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  • Paul S
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    I'm due to go down to Cornwall on the sleeper train Friday night to carry on walking the SWCP, but I'm considering cancelling it. I'll be walking from St Ives round Lands End to Penzance and then down to Lizard Point and I don't fancy doing that in 60mph winds.

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    Been reading about it, looks like clash of egos with some of the locals. It can be quite tense in such a small place...

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  • Sporting
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    What has the new owner done (wrong)?

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    Bad news that, I had a great time there when I visited many years ago, some great mix of people.

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  • Paul S
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    I've been to the Old Forge and it was a cracking little pub. Emphasis on the was though, as the new owner has upset most of the locals.

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    Strong start there, Knoydart is ace. Enjoy your pint at the Old Forge!

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  • Paul S
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    I've had my route approved for the TGO Challenge and I throught I would share it all with you. 215 miles from Mallaig (well, Inverie really) to Newburgh via Druim Fada, the Glen Roy parallel Roads, Aviemore, Cairngorm, Glen Clova, Banchory and then up the coast to visit the seal beach at Newburgh. A fine time spent route planning. Just got to walk it now in May with all the others.
    14-day weather forecast for St Ives.

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  • Sits
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    Breathtaking

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    On Moel Siabod today. Gorgeous day, frozen solid in the upper parts which spiced up our scramble nicely. The raven was duly fed...

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    It's the Trent&Mersey canal, i walked from Runcorn East to Frodsham train stations that day.

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  • Lang Spoon
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    It's bloody lovely. Is the Lonely Planet list paid for somehow? I seem to remember Scotland dominating such (LP, Rough Guide) lists a few years back, and the SNP tourism minister always on hand with a pithy quote.

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  • Sits
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    That's a stunning photo MS, where is it?

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    That guy in the boat had it nailed spot wise....

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    England gets a pat on the back from Loney Planet and bigs up Paul's recent route: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50138051

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  • ChrisJ
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    Thanks UA.
    It’s a special place isn’t it? Probably my last time in the Himalayas as I feel worse about flying every time and I don’t think I have the cojones to travel overland via Pakistan. (Or the budget to go the long way ‘round through China!)
    I’m quite looking forward to exploring the large areas of the UK of which I’m sadly ignorant.

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  • ursus arctos
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    What everyone else has said. Special kudos to you for helping her experience it.

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  • Sits
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    They’re quite something Chris.

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    Beautiful!

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  • Paul S
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    Looks fantastic Chris, wish I was there!

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    Very nice, Chris. I'm hugely envious.

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  • Gangster Octopus
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    Impressive. I don't think that I've ever reached 1000m...

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