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James_Lincs

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Hello walkers
« on: 22:19:02, 16/05/18 »
Hey everyone my name is James, I'm 31 and from the Lincolnshire/Humberside area in the UK.


Me and my girlfriend have been talking about going on some countryside walks for a while now but we're not quite sure where to get started. I thought we could start small with some local circular walks and build our way up to some big hikes. I was in a walking club back in primary school and I know there's some beautiful countryside nearby but I can't remember where we went, some recommendations for places to visit would be great.


Eventually we want to build up to proper long distance hiking and a trip to Scotland to hike through the amazing scenery there is on our bucket list.


Looking forward to getting out there!

Deolman

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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #1 on: 06:24:49, 17/05/18 »
Hi from Merseyside. Take a look at walkingworld.com. Small price to pay for individual walks but annual subscription offers good value. Lots of walks suitable for all levels, I have used them for years.

gunwharfman

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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #2 on: 09:04:54, 17/05/18 »
Welcome from Portsmouth

zuludog

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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #3 on: 09:14:17, 17/05/18 »
Welcome!


Walking can't be that difficult, millions of people do it every day


Get a 1: 50,000 Landranger Ordnance Survey map of your local area. You will see paths & features that you already know, and that will get you used to the scale, and planning
Go on a short walk in an area you are familiar with, like starting at the end of your street, and build it up from there

barewirewalker

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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #4 on: 11:16:41, 17/05/18 »
Welcome from Shropshire.
Simplest start point would be online;
Find a start point locally, preferably with a postal code, click on http://www.streetmap.co.uk/ and past it in. Go 2bars back on the zoom control and you will have the 1:50,000 OS Landranger map. Zoom up by another bar and you will be on the 1:25,000 OS Explorer map. When familiar with the setting go for the large screen.

Find some footpaths, even quiet lanes, for every km square you cross you will walk about 2/3 mile if you are more comfortable with non metric.
IMO best way to start, best of luck.

I suppose if you cannot print of screen shots a mobile phone will capture the maps, not having a mobile that option is an unknown.
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jimbob

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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #5 on: 15:43:10, 17/05/18 »
HI from lincolnshire.
The Lincolnshire Wolds would be a great and easy access  place to look at.The Viking Way runs from the Humber through Lincoln to Oakham in Rutland. A very nice walk.  A great way to get walking legs.  Nothing too steep though there are hills. Free details on Lincolnshire County Council website.

Have fun.
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alan de enfield

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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #6 on: 16:49:02, 17/05/18 »

HI from lincolnshire.
The Lincolnshire Wolds would be a great and easy access  place to look at.The Viking Way runs from the Humber through Lincoln to Oakham in Rutland. A very nice walk.  A great way to get walking legs.  Nothing too steep though there are hills. Free details on Lincolnshire County Council website.

Have fun.


Maybe this will help the OP.


https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/countryside/visiting/walking/viking-way/120966.article

Slowcoach

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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #7 on: 18:27:52, 17/05/18 »
Welcome, the countryside in the Lincs Wolds is beautiful. Louth is a good place to base yourself or Market Rasen.
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James_Lincs

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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #8 on: 20:27:54, 17/05/18 »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone I'll have a look :)

jimbob

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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #9 on: 22:32:17, 17/05/18 »
Welcome, the countryside in the Lincs Wolds is beautiful. Louth is a good place to base yourself or Market Rasen.
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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #10 on: 09:33:24, 21/05/18 »
Welcome from North Warwickshire!

rosam

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Re: Hello walkers
« Reply #11 on: 21:11:42, 26/05/18 »
Hey everyone my name is James, I'm 31 and from the Lincolnshire/Humberside area in the UK.


Me and my girlfriend have been talking about going on some countryside walks for a while now but we're not quite sure where to get started. I thought we could start small with some local circular walks and build our way up to some big hikes. I was in a walking club back in primary school and I know there's some beautiful countryside nearby but I can't remember where we went, some recommendations for places to visit would be great.


Eventually we want to build up to proper long distance hiking and a trip to Scotland to hike through the amazing scenery there is on our bucket list.


Looking forward to getting out there!
Hello and welcome.
I am not able to help as I live in the south but as I newbie myself I know the feeling. For me, I am using 2 apps to help me find paths and walks around my area. Alltrails and Viewranger   I have also joined the local Meetup groups to go for walks with other people (sometimes I fancy company)