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Walk Report: World’s End

Date: 25th Oct 2008 Stats: 13.5 miles, 3100 feet Weather: Cool with some cloud, but no rain, windy in exposed areas Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 0 Other Info: £2 all day parking in Llangollen village Summary: Llangollen, Castell Dinas Bran, Offa’s Dyke to World’s End, Fron-lwyd, Cae’r-hafod, forestry tracks through...

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Waterproof? Really?

I’ve spent two out of the last three weekends walking in torrential rain and driving wind that seems to have tested the limits of my supposedly waterproof outer layers; both upper and lower, but the most disappointing waterproof item I have is/are my gloves. My Rab Bergen overtrousers are less...

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Walk Report: Great Shunner Fell

Date: 18th Oct 2008 Stats: 10.0 miles, 1700 feet Weather: Rained almost all the way round, high winds, low cloud Trig Points: 1: TP3468 – Great Shunner Fell Wainwrights: 1: Great Shunner Fell Other Info: One or two spaces for cars along the road through Hardraw Summary: Hardraw, Pennine Way...

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Lost on Buachaille Etive Mor

I mentioned in a previous post how much it hurts to lose a piece of equipment you’ve had for a long time and which has repaid its initial outlay many times over. I don’t mean lost in the sense that it’s under the stairs somewhere in that miniature black hole...

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Scotland Walking Weekend

With some reasonable weather predicted for central Scotland at the weekend, I took a quick trip up in the car to bag a couple of hills on my “to-do” list. On the Saturday I walked up Schiehallion… … and on the Sunday I tackled Stob Dearg, one of the Munros...

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Walk Report: Buachaille Etive Mor

Date: 12th Oct 2008 Stats: 7.5 miles, 3300 feet Weather: Cool to begin, windy and very cold on tops, warming towards the end Munros: 1: Stob Dearg Other Info: Roadside and off-road parking at GR: NN 22100 56310, no toilets Summary: Altnafeadh, path into Coire na Tulaich, Stob Dearg, Feadan...

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Walk Report: Schiehallion

Date: 11th Oct 2008 Stats: 6.5 miles, 2500 feet Weather: Warm in the valley, very windy and cold on the summit Trig Points: 1: TP6943 – Wild Boar Fell Munros: 1: Schiehallion Other Info: Free car park, no toilets (that I could see) at GR: NN 75318 55697 Summary: Car...

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Coast to Coast 2009

It’s been decided, it’s in the diary and some of it has even been booked! Next year’s long distance walk will be Wainwright’s Coast to Coast again. For the first time since 2005 I’ll be walking with someone else on my LDP; Tex Gore has decided to come with me...

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Winter arrives in Cheshire

I had to scrape ice off the windscreen of the car this morning. The first indication, for me at least, that winter is almost upon us. Inside the car, the temperature gauge read 2 degrees, not exactly Siberian, but certainly an indicator that summer is long gone. Summer this year...

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LEJoG Planning continues

The first ink lines have appeared on my LEJoG map, after so many weeks of pencil lines and draft marks I have at last plotted the first route; from my home in Cheshire to my Mum’s house 15 miles away. These are all metaphorical marks of course because I’m using...