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#3456 - 15/09/05 07:56 PM Any last minute advice???
Terrier200 Offline

Registered: 15/09/05
Posts: 9
Hi - We're setting out on the Dales Way this Saturday. We've got maps & route books, have sorted our B&Bs and have our rucksacks at the ready... but does anyone have any last minute advice for two first timers?

#3457 - 15/09/05 10:07 PM Re: Any last minute advice???
bb&gg Offline

Registered: 22/11/04
Posts: 93
Loc: East anglia/England
Hi Terrier, if you could post your itenary, and what you thought about your B&Bs when you are done. Billyboy, and i would appreciate the info.
Thanks.... GG.

#3458 - 16/09/05 07:44 AM Re: Any last minute advice???
Kate's Dad Offline
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Registered: 23/06/05
Posts: 274
Loc: Derbyshire
No matter how far you walk, the last 3 miles will always hurt.
Drink lots of water as you go along.
It is not just the adventure of walking the Way but also your holiday so enjoy every minute of it.
Have a pint of Hartleys XB in the Hole Inth' Wall in Bowness when you finish!
Good Luck and enjoy!!

#3459 - 16/09/05 12:52 PM Re: Any last minute advice???
kevanliz Offline

Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 163
Loc: London
any advice?

Just enjoy yourselves, savour and take each mile as they come.

Don't forget to chat to the cows as you pass by

#3460 - 16/09/05 02:31 PM Re: Any last minute advice???
tonyk Offline
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Registered: 16/02/04
Posts: 1033
Loc: UK
Make sure you sit on the stone seat above Bowness.Its got a great view over the water and its an ideal place for quiet reflection before walking down into Bowness which is quite pleasant but often very crowded.

#3461 - 16/09/05 06:10 PM Re: Any last minute advice???
Slogger Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 2893
Loc: West Lancs.
Last minute advice from someone who has walked the route four times. Be prepared to experience something you will never forget, you WILL become a long distance path junkie. Dont let anything pass by unnoticed. Be observant, you walk alongside of five beautiful rivers, look for the fish, the Dippers and Kingfishers as they dart across almost skimming the surface. Feel the freedom, breathe the fresh air, it is a beautiful, beautiful route.
Oh, I wish I was going!


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