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Re: Any hiking plans for 2020?
« Reply #15 on: 16:10:38, 25/11/19 »
I am returning to my Western Front walk in March (I reached Verdun last year) and then the C2C end of April/ beginning of May.
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Re: Any hiking plans for 2020?
« Reply #16 on: 18:25:13, 25/11/19 »
I assume the southwest 2000s are going to be quite a long way from me in the north east of Scotland.

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Re: Any hiking plans for 2020?
« Reply #17 on: 19:06:00, 25/11/19 »
A lot more camping this year.  I feel I've not done much of it this year and it's frustrated me - even if it is due to legitmate reasons like sick family and work.  I'm not talking epic long trips, but a series of 3 days / 2 night trips are doable and let you find a bit of space in the outdoors without the need to drive as much as you do with day hikes.

Would be nice to book a trip to Patagonia too since I've wanted to do a few technical routes there for a while now.


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Re: Any hiking plans for 2020?
« Reply #18 on: 19:31:33, 25/11/19 »
A few....

A couple of walking holidays abroad, although I haven't decided where yet. More research needed.

Hope to have a week or two in Scotland....and a week somewhere new (coastal) in Wales.
I'd really like to get over to Ireland next year.  I'd planned to go this year but what with one thing and another, I ran out of time/opportunity ::)

I'll also have a few long weekends away, which could be anywhere! Depends what comes up with my walking group.

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Re: Any hiking plans for 2020?
« Reply #19 on: 20:42:25, 26/11/19 »
MacMillan Way for me - or at least the first 150 miles of it. Boston to Oxford roughly. It'll take me through half a dozen counties I've never walked in -  new vistas.


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Re: Any hiking plans for 2020?
« Reply #20 on: 11:46:13, 27/11/19 »
My plans are to do the Three Lochs Way and another section of the GR5. I have done 5 or 600 miles on the GR5, particularly Geneva to Nice and the Netherlands. I am looking at the Vosges and Jura section.


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Re: Any hiking plans for 2020?
« Reply #21 on: 20:39:11, 01/12/19 »
I have two trips already booked.

Walking in Hydra Island Greece in March.

Exploring the Black Forest in May.

Also want to do a cycle tour of the Isle of Skye, or may do a UK hiking trip. Not sure yet.  :)

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Re: Any hiking plans for 2020?
« Reply #22 on: 09:59:00, 02/12/19 »
I'm hoping to do the Yorkshire Wolds Way in May, with my son, who will just about be 13 then. Still at the beginning of the planning stage for it as it is hindered by the lack of accommodation and me not wanting to cart a tent about!


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Re: Any hiking plans for 2020?
« Reply #23 on: 11:32:59, 02/12/19 »
My original plan was to hike the GR131 on Tenerife, in January and to do it before the 31st of the month. I just couldn't get the price or the take-off times that I wanted and most dates were sold out anyway.

So I changed plans and have now booked a 5-day hike to La Palma instead, setting off in the second week of January 2020. The two dates were the only ones on offer from Easyjet, Gatwick so I grabbed at them.

Interestingly I started my search by looking at Skyscanner and their on-screen display read that there were NO return flights from La Palma to Gatwick at all in January 2020. So I went directly to Easyjet and my two dates were displayed right in front of me. Does this mean that airline companies may not release all of their flight details to Skyscanner?

I'd be very grateful for those who have hiked on the island for any tips. My primary route will be from the southern tip of the island straight up the mountain spine in the centre. Looking forward to the volcano area, haven't done one of those before. It also looks like I will have to equip myself well with water and food though, haven't yet had time to look at the shopping and eating opportunities that might or might not be availble to be away from the coastline.


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Re: Any hiking plans for 2020?
« Reply #24 on: 20:08:21, 02/12/19 »
Main backpacking project will be walking the Cambrian Way. Guidebook bought, itinary planned and strip maps at 1:25k printed and laminated by daily stages.

In terms of regular walking I want to bagged all the mountain peaks in Snowdonia. Went there earlier this year and reminded how good Snowdonia is. Probably doing a mix of day walks and weekend backpacking wild camps.