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Hello - From Essex
« on: 10:34:30, 23/12/19 »
Hi everyone,

My name is Lee and I am someone who loves the outdoors, but who really does not get the chance to do as much as I would like.
I particularly like Hill walking which is annoying considering I live in the flatness that is East Anglia!!!
I am unfortunately at an age where a lot of my friends have young children and cannot join me on hikes, so I tend to go by myself which is fine but would love to know where I can go to join people for some hikes.

I recently this year climbed Ben Nevis by myself via the CMD arete route in torrential rain but I did it, and this year, I am looking to stay between Helvellyn & Scafell Pike in the late spring/summer and climb both of them over a few days. I plan at the moment to do this myself but if anyone would like to join me that would be great :)

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Re: Hello - From Essex
« Reply #1 on: 11:55:29, 23/12/19 »
Welcome to the forum. I sympathise, we live in Suffolk! So annoying when you have to drive well over 3 hours to get any decent hills. We did both Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike last year ( and Snowdon) but not all at once! Itís difficult to train for walks like that here. We tend to do more miles to make up for the lack of gradients.


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Re: Hello - From Essex
« Reply #2 on: 12:18:35, 23/12/19 »
Welcome to the forum from South Cumbria - no lack of hills where I live - even popping down to the shops involves a return slog up a 1 in 7 hill!
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Re: Hello - From Essex
« Reply #3 on: 12:45:47, 23/12/19 »
Welcome from Aberdeenshire. There is no shortage of hills here. Our local hill, Bennachie, is less than 5 miles away and we are not far from the edge of the Cairngorms National Park.  I now just need to get over injuries and flu, so that I can take advantage.


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Re: Hello - From Essex
« Reply #4 on: 13:23:41, 23/12/19 »
A warm welcome from Lincolnshire.
We have loads of hills around here, one lot live 4 doors away.
Undulations are a better way to describe this county, though it can have its moments.
Too little, too late, too bad......


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Re: Hello - From Essex
« Reply #5 on: 13:24:55, 23/12/19 »
Welcome from Manchester  :)

East Anglia - far from optimal  :(
There will probably be others here who could join you in the Lake District when the time comes.


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Re: Hello - From Essex
« Reply #6 on: 18:23:42, 23/12/19 »
Welcome from another Essex resident
These boots are made for walking.... so long as the rest of my body agrees


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Re: Hello - From Essex
« Reply #7 on: 07:31:21, 28/12/19 »
Hi branchini & welcome from the Peak District O0

Tracey :)
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