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#2714 - 05/11/00 08:03 PM Need advice on doing the CW on december
jcalonge Offline
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Registered: 05/11/00
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Loc: New york, NY, usa
Hi there,
I would like to do the CW, it sounds great, but the only time I have available is after the 10th of december. I understand it will be cold and wet. But, does anybody know how cold and how wet? too much to enjoy? Would some of the trails be unpassable?
I would appreciate any info regarding this issue or any other pertinent advice.
Thanks,
julia

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#2715 - 08/11/00 11:27 PM Re: Need advice on doing the CW on december
Strider Offline
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Registered: 12/08/00
Posts: 132
Loc: Central UK
[Hi Julia,
I did the CW in April/May, bt I do walk all year round in the Peak District. All I can tel you is that it could be very cold and snowy, or you could be really lucky and get clear, bright weather. As long as you have the basic gear (wind/waterproof coat and the 'trimmings' that most of us carry in Winter), you should be OK!
Strider

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#2716 - 10/11/00 07:50 AM Re: Need advice on doing the CW on december
Strider Offline
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Registered: 12/08/00
Posts: 132
Loc: Central UK
Hello Julia,
there don't,as yet, seem to be many replies to your question and I suspect this is because it's a sort of 'how long is a piece of string' type of question. The thing is, I myself really enjoy facing into a tearing gale, I LOVE snow, I can abide rain in the right company that too can even be enjoyable. But at what point do YOU feel the cold? At what point would YOU think 'sod this for a game of soldiers'? It's all down to personal preferences etc. I will just repeat the old mantra 'as long as you have all the right equipment...' etc.
The only thing that would make things impassable really is snow, and who mknows weather we will get any or not? The truth is, at that time of the year you are increasing your chances of something going wrong, weather wise, acommodation wise and al-wise, but the up side is you will not be among crowds. I personally like winter walking, but don't know if I'd be prepared tp do a long walk in winter with the short daylight hours - I would be too worried I would miss something (also I really enjoy watching the sun go down at the end of a good day - preferably at some time around 9:00pm)
Strider

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#2717 - 10/11/00 07:51 AM Re: Need advice on doing the CW on december
Strider Offline
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Registered: 12/08/00
Posts: 132
Loc: Central UK
Hello Julia,
there don't,as yet, seem to be many replies to your question and I suspect this is because it's a sort of 'how long is a piece of string' type of question. The thing is, I myself really enjoy facing into a tearing gale, I LOVE snow, I can abide rain in the right company that too can even be enjoyable. But at what point do YOU feel the cold? At what point would YOU think 'sod this for a game of soldiers'? It's all down to personal preferences etc. I will just repeat the old mantra 'as long as you have all the right equipment...' etc.
The only thing that would make things impassable really is snow, and who mknows weather we will get any or not? The truth is, at that time of the year you are increasing your chances of something going wrong, weather wise, acommodation wise and al-wise, but the up side is you will not be among crowds. I personally like winter walking, but don't know if I'd be prepared tp do a long walk in winter with the short daylight hours - I would be too worried I would miss something (also I really enjoy watching the sun go down at the end of a good day - preferably at some time around 9:00pm)
Strider

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#2718 - 24/12/00 03:35 PM Re: Need advice on doing the CW on december
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id love tto walk the c/w with you christmas hhhholidays

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