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Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2805 on: 15:45:07, 10/12/19 »
The weather at the moment, is so poor on the western parts of the Uk, that i very much doubt anyone would consider going out for a walk,
Visited my friend in Deganwy yesterday afternoon, very high SW winds with intermittent heavy rain.

Weather is more than rubbish, stay at home and keep warm,  Snowdonia has been there for close on a billion years, it will certainly be there when the weather is nicer.

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2806 on: 16:13:50, 10/12/19 »
That may be good advice for some but I rather like the challenge that poor weather brings  O0
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Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2807 on: 17:42:51, 10/12/19 »
I did venture out to the shop in the village, this morning, but even dressed in my full waterproof gear, i got soaked to the skin.
The high winds and heavy rain, crossing the road in front of my house, was so heavy, that even walking the three miles there and back, the rain saturated my clothing.

I recon i would have been soaked to the skin, even if i had been wearing a wetsuit, the rain is still throwing it down, as i write this.

I just cannot imagine battling through similar conditions on the Carneddau main ridge, or up the Llanberis Path to the summit of Snowdon.

Imagine traversing Dartmoor in such weather.

Testing ones abilities is one thing, but doing it whilst soaking wet, and not being able to take shelter, that's no fun at all.

Walking and testing ones ability in the mountains is meant to be enjoyed,

The forecast for the entire week, here in the National Park is for very unsettled conditions, with storm force winds for much of the week.


The high winds have not really dropped since last Friday, they have subsided a bit, but then grown in intensity, with Sunday night being mayhem outside.

I for one, will not be going walkies this week, and the lure of Moelfre or Diffwys has lost its magic, the weather is that bad.

Hadrian

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2808 on: 15:35:08, 22/12/19 »
A leisurely circular walk today following the long carriage drive near Cragside at Rothbury in Northumberland. Coquetdale bathed in winter sunshine.

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2809 on: 18:30:24, 22/12/19 »
Out with the Moorland Ramblers on Dartmoor today.  What a beautiful place it is to walk. :)

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2810 on: 19:36:59, 22/12/19 »
I visited Maidstone, Kent today, difficult in some places and lots of really sticky gooey mud.! For those who know it, this is Teston Bridge and the river is the Medway. Just a couple of miles along towards Maidstone there is another bridge at East Farleigh which looks very similar. To see Teston Bridge in a different light, watch the original Dunkirk film starring John Mills. In the film, the British blew it up as they retreated. The scene is in the first 15 minutes.

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2811 on: 21:12:06, 23/12/19 »
A leisurely circular walk today following the long carriage drive near Cragside at Rothbury in Northumberland. Coquetdale bathed in winter sunshine.


Stunning colours, Hadrian.
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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2812 on: 22:23:38, 23/12/19 »
Smashing photo Hadrian  O0

I know that area well, it is close to Newcastle so I walked there a lot when I lived there.
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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2813 on: 22:32:50, 23/12/19 »
Off to the Malvern Hills :)
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

richardh1905

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2814 on: 08:39:02, 24/12/19 »
Off to the Malvern Hills :)

Nice - I remember catching a train from Birmingham and walking the length of the Malvern Hills on my birthday with a group of friends many years ago.
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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2815 on: 11:02:02, 24/12/19 »
Last week, this week and perhaps next I'm down to about a mile or less a day, coping with a nasty running pain at the back of my right calf! For the past few mornings after getting up, it feels as though it's better, but like this morning after about 200yds of slowly and carefully walking its back! Going to get the frozen peas out again, plus an elevated leg sofa routine. I need to somehow get myself back to normal before I leave for my trip to La Palma in early January. Most annoying!

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2816 on: 11:32:01, 24/12/19 »
Last week, this week and perhaps next I'm down to about a mile or less a day, coping with a nasty running pain at the back of my right calf! For the past few mornings after getting up, it feels as though it's better, but like this morning after about 200yds of slowly and carefully walking its back! Going to get the frozen peas out again, plus an elevated leg sofa routine. I need to somehow get myself back to normal before I leave for my trip to La Palma in early January. Most annoying!
Could it be a back problem, rather than the calf. My sciatica generally manifests itself in calf pain (and back pain). Some Pilates, yoga or just gentle stretches on the floor could make this go away. I generally find that if I press around the area of the pain, it has no effect (i.e. the pain is not actually there) and this generally points to referred pain from an irritated or trapped nerve.

Hadrian

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2817 on: 11:59:45, 24/12/19 »
Not strictly this weekend, but on Boxing Day morning Iím joining a Northumberland National Park circular walk along Hadrianís Wall, starting at Walltown near Greenhead. 6 miles/3 hours.

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2818 on: 12:41:03, 24/12/19 »
Not walking but at Whitley Bay on boxing day for the annual North Sea dip.
As I get older I find that it takes longer to plodge in past the knees. Need to be pushed in to get the full body effect nowadays.
Once dried and clothed you seem to stay warm until the end of March, they say!.
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Hadrian

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2819 on: 13:12:00, 24/12/19 »
Not walking but at Whitley Bay on boxing day for the annual North Sea dip.
As I get older I find that it takes longer to plodge in past the knees. Need to be pushed in to get the full body effect nowadays.
Once dried and clothed you seem to stay warm until the end of March, they say!.


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