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richardh1905

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3105 on: 09:17:54, 20/07/20 »
Some city walking in Edinburgh that took in the Royal Botanical Gardens, some of the Leith Walk, the Castle and the Royal Mile, and to cap it all, a walk up Arthur's Seat, a real mountain in miniature. We were visiting my daughter prior to her moving south to London.
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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3106 on: 16:34:46, 20/07/20 »
Got around to the trip report. Took me longer than the actual walk.
Including tea breaks.


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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3107 on: 19:48:12, 26/07/20 »
I walked today from Denton, on the outskirts of Newhaven, via Firle Beacon to Bishopstone near Seaford, taking in a swathe of the South Downs.  Beautiful panoramic views    :)

richardh1905

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3108 on: 20:16:51, 26/07/20 »
A short walk up and over mighty Great Burney (298m), south west of Coniston Water. Pleasantly wild, but the descent down steep ground to the north was badly scarred by scramblers (the bikes that is, not rock climbers). High point of the walk was meeting a herd of 5 semi feral ponies on the walk back down a minor road to the car - lovely to see such beautiful creatures running wild. No photos sadly - phone battery flat as a pancake.
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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3109 on: 00:32:50, 27/07/20 »
Out on Bodmin moor today. Great to meet up and walk with cornwallcoastpathdweller.  The weather was kind to us.  Well after you stood in the rain while I put my gaiters on it was.  ;D   Not sure I quite sold the idea of boots and gaiters.  More the idea of staying off Bodmin moor in damp conditions.

Any way a good days walking and chatting. 12 miles and 580m up and down, by my measure.

SWCP next time and hopefully Mel can make it too  O0

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3110 on: 23:23:41, 28/07/20 »
Out on Bodmin moor today. Great to meet up and walk with cornwallcoastpathdweller.  The weather was kind to us.  Well after you stood in the rain while I put my gaiters on it was.  ;D   Not sure I quite sold the idea of boots and gaiters.  More the idea of staying off Bodmin moor in damp conditions.

Any way a good days walking and chatting. 12 miles and 580m up and down, by my measure.

SWCP next time and hopefully Mel can make it too  O0


Yes a nice day BuzyG, good to meet and spend some time chatting in a new place.  Bodmin moor first time for me with the miracle of only 2 mins worth of rain.  For those not in the know Bodmin is generally wetter than Atlantis on a poor day.


Pleased to report no signs of trenchfoot after using my trail shoed feet to test the depths of a few 'puddles' at the start. 
one step then another then another then a bench - please?

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3111 on: Yesterday at 15:28:12 »
4 mile walk around Shingle Street this morning. Only a small car park there and when we got back the narrow road starting to resemble the road to Seathwaite. I think all the locals must be avoiding Southwold and Aldeburgh!

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3112 on: Yesterday at 17:08:57 »
Nice photo - looks like an interesting bit of coast.


By way of contrast, I walked 4 miles along forestry roads through Chapel House Plantation above Windermere. Knee didn't grumble too much. I'm glad to say.
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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3113 on: Yesterday at 17:25:36 »
4 mile walk from Rothbury up to Lordenshaws Iron Age hillfort. Dry and sunny with a light breeze and the moorland turning purple as the heather comes into bloom.


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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3114 on: Yesterday at 19:40:13 »
Out this morning on Dartmoor.  A quick 11 mile walk in to Fur tor via Tavy cleave and back via Great Links.  A group of around 20 youngsters having a wild camp and enjoying some tunes on their beat box.  I Sat on top and listen for around half an hour, tapping my toes. Then the heavens opened, so I high tailed it back in time to watch the British GP on the tele.  O0

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3115 on: Yesterday at 20:36:40 »
Nowhere for me today, set the alarm for a 6am 'usual' route along the cliff path but decided against it and went back to sleep.  Furthest i went today was around the garden with the lawnmower - need to have a word with myself!
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BuzyG

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3116 on: Yesterday at 22:31:02 »
Nowhere for me today, set the alarm for a 6am 'usual' route along the cliff path but decided against it and went back to sleep.  Furthest i went today was around the garden with the lawnmower - need to have a word with myself!
I wise choice, I see a chunk of cliff near to you is now on the beach since Friday.  The chap walking his dog. Will be in need of new undies. :o


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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3117 on: Today at 07:55:00 »
4 mile walk from Rothbury up to Lordenshaws Iron Age hillfort. Dry and sunny with a light breeze and the moorland turning purple as the heather comes into bloom.
Nice.
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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3118 on: Today at 08:18:45 »
4 mile walk from Rothbury up to Lordenshaws Iron Age hillfort. Dry and sunny with a light breeze and the moorland turning purple as the heather comes into bloom.


Yes, another who has noticed the heather flourishing to it's finest purple in the past week or so.  O0

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #3119 on: Today at 08:23:09 »

Yes, another who has noticed the heather flourishing to it's finest purple in the past week or so.  O0


A week ago up here there was no colour at all in the heather - what a change in 7 days!