the seafront and beach from Seaford to Newhaven and then on top of the cliffs to Telscombe Cliffs.  It was fine and sunny but suddenly a thick mist rolled in.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Twiggy2 on 11:09:35, 25/01/17
I walk to work and back at least once per week 4.4 miles ish each way depending on route, I work fairly late though and we over ran last night so not home till ten.
Other than that usually not far from Chelmsford,  Southend on Sea, Shoeburyness or sudbury.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Penygadair on 18:55:39, 25/01/17
Around Trawsfynydd and Maentwrog today. Brilliant sunshine but oh the wind chill!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: oiSarahx on 21:19:34, 25/01/17
Looking to do this weekend (Friday-Sunday)
Rukyard Lake
Cannock Chase
Dovedale
Let's hope the weather stays nice!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 18:36:03, 27/01/17
Today I walked the Fairfield Horseshoe.

One of those days we've all had. Parked up and it was a lovely sunny clear day, Fairfield looking very scenic....fast forward an hour and the scenery has gone, and it's cold mist most of the rest of the walk.

Struggle today, a mixture of being unfit, tired from the drive, lack of sleep and lack of scenery.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Glyno on 19:56:42, 27/01/17
Walked up to Cadair Bronwen from Llandrillo this morning. Freezing cold and a ferocious wind - strangely, I didn't see a soul!  ???
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: phil1960 on 09:28:15, 28/01/17
Walked up to Cadair Bronwen from Llandrillo this morning. Freezing cold and a ferocious wind - strangely, I didn't see a soul!  ???
Oddly enough Glyn, we're up that way for a long weekend from next Friday to do a few of the Berwyns  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 06:42:05, 06/02/17
Walking the Cinder Track between Scarborough and Whitby today and then back again tomorrow. About 22 miles each way  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 09:37:26, 06/02/17
Wednesday is looking good. No idea yet but I suspect it may involve a canal or a old railway line given how wet it has been in this part of Devon.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Percy on 09:44:06, 06/02/17
Walked up to Cadair Bronwen from Llandrillo this morning. Freezing cold and a ferocious wind - strangely, I didn't see a soul!  ???
I was on Stony Cove Pike in similar conditions this Saturday - had 45 minutes of snow, hail and driving winds. The winds were high on the tops all day.


I too hadn't seen a soul since the car park at Hartsop until four women ran passed in leggings and trainers. They'd just come up from Threshthwaite Mouth so I think they missed the worst of it.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: gary m on 16:34:15, 07/02/17
my plan is moel gornach in the brecon beacons
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:48:19, 07/02/17
I went to Cuckmere Haven on the Sussex coast today, and the tide was a long way out so I walked some way on the rock-strewn shore below the Seven Sisters, with spectacular views of the cliffs towering above.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: adalard on 19:11:31, 07/02/17
Today I went up to Bamford Edge, along it and down to the Cutthroat Bridge and then up onto Derwent Edge as far as White Tor; then down to Ladybower and walked back into Bamford from there.


It was very wet, muddy and boggy up on Bamford Moor. I went flying at one point but I don't think there was anyone around to see me. That woke me up good and proper.  ;D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 15:16:00, 08/02/17
Unfortunately, Mrs Ninthace is not up to long walks at present so we went for a walk round Clatworthy Reservoir just south of Exmoor. Mid week, mid winter - had the place to ourselves. A very pleasant 5+ miles, what a hidden jewel this place is at this time of year. Just goes to show, it does not have to be long to be good.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:15:02, 16/02/17
I walked in Ashdown Forest in Sussex today, a hilly landscape of heathland and enchanting ghylls, with panoramic views.  But very muddy!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 19:30:34, 16/02/17
SWCP today on coast from Clovelly to Hartland Point. Met a gentleman who was just 200 miles short of completing a round the coast of England walk. Apparently he started 4 years ago by doing Offas Dyke and he sort of carried on doing a bit each year. Surprised to see he was doing it in gum boots but it was working for him. Really nice fellow to talk to.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 20:10:21, 16/02/17
Had a rather atmospheric walk around, through and above some of the Derbyshire Dales yesterday.  Very misty so didn't get the views we hoped for....but I enjoyed the day anyway! :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:05:02, 21/02/17
I walked along the cliffs of Seaford Head today and went down on to the beach at Hope Gap and had a wander around the rock-strewn shore, and walked through Cuckmere Haven to Exceat. 
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Percy on 18:12:16, 21/02/17
I walked from home to Lymm along the Bridgewater Canal and then back along the trans-Pennine trail today. This house always has a magnificent display in Spring, it'll be daffs and tulips in a few weeks:


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Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 18:16:15, 21/02/17
Really low cloud base yesterday, around 200ft above sea level if that, so went for a circuit using the SWCP from Fremington Quay covering coast line paths and Tarka Trail. Route was utterly flat and virtually all at a few feet above sea level. Much amused to see gps was claiming over 250m of ascent/descent. Same gpx trace transferred to OS mapping claimed over 100m, trace on GoogleEarth was 60m. I would be surprised if in reality it was more than10m over nearly 13 km of walking. Just goes to show accurate our mapping data is.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 21:25:11, 21/02/17
Bamford/Stanage Edge area for me tomorrow....a recce for a group walk I'm leading at some point soon  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: dittzzy on 00:24:27, 22/02/17
First walk of the year - a nice easy 5 1/2 miles with only 1000 ft of up. We're going to Marske, which is on the C2C near Richmond,  not quite a dale, but a nice little valley to wander around.  Gonna see if me n himself remember how to do this.   :D :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: fit old bird on 10:54:29, 23/02/17
I've bought a train ticket for next week, to Newcastle. Will be walking back to the Huimber Bridge, hopefully. First night booked at the Travel Lodge in Newcastle, no other accommodation booked, see how it goes. If the weather is foul I can always come back on my bus pass, ha ha.


ilona
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Murphy on 14:46:56, 23/02/17
Was heading for Snowdonia for a couple of nights - supposed to be camping.  Had to abandon due to Doris!   >:( :(
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 15:47:23, 23/02/17
Doris will blow through today and looks like it will leave good visibility in its wake here in Devon.  Off to do another circular using the SWCP between Heddon's Mouth and Coombe Martin.  Can only do half a day though - the boss has an appointment in Tiverton late in the afternoon and she needs a chauffeur. Still, given the weather this week, 2 walks are better than no walks!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: barewirewalker on 11:12:02, 24/02/17
Think we will try the backdoor route into Attingham park, their Snow Drop Walk is always worth a visit, hope we havn't left it too late. The back way may avoid paying but it also adds at least another three miles, which makes it more of a leg stretch.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:59:12, 24/02/17
I did another walk in the Weald today.  I went through Whitehill Wood to the ridge-top village of Frant and then along the High Weald Landscape Trail, which on this section is coincident with the Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk, to Eridge Green.  Beautiful parkland, lakes and woodlands.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: fit old bird on 10:14:47, 25/02/17
I did a 12 mile walk in the Yorkshire Wolds yesterday, no sign of Doris, mostly sunny. Thixendale and Wharram Percy. Smashing places, big wide open spaces.
 O0
Ilona
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:37:33, 02/03/17
I went a walk in Ashdown Forest and the Old Lodge Nature Reserve in the High Weald today.  High heathlands and delightful ghylls, and the gorse was in flower.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:48:02, 07/03/17
I walked from Poundgate to Five Ash Down today, partly on the Wealdway, skirting the southern fringes of Ashdown Forest.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Glyno on 17:22:02, 09/03/17
It was brilliant today on The Aran Ridge, warm spring sunshine and pockets of snow


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6fhLxcWMAAp_PI.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 17:33:05, 09/03/17
Fab picture Glyno.  I was restricted to Devon's back lanes today - one step off the tarmac and you are likely to disappear up to your knees in mud!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:39:17, 09/03/17
Great photo Glyno    :)

I walked in the Eridge and Groombridge area today, taking in some of the Sussex Border Path and High Weald Landscape Trail. 
A beautiful walk of hills, valleys and woodland and the sandstone outcrops of Harrison's Rocks.  Fine, warm and sunny but very muddy!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Glyno on 21:12:13, 09/03/17
Thank you very much  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 21:36:08, 09/03/17
I did an 11 miler today in glorious weather (although it was very windy on the tops at times), starting at Cutthroat Bridge.
Made my way onto Stanage End (at the most Northern end of Stanage), before walking along the edge and descending via North Lees.  A few miles later, I climbed up onto Bamford Edge and walked it's length, before skirting around the top of Jarvis Clough and finally wandering along Hordron Edge. Just a short stretch back to the start point from there.


The views were just fab today with the weather being so good! 8)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Penygadair on 16:42:25, 11/03/17
Goyt Valley and Shining Tor on Wednesday next if the weather holds
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Murphy on 18:11:56, 11/03/17
Goyt Valley and Shining Tor on Wednesday next if the weather holds[/size]

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Good walk, my local area so walked this many times.  Pity the Cat and Fiddle has closed.......



Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 22:23:45, 13/03/17
Beautiful day today.  We had a safety brief at HMS Drake, this morning.  That's two miles away from the office, so rather that waste that sunshine I walked, instead of jumping the free bus ride. 25 mins each way, then tagged on my usual lunch time walk too.  Felt better all day as a result.  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 22:54:19, 13/03/17
SWCP from Countisbury to County Gate (well almost) and back over the fields. Weatherman promised a sunny morn, he was nearly right but by lunchtime we were in the clouds. Good lunch at Blue Ball Inn though.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:52:56, 14/03/17
I walked in the High Weald in Sussex today, taking in the village of Rotherfield and Crowborough Ghyll, which is an area of hilly woodland with a beautiful stream in the valley.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 21:40:31, 14/03/17
Did an unexpectedly pleasant but short walk around the Humber Bridge Country Park after work today.  I discovered chalk cliffs I never knew were there on the banks of the Humber and some wonderfully steep trails up and down them all.
 
The sun was shining, the birds were chirruping and the trees were leafing. Spring is sprung-ing  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 12:32:37, 16/03/17
There is a walk over the Great and Little Hangmen on the SWCP that has been avoiding me for weeks. Forecast was a bit marginal but got it today. :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 15:34:36, 16/03/17
I am trying to follow the sections of Harlech to London coach road, from Llanfair and as far as Dolgellau.
A considerable amount of the trackway is easy to follow, but certain sections have been lost over the years.
The last two days have been spent enjoying some amazing weather in Cmw NantCol, and Cwm Bychan, but due to the heavy rain a few weeks ago, the ground is very waterlogged.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:00:12, 16/03/17
I walked from Eridge to Crowborough today, a hilly walk with woodland ghylls and fine views over the beautiful rolling countryside of the High Weald.  Warm and sunny    :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:05:31, 21/03/17
I walked in the countryside to the west of Uckfield in the Sussex Weald today, a scenic walk taking in woodlands, sandstone outcrops and beautiful lakes.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 20:58:23, 21/03/17
I'm walking with a group all around the edge of Combs Moss tomorrow. The weather looks horrendous!! :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: adalard on 08:26:44, 22/03/17
I'm walking with a group all around the edge of Combs Moss tomorrow. The weather looks horrendous!! :D


Funnily enough, I walked around the edge of Combs Moss yesterday - it was very wet and muddy underfoot and the wind almost blew me off my feet a couple of times but the views were amazing. Looking forward to doing it again when it's a bit drier. Hope you enjoy, despite the weather!  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 08:35:11, 22/03/17

Funnily enough, I walked around the edge of Combs Moss yesterday - it was very wet and muddy underfoot and the wind almost blew me off my feet a couple of times but the views were amazing. Looking forward to doing it again when it's a bit drier. Hope you enjoy, despite the weather!  :)


I've done it a few times already, so wont be missing anything if I can't see much apart from the inside of my coat hood! ::)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Penygadair on 14:34:44, 22/03/17
I'll agree with Adalard. I finally got to Erwood and Shining Tor yesterday - postponed from last week.


Twas a touch breezy and nippy on the top of the tor.   :) :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 22:20:07, 24/03/17
Did a really nice short walk after work today around Elloughton Wold in the sunshine.  Lovely start to the weekend  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: adalard on 08:34:57, 25/03/17
I had a bit of a convoluted wander on Kinder yesterday.


From Mam Tor car park: Rushup Edge - Brown Knoll - Swine's Back - down via Kinderlow End - back up via Three Knolls and Redbrook Clough - the Downfall - Sandy Heys - and from there down to the reservoir and a much needed pint of shandy in Hayfield.


It was a cracking day, windy but unbroken sunshine all the way.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Shaky on 20:14:29, 27/03/17
I shall be bimbling up and around the beacons for a nice little two-day hike and wild camp.
Loops around the beacons, catching all the major spots.
Storey Arms, Corn Du, y-Fan, Cribyn, y-big, Craig y fan ddu. Might push over towards Allt Llwyd if I manage to make excellent time, and signal dependent.
Back through Taf Fechan to the Storey's to nap before driving home.

Nice way to spend some time.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 21:12:28, 27/03/17
Had a super yomp around the Okehampton Range on Dartmoor today - beats working for a living and a useful recce for future trips.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 09:18:21, 28/03/17
Doing a walk from Longnor tomorrow and will be scaling the dizzy heights of Chrome & Parkhouse Hills.  Yet again, the weather doesn't look great! :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 10:07:01, 28/03/17
Had a super yomp around the Okehampton Range on Dartmoor today - beats working for a living and a useful recce for future trips.


Which ranges?  Have a week off will be up on the moor most days. Yesterday it was Hens for with MrsG.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 12:54:54, 28/03/17

Which ranges?  Have a week off will be up on the moor most days. Yesterday it was Hens for with MrsG.


Okehampton Range is open to the public throughout April, Merrivale is also fairly quiet.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/586818/2017_Dartmoor_Guaranteed_Public_Access.pdf
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/603118/20170327_Dartmoor_Six_Week_Firing_Notice.csv/preview
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:07:40, 28/03/17
I walked in the High Hurstwood area of the Sussex Weald today, taking in a very pretty ghyll woodland, and with fine views of the beautiful hilly countryside.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 12:32:44, 29/03/17

Okehampton Range is open to the public throughout April, Merrivale is also fairly quiet.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/586818/2017_Dartmoor_Guaranteed_Public_Access.pdf (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/586818/2017_Dartmoor_Guaranteed_Public_Access.pdf)
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/603118/20170327_Dartmoor_Six_Week_Firing_Notice.csv/preview (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/603118/20170327_Dartmoor_Six_Week_Firing_Notice.csv/preview)


So much for the long term data.  I walked up from the Dartmoor Inn to Green Tor, Yesterday, 28/032017 and the Willsworthy Range was Red Flagged and I could here firing going on.  Does say that on the other page though,  ::)  Ho Hum
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:56:22, 30/03/17
I walked in the Sussex Weald from Fairwarp on the southern fringes of Ashdown Forest to Buxted Park today, taking in a beautiful deep wild wooded valley with a stream.  Coming through a field I was enthusiastically followed by a herd of young cattle but they were very amiable and were probably hoping I was bringing them some food!   :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: harry_keogh on 15:10:25, 31/03/17
Good idea for a thread - due to flexi time at work, I do nearly every walk on a week day!


Unfortunately I've already done my walk this week on Monday where I did the Grisedale Horseshoe
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 16:42:45, 31/03/17
Another section of North Devon SWCP today. The gaps we haven't done are being filled in  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: midweekmountain on 14:42:37, 02/04/17
On way to Scotland at the mo, gonna camp in Glen Etive and do some landscapes tonight then do the Ben Starav group of 3 munros tomorrow, never heard of it I hear you say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 16:01:09, 02/04/17
I have Tue and Wed off so plan to get the train to Hebden Bridge and walk up to Stoodly Pike and then retrace my steps a short distance and then continue along the Pennine Way to Top Withins then down to spend the night at Haworth YHA (£15 single room, can't grumble  O0 )

On Wed I'll head back onto the Pennine WAy and continue to Gargrave and then get the train home  ;D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: gunwharfman on 16:31:16, 02/04/17
I'm going to have a long walk around Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Petersfield and end up for coffee and cake at the visitor centre. I feel in a hurry at the moment, Michael Howard is suggesting we could go to war with Spain soon, so I'd better make the effort!  :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Twiggy2 on 22:13:35, 03/04/17
I have walked;
Bures to Sudbury station
A circular route from manningtree
A circular route from Radwinter and a circular walk from Ashdon
All in essex
Also the vertical k and up to a glacier in Chamonix
And done in the last 7 days
Fabulous week
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: hootrooster on 18:14:56, 04/04/17
I walk to the supermarket, 40 minutes round trip. I walk to the library, 30 minutes round trip and taker shorter walks as well every day. Occasionally I walk to Walmart, 80 minutes round trip. Mostly I dream of more interesting walks somewhere else.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: midweekmountain on 19:37:46, 04/04/17
Superb walk to open my munro account this year, my guidebook describes it thus;

'This group of hills sit together in some splendid scenary at the south end of Glen Etive. Together they make a memorable walk over interesting and varied terrain and the outing described here is rightly regarded as on of the classics in this part of Scotland'.

He goes on to descibe the descent from Starav; 'The ridge narrows over the next section forms a sharp rocky arete..................What he didn't say was  that its a ringer for Crib Goch.

I could not believe my eyes.

Typical understatement its one of the things I love about the Scottish Hills they play em down while the English/Welsh hype the smallest of molehills way over the top.

Rest day tomorrow so will be sleeping in to 11ish than a leasurely brunch and a bit of photography in the afternoon, can't grumble!!!!

Wednesday looks better in the east of Scotland so thinks I will be mosying over Braemar way.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: midweekmountain on 18:49:33, 05/04/17
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One of the natives


Today I plumped for Carn a'Chlamain (963m) cos the weather looked good and Glen Tilt was a completely new area for me. Its a very straightforward hill....BUT.... distant, clocked up 31km's today.


Glen Tilt was stunning!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 21:30:37, 05/04/17
I walked in the countryside to the south of Burwash in the High Weald in Sussex today. It was a beautiful walk of hills, valleys and woodlands, in glorious spring sunshine    :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: midweekmountain on 19:02:26, 06/04/17
Rest day today, tomorrow I am going across to Drumochter to do A'Bhuidheanach Bheag (936m) and Carn na Caim (941m) not the most inspiring of hills ....BUT....they all count.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:20:23, 06/04/17
I walked in the countryside around Uckfield and Buxted in the Weald today, taking in woodlands, pretty riverside paths, and old parkland with a beautiful lake.  Warm and sunny    :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 20:28:42, 06/04/17
Walking from Castleton tomorrow;  An interesting 9ish mile route which includes some of the Great Ridge, Harden Clough, Edale and Ollerbrook Clough. Really looking forward to it! O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: midweekmountain on 18:35:47, 07/04/17
Could not stand the fort of dull Drumochter so had a change of plan and went and did my last remaining munro in Loch Etive, fantastic hill, great day out loads of fab photos.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 21:54:13, 07/04/17

A chance to visit the Chilterns this week. Got in 2 walks totalling 30 miles through the beech woods and along the scarps. Snapped a couple on natives with my mobile:
Roe Deer
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah200/ninthace/Roe%20deer.jpg)
Muntjac
(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah200/ninthace/20170405_103604.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Twiggy2 on 00:07:48, 08/04/17
Walked 6 miles in Ashdon and 5 miles round Radwinter and Bendysh woods on the 3Rd April and 7.5 miles Debden and Widdington on the 6th.
To and from work on Tuesday and today which is 8-9 + depending on the route we take.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 10:08:06, 08/04/17
Crikey well spotted ninthace O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: keithie on 11:58:16, 08/04/17
I managed to do another couple of historic county tops during the last week (Middx & London). Since last May I've now 'bagged' 41 of the 49 historic English tops... hopefully will finish the last eight before the end of the month! Its been a great fun project.


[I just noticed today that the site I used to use to log my 'bags' seems to have expired..it wont load up ... hill-bagging.co.uk .. is it just me having a lame connection or does the site not work properly anymore ?] *ignore!

edit : just me being useless on the computer ...hillbagging site is working fine!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Bubu on 12:29:45, 08/04/17
I've booked in the yh Tuesday and Wednesday up in Grasmere. Never done anything like this on my own before. Can't work out if I'm exited or terrified
Title: Never Waste a Trip
Post by: ninthace on 17:35:43, 10/04/17
The car was due a service this morning so having dropped it off in Tiverton I took the bus to Parkway station and walked back along the Great Western Canal - around 8 miles of very pleasant walking at this time of year. Certainly better then sitting about or mooching round town.
On the way I saw a chap who was the spitting image of Jack Hargreaves who used the present the ITV programmes "Out of Town" and "How". Couldn't have been him though as the Internet tells me he sadly died in 1994. Used to love those programmes.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: adalard on 19:19:57, 10/04/17
I've booked in the yh Tuesday and Wednesday up in Grasmere. Never done anything like this on my own before. Can't work out if I'm exited or terrified


I'm sure you'll never look back. I was buzzing for weeks after doing my first solo walk - I couldn't work out why it had taken me so long to do it and I couldn't wait to get out on my own again. I still enjoy walking with my partner or family members, of course, but I relish the freedom of being out there on my own equally as much.


Welcome to the forum from me too btw.  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 21:21:46, 10/04/17
Not sure where I'm walking this week yet...but it will be somewhere on the Anglesey coast path!  8) :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 15:11:14, 13/04/17
Super walk today on Dartmoor with Mrs N. Rowtor, Dinger Tor, Fordsland Ledge, High Willhays, Yes Tor and West Mill Tor. Surprised how untrodden the summits were considering they are significant high points. While the paths on the main ridge were evident the approach paths were much less worn than I expected and in some parts virtually non existent.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 21:36:11, 17/04/17
I walked from Boarshead to Eridge Rocks today, taking in some of the Sussex Border Path and some of the High Weald Landscape Trail. There were bluebells in the woodlands and I caught sight of a herd of deer    :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 23:09:35, 17/04/17
Exploring Mid Devon today looking for Spring flowers, SW Coast Path tomorrow using our bus pass to do a linear section from Clovelly. Might do a longer variant of the Exmoor walk Bill Bailey did with his dog on TV on Wednesday if Mrs N is up to it. She has a yen to try some ice cream from Lipscombe and to visit Tarr Steps.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:57:24, 19/04/17
I walked from Hartfield to Eridge Station today, much of it on the High Weald Landscape Trail.  A gorgeous walk in the spring sunshine in beautiful hilly countryside and through woodland carpeted with bluebells.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 22:43:35, 19/04/17
My good lady's birthday today.  We walked the canal from Bude to Marhamchurch then back to Crooklets beach on the coast path from Widemouth.  Lovely little walk and a fascinating canal. All helped along with some fantastic weather.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: fit old bird on 22:58:27, 19/04/17
I walked nine miles from Goole to Howden today. Not enough time to walk back so I got the bus. I'm running out of local day walks where I haven't been before. My maps are covered in different coloured highlight pens. I need to go further afield on 2 or 3 day walks.


Ilona
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 07:30:29, 20/04/17
I walked nine miles from Goole to Howden today. Not enough time to walk back so I got the bus. I'm running out of local day walks where I haven't been before. My maps are covered in different coloured highlight pens. I need to go further afield on 2 or 3 day walks.


Ilona

OMG, I actually saw someone standing looking at a map between the bridge and the pub and thought she looked familiar and thought it was you but thought "nah, can't be"

It was around about 1:40pm  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: fit old bird on 12:37:10, 20/04/17
OMG, I actually saw someone standing looking at a map between the bridge and the pub and thought she looked familiar and thought it was you but thought "nah, can't be"

It was around about 1:40pm  O0


Yes, it was me. I crossed over to the other bank at that point and was looking for the path underneath the bridge.  Just written the blog post. Made a little video a bit further along.


https://meanqueen-lifeaftermoney.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/along-river-ouse-from-goole-to-howden.html


Well well, what a coincidence.  :D
ilona
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 19:08:19, 20/04/17

Yes, it was me. I crossed over to the other bank at that point and was looking for the path underneath the bridge.  Just written the blog post. Made a little video a bit further along.


https://meanqueen-lifeaftermoney.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/along-river-ouse-from-goole-to-howden.html


Well well, what a coincidence.  :D
ilona

It's strange reading a trip report about my own area, I live in the centre of Howden  O0

I walk often along the riverbank between Howden and Goole, the houses in Hook that you mention that cut their grass all the way to the riverbank, there is a right of way all along there so no idea if they own the grass or not but it's still a lovely walk.

If you work in Howden and cross that bridge 4 or 5 times a day, you soon get fed up when you get near it and you have to wait for the bridge to open and close, grrr.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: dittzzy on 21:55:53, 21/04/17
Gonna jump in the car with himself on Monday cos he has to go to Mungrisedale.  I'll have a walk around Blencathra ish whilst he's working.  AND I get to try out my new OS digital map system.  Cool eh?   :) :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 22:38:55, 21/04/17
Gonna jump in the car with himself on Monday cos he has to go to Mungrisedale.  I'll have a walk around Blencathra ish whilst he's working.  AND I get to try out my new OS digital map system.  Cool eh?   :) :)


Here's one for you http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/routes/download/?walk=1605
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: dittzzy on 22:52:35, 21/04/17
cheers ninthace.  Not sure my level of fitness will get me up Blencathra to be honest, but you never know.   ;) ;)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 23:14:44, 21/04/17
cheers ninthace.  Not sure my level of fitness will get me up Blencathra to be honest, but you never know.   ;) ;)


Try this one then. Less strenuous. http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/routes/download/?walk=2647
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: fit old bird on 09:14:09, 22/04/17
It's strange reading a trip report about my own area, I live in the centre of Howden  O0

I walk often along the riverbank between Howden and Goole, the houses in Hook that you mention that cut their grass all the way to the riverbank, there is a right of way all along there so no idea if they own the grass or not but it's still a lovely walk.

If you work in Howden and cross that bridge 4 or 5 times a day, you soon get fed up when you get near it and you have to wait for the bridge to open and close, grrr.


If you fancy a walk in my area, Burton, Alkborough, Whitton, let me know. Then you can do a trip report and I can read it.  :-*


Ilona


Ilona
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:28:43, 25/04/17
I went a walk from Midhurst in West Sussex today, taking in a stretch of the New Lipchis Way by the river Rother. The riverside walk was very pretty and reminded me a bit of some of the dales I've walked in the White Peak.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 19:50:07, 26/04/17
Did an old favourite 'Dales' walk of mine this afternoon.... Started at 1pm from Monsal Head and wandered down into Monsal Dale. Quite a few birds about in the Dale and some Mandarin ducks on the river.  Crossed the A6 at the end of the dale before climbing through the woods towards Sheldon.  The woods were covered in a green carpet of Ramsons, although they're not in flower yet.  It's one of the best places to see them in the Dales. From Sheldon, it's an easy stretch across a couple of meadows before dropping steeply down into Deep Dale. As time was getting on, I retraced my steps back through Monsal Dale but did take a different path back up to Monsal Head.
A tad under 10 miles in sun, hail, some more sun and a bit more hail  :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sussamb on 19:54:04, 26/04/17
A 12 mile walk from Findon Valley, near Worthing, up onto the Downs as part of my final prep for the Pennine Way that starts on 18 May  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 22:54:47, 26/04/17
A quick wizz around a few local Tors on Bodmin this evening.  Minions car park out to Kilmar Tor, via Stowe Hill and Sharp Tor. Then along the ridge, past High Rock, as the sun set and across Whitney Brook to the settlements and fallen stone circle, before heading back to Minions. Bitterly cold wind for April and no moon, which I missed on such a beautiful star lit evening.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: midweekmountain on 08:18:00, 27/04/17
Continuing on the Muro Trail, rest day today......



There is definitely something in the water up here ;D


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Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 09:59:25, 27/04/17
A neolithic trek around The Chains on Exmoor yesterday. Barrows and standing stones plus views from Wales to Hartland Point.  Mostly dry under foot too apart from the bit of bog I didn't see by Chain Barrow and fell in!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 16:28:37, 27/04/17
A neolithic trek around The Chains on Exmoor yesterday. Barrows and standing stones plus views from Wales to Hartland Point.  Mostly dry under foot too apart from the bit of bog I didn't see by Chain Barrow and fell in!
What were you doing, walking on a toilet? ;D
And why is a giant red bug on the roof of that car? :o
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 16:52:43, 27/04/17
What were you doing, walking on a toilet? ;D
And why is a giant red bug on the roof of that car? :o

Volkswagon Beetle.

Today I finished my South Downs Way walk in Eastbourne after 7 days and no rain, fantastic.

Enjoyed the walk greatly but not the camping as much, or the steep climbs back to the path when you venture off it to find campsites or shops  :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: midweekmountain on 11:49:00, 02/05/17
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The Cuillin Ridge from my last visit.



Weather looks good so back to Scotland this week my mate is also doing the munros so the Inn Pin is on the cards.

This is of course why I have not completed my round of Munros cos I keep getting roped into the mountaineering routes.


Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 14:38:53, 02/05/17
Volkswagon Beetle.

Today I finished my South Downs Way walk in Eastbourne after 7 days and no rain, fantastic.

Enjoyed the walk greatly but not the camping as much, or the steep climbs back to the path when you venture off it to find campsites or shops  :D
Surprised you can find owt if it doesnt have a postcode stamped on it in large letters......... ;D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 17:21:54, 02/05/17
Super trip today: Woody Bay to the Valley of the Rocks by the SWCP and return on an inland route over South Cleave hill. Sea views, bluebells, wonderful rock formations, cliff top and shady woodland paths - a bit of everything including a stretch at the end of "we know there is a footpath across our land but while we have stiles in place we are not going to encourage you to use it."
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 18:07:22, 02/05/17
I did six laps round the top corridor of our office building today, plus an outdoor excursion to the sarnie van which pulled up in the car park... probably racked up a whopping quarter of a mile  :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 21:28:18, 02/05/17
Walking from Wetton tomorrow.  A bit of a magical mystery tour by all accounts....but I think we'll be visiting Thor's Cave at some point!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: gunwharfman on 21:58:16, 02/05/17
On Thursday afternoon I should be in Grasse and hope to be already hiking on the GR4 route before darkness? I'll then have to make an on-the-go decision as to where I'll sleep for the night. Or, I may choose to stay near Grasse, use the remaining daylight hours to find a pitch for the night, then wander back to a bar and after a few drinks will then slink back to my chosen 'spot'. Then, if all goes well up at dawn and off I go! A lot will depend on the weather that day, I just hope its not raining.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: DevonDave on 22:13:25, 02/05/17
I did six laps round the top corridor of our office building today, plus an outdoor excursion to the sarnie van which pulled up in the car park... probably racked up a whopping quarter of a mile  :D


Did you use a map and compass, or GPS?
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 18:59:49, 04/05/17

Did you use a map and compass, or GPS?

 ;D
 
Oi.  Wot yer saying about mi sense o direction?  :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: DevonDave on 19:02:19, 04/05/17

 ;D
 
Oi.  Wot yer saying about mi sense o direction?  :D


 :D :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 20:04:23, 04/05/17
Managed a truly uncomfortable Cwm Eigiau Horseshoe this afternoon.
I knew it was going to be blustery on the tops, but even with three Pertex layers on, the temperature was frightfully cold.
Incredible views, with magnificent clarity, but the strength of the NE wind, made the walk at times, downright unpleasant.

The strangest aspect of the entire walk, was that the main summits, Llewellyn especially, were almost totally calm, its only when you left the tops, to lower levels the wind increased considerably.

I took a friend with me, who had not experienced the mighty Carneddau before, he really enjoyed the entire walk, taking loads of pictures to take home to Gifford.

In all, a day spoilt by the incessant wind, but the views were amongst the best Ive seen in many a year.

Finished in a decent 5hrs 52min, and boy was i glad i took gloves and a balaclava.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:26:34, 04/05/17
I walked today on the High Weald Landscape Trail from Wakehurst Place to West Hoathly and then on the Sussex Border Path to Horsted Keynes.  A scenic walk in lush rolling countryside, with a beautiful wooded ravine, lakes, bluebell woodlands and two medieval churches.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sussamb on 20:30:10, 04/05/17
I took a friend with me, who had not experienced the mighty Carneddau before, he really enjoyed the entire walk, taking loads of pictures to take home to Gifford.


Looking forward to seeing some  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 20:47:51, 04/05/17
Did not take any photos this time, but had the weather been more favourable it would have been a great photo opportunity.
Its not often that one is blessed with almost a cloudless sky, and very clear visibility, that one does not enjoy a classic walk.
The main Carneddau ridge between Foel Grach and the start of the rocky section towards llewelyn, was a nightmare, just trying to find limited shelter amongst the rocks, the wind was bitting cold, and incredibly strong  A REAL SHAME.

If this lovely sunny weather continues, and the wind drops, i may take my friend on the Cwm llafar route next week, then there will be piccies a plenty. PROMISE

Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 21:24:58, 04/05/17
Chagford and Dartmoor yesterday, super bluebells again; SWCP tomorrow - circular from County Gate towards Porlock Weir. Anyone know a good pub in Porlock Weir?
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: fit old bird on 18:35:54, 05/05/17
Just done two days in East Yorkshire. Day 1, Sewerby, coastal path to Flamborough Head, North Landing, Thornwick Bay, back through Flamborough to Sewerby. 11 miles. Day 2, Hunmanthorpe to Filey, coast road to Gristhorpe Cliff, Leberston, Yorkshire Wolds Way back to Hunmanby. 16 miles.


Mixture of sunny and hot, sunny and windy and cold. An icy blast across the cliffs.


Ilona
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: midweekmountain on 17:16:07, 06/05/17
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The Cuillin Ridge from my last visit.



Weather looks good so back to Scotland this week my mate is also doing the munros so the Inn Pin is on the cards.

This is of course why I have not completed my round of Munros cos I keep getting roped into the mountaineering routes.

Ok so I did not get to do any new munros but it was not a bad day....................



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En route up to the in pin with the island of Rhum in the background.........
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Yorkshirewalker26 on 17:30:58, 07/05/17
Hopefully planning to do the Pen-y-ghent walk on Wednesday
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 18:29:26, 08/05/17
Out in Lorna Doone country today, over the hills from Oare church then back down the Badgworthy stream, definitely a walk of two halves; moorland and big views followed by a delightful stream valley.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 18:38:12, 09/05/17
I walked today on the Sussex Ouse Valley Way from Lewes to Rodmell and then branched off over the South Downs to Saltdean, which is on the coast to the east of Brighton.
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Post by: adalard on 19:04:05, 09/05/17
I had a wander round Wild Moor and the Goyt Valley today - I was keeping track of the miles but I seemed to have stalled at the pub on the way home...  ;D
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:40:28, 10/05/17
I walked in the countryside near Midhurst in West Sussex today.  A scenic walk with steep wooded valleys, bluebells, the picturesque village of Lodsworth, and glorious sunshine    :)
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Post by: midweekmountain on 20:31:24, 10/05/17
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Grey Corries yesterday, Ben Nevis as a backdrop
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Post by: bricam2096 on 18:16:10, 11/05/17
I liked the look of one of the routes posted on here the other day by Harry Keogh so I headed for Clay Bank this morning as it's nearer than Dales, Peaks, Lakes etc and I've walked through that area usually on C2C or Cleveland Way.

Not long after I got started, I remembered that 2 forum members were doing the C2C at the moment and I tried to think about whereabouts they would be walking today, I came to the conclusion that they would have passed through the roller coaster section between Carlton Bank and Clay Bank yesterday.

Imagine my surprise when I caught up with 2 ladies walking up one of the hills and they were sat having a break and I recognised Alewife from meet photos. Mind you, the look on her face when I said "Deb?" was priceless as we've never met before.

Happy to say that the ladies are doing well and only 2 more days to walk and I think they are enjoying it  O0

A pleasant ending to a lovely days walking  :D
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Post by: sunnydale on 22:21:54, 11/05/17
Flag Dale, Chee Dale and Monks Dale yesterday.....then Monsal Dale, Shacklow woods, Sheldon, Deep Dale and Brushfield today.
On a bit of a wild flower frenzy atm  :D
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Post by: ninthace on 22:34:17, 11/05/17
SWCP again today, circular walk on the hills between Minehead and Porlock. Too hazy for a decent view.
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Post by: pleb on 10:01:16, 12/05/17
Wednesday turned into Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge  O0
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Post by: pdstsp on 10:56:25, 12/05/17
Had a last minute day off yesterday so sneaked up to the Lakes - NDG, Loft Crag, Pike O'Stickle. Thunacar Knott, High Raise, Sergeant Man, Blea Rigg.  At this point my plan was to drop down, via Silver How, to Chapel Stile and either walk back along the valley to the car, or maybe climb Lingmoor Fell, but the weather was so beautiful and the fells were so quiet I decided to stay high, so I did a traverse round from Blea Rigg to Tarn Crag via Codale Tarn.  Then back up to the ridge just south west of Sergeant Man and descended pathless to Stickle Tarn and then to NDG.  Much of the route was off path and was certainly assisted by the current incredibly dry fells.
Paul
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:37:38, 16/05/17
I walked today on the Sussex Ouse Valley Way from Newhaven to Southease, where I joined the South Downs Way up on to Itford Hill and Beddingham Hill, and then branched off over the downland back to Newhaven.
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Post by: barewirewalker on 12:48:10, 17/05/17
A section of the River Vyrnwy between Pont Robert and Dolanog looking downstream;
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and upstream, from about halfway between these two places;
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Post by: Dovegirl on 13:29:05, 17/05/17
Beautiful photos BWW     :)    I love riverside walks
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Post by: barewirewalker on 19:08:10, 17/05/17
Thanks Dovegirl, between Meifod and the reservoir of Lake Vyrnwy there are 5 sections of river that give circular river walks of about 7 miles each. Individually they differ from each other and all are spectacular river walks.



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Post by: nicthedeacon on 13:58:55, 18/05/17
Going to Wasdale on Sunday for a couple of days
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 17:06:02, 18/05/17
Super walk today with Mrs N. Started at Hartland Quay, inland route to the north coast than back on the SW Coast Path via Hartland Point. Super views and Lundy was really clear.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 16:49:07, 22/05/17

Went for a pleasant walk round Cosdon Hill on Dartmoor today - came across this little cutie enjoying the sun.

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Technically it is a legless lizard but it was miles from the nearest pub so I reckon it must have sobered up by the time I found it.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:30:21, 24/05/17
I walked today from Uckfield to Newick and from there the Sussex Ouse Valley Way to Isfield.  A pleasant walk in attractive undulating countryside, and very pretty by the river.  Became hot and sunny   :)
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Post by: sunnydale on 22:08:38, 24/05/17
Down in the dales and woods again today with a few friends. Wanted to show them the Ramsons (along with all the other wild flowers)....




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Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 22:20:17, 24/05/17
Wonderful display of ramsons sunnydale    :)
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Post by: Mel on 23:40:47, 24/05/17
I bet walking through there smelt absolutely wonderful  :)
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Post by: pleb on 10:10:43, 25/05/17
Wonderful display of ramsons sunnydale    :)
Ditto. I haven't seen a display like that this spring.
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Post by: DevonDave on 10:25:22, 25/05/17
That's an amazing display sunnydale.  I haven't seen as many as that in a long time.
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Post by: sunnydale on 12:54:47, 25/05/17
Shacklow Woods near Ashford-in-the-Water and Ravensdale (within Cressbrook Dale) are two of the best places in the Peaks for Ramsons.


I've missed them at their 'peak' for the last couple of years...but having done the above walk a couple of weeks ago, I knew they'd be looking pretty good this week 8)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Scrambledlegs on 14:10:22, 25/05/17
Maybe....just maybe heading off to Langdale on Tuesday. Will be up Jack's Rake like a rat up a drain pipe if all goes to plan.  :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 15:13:09, 25/05/17
Spent the morning walking through Dunster Forest and over Black Hill near Minehead. Fantastic views of the Bristol Channel coastline and across to Wales but too hazy for a picture unfortunately. Saw the highest tree in England, over 60m. Would have taken a photo to post but I couldn't see the tree for the woods.
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Post by: bricam2096 on 17:18:09, 30/05/17
After a couple of days walking up hills from Wasdale, I woke up this morning with very low cloud cover, which scuppered my plans ( yet again ) to climb Scafell Pike and surrounding hills.

Rather than just have a lazy day, I decided to have a walk around Wast Water, firstly along the single track road to the NT campsite and car park at Wasdale Head and returned along the path on the other shore.

If anyone has done that path they will understand why I have no intention of doing it again, it didn't help that the rain came on heavy just as I reached the scree and boulder fields.

One more day left, maybe I'll actually see Scafell Pike summit...or is it permanently covered with cloud?
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:48:19, 31/05/17
I went to Newhaven today and walked on top of the cliffs and along the shore. There were wild flowers on the cliffs, the sea was a gorgeous light turquoise, and the views over Seaford Bay were panoramic.  Warm and sunny    :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 19:05:45, 31/05/17
A circuit of Woodbury Common, beloved by the Royal Marines, on Monday then today we opened the campaign on the East Devon SWCP with a circuit from Exmouth Station to Budleigh Salterton. Humid on both days and the weatherman was over optimistic too! Today he promised good visibility but we could not see to the bottom of the cliffs from the top near Budleigh and it rained twice despite a less than 5% probability  >:( .  Not allowed out to play tomorrow and Friday may be a wash out if the TV forecast is right.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Glyno on 18:42:58, 06/06/17
Weather permitting, I shall be doing the Snowdon Horseshoe by (full)Moonlight on Thursday night!


...just hope the current forecast is wrong
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 22:45:30, 06/06/17
Weather permitting, I shall be doing the Snowdon Horseshoe by (full)Moonlight on Thursday night!


...just hope the current forecast is wrong


Just seen the forecast. Good luck, don't forget your mask and snorkel and lightning conductor.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:11:36, 07/06/17
I walked on the South Downs today from Woodingdean on the eastern outskirts of Brighton to Lewes, via Bullock Hill and the village of Kingston near Lewes.  Bullock Hill, with its wonderful views of the great valley below and the rolling hills beyond, is one of the many lovely areas of the downs not on the South Downs Way itself     :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 21:24:46, 07/06/17
11 miles along the Grand Western Canal with Mrs Ninthace today. Given the weather forecast - likely to be the only walk this week.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Glyno on 13:15:29, 08/06/17

Just seen the forecast. Good luck, don't forget your mask and snorkel and lightning conductor.


change of plan, we're now doing Nantlle Ridge on Friday instead
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: barewirewalker on 17:06:45, 08/06/17
I went to Wellington, Shropshire today. I thought I thought I would have a look into an exclusion zone, X zone (http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=30054.0) as explained in link. One bit of footpath linking into a back drive, white lane, would have mitigated 1200 acres without a right of way, but a notice saying that the right of way ended and 'PRIVATE PROPERTY' was the reason I could go no further. I had a little look further and this flushed out the owner and I told him I am researching lostways. He being the Shropshire President of the Landowner's Association of course knew nothing of the corruption of the Definitive Map. Pretty sure he told me a 'porky pie', about the history of the way through his estate. Of course I had to retrace my steps, but I had expected this and had a return ticket in my pocket.


More details to follow from the brief mention I made to this situation here. (http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=30054.msg497642#msg497642)


Anyway it is not everyday a walker meets a county president of the CLA. I suppose his mention of police and trespass should have me quivering in my shoes, but the extent landowners go to cover up the Corruption of the Definitive Map seems to have given me a bit of a protective inoculation from such feelings.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Scrambledlegs on 06:35:12, 12/06/17
We're escaping for a 'nice' walk up Haystacks today and staying at Borrowdale YHA.


Sick of dodging rain whenever we're off work so we've decided to just nick off and do it!


I can't really do anything too climby with my shoulder the way it is so we think this sounds like the route for us. I've never done it before.



Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:02:11, 13/06/17
I walked on the South Downs today from Seaford to Exceat, going via Alfriston and the hill of High and Over.  Hot and sunny    :)
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:00:22, 21/06/17
I went a circular walk from Chichester today, taking in picturesque Dell Quay, and a path beside one of the beautiful creeks of Chichester Harbour, and then by the Chichester Canal back to the city.  Chichester Harbour is one of my favourite places to walk, idyllic and peaceful, with boats dotted about on the creeks    :)
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Post by: Zizag on 22:04:32, 21/06/17
 :)  I did a 3 day hike / trek on the 35 mile Gritstone TraiL From Disley to Kidsgrove . A hard hilly tough testing trail . 
 :o  I actually did 45 miles , taking the odd mistake taking wrong trails and having to  find a Campsite for the night .
Thoroughly enjoyed all the lovely scenery and test carrying 14 kg  rucksack  :-X O0
Zizag
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Post by: Glyno on 23:17:09, 21/06/17

We're escaping for a 'nice' walk up Haystacks today and staying at Borrowdale YHA.



ooo, I stayed at Borrowdale YHA on the 12th June!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 14:41:11, 22/06/17
Supposed to have been cooler today so did another section of the SWCP on a circular route between Hartland Quay and Welcombe Mouth. However, the humidity was through the roof so ended up drenched in perspiration anyway (I'm an officer so I don't sweat) and Mrs N definitely had a rosy glow. Can recommend the Old Smithy Inn at Welcombe for a well deserved drink afterwards.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 18:49:51, 26/06/17
I went a circular walk from Rye today, taking in some of the 1066 Country Walk and some of the High Weald Landscape Trail.  A delightful walk in gently rolling countryside, with fine views over the beautiful valley of the river Tillingham.  Hot and sunny    :)
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Post by: ninthace on 19:15:08, 26/06/17
Porlock today trying a circular route on the SWCP via the tiny church at Culbone. Part of my cunning plan failed as the green dashed line on the OS map that runs parallel to the SWCP from the Toll House to the church doesn't exist. Come to that, the ground it was supposed to be on didn't exist either. The tide was right in too so the section up to Porlock Weir was decidedly soggy. Weatherman said it would be cooler today - he fibbed.
http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/routes/download/?walk=2959
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Yorkshirewalker26 on 11:00:39, 03/07/17
Just deciding whether to do Mam Tor and the Ridge in the Peak District on Friday or go to Pen-y ghent.
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Post by: Requiem on 16:13:54, 03/07/17
I'm just having some breakfast after a 4 hour nap after my night shift then heading over to Kinder Scout for an evening walk up Kinder Scout. Looking to scout out  few nice spots for the meteor shower in August
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:15:49, 04/07/17
I went a circular walk from Storrington today, taking in some of the South Downs Way and some of the West Sussex Literary Trail.  My route took me through Parham deer park and I was lucky enough to see some deer    :)
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Post by: sunnydale on 22:10:58, 04/07/17
Doing a circular from Little Longstone tomorrow and will be heading up to Longstone Edge, over Longstone Moor, down Cressbrook Dale and along part of the Monsal Trail.
A bit of an easy going 10 mile wander  O0
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Post by: BuzyG on 21:41:10, 05/07/17
Did a quick 4 mile romp from Minions to Sharp Tor and back yesterday evening.  Needed to test my troublesome hip ahead of a decision whether to do a 12 mile night walk, out to Fur Tor, Friday night.  Though I can still feel the injury slightly, there was no pain.  So decision made to go for it.  Just hope I don't end up slowing the group.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: barewirewalker on 13:33:14, 07/07/17
Had a 6.5 mile wander along Kinver Edge on Wednesday, able to turn it into a most interesting figure of eight route with the help of the map and some instinctive route alterations. Anyone in the Brum area have a great locality to explore from. It felt strange looking to the Clee Hills on the north horizon, and we spent sometime fantasizing about setting out towards those destinations using the terrain as it was laid out below us. Of course those routes did not quite match up with the little green dots on the maps I had printed off for our walk.


Plenty of interest linked with interesting and high quality of way.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 15:53:33, 07/07/17
Been a good week for walking now the weather is behaving itself again. Mrs N and I did a circular walk using the SWCP south of Hartland Quay on Tuesday, a circular on the Ridge and Valley Walk from Chumleigh yesterday (https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Little+Dart+Ridge+and+Valley+Walk) and another ad hoc circular from Bickleigh today. It has been outrageously hot and humid though, got through a fair bit of water.
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Post by: jontea on 07:37:58, 09/07/17
Planning a three day camping trip to the Langdales this week  ;)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Glyno on 08:53:45, 09/07/17
Planning a three day camping trip to the Langdales this week  ;)


I've got a three day hostel2hostel walk around the Lakes starting tomorrow  :)
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Post by: Owen on 09:27:50, 09/07/17
Not walking this weekend, I'm to busy packing for next week. I'm off on Friday for two and a bit weeks in Swedish Lapland. 
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: jontea on 16:54:28, 09/07/17
Not walking this weekend, I'm to busy packing for next week. I'm off on Friday for two and a bit weeks in Swedish Lapland.


Yeah that sounds just a tiny little bit good Owen and I'm not jealous in any way shape or form..............I also lie a lot  ;)


But have a great time any  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: jontea on 16:57:47, 09/07/17

I've got a three day hostel2hostel walk around the Lakes starting tomorrow  :)


Not there until Wednesday Glyno, so have a great time, fingers crossed for dry weather  O0
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Post by: Glyno on 18:21:56, 09/07/17

Not there until Wednesday Glyno, so have a great time, fingers crossed for dry weather  O0


you have a great time too JT - take some photos!
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Post by: Requiem on 17:14:39, 10/07/17
Just done the Monsal trail, mainly to get a few pics in the tunnels as the weathers pretty crappy here today - Tomorrow I'll be heading up to Bleaklow


(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20647403/IMG_4298sm.jpg)
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Post by: BuzyG on 20:17:30, 10/07/17
Very spooky pic.   Did you know the ghost.  ;)
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Post by: ninthace on 16:50:12, 14/07/17
Been lucky with the weather this week:
Exmoor on Monday - near Wimbleball Lake
SWCP on Wednesday - filling in a gap near Hartland Point
Dartmoor today - Great Links Tor, Bleak House & Widgery Cross.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: jontea on 18:09:56, 14/07/17
Just got back from three days walking in the fantastic Langdales. Two very hot sunny days and today wasn't bad either.
 
I'm not sure, but I might have passed April and Beefy going up 'Pike of Blisco' on Thursday.  :-\
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:31:39, 17/07/17
I walked on the South Downs near Lewes today, taking in Cliffe Hill and the hillfort of The Caburn.  A fabulous walk with panoramic views, and high rolling hills enfolding a beautiful valley.  To my mind this is one of the best areas for walking on the downs that's not on the South Downs Way itself. 
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Post by: ninthace on 20:57:19, 17/07/17
Never waste a trip! I had a filling fall out over the weekend and the dentist has agreed to put it back at 1030 tomorrow.  The dentist is in Crediton which is just about halfway to Dartmoor from our house so rather than waste the day we will continue on and explore St Thomas Cleave on edge of the National Park before the thunderstorms arrive. Lets hope I still feel like it after my time in the chair - I have a real fear of the drill  :'(
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:31:02, 25/07/17
I walked Thorney Island today, a serene and scenic walk on the Sussex Border Path, beside some of the beautiful creeks of Chichester Harbour.  The island, which is now joined to the mainland, is MOD land and you enter and exit via security gates.  When I pressed the intercom, I was let in without being asked any questions, so they evidently thought I looked harmless! 
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Post by: Mel on 22:05:51, 25/07/17
Most of my walks during the week are local, after work ones.  After the kak weather we've had just recently and the forecast being alright for tomorrow, I think I'll do a meander along Paull Foreshore.  It's not a very long walk but it's got a bit of everything - river, woodland, salt marsh/mud flats, heathland ... and even a small hill  :)
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Post by: Skip on 21:08:46, 26/07/17
I took Monday off work to nip up to north Wales.

I'd intended to do a substantial walk in the northern Carneddau but it got curtailed slightly due to a later-than-planned start, too much time gazing at waterfalls and the cloud coming down.

My starting point was Aber Falls waterfall  about two miles south of Abergwyngregyn village. There is a carpark for the falls at grid ref SH 663 720.

I walked to the waterfall, and spent quite a while exploring round the splash pool area. Then I followed a minor path steeply up the east side of the fall. At the top, the valley levels out - it's picturesque, steep-sided, quite sheltered. There I met and chatted to a local walker called Tony.

When I got level with Bera Mawr I swung east up the side of the valley and  walked steeply up to the summit of Llwytmor at 2,785 feet. But by then the cloud had descended.

Tony was in the summit shelter so I decided to walk back down with him. Our route was straightforward heading northwest across the rock-strewn grass until the boundary fence of a felled conifer plantation which we followed to the valley bottom. Sod's law - the sun came out.

From the car park to the waterfall was a mile and a quarter gaining about 450 feet. From the waterfall pool up to Llwytmor was just under two miles and gained another 2100 feet elevation.

All in all, a lot less than I intended to do but a very pleasant walk nonetheless.


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Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 18:59:46, 27/07/17
Once this weather improves, i will be exploring the Northern Carneddau in ernest.
I am a big history buff, and new book in hand, i will be exploring Bwlch Y Ddufaen and surrounding area.

Cannot wait, and i have not been so excited in years.
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Post by: pauldawes on 15:58:50, 28/07/17
Just got back from doing a short (4 or 5 miles?) walk from Kelstedge (between Chesterfield and Matlock) to Matlock.


Interesting walk. For about a mile and a half of the route suspect I was walking through fields where the farmer takes pride in "subtly" discouraging walkers. This stretch started just after leaving Shooters Lea farm, crossing over Jaggers lane, footpath near Rushley Lodge. The entrance stile area was completely surrounded with a "pond" of mud and cowpat over boot deep...no way round and extended for about 50 yards. A live electric fence had been thoughtfully positioned to have a good chance of giving a good shock to anybody trying to walk along the "pond" edge.


Managed to get through it...fortunately wearing leather boots...and could see on map there was a stream about a mile away to clean cow crap off boots. A bit later on on same stretch at wooded area (called Bottom moor?), there's a footpath going north off the main path (this main path is called Cuckoostone lane)...at least there is on my ancient OS map, but it wasn't shown on my open source maps on GPS.


No sight of path on ground...but turned GPS off...and navigated field by field using the OS map (fortunately 1 to 25k with field boundaries show.) No sign anybody had walked it for years...but I know I was bang on line, because I picked up stiles, streams, etc everywhere I expected to...and rejoined a more well walked path exactly when I expected to. If I've got 10 minutes in library tomorrow will have to look at a more up to date OS map, to see if footpath still shown...it's an area which I'd expect to be well walked, with clear signs of the path on the ground.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:10:06, 31/07/17
I went a circular walk from the Cinque Port of Rye today to the village of Iden, coming back beside the river Rother.  An enjoyable walk in the gorgeous rolling golden countryside on the fringes of the High Weald.  Fine and sunny    :)
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Post by: jethro10 on 19:51:46, 01/08/17
Just got back from doing a short (4 or 5 miles?) walk from Kelstedge (between Chesterfield and Matlock) to Matlock.




At least there is on my ancient OS map, but it wasn't shown on my open source maps on GPS.


No sight of path on ground...
Don't forget to add it back onto Open Street Map (your open source one no doubt) if you f go to all this trouble to find it.
J
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 14:35:13, 03/08/17
Just back from a couple of days in South Cheshire and a new walking area for me; Bickerton Hill/Maiden Castle area on Tuesday and then a good section of the Sandstone Trail yesterday via Beeston Castle, then returning via Higher Burwardsley and Willow Hill.


A lovely area and well worth exploring.  O0


I quite fancy doing the whole of the Sandstone Trail, perhaps over 3 days. I'd want to take my time and enjoy the walk, so would rather do 11(ish) miles a day for 3 days than 2 days at 17!




Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pauldawes on 15:45:58, 03/08/17
Don't forget to add it back onto Open Street Map (your open source one no doubt) if you f go to all this trouble to find it.
J


Still not managed to double check it on a more recent ordnance survey map...been in library a couple of times....but both times not there for long, and "bumped into" people I know. When "mission is accomplished" will have to explore how to add onto Open Street map...one of many things never done.


Been for a six miler today. Years ago bought a booklet giving route details of "Round Sheffield" walk, all told about 54-ish miles. Booklet breaks it down into sections...around 4 to 7 miles each. At time, I thought I'd do a couple a week, and would have finished first circuit in a month. Years later...I reckon I've done 3 or 4 of the sections, grand total of about 20 miles.


Anyway plan was to add new one today: Eckington to Coal Aston. Enjoyed it, but probably one of the less scenic sections...a lot of the section is through woods. And must admit was day dreaming about opening the batting for England most of way round...but in spite of that navigation went amazingly smoothly.


Smoothly until about 1 or 2 miles from finish got the dreaded "Temporary Footpath Closure" notice, accompanied by the ever-helpful "No diversion recommended". Two guys cutting down a few trees...you or I might think it would be possible to skirt round 10 yards being worked on. But no...over a mile of path closed: "For health and safety reasons".


So walk ended with a mile of pavement bashing. But good views from that particular pavement.
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Post by: ninthace on 17:41:16, 03/08/17
Really having to work round the weather at the moment to avoid getting wet here in the SW. Last week we had 2 trips on Dartmoor (Fernworthy and Bellever areas) then later in the week a 4 hour weather window presented itself so we had a walk on Exmoor on Dunkery Beacon.  This week we a good day on the SWCP, Abbotsbury to West Bay and on Tuesday we hit the Exeter Ship Canal timed to start just after the rain stopped. With luck tomorrow there will be  a gap in the rain bands long enough to do the Tarka Trail near Great Torrington.

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Post by: Mel on 11:12:36, 06/08/17
Got a couple of nights camping booked in West Ayton for Wed/Thur.  Hoping for dry weather!  Planning on fitting in a couple of little walks round the campsite's woodland and the Forge Valley, though my main reason for going up there is for a fused glass workshop  :)
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Post by: Scrambledlegs on 11:04:34, 07/08/17
Packing up the car and heading up Helm Crag this afternoon, camping at NT Langdale tonight and doing Crinkle Crags in the morning. Please please please be kind to us rain I've got some terrible cabin fever.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:39:35, 07/08/17
I walked from Heathfield via Rushlake Green today on the fringes of the Sussex High Weald. A scenic walk in lush rolling countryside, with woodland and beautiful views, and taking in a stretch of the Cuckoo Trail, an old railway route.
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Post by: sunnydale on 13:48:32, 08/08/17
Off up Stanage Edge tomorrow, then over Higger Tor/Carl Wark before returning via Padley Gorge. Bit of a mud bath everywhere atm, so should be fun! :D
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Post by: Mel on 19:04:25, 08/08/17
Got a couple of nights camping booked in West Ayton for Wed/Thur.  Hoping for dry weather!  Planning on fitting in a couple of little walks round the campsite's woodland and the Forge Valley, though my main reason for going up there is for a fused glass workshop  :)

Currently packing the car in the pouring rain and a yellow weather warning for heavy rain  :-\ 
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Post by: bricam2096 on 19:08:06, 08/08/17
Currently packing the car in the pouring rain and a yellow weather warning for heavy rain  :-\

Don't forget the sun cream, you bringer of rain  :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 19:10:59, 08/08/17
Thought was dry forecast wed/thur?
He said hopefully  :-\
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 19:15:49, 08/08/17
Bog snorkelling gear packed Bri  :'(
 
Aye pleb, let's hope the Met Office have got it right for once  :-X
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 19:21:32, 08/08/17
No idea where west Ayton is but I got train from Gt Ayton to Whitby n back sunday. And didn't pay at all! :o
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Scrambledlegs on 19:07:36, 09/08/17
Really chuffed the weather held out for us so we got Helm Crag ticked off then did Crinkle Crags yesterday with just a minor shower on the way down. Even managed to do Catbells after a spoons brekkie this morning and home to sunny Tynemouth without getting too stuck in the mad city traffic.


Catbells was hilarious! I've never seen a full on domestic on a trail full of families. I'd hate to be "Sarah's" husband right now. What an absolute plonker shouting at the top of his voice at his scared wife, tired kids and completely embarrassing the folk out on a nice walk. I'll bet he's in the dog house for at least a week. What a place to air your dirty laundry??!!!


Glad to be home and clean with my feet up.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 09:45:29, 10/08/17
Derwent Edge for me today! 8)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:48:59, 14/08/17
I walked from Storrington to Washington today, partly on the South Downs Way.  Lovely being on the downs in the sunshine    :)
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Post by: sunnydale on 16:52:16, 15/08/17
Win Hill via Parkin Clough tomorrow.  Should be another heather-fest 8)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Requiem on 17:17:26, 15/08/17
I'm off to Hope Cross tomorrow, then the quarries at the end of Kinder Scout to scout out a few locations for possible sunrise / sunsets heading into Autumn. Thursday I'm going to try and get on Bleaklow, as longs as something further down the Snake doesn't make me stop
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:02:13, 16/08/17
I walked in the Dudwell valley today, to the south of the picturesque village of Burwash, in the beautiful lush rolling countryside of the Sussex High Weald.
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Post by: sunnydale on 21:34:29, 16/08/17
Win Hill via Parkin Clough tomorrow.  Should be another heather-fest 8)


Looking down over Ladybower from the climb up Win Hill....


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Views from Win Hill.....


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Post by: Ridge on 21:50:14, 16/08/17
Lovely photos of the heather Sunnydale, my Dad sent me some similar ones from Moscar earlier in the week.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 18:53:35, 17/08/17
Great photos of the heather sunnydale    :)

I went a very local walk today, on the South Downs from Woodingdean on the outskirts of Brighton to Rottingdean, via Bullock Hill. I didn't see any bullocks, only sheep!  This is one of the many lovely areas of the downs not on the South Downs Way itself.
 
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Post by: Alan Kilroy on 06:45:54, 18/08/17
21+k hike yesterday in West Wicklow, new area to me, my fourth ever hike so enjoying it all  :D , alot of wet boggy and stream crossing,


https://ridewithgps.com/trips/16963985
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Post by: Scrambledlegs on 22:54:13, 20/08/17
Driving back to the lakes tomorrow afternoon. Staying at Great Langdale and doing the Consiston Fells on Tuesday and maybe Jack's Rake (again) before we go home on Wednesday.


We have the annual "Bradley Bear" holiday booked up for the weekend and I'm thinking beyond this we'll maybe get one more camping trip in before Autumn kicks in.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 21:07:16, 23/08/17
I walked on Stedham, Iping and Trotton Commons today, which lie to the west of Midhurst in Sussex.  Part of my route was on the Serpent Trail, which wends a serpentine way through the Wealden Greensand.  There was a lot of heather on the heathland    :)

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Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 17:50:12, 24/08/17
I enjoyed an unplanned walk out on Bodmin Moor Tue, evening.  It seems my grion strain is finally getting better.  So as it was a beautiful evening I just set off from Minions.  I headed out towards Sibly back lake to start, then North through the settlements and across the stream to Killmar Tor.  It was getting dark at this point, so I started back South towards Sharp Tor.  By the time I was coming down of Sharp Tor and heading for Stowe Hill it was dark and I could sense the mist coming down.  By the Top of Stow hill the visibility had really dropped.  I carefully made my way around the Quarry and found the path pack to minions ok.  However despite having walked it many times I could not follow it in those conditions, so I finally sucummbed to common seance and got my map and compass out for the last few hundred meters back to the village.   :)
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:43:32, 24/08/17
I went a circular walk from Arundel today, on the downs and by the river Arun.  Arundel is one of the loveliest spots in the South Downs. 
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Post by: Mel on 20:56:17, 24/08/17
Did you see the telly programme last night on BBC4 Dovegirl? It was called "South Downs: England's Mountains Green".  The chap was walking the South Downs Way and telling us all about the history, landscape, geology of the areas he walked through.  A really enjoyable programme  :)



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Post by: bricam2096 on 21:24:03, 24/08/17
Did you see the telly programme last night on BBC4 Dovegirl? It was called "South Downs: England's Mountains Green".  The chap was walking the South Downs Way and telling us all about the history, landscape, geology of the areas he walked through.  A really enjoyable programme  :)

I think it's been on before if the bloke was a minister (or similar), I watched it not long before I did my SDW walk but still like watching these kind of programmes  O0
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Post by: Dovegirl on 21:29:21, 24/08/17
Did you see the telly programme last night on BBC4 Dovegirl? It was called "South Downs: England's Mountains Green".  The chap was walking the South Downs Way and telling us all about the history, landscape, geology of the areas he walked through.  A really enjoyable programme  :)

Yes, I've seen the programme and thought it was a good overview of the area.  It was nice that he included places that are less familiar rather than just concentrating on the popular spots.  Glad you enjoyed it    :)    I've never met him when I've been walking on the downs!
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Post by: Mel on 22:36:57, 24/08/17
Yes, it was a minister bricam so most likely the same programme  :)


I have to confess Dovegirl, I saw the programme and thought of you!  It was nice to see the areas you mention on here  :)
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Post by: Dovegirl on 23:04:25, 24/08/17
I have to confess Dovegirl, I saw the programme and thought of you!  It was nice to see the areas you mention on here  :)

Thank you Mel!   :)   I've found many beautiful places to walk in Sussex, often by getting off the beaten track   :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: barewirewalker on 09:34:39, 25/08/17
Just been on the Berwyns, Moel y Ferma from parking in the Ceriog Forrest. A carpet of flowering heather from toes to skyline, Llantislio mountain a purple side to the north of the Dee. Sadly the cloud cover did not let enough light through to make great photos and as I do not yet have a photo sharing a/c thanks to the iniquitous peebucket. Can't share'm.
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Post by: sunnydale on 16:06:03, 27/08/17
Still some lovely heather around when I was up on Back Tor/ Derwent Edge on Wednesday....


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Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 23:14:07, 28/08/17
Had a lovely jaunt, along the SW coast path, near Tintagel today.  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 08:17:01, 30/08/17
Leading a 14 miler today, which I checked over on Saturday..Offerton & Abney moors, Bretton Clough & the river Derwent.
Gonna be a bit wet through the bracken! :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: barewirewalker on 12:06:54, 30/08/17
A recent family bereavement has left me with shortfall of opportunity to get out and walk, so I suppose the route of pallbearer I undertook yesterday, may be taken as one of my walks. Fairly uneventful until the approach to the grave came into sight and my side on the coffin with being to the for, had committed me to the narrow side of the grave. A narrow ledge of artificial grass needed an exceptionally sure and accurately placed foot, as I had to help lift the coffin high over an inconveniently placed headstone of venerable age.



As I imagined plummeting to the bottom of the pit that was opening up to my limited vision, I imagined hearing a murmur in my ear from Auntie R;

"You nearly beat me to it, dear!"
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 09:01:19, 31/08/17
Aww BWW, a bittersweet description of your recent 'walk'. Pleased to hear you negotiated the headstone OK and didn't join Auntie R in her resting place :)


T.x
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 20:02:00, 31/08/17
During NEXT week, mostly I will be walking from my tent to breakfast in Pooley Bridge before catching the Ferry from Pooley Bridge to Howtown and walking along the Fusedale valley before turning northish to return to my tent via Loadpot Hill, Messrs. Bonscale and Arthur's Pikes and finally the shores of Ullswater  :)


Then, the next day, I'll be scampering over either Hallin Fell or Steel Knotts (whichever one I didn't do on Sunday)  O0
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Post by: gunwharfman on 20:23:33, 31/08/17
I walked around Farlington Marshes, here in Portsmouth and today I ran around it, non stop, so pleased with myself. Just before arriving at the marshes car park I drove along the M275 and onto the A27 section to get to it. All three lanes were very busy, when suddenly. almost without warning there was a tremendous shower of heavy rain! I was on the inside lane, driving at about 50mph when suddenly ahead of me, an open topped car screeched onto the hard shoulder and braked hard. The driver didn't look, he just opened his door and jumped out! How the car in front of me missed him I do not know, it must have been by less than an inch! As I drove past, the man, totally soaked, was frantically trying to put his car hood up, totally oblivious to the danger he was in.

Within 10 minutes I was parked and in glorious sunshine.
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Post by: barewirewalker on 09:39:14, 01/09/17
Aww BWW, a bittersweet description of your recent 'walk'. Pleased to hear you negotiated the headstone OK and didn't join Auntie R in her resting place :)


T.x


 O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:51:14, 06/09/17
I walked along the south eastern shore of Bewl Water today, a reservoir on the Kent/Sussex border.  It's serene and beautiful and in some places it's fringed by woodland.  A lovely walk.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 10:05:06, 07/09/17
Local walks for me during my week off work.  I was planning on getting up to the Lakes for a last "go" at a mountain before winter sets in but the weather forecast has been rubbish for that side of the country and, call me strange but, I don't really want to walk in unfamiliar mountainous terrain on my own in bad weather and then return to my tent and sit in that on my own in the pouring rain.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: April on 12:23:18, 07/09/17
call me strange

You are strange  :D




Aye, the weather looks awful, I don't want to go out in it either  :(
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 15:40:00, 07/09/17
Local walks for me during my week off work.  I was planning on getting up to the Lakes for a last "go" at a mountain before winter sets in but the weather forecast has been rubbish for that side of the country and, call me strange but, I don't really want to walk in unfamiliar mountainous terrain on my own in bad weather and then return to my tent and sit in that on my own in the pouring rain.

sounds sensible to me  O0

you do the walks for enjoyment so no point doing them if you're not going to enjoy them. They will be there next year  ;)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 22:22:54, 14/09/17
Quick wonder on South Bodmin moor last evening.  Just made it up as I went along.  Rather windy and squally.  I'm still finding new routes up there after all these years.  I do enjoy getting out after work. 

It's not quite the same in the winter, when it's cold and dark before you even set off, but it's still enjoyable.

Guess that comes from sitting at a computer, in an office with no proper windows, all day.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:34:11, 19/09/17
I walked over the downs from Woodingdean on the outskirts of Brighton to the coast road at Saltdean today. I took in a stretch of the South Downs Way but much of my route was off the trail. Tremendous views    :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 08:56:28, 20/09/17
Having a second attempt at a recce walk today, for one I'm leading next Wednesday.  I wasn't 100% happy with parts of the first route I devised, so back for another go today.  Trying to find all the quiet, more hidden paths around the Haddon and Chatsworth Estates. The walk should be fairly quiet anyway, as it will be done mid week and the hols are well over O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: adalard on 09:40:18, 20/09/17
I walked around the northern edge of Kinder yesterday - from Edale via Grindsbrook Clough and down to Hayfield from Sandy Heys.


The northern edge path seemed tougher going than I remember it. I'm not sure whether it's because it's been wetter recently than the last time I was there or whether there's been a lot more erosion from walkers over the last year or so. Either way, I went flying in the peat twice and then got home to find the water was off because of a leaking mains pipe in the village. Thankfully, it came back on during the night - never did a hot shower feel so good as the one I had this morning!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:00:48, 27/09/17
I went a circular walk from Newhaven today, following the Sussex Ouse Valley Way to Southease and then the South Downs Way to Beddingham Hill, from where I walked along downland paths back to Newhaven.  The views were panoramic but it was rather hazy.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 22:17:05, 27/09/17
....... Trying to find all the quiet, more hidden paths around the Haddon and Chatsworth Estates.....


Pleased to say that the walk went very well today and was enjoyed by everyone who came along O0
As predicted, we hardly saw another soul for the whole 13 miles....apart from at the little cafe/tea room in Beeley.
Autumn colours are starting to appear in the trees now too 8)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 21:13:40, 28/09/17
Lovely walk on Dartmoor today.  Impromptu day off, so I grabbed my boots and ruck sack and headed up to Sourton, thinking I would climb Yes Tor.  Red flags on the Oakhampton Range, so a quick rethink and I headed south to Green Tor via Kitty Tor.  Then across the Dunnagoats and up to Great Links Tor, for a stop and a few butties, what a great view there is from there.  Finally I took the track back down to Sourton Tor and my little car.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: barewirewalker on 11:37:23, 03/10/17
Last Thursday Mrs BWW drove me up to Sheffield, she seems to like to get behind the wheel of the car and I am a far better back seat driver than she is. I had booked into a posh pub B&B overnight, as we had a family memorial service to attend on Friday. Some subtle tweaks 'to her who must be obeyed' in that sat nav box. found us in a car park just under Stanage Edge. Now the last time I was there I was climbing rather hard, gritty problems with a gang of likely lads out of Liverpool.


But that was 55 years ago, but 1.5 miles along the top and back along the bottom of the edge made for a pleasant stretch, sadly not as long as i would have liked, but the traffic through Stoke and surrounding area was a nightmare, fortunately my driver thought that Stanage Edge was worth all the hassle of the drive and my rather extravagant choice of Geerwurstraminer with an excellent seafood starter to Pizza, went unnoticed, apart from this is rather nice wine.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 19:41:06, 03/10/17
I went a walk from the village of Burwash in the Sussex High Weald today.  A gorgeous walk in lush, hilly, wooded countryside with fine views.  So beautiful    :)    but very muddy!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 21:12:46, 04/10/17
Cromford Canal, High Peak Trail, Black Rocks, Middleton, Bonsall & the Heights Of Abraham for me tomorrow.  A recce for a walk I'm leading on the 21st. :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 23:55:50, 04/10/17
A quick stroll on Bodmin moor this evening. Minions to Sharp Tor Via Stow hill home of the Cheesering and back.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Jac on 07:50:28, 05/10/17
Lovely walk on the far side (of the Tamar) yesterday through the woods, around the mining area and along the river by Gunnislake.
Absolutely excellent coffee and cakes that beat any the Nat. Trust ones - better, bigger and cheaper, mmmm Lemon Drizzle - in the Tamar Trails cafe - up the hill on the Devon side O0
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Post by: ljmeerkat75 on 08:23:14, 05/10/17
If the weather forecast holds I am going to do the Snowdon horseshoe I haven't done it in a while or a lot of walking on the mountains for that matter 😊
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 16:07:05, 05/10/17
Lovely walk on the far side (of the Tamar) yesterday through the woods, around the mining area and along the river by Gunnislake.
Absolutely excellent coffee and cakes that beat any the Nat. Trust ones - better, bigger and cheaper, mmmm Lemon Drizzle - in the Tamar Trails cafe - up the hill on the Devon side O0


Can't believe I've not found that cafe.  I can feel a visit coming on. :)


I just had a look on Bing Maps. Can you walk the trails on that side of the river?  I have walked the trails on the Cornish side, between Horse Bridge, Gunnislake and Calstock.  But I thought it was all private land on the Devon side.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Jac on 16:37:30, 05/10/17

Can't believe I've not found that cafe.  I can feel a visit coming on. :)


I just had a look on Bing Maps. Can you walk the trails on that side of the river?  I have walked the trails on the Cornish side, between Horse Bridge, Gunnislake and Calstock.  But I thought it was all private land on the Devon side.

Here's the link. There are trails through the woods and leading down to the river.The carpark is £2 all day. We walked on both sides of the river and of the main road yesterday.

Super friendly people.

http://www.tamartrails.co.uk/

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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:47:03, 05/10/17
I walked from Uckfield to Buxted Park today, taking in some of the Wealdway and some of the Vanguard Way.  A very pretty walk in lush, undulating countryside with patches of woodland.  Warm and sunny    :)
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Post by: Zizag on 17:49:11, 13/10/17
 ;D Yesterday I did a circular walk through Lyme Park .  Checked out Lyme hall ,
 As It was
Lovely sunny and dry .  Followed the Gritstone trail  upto East Lodge  towards Disley to where the trail narrows into an old packhorse route became undulating and very muddy then around the Reservoirs until I picked up the North Cheshire way  trail back to the Cage where I came across a folly which had a panoramic view of Cheshire and North Wales In the distance . Then back towards the main park and followed the track back to Higher Poynton near the Macclesfield canal  O0
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:57:11, 16/10/17
I walked in Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods on the outskirts of Horsham today, a landscape of hilly ghyll woodland and heathland on the fringes of the High Weald.  Despite the proximity of the urban environment, there was something of an atmosphere of remoteness.
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Post by: gunwharfman on 21:03:32, 16/10/17
I'm in Spain at the moment and have used the app Wikilocs every day. Such an easy way to find a hike every day. I think a few residents here (Calpe) spend a lot of their time doing the initial walk for which I for one am very great full.
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Post by: ninthace on 22:57:14, 16/10/17
I'm in Spain at the moment and have used the app Wikilocs every day. Such an easy way to find a hike every day. I think a few residents here (Calpe) spend a lot of their time doing the initial walk for which I for one am very great full.


Did a few expeds there every November with one of the units I was in. I remember one walk that went over a pass in the Bernia ridge and then came back through the ridge via a cave. Is it still there? Have you done it?


Edit: just googled it. I think it is called the Forat de la Sierra de Bernia
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Post by: walkingthedog on 14:18:16, 17/10/17
This week I will be hiking from Alston down over Langden beck and over to High Force in Middleton Teesdale. Looking forward to blowing the cobwebs off. O0
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Post by: gunwharfman on 19:31:45, 19/10/17
I have not done that Spanish walk, walked a few over the years but when here I prefer to cycle.


This will be our very last time in Calpe, the family has had a house out here for 34 years. If  could go back in time I would never do it again, only good if you like replacing one home for another, it can be for people like me, become a real bore. Just like being at home but in a different place. I stopped coming after 7 or 8 years but my wife, mother in law and other family continued to make the journey. It's only in the last 5 years I started coming again when my mother in law became too frail to do it any more. It was being used less and less, Last year it was only occupied for four weeks and that was by my wife and I.


We have just sold it, (cheaply) so this is our very last night here. At the moment I am down the Irish Bar having my very last pint or two of Murphy's. I'm really pleased that it's gone, Calpe was small but it's turned into a much bigger place. The countryside has been raped with urban sprawl and loads of high rise blocks of flats now thrust up into the sky. Very ugly!


At least we have sold it to a Spanish family, that makes me feel good.


I'm only writing this because as usual football is on the telly and I can't here myself think.



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Post by: Lazar on 00:43:07, 20/10/17
I have just finished the Sandstone trail and really enjoyed it did it over 2 days.
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Post by: barewirewalker on 13:47:13, 20/10/17
I have just finished the Sandstone trail and really enjoyed it did it over 2 days.


Great walk isn't it, there ought to be a Shropshire extension. The geology is there, just selfish landowners hogging the terrain >:( . It continues from Grindley Brook, through Brown Moss to Hawkstone, then cutting back across Lee Brockhurst-Grinsill-Myddle-The Cliffe-Nesciffe and down to Shrewsbury passing over the sandstone outcrop that turns the River Severn south downstream from Montford Bridge.
Might be a bit more obvious as a route if the lostways that should have been put on Shropshires Definitive map were there, still need some landowners to have a more open minded attitude to sharing the countryside for the common good. :( Not much chance of that.



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Post by: BuzyG on 16:01:20, 26/10/17
Lovely walk, with MrsG, up from Postbrige to the West Dart Waterfall yesterday.  What a scorcher of a day for late October.  O0
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Post by: ninthace on 18:21:27, 26/10/17
All being well and man cold permitting, we will be going over and round Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor tomorrow to see if my knee is recovered.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:18:54, 27/10/17
I walked from Shermanbury to Henfield in the Low Weald of Sussex today, taking in a beautiful lake, a very pretty stretch of the river Adur, and a section of the Downs Link.  An enjoyable walk in the autumn sunshine    :)
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Post by: gunwharfman on 19:43:08, 27/10/17
I took an off road road run and walk through the woods, fields and narrow roads just north of Portsmouth today, behind Portsdown Hill. Brilliantly sunny and warm, got to my usual stopping point and met a lady (I've met her before) who was busy taking photos of the local birds, ducks and anything else that moved or flew. Its her hobby and she gets there most days. After a 30 minute chat she wandered off to work and I jogged back to my car. A very, very, nice day.
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Post by: Mel on 23:31:36, 27/10/17
I did a nice 2 mile evening walk yesterday along the clifftop at Cloughton (that's near Scarborough, East Yorkshire for those of you that went "huh? where?"). 


It's officially been designated as part of the England Coast Path now (as well as already being part of the Cleveland Way). 


After a week of eating too much and standing around too much, this short little leg stretch was most welcome  :)
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Post by: Dovegirl on 18:44:17, 30/10/17
I walked on the South Downs today from the outskirts of Seaford to Exceat via High and Over and Alfriston and by the Cuckmere River.  A lovely walk in the autumn sunshine   :)
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:19:46, 01/11/17
I walked in the Boarshead, Mott's Mill and Eridge area of the High Weald today, partly on the Sussex Border Path.  Very scenic and the autumn colours were gorgeous    :)
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Post by: BuzyG on 22:11:02, 02/11/17
Pleasant evening walk with Mrs G, around Siblyback reservoir, today.  :)
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Post by: adalard on 18:01:20, 03/11/17
A muddy ramble along Bretton Clough and then back over Eyam Moor yesterday afternoon. A bit of a drab walk really and not very inspiring. I'm sure the views from Eyam Moor must be excellent usually but the cloud was low yesterday and anything in the distance was hazy and greyed out.


Today we had a wander for an hour or so - from Errwood Reservoir along the old Cromford & High Peak Railway trail and back down to the reservoir via Wild Moor. Still cloudy but a much more enjoyable walk, albeit a familiar one.


We were supposed to be up in Cumbria overnight to celebrate our wedding anniversary - hiking, pub grub, Travelodge, nice lunch today on the way home - but car trouble at 6am yesterday morning put paid to that and we had to cancel all our reservations. The ensuing grumpiness might have coloured my impressions of Eyam Moor so I suppose I ought to give it another chance on a nicer day...  ;D
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Post by: sunnydale on 08:46:51, 04/11/17
A muddy ramble along Bretton Clough and then back over Eyam Moor yesterday afternoon. A bit of a drab walk really and not very inspiring......







Bretton Clough is gorgeous in Spring/early Summer.  Best time to do it, IMO O0
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Post by: adalard on 09:08:16, 04/11/17
Bretton Clough is gorgeous in Spring/early Summer.  Best time to do it, IMO O0


Cheers, Sunnydale - I'll give it another try next year when the weather's better.  :) O0
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Post by: bricam2096 on 07:23:37, 06/11/17
I'm on Holiday this week in Chamonix in the French Alps so shall be doing some short walks, some bits from the Tour du Mont Blanc and mostly just relaxing and enjoying the views  O0
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Post by: sunnydale on 16:35:12, 06/11/17
I have a group walk this coming Wednesday - A circular going over Burnt Hill & Mill Hill (stopping at a plane wreck en-route), then along the edge of Kinder Scout to the downfall and on to Kinderlow End, before dropping to Kinder Reservoir. Then it's up to the shooting cabin and across Middle Moor back to the start.
Weather looks OK so far! 8)
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Post by: Murphy on 21:45:39, 06/11/17
Kisdon Hill from Thwaite, to Keld then tab to Tan Hill, back to Keld then back along river passing Crackpot Hall via Muker and Farmers Arms then returning to Thwaite.....
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:10:30, 08/11/17
I walked from Friston to West Dean and Exceat today, going through Friston Forest on the South Downs.  Lovely autumn colours    :)
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Post by: Lazar on 00:55:03, 09/11/17
The Bonnie Prince Charlie way on Saturday.
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Post by: barewirewalker on 10:03:14, 09/11/17
Yesterday I did a linear route along the sandstone ridge formed by The Cliffe, Hopton Hill and Nesciffe in Shropshire. Made possible by using the 576 bus out of Shrewsbury to Baschurch and the 70 Oswestry service to Shrewsbury as out return.



Beautiful autumn colours, blue skies and great views and could clearly see why 'the powers that be' should wake up to the need for a Shropshire extension to Cheshire's Sandstone Trail.
From Baschurch we walked cross country along Whitmore Lane to World's End, this is not shown as a Right of Way either by signage or on OS maps but the small length of footpath at the end, which leads to a footbridge over the river Perry was way marked. Progress  O0 , and the footfall down the lane shows that it is well used locally, but sadly it will not get recognized as a key to long distance walking into Wales. This was very evident from the views off the Cliffe.


The particular gem being the way into the Tanant Valley through the Llynclys Gap, but to keep this direct and off bad highway, the walker must bravely trespass lostways carelessly discarded by the Ministry of Defence.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 18:49:05, 10/11/17
I walked in Ashdown Forest in the High Weald today, on the high heathlands with fine views, and the gorse in flower
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Post by: Requiem on 20:28:13, 15/11/17
Its the end of 7 consecutive days of 12 hour night shifts tomorrow, culminating in me filling in my over night sheet with 48 hours of 2x overtime.


To that end, tomorrow being a Wednesday, I intend having a 4 hour sleep in mah beddy to catch up before heading out to the north edges of Kinder Scout with a hooped bivvy and a DSLR to get some daytime shots of Bleaklow and Snake Pass, then some hopefully decent Leonid Meteor shots.

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Post by: sunnydale on 22:42:08, 15/11/17
Just had a gentle stroll around the river near Calver this afternoon.  Still not 100% after suffering with a nasty virus for just over a week :(
Hoping I'll feel up to a 'proper' walk on Saturday with my group :)
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Post by: gunwharfman on 11:42:50, 16/11/17
I've had a busy week, had to drive from home, Portsmouth to Maidstone, on Monday and Tuesday, 204 miles each time. I used to commute to London for 3 years until 10 years ago, my two journeys reminded me what a crappy life I had then! It was my own fault, I was offered good money to supervise a few people and couldn't resist it. I was so pleased when my contract ended.

When I got back to Portsmouth on Tuesday I felt good and decided to go for a run around Farlington Marshes, a local bird sanctuary. I run here most days and the best I've done on this circuit is 24 mins, 33 secs. On Tuesday I ran it in 23 mins 21 secs, I couldn'y believe it, that's similar to the times I used to achieve before I had my prostate removed in 2015. I felt so good!

Then I went and spoilt it all! I went to the pub last night, drank too much and now have a hangover to get rid of. In about an hour I'm going to stroll about 5 miles around Queen Elizabeth Country Park, that's the best I can do today.

When I came downstairs this morning my wife had that 'look' of disapproval on her face!
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Post by: barewirewalker on 12:50:20, 16/11/17
Yesterday went out to see if I could find some crabapples on a tree about a mile away from home. No fruit this year carried on walking did about 4 miles (whoops 5.6 miles), returned in the twilight.
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Post by: Zizag on 16:44:31, 16/11/17
Yesterday I went hiking in the Macclesfield Forest along tracks /trail steep and very boggy terrain very muddy ( but a good test for my new Hi- tec boots ) up to the famous Shutlingsloe 500m ,  known as the Cheshire Matterhorn , turned out very murky and misty and light rain .
Decended down to Wildboarclough into better conditions and follow a route back to Forest chapel , very enjoyable 10k .  ;D O0
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Post by: edraconus on 19:11:20, 16/11/17
I try and cover a wide area. At the moment mainly the Thames path, I would like to start doing the Greenway as well.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:44:24, 16/11/17
I walked on the South Downs east of Brighton today, going from Woodingdean to Telscombe Cliffs. An enjoyable walk on high, rolling, open downland with fine views.
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Post by: gunwharfman on 20:52:30, 17/11/17
Today was so sunny and clear. I excelled myself, I went out twice! I did a walk (5 miles) around a Havant country park and in the afternoon did an off road run around Farlington Marshes, our local bird sanctuary. So many bird watchers out today, tripods, cameras and HUGE lenses!
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Post by: gunwharfman on 17:09:00, 24/11/17
On Wednesday I caught a train to Petersfield (I have a Senior railcard so its cheap enough) then hiked south into Queen Elizabeth Country Park. It was a beautiful dat, lots of bright sunshine, the only drawback was it was rather windy. I stopped for coffee and cake at the visitor centre, which was very nice. I then hiked on to a small hamlet, Chalton, then up and over the downs to Rowlands Castle ande caught the train back to Portsmouth. I jumped on the train, got my debit card and senior Railcard out and waited for the conductor. He never came, I didn't see him or her anywhere!

After having a chat in the pub that evening about my 'interesting' trip, I was told that loads of people travel free in our train area. The explanation put forward is that it is most unlikely that between Havant to Portsmouth Harbour the conductor will makes an effort to collect fares. They tend to make the effort before Havant, but not after. I was told that if a passenger travels between Portsmouth Harbour to Havant most conductors will not bother to collect. This ruse evidently is used a lot when people are travelling to and from Portsmouth football ground on match days. I even learned another trick, a couple of the customers told me that if the trains final destination is Portsmouth and Southsea station and you want to avoid paying and the exit gates are not open, or are manned by staff, the 'trick' is to nip up to Platform One and catch the next train to Portsmouth Harbour. All you then have to do is get to off the train and just walk out of the station. There are no ticket barriers at Portsmouth Harbour.

Its amazing what people will tell others when they have had a few pints!
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Post by: harry_keogh on 22:19:41, 12/12/17
Will hopefully be able to get out in the snow for the first time on Friday. I'm planning to head up to westend moor from Howden Reservoir, then up to Bleaklow Stones and the Grinah Stones before coming back down.
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Post by: Strider on 21:21:28, 21/12/17
Keswick area tomorrow.
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Post by: sunnydale on 08:59:26, 22/12/17
Castleton area today - a pre-cursor walk before our groups main Xmas Walk tomorrow O0
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Post by: BuzyG on 20:39:56, 22/12/17
I enjoyed a quick 8 mile blow around South Bodmin moor, after an early finish at Work today.  Visited Notter Tor. I have not been back there since I was in my teens.  It's clear there are no animals grazing either, as it was tough going, brambles every where. 
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Post by: sunnydale on 21:47:37, 25/12/17
I know it's Christmas Day...but it's a Monday, so this is still a walk that was done during the week! :D


Our group started at Ilam and the route sort of went like this; Thorpe - Lin Dale - Dove Dale - The Nabs - Shining Tor - Milldale - another bit of Dovedale - Ilam Rock - Air Cottage - Bunster Hill.


There were a couple of steep climbs and steep descents...but a great walk of around 11 miles.  It's the quietest I've seen Dovedale for years!! 8)


Not sure where I'm going tomorrow yet.....but sarnies made, camera charged & boots waxed and ready to go! O0
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Post by: bricam2096 on 20:44:33, 28/01/18
Started the West (or more apt to call it Wet) Highland Way today, so during the week I shall be hopefully completing the other 4 days before starting the Great Glen Way in Friday.
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Post by: fit old bird on 21:23:41, 10/02/18
I'm going to Haworth next week, three days, Tue/Wed/Thurs. Not been for a few years. The weather forecast doesn't look too good, I'm booked in the YH.


Ilona
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Post by: sunnydale on 08:02:41, 11/02/18
As I'm still in 'recovery' mode after my recent hernia op, I've just been doing short flat walks from home, between 2.5-4.5 miles each.
Basically a (boring) mixture of tarmac lanes and the Monsal Trail...but at least it's a start! :)


Unfortunately, I had some complications after my initial surgery (a large haematoma developed) and was taken back into hospital via ambulance the following day, only to have a second operation to remove it
and repair the damaged blood vessel :(  I came home a couple of days later.


I'm still a bit bruised and swollen and the stitches haven't yet dissolved fully, so I have to be careful.  No legging it up Kinder Scout for a few weeks yet! ::)


Still...Spring is just around the corner and I should be fully recovered by then and able to make the most of it :)







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Post by: Dovegirl on 13:36:09, 11/02/18
Best wishes for your recovery sunnydale    :)    Sorry to hear there were complications but glad you've been able to do some walking
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Post by: sunnydale on 19:48:27, 11/02/18
Best wishes for your recovery sunnydale    :)    Sorry to hear there were complications but glad you've been able to do some walking


Thanks Dovegirl :)
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Post by: Jac on 08:30:17, 12/02/18
What bad luck, Sunnydale - best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.  :)
Use the shorter walks for some photography?
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Post by: sunnydale on 18:41:43, 12/02/18
Use the shorter walks for some photography?


Thanks Jac :)   I suppose I could do...but there's not much to photograph where I'm walking at the moment!
It was better today with some snow around, only I didn't have my camera with me.
More sleet/snow forecast for tomorrow, so if it's decent enough to get out, I'll make sure I take it.
I could take a birthday selfie, if nothing else! :D
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Post by: Ridge on 08:03:34, 13/02/18
Happy Birthday Sunnydale, I hope things are looking up for you soon.
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Post by: April on 08:30:07, 13/02/18
Crikey, get better soon sunnydale and have a nice birthday  O0

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Post by: adalard on 09:10:03, 13/02/18
Yes, many happy returns, Sunnydale - and hope you're on the mend a.s.a.p.  :)
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Post by: sunnydale on 09:15:03, 13/02/18
Thank you all! :)  Raining atm..but I'm going out for a birthday lunch..and then making pancakes for tea! :P
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Post by: Jac on 09:45:33, 13/02/18
Thank you all! :)  Raining atm..but I'm going out for a birthday lunch..and then making pancakes for tea! :P
Have a lovely day :)
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Post by: fit old bird on 14:05:47, 17/02/18
I'm going to Haworth next week, three days, Tue/Wed/Thurs. Not been for a few years. The weather forecast doesn't look too good, I'm booked in the YH.
Ilona


I only managed 20 miles over the three days. The weather was pretty miserable, and fffffreeeezing cold. Went to Oakworth first day. 2nd day walked to Keighley, raining so got a bus to Saltaire and looked around Salts Mill, bus back to Keighley, walk back to hostel. 3rd day met a friend and went for coffee at Haworth, she went home and I walked 8 miles. On the blog now. £31 for two nights B & B. Bargain.


Ilona
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Post by: gary m on 09:11:14, 18/02/18
With a little luck i will be up the berwyns wednesday and thursday
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Post by: ninthace on 15:19:17, 08/03/18
Decided Dartmoor and Exmoor were best left today, - high possibility of snow/sleet showers, wind chill and still wet underfoot from Storm Emma. Opted for a walk up the River Otter from the coast and some exploration of the green lanes north of Otterton to make a loop of it. It turned out to be a lot more interesting than I thought. Loads of over the lace holes mud, track blocked by fallen tree, a path that had become a stream with water up to my gaiters and the aptly named Rickety Bridge was out and barbwired shut. On the return path by the Otter in places there was as much grip as a wet hard boiled egg on a non stick pan. Just another day at the office.


Finished after the walk in the pub in Otterton, near the Otter with a pint of Otter which was otterly delicious.
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:49:10, 08/03/18
So is it the three ferrits trail next week then. ??? O0
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Post by: Lazar on 01:41:25, 09/03/18
Starting in Grindleford and finishing in Bakewell
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Post by: Dovegirl on 18:15:30, 14/03/18
I walked on the South Downs today from Woodingdean on the outskirts of Brighton to Lewes.  Very windy but fine, bright and mild and I saw some beautiful violets in a patch of woodland     :)
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Post by: ninthace on 18:23:52, 14/03/18
Friday was a circular on the SWCP from Beer round towards Sidmouth returning inland via Branscombe. Lots of up and down which Mrs N did not enjoy. There isn't enough soap in the house to clean me up after all the dirty looks she gave me. Still no shortage of mud either. Ended up enjoying a beer in the Barrel of Beer in Beer.
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Post by: BuzyG on 21:42:47, 19/03/18
Brilliant walk on Dartmoor today. I learnt a few things about trying to walk in deep snow too.  7.5 miles in 6.5 hours.


Found a Nice spot for lunch up on Fordsland Ledge.  :)


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Post by: adalard on 08:11:28, 20/03/18
Great photo, BuzyG!  O0
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Post by: sunnydale on 08:42:25, 20/03/18
Off to Rowsley and up onto Stanton Moor today, a recce walk with a couple of friends of mine.  Hoping there'll be a bit of snow left to play in! :D
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Post by: jontea on 08:54:45, 20/03/18
Aiming for a two mile dog walk today along the Peak Forest canal  :)
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Post by: adalard on 09:01:40, 20/03/18
Off to Rowsley and up onto Stanton Moor today, a recce walk with a couple of friends of mine.  Hoping there'll be a bit of snow left to play in! :D


I know it's a few miles further north but there was certainly plenty on Bradwell Moor and thereabouts yesterday, Sunnydale - I was sinking thigh deep in some drifts and had to resort to rolling across the top of some of them to get where I needed to be.  ;D
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Post by: jontea on 11:58:05, 20/03/18
Off to Rowsley and up onto Stanton Moor today, a recce walk with a couple of friends of mine.  Hoping there'll be a bit of snow left to play in! :D


Glad youíve made a full recovery  O0
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Post by: BuzyG on 18:26:38, 20/03/18

I was sinking thigh deep in some drifts and had to resort to rolling across the top of some of them to get where I needed to be.  ;D


That sound familiar from yesterday's walk, on Dartmoor. O0


Glad you liked the picture.  It was quite a view across the valley to Kitty tor and Great Links, with all that snow.  I have sat there many a time, but never seen it looking quite that magical before.  :)
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Post by: sunnydale on 08:53:05, 21/03/18

Glad youíve made a full recovery  O0


Thanks Jontea :)  Yes, I'm fine now and raring to go!


adalard, we found a bit of snow yesterday and as you said on your walk, some of the drifts were still quite deep.
It was thawing fast yesterday though and with the odd light rain shower too, it was quite a slippery at times.
Heavy frost here this morn and lovely sunshine.  Off out very soon! :D
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Post by: jontea on 11:00:53, 21/03/18
Yesterdays walk along the Peak Forest Canal. Not a lot of colour this time of year, but it was peaceful  :)




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Post by: gunwharfman on 11:08:19, 21/03/18
I normally go running but I've pulled a ham string so am walking everywhere at the moment, not sure if its helping or not? Sitting indoors 'resting' can be such a waste of ones life! I parked at the top of Portsdown Hill, to the north of Portsmouth , yesterday and was most surprised to find that there was still a lot of snow about. Interestingly, the path starts about 100m from the car park, its a busy one cars there every day, (it has a burger van as well) no one but no one had walked this path for ages.I could tell, just smooth snow, not a footprint in sight!
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Post by: Troggy on 23:25:25, 21/03/18
Well, I won't be walking very far for the next week or so as I've just had both big toenails removed (any excuse!) But I'm in Merseyside and I have the Wirral on one side and the Lancashire countryside a few miles away. Some nice places, though none are really hilly until you get to Rivington Pike, or into Wales. Though it isn't far to get to Moel Fammau and Loggerheads, when the days get a bit longer...and I get a lot fitter!
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:21:09, 05/04/18
I walked in Ashdown Forest and its environs today, a very scenic walk in the spring sunshine in the characteristic High Weald landscapes of ghyll woodland and high, rolling heathland.  And mud!
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Post by: Mel on 17:38:09, 06/04/18
Made the most of yesterday's glorious sunshine and did a nice walk after work around Paull foreshore....normally a peaceful walk with an occasional dog walker or family out for a stroll... not last night.  East Hull Harriers were doing a fell/off road run last night... never heard so much heavy breathing in all my life  ;D
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Post by: sunnydale on 20:10:17, 06/04/18
Had a lovely 11 mile walk yesterday in gorgeous sunshine 8) 8) 8) , in the Eyam, Calver & Longstone Edge area...


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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:28:07, 06/04/18
Lovely photos sunnydale    :)     Especially like the first one
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Post by: adalard on 20:36:06, 06/04/18
Yes, beautiful photos, Sunnydale - what a wonderful day to be out!  :)
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:01:08, 18/04/18
I went a walk in the Low Weald of Sussex today from Woodmancote to Henfield via Albourne.  A scenic walk with some very pretty woodlands and masses of celandines.  And gloriously hot and sunny    :)
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Post by: sunnydale on 21:11:46, 20/04/18
I led our group on an 11.5 miler yesterday, starting from Shillito Wood.  Route was (roughly) Hewett's Bank, Flask Edge, Brown Edge, Longshaw Estate, White Edge Moor, Barbrook Reservoir, Ramsley Moor & Reservoir and finally, Leash Fen.


What a gorgeous day it was too! :D 8)
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Post by: bricam2096 on 21:51:15, 20/04/18
Started the North Downs Way today, quite an easy walk from Farnham to Guildford.

It was just a pleasant change to walk in a tshirt and not full winter gear plus hardly any mud and that was quite hard now :-)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:22:08, 23/04/18
I walked from Crowborough to Eridge Station via Mott's Mill today, taking in some of the High Weald Landcape Trail and some of the Sussex Border Path.  A beautiful hilly walk with masses of bluebells in the woodlands    :)
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Post by: madame cholet on 05:30:17, 24/04/18
I walk most weekdays from my house in Thrapston rural east Northants sometimes along the river across the fields to my allotment at Ringstead 4 miles there and back or round the old gravel pits about 3 miles. One of the joysof being self employed from home.
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Post by: pauldawes on 15:21:06, 26/04/18
Used a Derbyshire Wayfarer today.


Set out with a vague intention to just walk down to station, get a train to Belper and do a circular walk there, thinking I could plan a route while on train.


Changed mind while on train....just decided to get off train at Duffield and walk back to Derby railway station...probably around half a dozen miles "as crow flies". Last time I walked area basically used Derwent Valley heritage route all way. But knew there were some footpaths on other side of river, and decided to start out on those.


Didn't have a detailed map of area with me (the one I'd taken was a mini map centred on Belper) but had a GPS with 1 to 50,000 map, and basically knew if I kept going south I'd end up back in centre of Derby.


That worked pretty well...walked about 3 to 4 miles before on a good path running south before that "stopped"...and I had to find a road bridge to get across the Derwent and pick up main Derwent Heritage footpath back to railway station.


Enjoyed it. Probably going to Leeds tomorrow, just for a stroll on Leeds/ Liverpool canal.
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Post by: sunnydale on 15:47:51, 28/04/18
I spent some of this last week (Tuesday-Friday) exploring and walking the coast path between Bridlington and Bempton Cliffs. The highlights for me were the RSPB reserve at Bempton, although there aren't that many puffins there atm...and the Flamborough Head area. Well worth a walk around the headland if you haven't already done it! 8)


Lovely scenery each day (apart from Bridlington) & pretty decent weather too!  Spent quite a while watching a young seal on the beach at Thornwick Bay yesterday morning before driving home. :D

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Post by: ninthace on 16:20:01, 30/04/18
Did an extended circular of the Teign Gorge today including lunch at the Fingle Inn. A truly excellent walk by the river and along the edge of the Gorge. Lots of spring flowers, trees coming into leaf- beautiful! Made all the better by beautiful weather (forecast was 5C = 0 to -1C with wind chill; actual almost was almost calm, 11C).
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Post by: The Wondering Wanderer on 17:24:07, 30/04/18
The Ridgeway. Not all of it. Just from Ivinghoe beacon back home to wendover. I need better shoes. My feet are killing me.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:06:24, 01/05/18
I walked from Horsted Keynes to Lindfield today, taking in some of the Sussex Border Path and some of the Sussex Ouse Valley Way.  A beautiful linear walk of hill and valley and bluebell woodlands    :)    But incredibly muddy!
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Post by: AFANASIEW on 20:14:31, 01/05/18
As part of my training for doing Land's End to Lyme Regis (287 miles) next month, I walked a 26 square with very fine views in the middle of Dorset on Saturday. Here's my account (https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/countdown-to-the-swcp/) of the walk, which starts and ends at Cerne Abbas, and which I'd recommend to anyone up for a full day's walk.
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:14:13, 01/05/18
As part of my training for doing Land's End to Lyme Regis (287 miles) next month, I walked a 26 square with very fine views in the middle of Dorset on Saturday. Here's my account (https://whiteacorns.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/countdown-to-the-swcp/) of the walk, which starts and ends at Cerne Abbas, and which I'd recommend to anyone up for a full day's walk.
Lovely part of the world. We spent many happy summers, when the kids were young, based at Durdle Door, exploring Purbeck and the rest of Dorset.
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:19:32, 01/05/18
I enjoyed a measured scramble along the spine of Killmar Tor and back last evening.  My son has introduced me to indoor bouldering, in recent months and it's brought back my love of rock climbing.  Great to exercise a few forgoton skills and learn some new ones.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:03:41, 07/05/18
I walked from the Cinque Port of Rye today, going via the villages of Iden and Peasmarsh, partly on the High Weald Landscape Trail. A lovely walk in gorgeous lush rolling countryside, with bright yellow swathes of oilseed rape, and blossom in the orchards. Gloriously hot and sunny  -  fantastic   :)
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Post by: PembsWalker on 11:41:43, 08/05/18
I got up early one morning last week and had a lovely walk before work from Newgale to Broadhaven, Pembrokeshire, at about 6 in the morning
It was misty, but not chilly and I didn't see another person.


Mist is probably my favourite weather to walk in, which surprises people. You see the world quite differently.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:49:25, 15/05/18
I walked from Rye to Camber Sands today, going some of the way by the river Rother.  The beach is vast and backed by high sand dunes and is one of the few sandy beaches in Sussex.
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Post by: PembsWalker on 21:45:10, 16/05/18
I had a lovely walk along a quiet stretch of the Pembs coast path yesterday. Its situated between 2 more popular circle walks and the mist kept most people away so I only saw 3 other people for the whole 2 hours or so that I was about.


I love walking in the mist, especially around places I normally know so well on a sunny day, you see things much differently on a misty day.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:26:00, 17/05/18
I went a walk in Kent today, from Appledore Station on the edge of Romney Marsh, going over the Isle of Oxney and along a very pretty stretch of the Royal Military Canal Path. The countryside was looking glorious with a profusion of hawthorn blossom, cow parsley and buttercups.  Fine and sunny    :)
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Post by: sunnydale on 08:42:34, 21/05/18
Off down the Dales today, checking out my route for a group walk I'm leading on Thursday....Monks Dale, Peter Dale, Flag Dale and finally, Chee Dale.


Looking forward to seeing the stunning wild flowers/orchids en-route! 8)




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Post by: fit old bird on 09:19:09, 21/05/18
Last Wednesday was my 69th birthday so I went out for the day to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Combining my interest in art, and love of walking. I only did seven miles. After I had seen the sculptures I left the park and walked around the surrounding area. If anyone is going, to avoid the parking fees in the park, head for the Village Hall car park at West Bretton, a small donation in the honesty box. Ten minutes walk to the main entrance. Three pages of photo's on my blog.
 https://meanqueen-lifeaftermoney.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/pics-from-yorkshire-sculpture-park.html


Recommended for a lovely day out.


Ilona
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Post by: adalard on 10:02:57, 21/05/18
Belated happy birthday, Ilona.  :)


The sculpture park's been on my to-do list for so long - I really need to sort out a visit. Looks like there is some fascinating stuff there at the moment. I especially liked the "dead tree" at the beginning and the unravelled string in the chapel. Looks like a grand way to spend a birthday.  O0
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Post by: fit old bird on 18:59:29, 21/05/18
Hi. The dead tree looks amazing in real life, difficult to get good photo's. Check their web site for when exhibitions open and close. Some are on for a long time. The string in the chapel was surreal, the man supervising was very helpful with information. I find all the staff there are keen to talk about the exhibits.
https://ysp.org.uk/


Ilona
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Post by: pleb on 15:30:48, 22/05/18
Nice pics of ysp  O0
Last time I went it was free parking, roadside on lane heading North ish out of Bretton, near a farm.
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Post by: ninthace on 15:55:07, 22/05/18
Finally became a fully fledged Dartmoor walker today. Walking round Gidleigh Common to get to Watern Tor I managed to climb along the railings over the North Teign River successfully only to slip and fall in a bog just the other side.Still itís been a warm week so it wasnít too cold  In retrospect, trying to save myself by grabbing a barbed wire fence was a bad idea.  >:(
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Post by: BuzyG on 19:57:34, 22/05/18
Finally became a fully fledged Dartmoor walker today. Walking round Gidleigh Common to get to Watern Tor I managed to climb along the railings over the North Teign River successfully only to slip and fall in a bog just the other side.Still it’s been a warm week so it wasn’t too cold  In retrospect, trying to save myself by grabbing a barbed wire fence was a bad idea.  >:(
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I know that route and crossing point.  How is the area looking after the fire a few weeks back. I saw it burning from Yes tor.
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Post by: BuzyG on 20:03:20, 22/05/18
Had a lovely walk through the Blue Bell Woods near Sheeps tor village and Burrator, with MrsG. They realy are exceptional this year. Oh what a womderful smell too. Easy to cross the waterfall and take the short cut back to the Dam, in this dry weather.
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Post by: ninthace on 20:33:32, 22/05/18
I know that route and crossing point.  How is the area looking after the fire a few weeks back. I saw it burning from Yes tor.
The area has greened rapidly but the burnt gorse is still very much in evidence. A bonus is that passage through the area is a doddle at present.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:15:32, 28/05/18
I walked the coast from Hastings to the village of Fairlight Cove today.  A fantastic walk, with towering sandstone cliffs, steep wooded ravines, and magnificent coastal views.  One of the best walks in Sussex!
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Post by: rambling oldie on 10:57:53, 02/06/18
Next Monday Iím leading my U3A rambling group through some lovely Surrey countryside.  Starting from the Barley Mow at The Sands, crossing Crooksbury Common,  probably having a water break by the side of the River Wey looking across fields to ruined Waverley Abbey.  Then weíll pass Mother Ludlumís cave, some WW2 defences and after some twists and turns a steep wooded climb up to Crooksbury viewpoint.  No urban sprawls to see so when on my own up there I can imagine looking out across Middle Earth.  Finally downhill through the woods and a quiet lane to the pub.  Just short of 6 miles, bliss.[/font]

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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:05:37, 06/06/18
I walked in the Wealden Greensand of Sussex today, from the village of Trotton to Midhurst.  A delightful walk in glorious sunshine, with some very pretty scenery along the river Rother, and there were masses of wild flowers.   
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:56:30, 06/06/18
Enjoyed a quick spin around Staple Tor out to the stone circle to a Tor I had not visited before hiding above the river behind great Mis tor. Near  grenna ball. There was a touching memorial plaque screwed to a boulder to a chap named Bob.  Such a tranquil spot away from the main routes.  I will certainly return there again at some point, to enjoy the sound of the river gently tumbling toward  Merryvale.
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Post by: BuzyG on 00:24:18, 15/06/18
Seven miles around Burrator Reservior this evening after work.  Taking in Sheep's for, Down tor, Leather tor & Sharpie tor.  Then back to Royal William yard for a family meal. Great evening.
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Post by: Getyourbootson on 09:32:12, 15/06/18
I'm training for a 26 mile London walk so walking anywhere! Any one want to join me on the charity challenge?  If you visit


www. sustainforlife.org / london-marathon-walk     (no spaces in URL!) [/size]


you can sign up, more the merrier.



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Post by: DanielSingleton on 18:19:08, 20/06/18


I recently finished University (mature student) and have booked a few weeks off work to celebrate in my own way.  I collected my tickets this morning and I am all set for a big adventure, you can probably guess where I am going to be walking during the week.... and next week.... and the week after that.  ;D ;D ;D


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Post by: pdstsp on 18:31:26, 20/06/18
Enjoy that Daniel - very jealous of the ability to take that much time off.  Happy days
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Post by: DanielSingleton on 18:58:16, 20/06/18
Enjoy that Daniel - very jealous of the ability to take that much time off.  Happy days


Thank you, it is pretty much all my annual leave used up, but I am sure it will be worth it.
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Post by: Ralph on 18:59:44, 20/06/18
Daniel, if you're staying at Fieldhead Camp & having  a pint in the Nags tomorrow, i may catch you. Elderly with short grey hair, that should narrow it down a bit !
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:39:11, 20/06/18
I walked the Wealdway from East Hoathly to Upper Horsebridge today.  A pleasant walk in gentle countryside and it was nice to see Chiddingly Church with its soaring stone spire and the pretty village of Hellingly.
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Post by: dittzzy on 21:09:48, 20/06/18
Just found a nice looking walking from Ravenstonedale http://www.countryfile.com/walk/smardale-gill-cumbria-yorkshire-dales (http://www.countryfile.com/walk/smardale-gill-cumbria-yorkshire-dales)
It looks brill.  Gonna do that tomorrow.   :D :D
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Post by: DanielSingleton on 21:38:42, 20/06/18
Daniel, if you're staying at Fieldhead Camp & having  a pint in the Nags tomorrow, i may catch you. Elderly with short grey hair, that should narrow it down a bit !


Unfortunately I will not be staying in Edale, I am planning to be in Crowden by the end of the day.  I will however be stopping in at the Old Nags Head for some lunch and a drink, I mean it is a Pennine Way tradition, and would be rude not too, right?  Well at least that is what I am telling myself!


Well if I do bump into you, I'll be inexperienced looking middle aged bald man, struggling with an overpacked rucksack!  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: richardh1905 on 22:29:14, 21/06/18
Just walked up on to a local clifftop here in Orkney for an impromptu wild camp. Sun went down at 2220. Beautiful.


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Post by: BuzyG on 00:07:28, 22/06/18
Superb photo, captures the evening mood perfecly Richard.


  I'm just in from walking Great Links on Dartmoor.  Beautiful evening and finally after all these years I found a  short little chimney route I could safely take to the very top.  There was much wooping and even an air punch.
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Post by: richardh1905 on 07:10:28, 22/06/18
I must make the effort to get down to Dartmoor sometime; rather a long way for me to travel though!
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Post by: BuzyG on 00:41:21, 23/06/18
So many fine places to walk in Scotland.  I should have been in Cairngorms this very week, but an injury forced me to cancell my plans.  Dartmoor is a wonderful place.  You can walk all day and see no one, then hop in the car and be in a city in 30 minutes should you wish.  Plus the rich, harsh, industrial history of the moor adds a fascinating extra element to most walks, as you try to peace together the landscape.
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Post by: richardh1905 on 07:09:56, 23/06/18

I'm always pleased to come across old mine workings, tramways, quarries on a walk; adds interest to a walk. Snowdonia is excellent in that respect; the Gwydir Forest was my local patch for several years.


ps - hope that your injury mends soon. When you do visit the Cairngorms, try and find time to incorporate Glen Feshie in your plans - I am captivated after a visit last weekend.
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Post by: richardh1905 on 07:44:04, 23/06/18


Where are you good people walking DURING the week?


As well as the occasional local wild camp, a LOT of dog walking here in Orkney - it is impossible to walk the legs off an English Springer Spaniel!
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This local clifftop is a particular favourite for walking the dog - and for occasional wild camping. Beautiful at this time of year, with thrift, sea campion, squill, tormentil & red campion in flower. Earlier in the year it is lesser celandines and violets, and the heather is still to come!


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Post by: gunwharfman on 18:17:59, 23/06/18
I've had an ongoing leg pain for about four months, but over the past few days it seems to have repaired itself. I really hope so anyway. I've walked twice this week (5 miles a time) and have had no hint of my previous problem.

To 'celebrate' I've decided to go back to Normandy for a few days (to the Suisse Normand area) and hike the parts of the route I missed last time. I should be leaving on Monday and just plan to be away for four nights.

Now that I know how to work the route, I'll catch the ferry to Oustraham and then catch a bus to Caen central bus station. I'll then hike on the GR36 to my first nights camp. The next day I'll hike the opposite way that I did last time to Thurry Harcourt and camp there again. I like this little place. The next morning I'll hike and cross the River Orne and make my way back to my first nights camp site via the GR36 Varient. From there I'll hike all the way back to Caen, but this timeinstead of taking the bus I'll just carry on walking towards the port. I'll then camp just one more time and in the morning catch the ferry home.

I'm going to France because as I live in Portsmouth its a cheaper return for me than catching a train up north and back.
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Post by: Mel on 18:08:40, 24/06/18
I'm back in Rutland to finish off bagging the County with a nice 6 mile walk from Empingham up to Exton tomorrow which is possibly the same route mananddog suggested to me. It's going to be another boiling hot day too.
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Post by: bricam2096 on 18:31:57, 24/06/18
Tue and Wed off so having 2 days walking some of the Pennine Way from Hebden to Haworth via a diversion to Stoodley Pike then the next day walk from Haworth to Gargrave.

Bit of training before doing the Southern Upland Way in 3 weeks  O0
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Post by: pauldawes on 09:58:16, 25/06/18
Last few weeks, Iíve been walking part of Leeds/ Liverpool canal route, starting from Leeds end. Last week got to Gargrave...which is probably as far as I can get, using the train to get to and back from walk in a single day.


Probably have to consider nights at B and B to get futher along. So last Thursday, just caught train to Leeds, and did first part of Aire/Caulder navigation. Pleasant but not as outstanding as canal route.


On Friday, did a segment of Round Sheffield boundary walk, starting and ending at Woodhouse.


 I think I bought book describing boundary walk (which I I think is about 34 miles in total) about 3 years ago..and Iíve only done about 60 percent of walk to date. I intend to complete it over next few weeks...but given weather forecast for this week, doubt Iíll be adding to it this week.
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Post by: harry_keogh on 10:23:05, 25/06/18
I'll be doing Sharp Edge, Blencathra, and surrounding Wainwrights on Tuesday Evening (4pm till 10pm)


Skiddaw and surrounding Wainwrights Wednesday morning starting at 6am


That's the plan anyway... if I get there too late on Tuesday, I may be forced to squeeze them both into Wednesday, which is going to be a nightmare in this heat.
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Post by: Mel on 18:49:21, 25/06/18
I'm back in Rutland to finish off bagging the County with a nice 6 mile walk from Empingham up to Exton tomorrow which is possibly the same route mananddog suggested to me. It's going to be another boiling hot day too.

Well that didn't go quite to plan..Ended up walking from Empingham to Whitwell along the north shore of R.Water and returning the same way. Far too hot for my original plans :(  still did 7 miles though :)
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Post by: Glyno on 20:28:16, 25/06/18
Its a full moon on Thursday night, which might see me walking up to a summit on Thursday evening and down from one on Friday morning  :)
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Post by: dittzzy on 22:21:38, 25/06/18
I might be out on Wednesday, and on Thursday or mebbe Friday.  Dunno where to go tho, it's gonna be hot, so I think I want to go upwards to the cooler air, although getting up there is going to be hot.  I don't really want to have to drive to far either.

Thinking............................
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Post by: sparnel on 22:32:44, 25/06/18
Island of Coll for two days starting tomorrow, Tuesday.  8)
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Post by: richardh1905 on 08:26:40, 26/06/18

Island of Coll for two days starting tomorrow, Tuesday.  8)


Nice.
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Post by: Owen on 20:18:18, 26/06/18
Just booked a week off for two weeks time. I've ordered a made to measure rucksack just hope it comes on time. If not I'll just have to use the old one. Getting the ferry over this time, hoping to do four Munro's and a handful of Corbet's as I make my way back to Maliaig.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 21:00:51, 26/06/18
I went a circular walk from Chichester today in the glorious sunshine, following a path by one of the creeks of Chichester Harbour, from Fishbourne to Dell Quay and Chichester Marina, and coming back along the New Lipchis Way beside the canal.  Chichester Harbour is one of my favourite places to walk  -  serene, idyllic and so beautiful.
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Post by: BuzyG on 00:46:55, 27/06/18
Just booked a week off for two weeks time.


That's this fine weather over then.


Have a good one.
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:31:06, 27/06/18
Quick run out on Bodmin moor this evening?  Rather warm.
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Post by: dittzzy on 00:10:47, 29/06/18
Wensleydale.  From Wensley to Ayesgarth n back again.   :) :)
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Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 10:45:36, 29/06/18
I had intended visiting the magnificent burial cairn of Bryn Cader Vaner this week, to take some high quality photographs.
With very low humidity, and incredible air clarity, its almost ideal walking and photography  conditions, apart from the almost oven like heat.
The temperature here in Dyffryn has never fallen below 28C since last Saturday, and yesterday was totally unbearable.


Not a breath of air, almost as if a blow torch is resting above your head.

Pleasant temperatures are one thing, but its rare for it to be so hot that you cannot venture outdoors for a walk.
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Post by: Mel on 19:38:20, 08/07/18
This week, I will mostly be walking in..... the Lake District  :D
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Post by: bricam2096 on 21:24:52, 08/07/18
This week, I will mostly be walking in..... the Lake District  :D

they will be pleased to hear that, that means the drought will be soon over  :D
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Post by: Mel on 21:34:00, 08/07/18
After the massive thunderstorm and flash flooding last time I was there, I hope not! 
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Post by: bricam2096 on 21:55:51, 08/07/18
will probably be too hot for you....you can't win, lol.
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Post by: Mel on 22:35:26, 08/07/18
Imagine, if you will, being slowly baked in a large, metal oven. 


.... aye, it'll be too hot.  I wish there was some sort of thin, almost mesh like material that would keep the mozzies out but let the fresh air in....



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Post by: sunnydale on 08:11:12, 10/07/18
Off up Kinder again today, this time via Red Brook!  A long scramble with a few tricky bits apparently!
Oh well, it sure beats being glued to the news channel like some folk! :D
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:55:04, 11/07/18
Not being remotely interested in football, I had another go at a 4 mile 500 m accents challenge I set myself about 18 months ago.  My previous best time was 1:03.  I am very happy to report that tonight I finally broke the hour.  I did run all the down hill sections, though.
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Post by: bricam2096 on 05:59:43, 13/07/18
Heading off today to start the Southern Upland Way  O0
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Post by: BuzyG on 10:31:28, 14/07/18
Heading off today to start the Southern Upland Way  O0


I'm guessing that is in the lowlands.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:30:37, 18/07/18
I went a circular walk from Amberley Station today, going over the South Downs to Burpham and through the Arun valley via North Stoke. A glorious walk of rolling hills, lush riverside meadows, and fine views.
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Post by: sunnydale on 09:10:06, 22/07/18
I walked all the way around Combs Moss on Thursday.  Looked more like Autumn in places with the Bilberry plants being a burnt orange colour rather than green!... :o
The plants are certainly suffering through lack of water...


(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37637360_2040332085985535_5783911506949177344_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e4663fc3bf55bc95853804b8302a2c84&oe=5BD50AB4)



(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37633133_2040332169318860_4450318908796174336_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=c9bbb41944e75d74f7ec353df9fc75ca&oe=5BCBB895)


(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37612825_2040332232652187_3425438191828598784_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=bde48f720ba8c31a25848314a629d110&oe=5BCE9AD0)


(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37584475_2040330959318981_3369271079137705984_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=351bff6f69d1fb1e75fe7512fb932a28&oe=5BD0D45B)
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Post by: richardh1905 on 15:14:00, 22/07/18
Lovely colours, Sunnydale.
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Post by: bricam2096 on 20:30:25, 24/07/18
Tomorrow sees the last day of my Southern Upland Way walk, itís been very good  O0
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Post by: BuzyG on 21:18:08, 24/07/18
Tomorrow sees the last day of my Southern Upland Way walk, itís been very good  O0


One of the many Joys of walking.  You get to achivea such successes, while staying fit and having fun.  Well done.
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Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 18:04:54, 26/07/18
Bwlch Tyddiad to Bwlch Drws Ardudwy, over the top of Rhinog Fawr.
I completed the walk from the Trawsfynydd side this afternoon, and i am physically wrecked.
I recon the distance was less than five miles, but what a five miles, felt more like twenty.
The hardest walk i have ever completed, and this dreadful heat did me no favours.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:25:34, 26/07/18
I walked the Chidham peninsula in Chichester Harbour today.  A beautiful walk beside creeks and marshes, with boats on the water, and with an atmosphere of serenity and often of solitude.  A lovely walk for a hot summer's day.
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Post by: ninthace on 17:57:08, 31/07/18
After the debacle on Exmoor last week, this morning I took Mrs N on a nice 8 - 9 miler on Dartmoor from Dartmeet and to add interest the route included 5 river crossings on stepping stones.  All went well on the first crossing, just a few "ooers" and "wait for me"s.  The second crossing was a bit shorter and we made it with only a few more grumbles.  The third crossing was a doozy, wide, lots of nice big stones, lots of rushing water, just what you signed on for.  Well, we got to about 5 stones from the far end but the next stone was rounded, in deep fast water and with only room for one foot on top so it was going to be a two step onto the next stone.  It was also a bit of a stretch.  At this point management announced there was no way she was doing that.  Now to be fair, her legs are shorter than mine and when it comes to grace, poise and balance - she was hiding behind the door while they were being issued.  I tried to persuade her but she was firm on the issue so we back tracked over the second crossing (less grumbles this time) and went a different way back to Dartmeet. Anyone know any good leg lengthening exercises?


Observations on Dartmoor stepping stones:
It is amazing how often you can get 2 people on a stone built for one but it would help if one of them wasn't wearing a rucksack!
An Osprey Kestrel rucksack will support the weight of a second person if I she is desperate enough.
Standing sideways over a wide gap in partial splits with each foot on a different stone is not a good idea - moving one foot to the other can be done, however - it just needs enough deep looking peaty water and plenty of adrenalin.
(Ma'am says all stones must have flat tops forthwith and a handrail wouldn't go amiss either but then she's picky - she picked me) ;)
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Post by: richardh1905 on 17:55:13, 01/08/18

Not long back from a 2 hour jaunt around Mull Head in Orkney; pretty much the same route as described HERE (http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=36764.0)


Weather pleasant, but not ideal for photography, so here's a picture of Mull Head from a few days ago.


(https://image.ibb.co/dcHuW8/Mull_Head_Cliffs.jpg)
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Post by: BuzyG on 19:33:53, 01/08/18
Orkney looks very Cornish.  I understand there are similar and even older Neolithic sites there too.  Resting this evening a few niggles telling me not to push it.  Beautiful evening out though. 
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:50:58, 01/08/18
I walked on the South Downs today from Storrington to Sullington via Wepham Down.  A lovely walk in glorious sunshine    :)
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Post by: BuzyG on 20:00:53, 01/08/18
What cracking place names, invokes thoughts of adventures with the famous five.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:30:02, 01/08/18
What cracking place names, invokes thoughts of adventures with the famous five.
:)
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:45:09, 06/08/18
I walked on the South Downs today from Bramber to Steyning via the hillfort of Chanctonbury Ring.  An enjoyable walk of rolling downland with panoramic views.
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Post by: sunnydale on 09:09:33, 07/08/18
Leading a 'classic' Peaks walk on Thursday; Stanage Edge, Higger Tor, Carl Wark, Burbage Edge, Padley Gorge.
Sooo glad it's going to be cooler! 8)
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Post by: bricam2096 on 15:36:12, 07/08/18
I walked on the South Downs today from Bramber to Steyning via the hillfort of Chanctonbury Ring.  An enjoyable walk of rolling downland with panoramic views.

I always enjoy reading about your walks on the South Downs as it reminds me off my walk last year so I know some of the places. I really want to walk the SDW again but my bucket list is getting longer  :D
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Post by: Dovegirl on 21:07:45, 07/08/18
I always enjoy reading about your walks on the South Downs as it reminds me off my walk last year so I know some of the places. I really want to walk the SDW again but my bucket list is getting longer  :D
Thanks bricam    :)    If you do the SDW again it would be an idea to take in the alternative Alfriston-Eastbourne route, which goes via Jevington, as well as doing the coastal route.
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Post by: astaman on 13:55:36, 09/08/18
Wednesday 7th August.  An afternoon walk from Catfirth in South Nesting in Shetland, around the shore to Stendhal, including a walk around Little Holm which is an island at the top of the tide twice a day. Distance: 5.1 miles including the road walk back to the car.


Thursday 8th August. Took most of the day to walk from Stendhal in South Nesting (where I ended yesterday's walk) around the shore to Eswick - by way of Gletness, the Gloup of Gletness, Aswick and the Moull of Eswick, - ending at the beautiful sand and shingle beach at Es Wick. Wonderful cliffs, geos, storm beaches, rocky hills, seals, an otter. Distance: 11.4 miles.


I realise that these place names will mean very little to most people so I'll post grid refs in future so anyone and in possession of digital mapping can look it up. There are also websites with pics. I'm currently (very gradually) walking around the coastline of all of the permanently inhabited islands in Shetland and am thinking about logging my adventures on the Long Distance Walks strand where I could go into more detail and provide photographs and even drawings and watercolours.
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Post by: pdstsp on 17:43:59, 09/08/18
Please do post your pictures Astaman - I was lucky enough to visit Shetland earlier this year and it blew me away - such a beautiful place.  I would love to read your reports.
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Post by: bricam2096 on 19:45:39, 09/08/18
Starting the Thames Path tomorrow in London, I'm looking forward to one of the less strenuous long distance walks  O0
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Post by: sunnydale on 10:28:44, 11/08/18
Did an evening walk with the group last night. Started 5.45pm from Monsal Head. Walked along the trail for a while before dropping down to Cressbrook Mill and Water-cum-Joly.  From there, we wandered through Ravensdale & Cressbrook Dale to Wardlow Mires and then up over Longstone Moor. About 11 miles,  with lovely early eve sunshine, clear skies and the stars looked amazing once it went dark.
Didn't bother with head torches as could just about see enough to get to the pub at the end! :D
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:26:27, 11/08/18
Took advantage of the cooler weather, on Friday evening, to hammer around a short steep training route I enjoy on Bodmin moor near minions.  It's four miles with four steep ramps in the middle of around 200 - 250 ft each. Plus I run/jog the flatter sections. I am crtainly not built for fell running at 16 stone.  But delighted to clock 57 minutes and break 4mph.

15 miles planned on Dartmoor, at a moor modest pace tommorrow.

Two weeks to go now untill Ska fell with my son,.  Hopefully I won't hold him up too much. :)
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Post by: Ronin83 on 10:53:39, 13/08/18
On my way to sunny Spain.
Doing an evening mountain hike near madrid, sleep at the top without tent, get down in the morning before it gets too hot again.


Then heading to cantabria, stopping for a kayak trip in the morning. Think we're doing a coastal walk when we get there.


Few other things planned eg caves, but this is a walking group so I won't go on.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:47:25, 14/08/18
I walked today along the Wey-South Path from Stopham Bridge to Amberley and from there followed the West Sussex Literary Trail for a while, and then branched off and walked through Wiggonholt Common and Pulborough Brooks to Pulborough. A scenic and varied walk, taking in Amberley Wild Brooks, heathy woodlands, and some pretty stretches of the River Arun.
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Post by: sunnydale on 14:01:42, 15/08/18
Did a tough walk yesterday with my group.  A scramble up Crowden Clough, then across the plateau to the downfall.
Followed the plateau edge to Kinder Low before heading down off Kinder. Up again over Mount Famine (then down), then up again over South Head.
We then dropped down into the valley, although swinging back round to Edale was anything but flat and easygoing!
Just over 14 miles with over 3,500ft ascent overall. No wonder my back hurts today! ::)
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Post by: Murphy on 08:13:03, 16/08/18
Just had 3 wet days walking  in Swaledale - camped at Usher Gap.  Love unspoiled Swaledale and so the wet weather didn't really impact on us.  Called at the Tan Hill which I have avoided for a while due to its decline, but as I had seen in Trail Magazine that it had new owners I thought I would give it a try again........What an improvement,  indeed new owners who have been in situ since June  are already making an impact in improving the old place which had gone into a downward spiral over the last few  years,  Already the pub is cleaner, the staff are pleasant, and work has been carried out on a new "function" room at the back.  Plans are afoot to build new bunk house and so on...........
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:42:55, 16/08/18
Decent walk on Dartmoor after work today.   Got in plenty of climbing ready for the lakes. Branston loaf from the very bottom, not done that one before quite a slog. Then straight back down to Meldon and up High Willhays via Black tor .  O0
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Post by: ninthace on 10:21:52, 17/08/18
Decent walk on Dartmoor after work today.   Got in plenty of climbing ready for the lakes. Branston loaf from the very bottom, not done that one before quite a slog. Then straight back down to Meldon and up High Willhays via Black tor .  O0


I've had 2 goes at Dartmoor this week and each time the weather was down to the deck - how do you do it?
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Post by: Jac on 11:27:44, 17/08/18
Branston loaf from the very bottom, not done that one before quite a slog.  O0



Not come across that one before. Needs pickle?
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Post by: Jac on 11:29:22, 17/08/18
Off to the Gower. Staying in Rhossili village hall bunkhouse.
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Post by: BuzyG on 12:52:03, 17/08/18

Not come across that one before. Needs pickle?


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.
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Post by: BuzyG on 13:34:04, 17/08/18

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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Post by: ninthace on 14:11:01, 17/08/18

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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Post by: Jac on 14:40:39, 17/08/18

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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Post by: BuzyG on 09:39:15, 18/08/18
I checked the forecast too before I set off.  They said <5% chance of rain. Visibility VG. They was wrong!


We are heading to Cranmere Pool, via Cosdon Beacon, tommorrow.  I'm hoping they have the forecast wrong for that.  Better check  Silva is tucked away in my pack, just in case they got it right.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:02:34, 22/08/18
I walked today through Sullington Warren, an area of woodland and lowland heath, and over the South Downs to Findon. A walk of contrasting landscapes, and with heather in flower on the heathland. On Sullington Hill, which is on the SDW, I encountered a large herd of cattle but got past them without incident.
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Post by: ninthace on 19:37:11, 22/08/18

We are heading to Cranmere Pool, via Cosdon Beacon, tommorrow.  I'm hoping they have the forecast wrong for that.  Better check  Silva is tucked away in my pack, just in case they got it right.


So how did that go?  I looked at the forecast, rolled over and went back to sleep.  Did a Princeton/Burrator circular yesterday, Minehead to Porlock Weir tomorrow.
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Post by: sunnydale on 21:29:48, 22/08/18
Walked with my group up onto Bleaklow today from Glossop. The route included a gradual climb up via Yellow slacks, the Hern Stones, the Wain Stones, Higher Shelf Stones and the summit at Bleaklow Head.  Had a bit of a wander round the wreckage of the superfortress aircraft too, which crash landed up there back in 1948.
A few folk about on the section of the Pennine Way which goes over Bleaklow, but pretty quiet otherwise.
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Post by: gunwharfman on 10:28:41, 23/08/18
After finishing my recent walk, during this week I shall be just hiking to my local pub.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:12:15, 27/08/18
I went a circular walk today from Eridge via Ashurst and Groombridge. A scenic walk on the borders of Kent and East Sussex through the beautiful rolling countryside of the High Weald.
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Post by: Troggy on 23:09:35, 27/08/18
on Wednesday, I'm going up to The red squirrel sanctuary at Ainsdale, then through the beautiful coastal woodlands of Freshfield and Formby then along the coast towards Liverpool. About five miles from Liverpool the coast begins to get built up with the massive amounts of rubble from the 2nd ww bombing and the proceeds of the subsequent ripping the heart out of Liverrpool during the 60's and early seventies. It's amazing how mother nature has covered most of it with dunes and plant life; and wildlife has flourished to make a really good walk out of it.
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Post by: sunnydale on 22:08:15, 28/08/18
I led my group on a walk from Fairholmes last Thursday. Route was (roughly) Walkers Clough, Hill End, Lost Lad, Derwent Edge (heather was really disappointing coz of the recent heatwave), Ashopton, Whinstone Lee Tor, then finally a stretch alongside of the Upper Derwent Reservoir back to Fairholmes.


Today, I led a walk from Edale onto Kinder Scout via Grindsbrook Clough, then headed along the plateau edge past all the rock formations, including the Woolpacks etc.
Descended on an alternative path to Jacobs Ladder, which was much easier going underfoot and not as hard on the knees! :D



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Post by: BuzyG on 01:08:01, 29/08/18
on Wednesday, I'm going up to The red squirrel sanctuary at Ainsdale, then through the beautiful coastal woodlands of Freshfield and Formby then along the coast towards Liverpool. About five miles from Liverpool the coast begins to get built up with the massive amounts of rubble from the 2nd ww bombing and the proceeds of the subsequent ripping the heart out of Liverrpool during the 60's and early seventies. It's amazing how mother nature has covered most of it with dunes and plant life; and wildlife has flourished to make a really good walk out of it.


I know that coast line so very well from my youth? Used to play in the sand dunes at potters bar, where Seaforth docks are now.  Have walk every inch from there to Southport several times in my youth.  We moved up from Bootle to seaforth then Crosby, my parents finally ending up in Southport and the in laws were in formby.  In fact my younger Sister is a warden in the squirel reserve?  Small world. Happy memories. Hope you have a really good walk and if you spot a slim woman 50ish 5ft 12 tall, she was never 6 ft. Say high from me.
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Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 12:55:28, 30/08/18
Tomorrow i am going to attempt the Welsh 3 Peaks challenge.
Starting early, i hope to reach Storey  Arms by 9am,  and then its a leisurely drive back north to Dolgellau to walk up Cader from Minfford.
Snowdon hopefully by around 5-6pm.


Weather looks ideal, and as i know the A470 like the back of my hand, i know the detours and shortcuts to reach each summit in the shortest possible distance.

Ive no idea if anyone has yet set a benchmark time for these mountains, but its been over twenty years since ive been up Pen Y fan, so it will be interesting to see what's changed.
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Post by: bricam2096 on 13:34:27, 30/08/18
Can't wait to not see the photos  ;)
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:51:31, 30/08/18
I walked around Eridge Rocks and Broadwater Warren in the High Weald of Sussex today.  A wondrous landscape of heathlands, with the heather in flower, enchanting woodlands, and towering sandstone outcrops. 
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Post by: BuzyG on 20:42:19, 30/08/18
Tomorrow i am going to attempt the Welsh 3 Peaks challenge.
Starting early, i hope to reach Storey  Arms by 9am,  and then its a leisurely drive back north to Dolgellau to walk up Cader from Minfford.
Snowdon hopefully by around 5-6pm.


Weather looks ideal, and as i know the A470 like the back of my hand, i know the detours and shortcuts to reach each summit in the shortest possible distance.

Ive no idea if anyone has yet set a benchmark time for these mountains, but its been over twenty years since ive been up Pen Y fan, so it will be interesting to see what's changed.


There is a daft plaque at the  top these days and hords of folk eating sandwiches and generally spoiling the view. 


Have a great day.  Sounds like a full one. :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:25:20, 03/09/18
I went a circular walk from Arundel today, following the Monarch's Way over the South Downs and by the River Arun to Houghton, and then branching off to continue by the river to Houghton Bridge.  From there I wended my way back through the Arun Valley via North and South Stoke.  Delightful downland and riverside walking.  For much of the time there was no-one else about and it was lovely to have the peace and quiet and solitude.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 21:48:03, 03/09/18
Not long returned from a nice 2.1 mile meander along Paull foreshore to watch the P&O ferry leave.  Got bitten by a million mozzies in the process so now is apparently the time where I discover if my one a day multi B vitamin pill I've been taking for the last 3 months works to stop me coming out in massive itchy blisters.


Here's hoping  O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 09:43:13, 05/09/18
On Monday I did a recce walk which I'm leading my group on tomorrow.  (Wish we were going today as the weather is lovely this morning!)
Thick mist was hanging over the tops on Monday as I drove over the Cat & Fiddle, which I knew wouldn't be very pleasant later on in the day. But I just had to get on with it, having driven all the way there ::)


Anyway, I started from Derbyshire Bridge and headed down into the Goyt Valley, via Berry Clough, Goyt's Moss & Wild Moor.
I followed a lovely path through the valley bottom, before heading North alongside of Errwood Reservoir.
After crossing the dam wall and walking to Shooter's Clough Bridge, I found a new path (not the one straight up from the car park) which climbed steadily up to the ruins of Errwood Hall, where I had some lunch etc.
The cloud closed in at this point and that awful heavy misty drizzle forced me to pop on my waterproof jacket. It was a fairly warm day, so I soon felt uncomfortable. :(
From Errwood, I found another path I'd not been on before which climbed gently over the moorland, passing a small shrine along the way.  It was kind of a small round building with a stone cross on the roof, with what looked like an original wooden door, complete with the old fashioned metal studs and hinges etc. Very cute!
Inside was interesting and although I'm in no way a religious person, I had to admire it (to a certain degree) and the bits and pieces folks had left in there, in memory of lost loved ones.


The path eventually made it's way to Pym Chair, where I turned and walked South again along the Tors (Cat's Tor, Shining Tor).  I couldn't see a bloody thing all the way along here, as the cloud was so low.  It's a bit of a trudge at the best of times, but felt much worse in those conditions.
Once at Shining Tor, I dropped back down into the Goyt Valley via Stake Side and returned to the car park along Goyt's Clough.


A really nice 13 mile walk overall, only spoiled by the weather! And I'll be doing it all again tomorrow! :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pdstsp on 19:22:14, 05/09/18
Sounds an interesting and vried walk - good luck with the weather tomorrow Sunnydale.


After a weekend f working (and watching Slogger's progress) I took a day off today and walked the Newlands Horeshoe - anticlockwise starting from Robinson - lovely day, though by the time I got to Catbells it was covered in people.

Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:50:01, 10/09/18
I walked today from Chichester to the picturesque quayside village of Bosham with a detour to the little Itchenor Ferry. A delightful walk taking in some of the serenely beautiful creeks of Chichester Harbour. I had to divert from the creekside route some of the time as it was flooded, being high tide, but I'd checked the tide times, so it was no surprise.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 22:20:22, 11/09/18
I did a nice but short circuit from Elloughton this afternoon.  Lovely and leafy and a nice bit of ascent/descent to remind my legs that hills do exist.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 16:39:28, 13/09/18
Re-did an 8.5 miler in Upper Nidderdale North Yorkshire yesterday, took some pics but cannot get em onto flickr easily now. Think will just repost my link from last time!
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 19:32:53, 13/09/18
Nice walk around Kelsey Gardens/Lakes this afty.  I even went to explore a track that veers off the "normal" route to see what was what.  And now I know!  But I can't tell you or else I'll have to kill you  ;)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 20:35:59, 13/09/18
I'm off to Eyemouth in the morning for a few days, exploring up and down the coast around St Abbs etc. Will probs visit Berwick upon Tweed if the weather's a bit rubbish on one of the days, but I'm hoping it wont be too bad!


See ya Wednesday! :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:54:07, 13/09/18
I walked in the area around Burwash today, a beautiful walk in the glorious lush rolling countryside of the Sussex High Weald.  Warm and sunny   :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:32:15, 17/09/18
I walked from Bishopstone, which is on the coast near Seaford, to Lewes via Glynde today.  A linear walk, taking in a stretch of the South Downs Way, but for much of the time on less-frequented downland paths.  Warm and sunny, with wonderful views, and plenty of peace and quiet and solitude.  Lovely    :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Mel on 22:11:39, 18/09/18
I walked three quarters of a mile backwards and forwards on a bowling green this evening. This challenging walk took me 2 hours  :D


... then I ate cake  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 15:54:16, 19/09/18
I'm off to Eyemouth in the morning for a few days, exploring up and down the coast around St Abbs etc. Will probs visit Berwick upon Tweed if the weather's a bit rubbish on one of the days, but I'm hoping it wont be too bad!




Well, the weather was much much better than I expected! Very little rain, at least during the day(s).
We actually stayed in a B&B in Coldingham, which is a small village to the North West of Eyemouth.


Friday (arrival day) afternoon; Just had a mooch around the village to get our bearings and visit the remains of Coldingham Priory. Not much to see there, so had a walk down to the local beach at Coldingham Bay.  What a lovely unspoilt beach!  Really liked it there and spent some time exploring and sea glass collecting.


Saturday; Walked from Coldingham Bay on the coast path to St Abb's Head and then back again. The harbour in St Abb's village is said to be one of the most photographed in Scotland and I could see why. Well worth a wander around there if you're up that way. Watched a local fisherman unloading his catch of crab and lobster, although it did make me wonder about the amount of marine life fisherman take from the sea on a daily basis, and how sustainable it really is :-\
There's a fab little cafe near the harbour, where I indulged in a hot choc and a home made fruit scone with jam & cream :P
Great views of dolphins from St Abb's head and a few seals around too.


Sunday; Had a couple of shorter walks, the first being from Coldingham Bay to Eyemouth during the morning. Not that impressed with Eyemouth itself, although the chippy (Mackays) did fab fish & chips.
After lunch, we drove up to a little place called Cove and walked down to the harbour. An unusual place to say the least but quite cute and quirky too. The path to the beach goes through a little tunnel through the cliff face.
Walked from Cove along the coast path to Pease Bay, which would have been lovely had it not been for the huge caravan park that sat right at the back of the beach. ::)  Hence we didn't bother dropping down onto the sands.


Monday; Drove down to Burnmouth (South of Eyemouth) but there was very little to get excited about there. Walked for about 10 minutes on a pebbly beach in an area called Cowdrait and had a very short wander around the harbour, before giving up and leaving!  Parked at the top of the hill instead and then walked along the coast path to the edge of Eyemouth.
After lunch, we went back to Coldingham Bay and walked into St Abb's, then did some more sea glass collecting on the beach.  Sat for a while watching a young seal trying to haul itself onto the rocks.


Tuesday; Drove into Berwick upon Tweed and walked the city walls, which I found really interesting. Had a wander alongside of the River Tweed to the remains of the castle.  There's really not much left of it at all!
Mooched around the town a bit, exploring and looking at all the old buildings etc.
Had some lunch and then left for home around 2pm.
We quite liked it in Berwick and will definitely return for another visit.  In fact, we were really impressed with the whole area! O0



Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: adalard on 09:45:03, 21/09/18
Sounds like a lovely trip, Sunnydale.  O0  I've never been to that area but everything I've seen and read about it tells me I'm missing out.



Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 10:15:05, 21/09/18
My cousin and his wife have just been for hols there, perhaps you saw them?
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 12:10:19, 21/09/18
Most of us living on the western side of the Uk, have probably postponed all planned walks for this week.
Its either been storm force winds, or such heavy rain, that going out in it, would be a bit pointless.
Usually September is a nice month, plenty of days for country walks, but its been one of the most unsettled Septembers i can remember for many years.

Ive had one decent day out this month, a long trip, where i circumnavigated the entire outline of Wales.

Starting in Conwy, i drove down the A470 to Cardiff, then headed west towards Swansea, Tenby, Pembroke, St Davids, up towards Fishguard via Haverfordwest, Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, and home to Dyffryn.

A journey of 463miles in one day, which in hindsight was a bit too much, taking over nine hours, but its a trip ive always wanted to undertake, and realistically can only be attempted out of the holiday season due to less traffic.
 
That was Thursday of last week, and ever since the weather has been downhill ever since, but no doubt i bet they have been going up Snowdon, even in this very unsettled weather.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: barewirewalker on 12:38:09, 21/09/18
Do you ever find yourself find yourselves in a truly beautiful place. Last Tuesday we found ourselves drinking our coffee on a bridge over the Shropshire Union canal on the Staffs/Shropshire border, (http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=374547&y=326947&z=0&sv=SJ+74547+26947&st=5&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf) if you have clicked on the link you will see the bridge shown as a pronounced diagonal to the canal. The construction fascinated us because all the sandstone masonry was cut to this angle, but that was not the beauty. It is quite a high bridge, and gives a breathtaking view either along the canal, slanting sunlight penetrating the lengthy tree canopy playing on the water and cutting.

Sometimes being in a special place at captured moment makes the craft of walking so worthwhile. I was not following a guide book route, just searching maps grew my curiosity to this area. If you have clicked the link to Streetmap (http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=374547&y=326947&z=0&sv=SJ+74547+26947&st=5&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf) and gone one bar up on the zoom, notice the Beer Mug, this was where we parked, walking through the door was a time warp back to the sixties, a proper country boozer, just without the overhanging fug of ciggy smoke. After a coffee, £1 each, to which I added a voluntary parking donation and was still well below Costa Coffee, we set of in the direction of Knighton Wood. I had not loaded the route into a GPS and as the farming practices are rather contrary to the access network, setting the map was quite important. With some variation to the righteous way we chose our own convenience in crossing the terrain, quite prepared to defend ourselves from any objecting wurzles.

The wood was a delight, followed by open fields, then one of those anomalies of out rights of way system, that plays at odds with the indifference this forum seems to hold sussamb's post. (http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=37209.0) There we go, then onto 2 miles of towpath and some interesting chats with passing canal folk. Passing my aforementioned bridge and stop we came off the towpath, where another pub is marked, sadly now a private des res, and walked north along a road a bit too busy for comfort.

At Offley Road Farm we turned west, terrain was interesting and picturesque, but soon ran into 25 acres of potatoes the ridges undisturbed by any sign that the RoW crossed the field.  We followed the spoor of 'one man and his dog', who seemed to know and walked the entire south perimeter of the field set in by the headland ridges of the potatoes. However I lost his track at the field boundary, this combined with some seriously scruffy estate management made finding a partially collapsed bridge, not marked by OS, difficult to find. Don't think I would have liked to have led a group of ramblers over it but Mrs BWW was over it in short order.
 Exited the other side of the wood boundary to a lovely lakeside meadow and a short length over road back to the Haberdasher's Arms, where the locals told us we had just walked into the last real pub in the whole UK if not the world.
A thoroughly enjoyable day and about 6 miles walking.
 
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 12:42:03, 21/09/18
The secret of walking in this weather DA is like that of good comedy.......................................................................timing.

We managed to slip in a couple of local trips this week between the weather, either circular from the house or catching the bus down the road a ways and then working a route back through the back lanes.
I've got everything battened down outside and fingers crossed.  Should be over by Monday.


PS - not sure road trips count for this thread  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 12:50:12, 21/09/18
I did manage a three mile trek around Tenby, so i did complete a walk, but parking of any kind there, is a total nightmare.
Weather on Wednesday in Dyffryn, 60+mph winds, Thursday, horizontal rain, lasting over seven continuous hours, today, yet more very high winds, with opening my front door-  difficult to say the least !!

There's no secret in walking in this kind of weather, if you do not have to venture out in such weather, wait until the weather improves.

The only negative issues in living in the Western half of the British isles, is the inevitable autumn and winter storms.

This week its been very unseasonably tough, and i cannot imagine what it would be like on the main Rhinog summits.


If i find it difficult to open my front door, accessing the mountains would be interesting to say the least.

Somehow, i do not even think i could safely reach any of the peaks, such is the strength of the wind here on the west coast.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: gary m on 17:12:56, 21/09/18
Sunday and monday up the arans in the rain
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 21:41:55, 21/09/18
The secret of walking in this weather DA is like that of good comedy.......................................................................timing.

We managed to slip in a couple of local trips this week between the weather, either circular from the house or catching the bus down the road a ways and then working a route back through the back lanes.
I've got everything battened down outside and fingers crossed.  Should be over by Monday.


PS - not sure road trips count for this thread  :)
It seems today's brighter spell has every one out enjoying the breeze.


I headed out after work at lunch time and had a really good walk out from The Dartmoor Inn, over Great Links, down to Bleak house. Then over kitty tor down to the West Oakment, well in spate today.  Took a run and jump at it having hauled my rucksack over.  Some times I'm glad I was once a decent long jumper. :) .then up to High Willhays, back down to Meldon and straight up Branscombs loaf.  I was planning to head back over great nodden, but I was enjoying the views so much I headed back up to Great Links again before finally retracing my steps back to the car via Brat tor. 


Great walk and definately feeling the benefits of trying to keep up with my son in the Lake district. LoL
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 21:54:59, 21/09/18
Sounds like a lovely trip, Sunnydale.  O0  I've never been to that area but everything I've seen and read about it tells me I'm missing out.


A friend I walk with told me how lovely it was around St Abb's and I'm always up for exploring new areas of coast.
I reckon it would be lovely in the Spring adalard! 8)


[/font]My cousin and his wife have just been for hols there, perhaps you saw them?
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I've got no idea if I saw them or not, being as I haven't got a clue who they are or what they look like! ;D
Apart from a number of tourists in St Abb's, we barely saw anyone walking the coast path. 8)



Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 10:10:37, 22/09/18
Are you sure you dont know what they look like?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 10:04:30, 23/09/18
Are you sure you dont know what they look like?  ;D ;D ;D


Is this a trick question pleb? ???
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: gunwharfman on 10:25:29, 23/09/18
I couldn't manage it last week but if all goes well tomorrow (doctors appointment, attend a meeting) I hope to getaway Tuesday morning to Rye, East Sussex and walk for two or three days on the Sussex Border Path and end at the south of Tunbridge Wells. Once I get to the main road that connects Tunbridge Wells to Brighton I'll catch a bus south (I have a bus pass) and make my way home. Or I might hitchhike, I'll decide when I get there. I've just got a hankering to walk through apple, pear and plum orchards and stop off in the pubs en route to drink beer and have, hopefully some good pub meals.

Only one problem as I see it, the camp sites along the way seem to want to charge up to £20 a night just for the patch of 8' x 4'grass that I need. I'm OK at £10 but £20 no chance, I will not pay it!

So I'm going to take my bivi and will just wild camp where I can.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pleb on 17:17:15, 23/09/18

Is this a trick question pleb? ???
:angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Rather be walking on 15:07:01, 26/09/18
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two or three days on the Sussex Border Path

I like the Sussex Border Path, I've completed about half so far, Started at Thorney Island.  :)
I hated the section a round Gatwick airport, skipped most of it :(

I'm currently at Cowden.
Continuing the sections of the walk this autumn, the summer was just too hot!
That's what I'm doing next week. O0

Jon.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 22:09:30, 26/09/18
Leading a group walk tomorrow from Cutthroat Bridge. Heading to Stanage End via Moscar, then along Stanage Edge itself before descending via the path near North Lees.
Lots of lovely bits will follow, before we head up onto Bamford Edge for some of the finest views in the Peaks (IMHO). At the very end of Bamford Edge, we'll skirt round the top of Jarvis Clough and then head up onto Hordron Edge. Not the most exciting of edges...but there's a stone circle up there which should interest one or two members of the group! O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 23:27:36, 26/09/18
Off for a quick walk from minions out to sharp tor and back this evening.  Almost back at the car and my wife and daughter appeared, so we headed back up stowe hill together.  Then off for a nice family meal in Bodmin at the Borough arms.  Lovely evening. O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 22:04:44, 27/09/18
I went to Hayling Island today, which lies off the Hampshire coast and is linked to the mainland by a road bridge. I walked the Hayling Billy Trail, a disused railway line, which goes up the west coast of the island. I crossed the road bridge and came into the picturesque quayside village of Langstone and continued on the trail to Havant Station.  A very pleasant walk with fine views over Langstone Harbour, but I prefer the walks I've done at nearby Chichester Harbour, which has more of a feeling of remoteness.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 22:04:04, 28/09/18
Another small section of the SW coast path with mrsG this afternoon. What a beautifully day and a really picture perfect section from Boscastle to Cracklington Haven.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: rambling oldie on 11:21:04, 30/09/18
I'll be leading my U3A rambling group on a walk just short of 6 miles from the Red Lion in Chalton up over some Hampshire downland.  The weather forecast is excellent so the views will be good.  From a highpoint we shall be able to see Chichester Harbour and either Langstone or Portsmouth Harbour (still working that out from bearings taken)  Then descending into the valley, through a cattle creep and up to a wonderful little church with saxon origins and medieval wall painting.  I'll be dragging our merry band out of there to complete the circuit up through woods, down and across the valley and finishing over a steep hill to develop a thirst!
Should be bliss

Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: gunwharfman on 14:53:09, 01/10/18
I went out for a few hours from early this morning and on one part of my walk and run route I strolled over the top of Portsdown Hill, just outside my city, Portsmouth and then ran down the other side. I stopped at the bottom of the hill and had a walk and as I was looking into the hedges I saw a few randomly growing hop bines. As I stood there taking a couple of photos and reaching up and picking a couple of small branches to take back home a Land Rover stopped behind me. The driver said he saw me taking photos and wondered what I had seen? I showed him the hops and he was so surprised. He told me that he is a local farmer and had never ever noticed hops in the area  before. He then like me, decided to pick a few and take them home to show his wife and daughters.

Just one small moment of time but it was nice that both of us got a simple pleasure out of discovering something that is no longer natural to our area. I suspect that the field would have been a hop garden sometime back, I'm now going to find out if I can on my PC.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sparnel on 15:42:44, 01/10/18
Hi Reg  -  I thought you were going to say that when the Land Drover stopped, the guy was going to shoot you for picking his hops!  Happy ending though!  :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:07:15, 04/10/18
I walked in Ashdown Forest today.  High, wild, rolling heathland in the High Weald in Sussex.  The vegetation was taking on its autumnal colouring and the landscape looked atmospheric in the slightly misty conditions.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 07:29:18, 05/10/18
Starting the West Highland Way this morning.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 18:35:52, 05/10/18
The West Highland Way.  That sounds like a proper walk. Have a good one.


Mrs G and I, had a week off from our gradual progression of the SW coast path.  Instead, today we walked a section of the Devonport leat from Princetown out to whiteworks tin minemine and back along the ridge.




Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 09:46:30, 06/10/18
No idea where or what day yet.....but I'll be walking somewhere on Crete this coming week!


That's if I can squeeze a couple of walks in, between the relaxing...and the snorkeling....and the kayaking....and the swimming in warm, crystal clear waters.... 8) :D


Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: adalard on 09:59:35, 06/10/18
No idea where or what day yet.....but I'll be walking somewhere on Crete this coming week!


That's if I can squeeze a couple of walks in, between the relaxing...and the snorkeling....and the kayaking....and the swimming in warm, crystal clear waters.... 8) :D


Lovely! Have a great holiday, Sunnydale!  :) O0
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pdstsp on 18:26:56, 14/10/18
Worked today so taking a day off tomorrow - thinking of Snowdon via y Lliwedd and down by the Pyg or Miners - never done that route and the forecast for tomorrow is encouraging.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 23:30:08, 14/10/18
Worked today so taking a day off tomorrow - thinking of Snowdon via y Lliwedd and down by the Pyg or Miners - never done that route and the forecast for tomorrow is encouraging.
Walked that exact route with my son earlier in the year.  Two part walk report here....
https://z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=102207&p=1493806&hilit=Snowdon#p1493806
And part 2 here...
https://z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=102219
Enjoy..
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: pdstsp on 20:15:18, 15/10/18
Thanks BuzyG  - didn't see your reply until this evening - great trip report and cracking route.  Will do a tr here when I get a moment.  Paul

Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 21:02:03, 16/10/18
I walked from Turners Hill to East Grinstead today, partly on the Sussex Border Path, on the fringes of the High Weald.  Very scenic and the landscape was beginning to take on its autumnal colouring.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 07:43:09, 17/10/18

Lovely! Have a great holiday, Sunnydale!  :) O0


Thanks adalard, it was great!  I had a lovely time and did everything I wanted to do, apart from snorkeling. Had a couple of good walks too 8)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 19:22:42, 18/10/18
Just in from a swift walk to Brown Willy on Bodmin moor.  What a beautiful evening. :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 21:19:44, 18/10/18
Finally over the man flu or whatever it was.  I haven't been out walking for 10 days and have a really bad case of Cabin Fever so I'm off to North Dartmoor tomorrow to see how much it has taken out of me.  I hope to last long enough to make it to beer o'clock at the Tor Inn.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 21:08:43, 22/10/18
I walked from Shermanbury to Henfield in the Low Weald of Sussex today.  A very pretty walk, taking in a lake, a stretch of the River Adur, and some of the Downs Link, a disused railway line.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 08:09:48, 23/10/18
Doing a circular walk around Rowsley/Beeley/Chatsworth tomorrow. Hoping to see a few deer and some Autumn colour! 8)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 21:24:03, 01/11/18
I led the group on a lovely Autumn wander along the Edges today. Started at Curbar Gap and walked along White Edge first, where we saw quite a few red deer.  Lots of bellowing going on from the stags!
Looped around Longshaw (had coffee & cake at the cafe), then made our way to the lake & then through the woods at Yarncliffe.  The colours in the trees were gorgeous.
We then walked along Froggat Edge and found a great spot on some rocks for lunch, before wandering along Curbar and Baslow Edges, the latter being a short extension to the planned route, as the weather was so lovely 8)

Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 20:02:49, 02/11/18
Nice walk on the SWCP this afternoon. Mt Edgcombe to Rame Head.  Amazingly it is the first time we have ever walked that section. Considering it's only a few miles from home.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 18:52:08, 06/11/18
Our group has a double birthday celebration walk tomorrow, so there'll be cake, nibbles and maybe the popping of a champagne cork at some point. :D
We're starting in Castleton, as it's a fairly central location for group members to get to. We'll be doing the 'classic' route over Mam Tor, the Great Ridge & Lose Hill, then returning from Hope via the riverside path.
Weather doesn't look too great but there's always a cave or two to take shelter in!

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Post by: BuzyG on 20:24:36, 06/11/18
Our group has a double birthday celebration walk tomorrow, so there'll be cake, nibbles and maybe the popping of a champagne cork at some point. :D
We're starting in Castleton, as it's a fairly central location for group members to get to. We'll be doing the 'classic' route over Mam Tor, the Great Ridge & Lose Hill, then returning from Hope via the riverside path.
Weather doesn't look too great but there's always a cave or two to take shelter in!


Sounds like fun. Though we have thunder and lightning forcast hear, so I will be avoidng caves. ;)
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Post by: Rather be walking on 12:29:50, 07/11/18
Tomorrow walk up on the Southdowns, starting from South Harting to Hooksway for lunch (Royal Oak) and then back via Beacon Hill. Going to be a sunny day. :)

Jon.
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Post by: sunnydale on 09:27:57, 09/11/18

Sounds like fun. Though we have thunder and lightning forcast hear, so I will be avoidng caves. ;)


Crap photo, rain on my lens...but here's some of the group sheltering from the rain in the cave at Windy Knoll! :D ...


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Post by: rambling oldie on 18:40:59, 10/11/18
Today my son and I took part in the Watercress Line (Hants) Walk the Line.  10 miles along the railway track from Alton to Alresford.  About 450 people started from Alton and numerous others from Medstead and Four Marks and Ropley.
Absolutely wonderful autumn colours, some grotty weather and some sun.  It's surprising how so many walkers spread out and the countryside along the old branch line becomes very peaceful.
Free tea and coffee at the two intermediate stations,  yummy bacon or sausage baps at Alresford station buffet, Itchen Valley ales and a free vintage bus ride back.


It doesn't really get much better!
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Post by: jontea on 07:45:16, 15/11/18
Most of my walking tends to be at weekends, but I have the opportunity to stay in a cottage in Ambleside Sunday night and with Monday booked off work Iím  heading into the Langdale valley before dawn for an epic mountain day fingers crossed. O0
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Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 18:59:27, 15/11/18
Ive just returned from a very unseasonably warm Cwm Llafar Horseshoe, this afternoon.
As the long term forecast for the rest of November is for some very cold weather, i thought why not take advantage of 18C and lovely sunshine.
Hardly a soul out in the hills, i only saw five other walkers, and the ground was surprisingly firm, indicating that the past wet weather has yet to make an impact on the very hot summer.

Only my second Cwm Llafar, and what a great walk it is.
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Post by: ninthace on 19:15:04, 15/11/18
The last 2 days we took our daughter-in-law designate for a walk over Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor and a walk along the SWCP from Hartland Point before her return to New Zealand next week.  A walk of mixed emotions as while we enjoyed showing her the delights of walking in this part of the world, she is off back to NZ next week and taking our son with her.  Still on the positive side - it means we get a trip out for the wedding next year.  I am going to take my boots - seems a shame to waste a trip. One thing I discovered - while they do have walking trails in NZ, they don't do public footpaths like we do.  She was quite bemused by our little coloured arrows denoting footpaths and bridleways.  In NZ it seems, private property is just that.
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Post by: Dyffryn Ardudwy on 19:39:22, 15/11/18
Friends of ours, emigrated to Palmerston North, over fifty years ago, and shamefully we have not visited them.
Its not that i dislike flying, but on a flight to Malta some years ago, we had some particularly savage turbulence, that even frightened some of the experienced cabin staff.
Ive only flown once after the event, i prefer my feet on the ground, even though they say flying is amongst the safest modes of transport.
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Post by: Mel on 19:48:20, 15/11/18
It's reached that time of year where the only mid-week walks I can do are pavement pounding round the block on a night, in the dark, after work.  Green space opportunities for lunchtime walks are a bit limited (or dangerous!)  :(



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Post by: Bigfoot_Mike on 19:24:59, 07/12/18
We went to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on Thursday. It was only a short walk, but felt longer due to the heat and humidity.
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Post by: Mel on 19:51:38, 11/12/18
OMG! Bigfoot Mike... whereabouts is Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary?  Love the name   :D  and it might have to be included in one of my County Bagging walks  :)
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Post by: Mel on 19:57:13, 11/12/18
Had a lovely lunchtime walk around a work colleague's fishing lake today in lovely sunshine with a damp nip in the air. 


A little patch of loveliness in a heavily industrialised area  :)


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Post by: bricam2096 on 20:00:15, 11/12/18
OMG! Bigfoot Mike... whereabouts is Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary?  Love the name   :D  and it might have to be included in one of my County Bagging walks  :)

I think it's in Florida. Are you starting a State Bagging walk list too? Lol
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Post by: Mel on 20:04:00, 11/12/18
Oh no! Worrabugga  :(


... though I have "bagged" 8 US States already  :coolsmiley:
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Post by: bricam2096 on 20:05:30, 11/12/18
Oh no! Worrabugga  :(

I think that's in Australia  :D :D
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Post by: Mel on 20:06:59, 11/12/18
 ;D   silly sod
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Post by: Bigfoot_Mike on 22:06:54, 11/12/18
Yes, Corkscrew Swamp is in Florida. We went there again early today, followed by a beach walk at Lovers Key - in all just under 8 miles. The wildlife here is amazing. There were 7 ospreys within about 200 metres of beach at Lovers Key, several eating fish in dead trees. There were lots more herons, egrets, woodpeckers, wood storks, vultures, etc. I will have much work sorting out the photos when I return to the frozen wastes of Scotland.
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Post by: Mel on 18:58:59, 12/12/18
That sounds fab Bigfoot Mike.  Shame it's in Florida (bit too far for a County Bagging weekend camping trip)  :(
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Bigfoot_Mike on 20:37:43, 13/12/18
Well, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is in Collier County and Lovers Key is in Lee County, so I have bagged two counties.  :)


Today was at JN ďDingĒ Darling nature reserve on Sanibel Island. This has a 4 mile nature drive, but also plenty of walking and kayaking (if you are that way inclined) - $5 per car and you can re-enter as many times as you like.  Highlights were a green heron, several yellow crowned night herons, roseate spoonbills and a reddish egret. This reserve is highly recommended O0


We followed this with a walk along Lighthouse Beach and North Beach on Sanibel ($5 per hour parking😧). In our opinion Lovers Key has a much better beach and trails than the Sanibel beaches, with much more wildlife and less people.


Florida 😎 isnít just theme parks, but donít come here looking for hills. The highest point in Lee County is 30 feet above sea level and that is man made.
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:29:13, 27/12/18
Enjoyed a couple of hours bouldering at Bone hill rocks this morning.  Then had a stroll across the valley to Haytor and Ripon tor later in the day.  Just missed the sunset walking up the back of Ripon tor. Must get fitter.  Beautiful day and an even more beautiful after glow as I headed back towards top tor and the car back at Bone hill. 


One final delight driving home south, accross the moor, roof down, stars lighting the night sky, ursa major obvious above the horizon to my right. What a great day on he moor.  O0
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Post by: inthebagbud on 16:36:34, 28/12/18
25k around the Corralejo region in Fuerteventura . Volcanoes, wild dogs, goats and rugged  coastline. First time I have walked on a holiday and have done over 60k in the week. Only brought my gear just  in case but just couldn't stop once I got started ! Fantastic
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Post by: Mel on 17:56:05, 31/12/18
Completed my Mile A Day For A Year Challenge 365 project this afternoon.  We got a flier from work so I headed to Paull for a nice walk along the river bank.  I'm sooooo glad I finished my challenge this year and haven't been beset with coughs and colds like last year  :)


This was my view on my 365th mile:
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:10:19, 31/12/18
Completed my Mile A Day For A Year Challenge 365 project this afternoon. 

Great stuff, Mel    :)    What's your next challenge?    :)
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:21:47, 02/01/19
Completed my Mile A Day For A Year Challenge 365 project this afternoon.  We got a flier from work so I headed to Paull for a nice walk along the river bank.  I'm sooooo glad I finished my challenge this year and haven't been beset with coughs and colds like last year  :)


This was my view on my 365th mile:
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That's a great picture Mel. 


Out again on Dartmoor today.  After my short wizz up HighWillhays yesterday, it was a proper walk today.  And what a beautiful day it was too. 


Started out from lane end car park and headed around to the East side of the Tavy.  Never tried walking that side before.  It's hard work but with great views through Tavy cleave.  I carried on up to Fur tor, for a butty stop. It was supprisingly cold up there today.  Ended up with 5 layers on top for a short time.  Soon warmed up once I started walking again, North to green tor and on to Great Links.  Looking accross to High Willhays, it was glorious up there all day.  Unlike the clag Up there yesterday.  After a cuppa at great links I headed back over to Tavy Cleave via chat tor.  Now on the West bank high above the river I enjoyed arguably the best view on Dartmoor, before heading the last mile or so back down to the car. 


So glad I took this week off to wave Edd off to NZ tommorow.  The weather is so much better than last week. Time for a few more decent walks before Monday O0
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Post by: bricam2096 on 06:55:28, 08/01/19
2 days off so getting the train to Scarborough and walking the Cinder Track to Whitby and then doing it in the opposite direction tomorrow.

I like doing this walk, itís 20+ miles of levelish path which is usually reasonably dry and mud free which is a bonus at this time of year.
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Post by: ninthace on 08:52:56, 08/01/19
Sitting here waiting for Mrs N to get her act assembled before exploring a route in the North Devon hinterland.  Have been laid off for 5 days by an injury acquired in our last walk and by some pretty grotty weather (high pressure area, clear skies, 10% chance of rain my a**e! - today is the first time the ground has been remotely dry in days).
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Post by: Yorkshiremarv on 10:56:22, 09/01/19
Went for a walk upto edale rocks yesterday, tuesday. Arrived late on at 10.45 but the weather was so nice i just had to get out and have a walk. Weather was beaut if the wind was a little chilly. Going was good underfoot esp on the actual paths but i found the grass to be very slippy when i deviated. I actually prefer walking on the bit where the water runs down, find it the most surefooted and secure plus you no 95% of the time what the condition is like instead of occasionally getting caught out and slipping. Managed to make it all the way to the top of jacobs ladder without stopping for oxygen which last time i struggled like hell but that was in different conditions. What with the low sunlight and my react to light glasses like welding goggles, i struggled to see in certain shadows which made for eventful footplacing. Got to the rocks in about 1h50 which is good going for me, had dinner and then ran back to the end of the path after jacobs ladder where the road starts. I've never properly done that but the track was in mint condition and i like to dream that i'm like pav or eoin, ha as if. Took the track down from jacobs instead of the steep steps because my knees wouldn't take that punishment but the track isn't much better and seems to go on for ever, im quite happy with how i felt and how it went and did that in 32 mins, which running with mammut boots on instead of my shoes made for quite sore underfeet.
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Post by: richardh1905 on 16:20:04, 09/01/19
Just back from a 13 mile walk around Deerness, Orkney with the dog - unfortunately I had to miss out the walk around Mull Head (http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=36764.0) as time was short, but it was my first time all away along the eastern shore of Deer Sound - a stretch of coast that gets few visitors. Weather was a bit 'flat' for photography though.
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Post by: richardh1905 on 09:03:06, 23/01/19

Beautiful cold bright morning here in Orkney, with a sprinkling of snow above 500'.


Time to go for a walk - oh the joys of early retirement!  :)
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Post by: BuzyG on 21:20:12, 14/02/19
Such a beautiful day today.  Simply had to leave work early and head out onto Dartmoor.  Perfect afternoon walk. Wonderfull sunset sitting looking accross the valley from Longaford towards Beardown tors.  Then a gentle walk back to two Bridges, under the stars, with a three quarter moon making the head touch redundant.
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Post by: dank86 on 20:55:19, 19/02/19
Next week seeing as I've got a hospital appointment in the area I'll be doing the Rhymney valley Ridgeway.

It's a 28 miles circular route starting near Hengoed, be a nice little early season overnight trip too
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Post by: ninthace on 04:59:38, 20/02/19
Tongariro Alpine Crossing tomorrow. It looks like some rain is forecast, first we have seen in NZ, wouldnít you know it?   >:(
Ordinarily it would be pleasant if strenuous walk but I was laid up with a cold weeks ago and I still havenít got my tubes clear so Iím nowhere near on top form. Still, weíve come this far.
0700 start too!
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Post by: fit old bird on 10:49:51, 23/02/19
Planning walks around Harrogate/Knaresborough area, staying in a nice hotel.


ilona
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Post by: BuzyG on 18:39:15, 23/02/19
Tongariro Alpine Crossing tomorrow. It looks like some rain is forecast, first we have seen in NZ, wouldnít you know it?   >:(
Ordinarily it would be pleasant if strenuous walk but I was laid up with a cold weeks ago and I still havenít got my tubes clear so Iím nowhere near on top form. Still, weíve come this far.
0700 start too!


How did it go?
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Post by: Dovegirl on 20:13:47, 25/03/19
I walked today from Falmer to Hollingbury, both of which are on the outskirts of Brighton.  A 12 mile linear walk taking in a swathe of the South Downs and the Low Weald, via the tiny villages of East Chiltington, Streat and Westmeston.  A delightful walk full of variety and masses of spring flowers  -  primroses, violets, celandines, wood anemones.  And glorious sunshine     :)
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Post by: Tyldesley Paul on 13:12:07, 01/04/19
Going from Hollingsworth Lake to Blackstone Edge and back, maybe with a quick stop at the White Horse
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Post by: bricam2096 on 20:22:28, 01/04/19
Got 2 days booked in Grasmere  O0

Weather doesn't look fantastic and was hoping to do the Crinkles plus a few extra that I've to "bag" around that area so am undecided. Have a couple of shorter half day walks in mind also which might be more suitable if it's raining.
Title: Lloyney in Wales.
Post by: GinAndPlatonic on 20:39:50, 01/04/19
On Thursday I am visiting Lloyney again, which is just inside Wales near the border. It is a two hour drive there by car.
This pic was taken last week. I didn`t see a soul for six hours walking ... bliss. This week will be colder & maybe wetter methinks, so will be taking my Poncho, fleece & snood for sure...



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Post by: Litehiker on 03:01:50, 02/04/19
Here in "Sin City" (Henderson, NV beside Las Vegas) we have a LOT of hiking trails built within the last 10 years. They are mostly "exurban", i.e. just bordering the city among low mountains (up to 6,000 ft.).


BUT.. in the intense Mojave Desert summer heat the trails are only walkable from sunrise to 7 AM. June, July and August. Then we go into the high Spring Mountains northwest of the valley. Drive an hour up into them, park at the trailhead around 9,000 to 10,000 ft. and hike in that thin, cool air among the huge Ponderosa pines up to the ancient low, twisted bristlecone pines at around 11,000 ft.


That is my DURING the week hiking. Summer backpacking can be in the Sierra Nevada of California or Rockies of Colorado.


Eric B.
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Post by: bricam2096 on 17:54:32, 02/04/19
Drove to the Lakes this morning, was surprised to see lots of snow on the higher hills. I had thought about a 10 mile walk taking in Crinkle Crags but decided to leave it for a warmer day and no snow.

Instead I parked at New Dungeon Ghyll and did a short 4 mile circuit with 3 Wainwrights including Pike of Stickle. I had done the walk previously but nearly all of it in cloud so it was nice to return and get the impressive views this time.

4 miles but it was either up or down, the only level section was a short bit around the tarn (Stickle Tarn???)
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Post by: Rob Goes Walking on 22:06:53, 02/04/19
I know where I want to go walking, Lord's Seat but the weather is conspiring against me. According to the Met Office fell top forecast visibility is poor tomorrow morning, I could try and do it in the afternoon as it's only 5.5 miles but I like to have time to spare and doubling the walklakes minimum time usually gives an about right estimate for me meaning it will take at least 5 hours (which should be enough really even if it took me 7 hours, maybe I'll go after all). Thursday might be OK the weather forecast keeps changing, Friday was supposed to be OK yesterday. Oh well, it's supposed to be nice next week so worst comes to the worst I'll do it then.


So maybe Lord's Seat tomorrow? Still not decided will find out tomorrow morning. I should decorate my flat really but I'd rather go walking...
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Post by: pdstsp on 08:10:20, 03/04/19
I know where I want to go walking, Lord's Seat but the weather is conspiring against me. According to the Met Office fell top forecast visibility is poor tomorrow morning, I could try and do it in the afternoon as it's only 5.5 miles but I like to have time to spare and doubling the walklakes minimum time usually gives an about right estimate for me meaning it will take at least 5 hours (which should be enough really even if it took me 7 hours, maybe I'll go after all). Thursday might be OK the weather forecast keeps changing, Friday was supposed to be OK yesterday. Oh well, it's supposed to be nice next week so worst comes to the worst I'll do it then.


So maybe Lord's Seat tomorrow? Still not decided will find out tomorrow morning. I should decorate my flat really but I'd rather go walking...


You could always look at Sale Fell and Ling Fell just to the north - little bit lower. 
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Post by: Rob Goes Walking on 10:21:45, 03/04/19
You could always look at Sale Fell and Ling Fell just to the north - little bit lower.


Yes thanks hadn't thought of that. With all this snow about and not being sure how it will affect those fells not having been there I think I'm going to cowardly wait until it melts. Friday is looking good again it's only 2 days away now.
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Post by: BuzyG on 18:49:44, 03/04/19

Yes thanks hadn't thought of that. With all this snow about and not being sure how it will affect those fells not having been there I think I'm going to cowardly wait until it melts. Friday is looking good again it's only 2 days away now.


Go with the snow. :)
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Post by: ninthace on 19:42:49, 03/04/19
Snow on Dartmoor today albeit briefly.  Unfortunately, I was walking on Aylesbeare and Woodbury Commons on the other side of the Exe estuary looking for Dartford Warblers at the time.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 22:44:53, 03/04/19
Snow on Dartmoor today albeit briefly.  Unfortunately, I was walking on Aylesbeare and Woodbury Commons on the other side of the Exe estuary looking for Dartford Warblers at the time.
Yes looked good driving to work this morning.  If there is still decent coverage on the tops tommorow , then I plan to miss my usual afternoon indoor climbing and head up Yes tor from Meldon. May melt away tommorow morning though.
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Post by: ninthace on 23:25:32, 03/04/19
Ironically I will be passing Yes Tor tomorrow morning on my way to Cornwall for the day. Shame I have no time for a detour.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 23:35:27, 03/04/19
Ironically I will be passing Yes Tor tomorrow morning on my way to Cornwall for the day. Shame I have no time for a detour.
Cornish sea side or moors?
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Post by: ninthace on 08:06:46, 04/04/19
Cornish sea side or moors?
Visiting family currently posted to Cornwall and collect new car.  May be doing seaside walking next week though as we are baby sitting near Newquay.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Jac on 08:57:22, 04/04/19
Snow on Dartmoor today albeit briefly.  Unfortunately, I was walking on Aylesbeare and Woodbury Commons on the other side of the Exe estuary looking for Dartford Warblers at the time.



Did you find any? I've been lucky to have had some excellent sightings of them in past years.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 17:14:36, 04/04/19

Did you find any? I've been lucky to have had some excellent sightings of them in past years.
  Afraid not but I think we heard one.  There were some optimistic birdwatchers about looking for them.  I don't think hiking and warbler spotting go together too well as one requires walking and the other benefits from a lot of standing. 
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Post by: BuzyG on 21:06:43, 04/04/19
  Afraid not but I think we heard one.  There were some optimistic birdwatchers about looking for them.  I don't think hiking and warbler spotting go together too well as one requires walking and the other benefits from a lot of standing.


I have never been much good at standing still.  Certainly not on Dartmoor today.  Driving sleet and hail.  Boy oh boy that felt cold.  Didn't walk far in that.  I did build a wee snow man though. :)


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Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 21:46:11, 04/04/19

I have never been much good at standing still.  Certainly not on Dartmoor today.  Driving sleet and hail.  Boy oh boy that felt cold.  Didn't walk far in that.  I did build a wee snow man though. :)

It looked there had been a fresh fall overnight but it looked like was melting fast this morning.  The snow line was high enough to park on the moor under Rowtor.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 22:21:41, 04/04/19
It looked there had been a fresh fall overnight but it looked like was melting fast this morning.  The snow line was high enough to park on the moor under Rowtor.
Yes, the only snow was up above 500m and that was melting by afternoon.  Cold and wet, you did well to pass on by.  I just couldn't resist one last walk in the snow this season. ;)
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Post by: RobertJames on 12:56:57, 11/04/19
I'll be volunteering for a Peak District race-event over the weekend 'PB57' starting from Middleton Top and finishing at Hayfield, hopefully managing to get a few miles walking done with the DSLR camera along a few of the trails and ways connecting the race.
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Post by: BuzyG on 20:00:54, 12/04/19
Lovely little walk from home, with Mrs G.  Down the Latchbroke Leat to Forder Lake. Then we followed the river Lynher around the foreshore at low tide to Wearde Quay. Never walked that foreshore so far, in all these years.  Realy enjoyed it.
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Post by: bricam2096 on 12:20:00, 14/04/19
Heading off tomorrow to start National Trail number 14, the Peddars Way/Norfolk Coast Path walk.

Looking forward to the mountainous surroundings  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Ralph on 13:43:48, 14/04/19
Heading off tomorrow to start National Trail number 14, the Peddars Way/Norfolk Coast Path walk.

Looking forward to the mountainous surroundings  :D :D :D
Are you camping along the way?, if so, give High Sands Creek a look in Stiffkey. It's Stewky to the locals.
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Post by: pleb on 16:54:40, 14/04/19
Heading off tomorrow to start National Trail number 14, the Peddars Way/Norfolk Coast Path walk.

Looking forward to the mountainous surroundings  :D :D :D
You better take some pics. I recall Andy Broadley was doing it, never saw any pics  :o
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Post by: BuzyG on 23:06:03, 19/04/19
A walk on the coast path today with Mrs G.  Very warm and millions if not billions of flying ants and midgies.  In all my years I have never seen so may flying ants.  We were battered by them crossing one head land.  Thankfully they took time out about 4:30 pm.  Not sure why, but very happy to finish the last few miles without their company.

Hope they have finished their mad spree by Sunday.
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Post by: taxino8 on 15:27:35, 20/04/19
Iíve just got home from an absolutely fantastic couple of days in Patterdale, the weather was glorious.
I went from Hartsop along Pasture Bottom, Threshwaite Mouth, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, The Knott, Angle Tarn and ended up at Boredale Hause where I set up for the night.
This morning it was an easy stroll back down to the car in Hartsop.


I stopped off in Glenridding for a wash in the loos, (glad I took some change as itís 30p), then I couldnít resist going into Catsycam Outdoors where I bought stuff I didnít really need.
A very memorable couple of days.
I have some photos but canít work out how to put them on here.
Iím uploading a video to YouTube and might put a link up but be warned itís not very professional and the sound is awful.
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Post by: Dovegirl on 21:44:03, 22/04/19
I went a walk in Kent today, a linear from Tonbridge Castle to Tunbridge Wells, partly on the Wealdway.  An enjoyable trip, taking in a very pretty tree-bordered stretch of the River Medway and the beautiful hilly countryside of the High Weald.
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Post by: Rob Goes Walking on 21:49:14, 22/04/19
II have some photos but canít work out how to put them on here.

Are you doing it from a PC or an Android phone or something else? I can make a video showing you how to do it from an Android phone.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Owen on 13:28:08, 23/04/19
Well, work is as dead as a dead thing on a dead day, so I've just booked next week off. I booked a seat on City-Link using my bus pass to Aviemore and a return from Fort William a week later. Cost me £1 each way booking fee.


The weather for the weekend isn't looking too good but ha-ho I've got waterproofs.


The route is Aviemore to Ben Macdui, cross the Lairig Ghru and up Monadh Mor. From there across the moors to the Drumochter hills and Dalwhinnie.
Then Ben Alder and the hills south of Loch Ossian to Corrour. From there north to the village of Fersit followed by the Easain hills and the Grey Corries ridge all the way to Ben Nevis and finishing at Fort Bill. I'm going to start packing now.
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Post by: pdstsp on 13:40:21, 23/04/19
That sounds a cracking trip!
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Post by: Rob Goes Walking on 15:34:01, 23/04/19
Have a great walk Owen. Your knees must be made of iron!
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Post by: Owen on 17:57:00, 23/04/19
Have a great walk Owen. Your knees must be made of iron!


No mate their totally shot, I'm just hoping that the replacement ones are as good as they say.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: taxino8 on 19:27:14, 23/04/19
Are you doing it from a PC or an Android phone or something else? I can make a video showing you how to do it from an Android phone.
Hi Rob,
Thanks for the offer but they are on my IPad.
Other Forums Iím on it seems easy but I havenít delved into it on here much so I will have a look.
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Post by: Rob Goes Walking on 22:57:57, 23/04/19
Hi Rob,
Thanks for the offer but they are on my IPad.
Other Forums Iím on it seems easy but I havenít delved into it on here much so I will have a look.

This quick description might help. Upload it to http://tinypic.com (http://tinypic.com) (there are other places you can put it but this works) . Select resize to 640 x 480 when you do. It should give you a direct link (called "Direct Link for Layouts") after you have, copy this and paste it as the "image location" asked for when you press the picture button on a message.
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Post by: taxino8 on 03:11:30, 24/04/19
This quick description might help. Upload it to http://tinypic.com (http://tinypic.com) (there are other places you can put it but this works) . Select resize to 640 x 480 when you do. It should give you a direct link (called "Direct Link for Layouts") after you have, copy this and paste it as the "image location" asked for when you press the picture button on a message.
Thanks again Rob, it seems a bit of a faff on, my metal detecting and Land Rover Defender Forums just allow me to select a photo or photos on my IPad and upload them direct but Iíll have a look.
Cheers.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: taxino8 on 03:18:04, 24/04/19
Just had a go now.
Taken on High Street looking towards Helvelyn and Patterdale.
(http://i63.tinypic.com/5a3k7q.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Rob Goes Walking on 05:05:00, 24/04/19
Just had a go now.
Taken on High Street looking towards Helvelyn and Patterdale.

Worked great although I'm not familiar with the view.

The forum does images this way because it means our host doesn't have to pay for the bandwidth to display the images, tinypic or wherever you put them does (or at least, that's the most obvious reason for doing it) :) Small price to pay for a great resource.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: barewirewalker on 11:25:34, 01/05/19
Spent the afternoon exploring dingles on the Long Mountain, as the result of Mrs BWW saying she wanted to see some bluebells, I thought it was too early, but of course, I got it wrong.


Discovered some exception stands of bluebells, in areas where we have been stunned by established beds of wood anemones and primroses.


Hopefully the bluebells will go on for some more weeks as there is a good variation of aspect in these dingles. We did have to wander off piste to find the best, but as the walk furniture had been trashed in preference of making the field margins stockproof I did not feel too guilty about this. I suppose someday when I get around to a replacement for photopot, I will do some TR's. The importance of these dingles is probably not recognised and the significance of some lostways there will remain unknown.


We spent so much time enjoying our surroundings that time became too limited to test the feeling of at a farm where a right of way terminates at the Welsh Border and in a tasty little dingle.


We then had a very good meal and refreshments at the Lowfield Arms, expressed our admiration for the professionalism of their hospitality, with the reservation that we had to climb a gate in order to start and finish our walk. That was apparently 'thorn in the side' of the pubs management as the property owner, S.J.Roberts Ltd, an expanding manufacturing company are blind to the connection of the between the access network and the hospitality trade. 

PS the bluebells seem early this year, but the trees seem late in coming to full leaf. Is the lack of full tree cover bringing the bluebells on with more sun falling on the normally shaded ground?

Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Bigfoot_Mike on 17:40:35, 01/05/19
Bluebells are already out in Aberdeenshire. I have been seeing them on my drive to work for a week or two. It is not often that we get flowers out early up here.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 23:07:12, 01/05/19
Just back from a walk with MrsG through our favourite Bluebell wood up near Burrator on Dartmoor. 

A few quick snap shots from my phone.  Hope you enjoy them.

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Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Rob Goes Walking on 00:01:38, 02/05/19
Nice bluebells BuzyG  O0
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Post by: Dovegirl on 08:18:21, 02/05/19
Lovely bluebell photos BuzyG     :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: jimbob on 10:23:38, 02/05/19
Walking in Malta. The land of forum member Kukudrill.
Today walking from Golden Bay to the high cliffs on the other side of Gnejna bay and back. Passing at least two ancient watch towers  and various reminders of WW2 anti aircraft and radar sites

The wild flowers are a huge joy.

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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:28:32, 06/05/19
I went a walk in the Kent Weald today, from Tunbridge Wells via Groombridge and Speldhurst.  A scenic walk, with towering sandstone outcrops, and beautiful woodlands carpeted with bluebells and masses of wild garlic.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 23:00:35, 06/05/19
Short walk today up to Sharp tor on Bodmin moor, where I then sat for 3 hours on a ledge, with a flask of tea and some cheese and crackers, simply relaxing and enjoying the amazing view. 


The visibility this weekend has been so clear. With my binoculars I could clearly see the light house on Lundy Island 72km away.
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Post by: barewirewalker on 11:36:10, 07/05/19
Did a 7 mile circular, yesterday, just west of Four Crosses, Llandysilio. (http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=326877&y=319112&z=115&sv=326877,319112&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=752&ax=326877&ay=319112&lm=0) It must be over 10 years since we had walked in this area and the road improvements had altered things a bit, resulting in a quiet cul de sac to park in beside an underpass to cross the A483. We started walking south along the Montgomery Canal, but this does not link into other footpaths like normal canals, so a hairy barewire encounter was needed to access a bridge. It was some miles before we found a way marker, a farmer setting up a state of the art clay pidgeon thrower, pointed out the direction for Deuddwr correcting my pronunciation to Doowthar, surprisingly we stayed very close to the righteous way, quite unintentionally as the area is well blessed with them. It is that they are not marked or furnished and hedges appear to be allowed to grow over those places not provided with gates(plenty of these).


Altogether a lovely area to explore, got back on the canal near the Llanymynech aqueduct crossing the River Vyrnwy and my back just lasted out the last mile, a quiet sit down by last canal bridge eased of the damaged done by swinging over undulating barbed wire suspended by lively creeking posts.  ;D
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Enjoyed a couple of pints of Black Sheep with a weekday Sunday roast in the Bradford Arms, Llanymynech, happily surprised that it was a bank holiday and we had not met another walker, except one lone trekker doing Offa's Dyke Trail on the canal footpath. (+ a few dogs accompanied)
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:36:14, 27/05/19
I walked today from Steyning to Bramber via Findon, taking in the hillforts of Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury Ring and some of the Monarch's Way and some of the South Downs Way.  A 14-mile walk, with masses of wild flowers to see, and it didn't rain    :)
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Post by: bricam2096 on 15:44:20, 28/05/19
Got the train to Hebden Bridge and walked up to Stoodley Pike and then back down along the Pennine Way to Top Withins where I took the Bronte Way into Haworth to spend the night. Just over 19 miles. 

Tomorrow Iíll rejoin the Pennine Way and walk to Gargrave then get the train home.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 16:43:25, 28/05/19
The weather forecast indicated SE Devon was a good idea today so we planned a route from Tipton St John going out to the commons to the West then back over the Otter to the ridge to the East. On paper the route was a mix of byways, bridleways and footpaths with a smattering of lanes. Quite a disappointing walk really. The second byway we used was flooded across its entire width to more than boot depth so we backtracked and went for plan B. After the crossing of the Otter, the footpath on the map died so we had to backtrack again for Plan C. We met the farmer on the way along Plan C who said that the offending footpath was there but it didnít ďgoĒ. I showed her the rest of the route; her ďGood luck with thatĒ wasnít encouraging and sure enough the penultimate byway was more assault course than right of way but it did seem to be maintained for the entertainment of off road bikers.


The other disappointment was a lot of the walking is a bit like the Chilterns, being only semi rural with posh (and not so posh) houses dotted along the tracks.  A lot of the byways had enough loose rough rock to do credit to an alpine trail which my fasciitis did not appreciate.  A 2 star walk at best.  The pub grub in the Golden Lion was good though. 
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Post by: Jac on 09:26:50, 30/05/19

The weather forecast was right ( I stomping about in wind driven murk and rain on Dartmoor) but seems that was about all that was right.
I know that some of the path along the east side of the R Otter north of Tipton Mill hasn't been walkable/there for some years. It got washed away in floods and, as I understand it, the land owner won't allow any reinstatement - though it didn't really 'go' even before the floods. We've tried all the paths that link down from the Wiggaton road and they just stop near the river.
Where did you find a flooded byway?
I would be very interested to see your route, particularly if it is on Viewranger which I am currently learning to use.[/color][/font][/size]

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Post by: ninthace on 09:51:42, 30/05/19
https://my.viewranger.com/track/details/MTA2ODY4MTQ= (https://my.viewranger.com/track/details/MTA2ODY4MTQ=)
The flooded byway is the dead end trace SW of Venn Ottery. There were 2 sections in succession, we squeezed by the first on the edge on tippy toe in the nettles but the second beat us.  The path that didnít seem to go is N of the Mill, see dead end trace.  The plan has to go a bit further upstream and then E to the road. The assault course byway is the section from the bend in the lane on up towards the W of Hollow Head Cross (mid point of the NS leg to the E of Tipton). I have looked at circular routes from Tipton based on using both sides of the Otter but nothing seems to work without awkward detours ďinlandĒ. Out and back routes are feasible but not as satisfying. A narrower loop out to Aylesbeare Common is a goer but I have done the Commons before.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Jac on 12:13:32, 30/05/19

Thank you for the viewranger track. Is there any way I can download onto my phone?
As you found out there is no path on the east side of the river running north and hasn't been for many years - about time the OS took it off the map.
I don't think I've ever walked that flooded byway. There's what looks, on the OS, like a track between fields just to the south of it which has a stream running down it.

Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 12:30:50, 30/05/19
In retrospect that flooded byway is even flooded on GoogleEarth if you look very carefully and there is a pond in the field adjacent to it which should have been a clue - I am just used to byways normally being passable.  If you want the track as a route its shortcode is Nthce0357
The track link you have.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:20:47, 03/06/19
I went a walk from Cowfold in Sussex today, in an area where the Low Weald merges with the High Weald.  A walk through beautiful gently rolling countryside, with ghyll woodland and masses of buttercups.
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Post by: gunwharfman on 18:39:39, 05/06/19
I didn't go for a walk today, I decided to go for a run. I drove to my normal parking place on Portsdown Hill which overlooks Portsmouth and it was completely packed with cars as far as my eyes could see. Every nook, cranny, grass, and bits of gravel had been taken up by cars and hundreds of children and adults, all waiting to see the Red Arrows perform. I found myself a parking slot (I know the area  ;)) and started off on my run. I ran past the largest car park, again, hundreds of people and I had to run through them twisting and turning around people, deck chairs and picnic blankets. The burger van I noticed was doing a roaring trade, the queue was soooo long! Some people gave me some odd looks and a few lads even wolf whistled me. They were taking the Michael of course. I crossed the road and within 100 yds I was completely alone for the next two miles. A good fun day out though.
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Post by: Brandywell on 20:31:13, 05/06/19
Don't you think it might have been the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D day landings that caused all the congestion ;)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 00:12:40, 06/06/19
Out on Bodmin moor this evening.  Covered around 6miles, but I was mainly bouldering in my new climbing shoes, then running to the next tor.  Beautiful still evening and the rain, that seemed to be all around, creating some great rainbows, mist  the  area I was in completely.  :)
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Post by: bricam2096 on 19:05:31, 17/06/19
Continuing along the Offaís Dyke Path, was Day 3 today.

After 2 wet and muddy days from the start to Pandy, today was an absolute joy. Not only did my socks stay dry with only one heavy shower but a ridge walk between Pandy and Hay-On-Wye that must have been 10 miles with hardly any effort and great views on both sides of me.

The icing on the cake was the small diversion off the route to Hay Bluff. A diversion that meant staying at the same level instead of descending. The views down from near the top were definitely worth it.

Steadily progressing during the week, I might even have a rain free day tomorrow lol
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Post by: Dovegirl on 19:35:43, 17/06/19
I walked from Ardingly to Haywards Heath via Cuckfield today, taking in some of the Sussex Ouse Valley Way and some of the High Weald Landscape Trail.  A varied walk in lush rolling countryside with some ghyll woodland and a stretch by the beautiful Ardingly Reservoir.  I walked under the amazing Ouse Valley Viaduct, which carries the London-Brighton railway line.  After so much cool dreay wet weather it was great having it fine, warm and sunny.  A good day out!    :)
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Post by: Warbler on 20:03:46, 17/06/19

After 2 wet and muddy days from the start to Pandy, today was an absolute joy. Not only did my socks stay dry with only one heavy shower but a ridge walk between Pandy and Hay-On-Wye that must have been 10 miles with hardly any effort and great views on both sides of me.

The icing on the cake was the small diversion off the route to Hay Bluff. A diversion that meant staying at the same level instead of descending. The views down from near the top were definitely worth it.




Agree. Pandy to Hay is a fantastic stretch. Another fine ridge walk awaits you tomorrow...Ö.Hergest Ridge, a lovely springy, grassy path with more great views.  O0
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Post by: Bigfoot_Mike on 04:28:55, 18/06/19
Iíve done a few short walks this week in the Marakele national park.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 00:15:49, 22/06/19
Lovely walk in sunshine today after work.  Better not say where as I posted a picture on the where is this thread.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 20:58:35, 22/06/19
I've just spent a week walking parts of the coast path on the Llyn peninsula....and very nice it was too! O0
Despite the not so good weather forecast before I went, I've come home with a nice tan! 8)


For the most part, the weather was gorgeous! :D

Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Julie Tombs on 14:19:16, 23/06/19
I am doing a 7 mile walk on Tuesday with my walking group  from Hope Cove in Devon along the SWCP to Bolt Tail then Soar Mill Cove then turn inland to Bolberry and back to Hope Cove for a drink.  If the weather is nice on Thursday I will do the next leg of the SWCP in Cornwall from Polperro heading towards Polruan returning inland via Lansallos.  I think it will be too far and too steep to do the whole leg from Polperro to Polruan so I only anticipate getting as far as Lansallos Beach.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: bricam2096 on 19:31:04, 24/06/19
 :( feeling sad because itís my last day walking Offaís Dyke tomorrow and Iíve really enjoyed it. Iíve been quite lucky with the weather, only a bit wet on the first couple of mornings but since then only a couple of showers. The predicted thunderstorms today didnít happen thankfully but I didnít get the views today either but it was a lovely walk from Llanarmon to Bodfari.

Weather for the final day isnít looking good but Iíll be back in my own bed tomorrow night, this makes me happy but also sad that itís finishing  :(
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 17:32:03, 25/06/19
Out on Dartmoor today, going round and over Cosdon Hill.  The weather forecast was for full overcast with over 90% humidity and very little wind. They got that right!  Havenít been so hot and sweaty on a walk in this country for ages. Really unpleasant conditions, by the time we got to the end we both looked like we had been walking in the rain.  I can cope with cold, wet etc. but how do people cope with just plain steamy?  We dropped our pace and were wearing the minimum of lightweight clothing, just a loose trekking shirt and lightweight trousers in my case.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Julie Tombs on 17:34:34, 25/06/19
Out on Dartmoor today, going round and over Cosdon Hill.  The weather forecast was for full overcast with over 90% humidity and very little wind. They got that right!  Havenít been so hot and sweaty on a walk in this country for ages. Really unpleasant conditions, by the time we got to the end we both looked like we had been walking in the rain.  I can cope with cold, wet etc. but how do people cope with just plain steamy?  We dropped our pace and were wearing the minimum of lightweight clothing, just a loose trekking shirt and lightweight trousers in my case.


We were walking in South Devon today in Hope Cove so not far from you. It was muggy but luckily being on the coast there was a bit of a breeze. Just shorts and T shirt and lots of stops for drinks.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 20:12:09, 25/06/19
I walked over the South Downs from Storrington to Findon today.  There were cattle on their usual haunt of Sullington Hill on the SDW but they kept their distance. 
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: sunnydale on 20:19:21, 25/06/19
No walkies for me today as it's been raining all day! ::)


Off out tomorrow, although not sure where yet.... and I'm also leading an 11 mile walk on Thursday from Calver Sough.
We'll be doing some of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way (by the River Derwent) before climbing through some lovely woodland onto Froggat Edge. We'll cross the moor to White Edge, then drop down and go over Tumbling Hill en-route to Grindleford.
Another stretch of the DVHW will take us back to Calver.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 15:14:06, 28/06/19
Forecast today was for very hot and windy so we made an early start for a walk over the hills and through the valleys of Exmoor behind Porlock.  The wind bit was right - we were actually quite cold over the hilly sections but when we dropped down into the wooded valley we were grateful for the shade as the wind disappeared.  There was a surprising amount of water about too, some of the fords were interesting but we stayed dry shod.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: gunwharfman on 15:43:49, 28/06/19
I had a walk yesterday, just beyond Portsmouth, part of which is one on my running routes. I'd always noticed a worn path to the right of my normal route so I thought I'd follow it. I felt just like an explorer, it twisted and turned over fallen trees, under low branches, and through gaps between a number of bushes. I then suddenly came across a stream and a very attractive little open glade, just perfect for a picnic!

I have been doing my normal running route for a few years and see people now and again on this track but have never seen anyone on the other track, so now I'm wondering who is using it?
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: Dovegirl on 21:54:33, 05/07/19
I stayed in Dover this week and walked the famous White Cliffs, on Tuesday walking from Hythe via Folkestone to Dover, and on Wednesday walking from Deal to Dover.   On Thursday I walked from Littlestone-on-Sea to Lydd via Dungeness.  Every day was hot and sunny    :)   Fantastic!  I saw a lot of waymarkers for the England Coast Path.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 22:33:01, 09/07/19
A quite walk out around the local fields and lanes this evening.  Realy happy to note that several local gates and Stiles have been rebuilt since I last walked that route in the spring.  Including one completely new walkers gate, bounded by a brand new stone wall.  Someone has put in a fair lump of money..  O0


Who does pay for such things?
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 19:42:06, 12/07/19
A short local section of the SWCP with MrsG today.  From Rame head to Port Winkle. The finish point is only  afew miles from our home. Yet we had never walked the few miles, accross the Mod ranges, in all these years.  Even more strange as I once ran a project based at fort Tregantle.  Nice little stretch any way and better late than never ay :)
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: ninthace on 22:07:49, 12/07/19
Up to the Avon Dam and the Zeal Tramway today.  First walk for over a week after a really nasty cold.  I've still got no puff and coughing well. 
We retraced part of a route that scared me to death as a young teenager at Outward Bound School - so seared into my memory I can still remember the route I took across the moors after over 50 years.  It involved a solo overnight under a tarp followed by a long trek in near zero vis with a map so out of date the Avon Dam wasn't on it and the 2 Moors Way was not a thing.
Title: Re: Where are you good people walking DURING the week?
Post by: BuzyG on 22:24:59, 18/07/19
Tor bagging above Ivybidge after work.  Parked up at Hartford Moor Gate and grabbed Tor Rocks. Over Butterdon Hill to Crebber rocks. Then North to Old Hill Tor, that one is hidden away amongst the tusocks.  Up to Quick beam Hill and finaly jogged back along the old railway track to the car.  Happy to manage the 11 mile route in 3 hours.


The Zeal tram way was visible for much of the route.  Been a while since I walked that area. Thanks for the idea Ninthace.
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Post by: fit old bird on 13:30:50, 19/07/19

I'm going to Thirsk on Sunday for an Arts and Crafts event, Art in the Pens. Then I'm booked into a farmhouse B & B for two nights at Kilburn. Mon and Tues walking. I've done a bit there before, White Horse, Sutton Bank. Got the map, will explore a bit more.


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