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Birdman

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Re: can the walking community help me please???
« Reply #15 on: 09:50:49, 15/07/20 »

That would be me out. I cant afford the time away from wirk, but wifi means I can still get stuff done. And being forced to yo socialise ruins the peace and solitude of the experience.


If I want peace and solitude I camp in the bush. This is what I usually do. But if I go some place where other people are around, I hope that at least they won't be staring at their phone all the time. But of course if you need to work while on your walk I get your point.
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Re: can the walking community help me please???
« Reply #16 on: 09:55:49, 15/07/20 »
Just because wifi and phone is available doesn't mean you have to use it. You can switch your phone off, as I often do once I have assured the OH I have survived the day.


Usually I don't even carry a phone on walks. And if I do, it doesn't have a SIM. It's purely used as an (offline) navigation device and for electronic fieldguides (less weight than paper books) :). Some people think this outrageous, but only 25 years ago nobody had a phone :)
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Re: can the walking community help me please???
« Reply #17 on: 11:41:57, 15/07/20 »
A lot of places in tourist areas only take 2 night bookings.  If you are walking or cycling through it can be a nightmare finding places which will take a booking for a single night, so that is a point to bear in mind, a lot of us are looking for single nights.   A single room or two is always helpful, not many places have them, but accommodation providers who have single rooms have told me they are always full.  Other than that, I think most things I can think of have already been covered.  Except maybe the odd room with a bath rather than a shower.
A big yes to single nights, researching some national trails recently it's frustrating to find several occasions where the only campsite in an area insists on minimum 2 night bookings.
That would be me out. I cant afford the time away from wirk, but wifi means I can still get stuff done. And being forced to yo socialise ruins the peace and solitude of the experience.
Agreed, being online is juat part of life now and it's not unreasonable for walkers to want to check in with family to let them know they've made it to their destination or to be online in case work or family need to contact them somehow. This doesn't mean that a common room is going to be lit up like an arcade with everyone staring at their devices all evening.

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Re: can the walking community help me please???
« Reply #18 on: 12:31:01, 15/07/20 »
I feel that any business that lays down criteria about the type, diet and behaviour of its clientele is likely to be a short lived concern.
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Re: can the walking community help me please???
« Reply #19 on: 21:56:23, 15/07/20 »
Firstly, can I thank everyone for your response, all of your comments have been very valuable.
Just to give you a few basics of what our vision is, we are looking to create a single occupancy (no more than two people), environmentally friendly, modern living space for people to have either a single or multiple night stay to relax and unwind. The small build will be off the grid and located in a very secluded area giving you full privacy and access to a range of walking routes on your door stop.


Any more further comments would be welcome, especially around your budgets. Again thanks as so far they have all been great!


As we mentioned previously we are still keen on tailoring the walking community.


Thank you
Chloe