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#407322 - 11/09/17 11:13 AM Setting off from St Bees Saturday 16th Sept 2017
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Registered: 17/03/11
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Well, after 5 years of thinking about doing this walk, have finally got enough time to give it a go. Have left it a bit late getting things together but think I've got most of the things I need. Is it a bit too late in the year or is there going to be anyone else around? Am going to be doing this on my own, camping along the way, carrying all my kit. Have tried to cut back on weight but still fairly heavy and am not as fit as I could probably be. Family think I'm a bit mad and should probably wait until next year, but kind of in the mind set that if I don't do this now, good chance I never will. A little worried about a few things but if there are to be others about then think I should be okay. Anyone setting off on or around the 16th Sept 2017

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#407323 - 11/09/17 12:00 PM Re: Setting off from St Bees Saturday 16th Sept 2017 [Re: dreamer]
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5 Years thinking about it - try 6 years it was 2011 when you first started thinking! What is a year among friends? I am sure that there will be less people walking at this time of year but there should still be quite a few that you will be able to meet up with in the evenings as long as you don't camp too far away from civilisation. I hope that the weather is reasonably kind and not too bad underfoot, Met Office currently showing as:-

"More showers are likely on Friday (15th September), particularly in the east, though the wind will begin to reduce and there will be more sunny spells around, especially in the southwest. Through next weekend and also next Monday and Tuesday, longer periods of drier and brighter weather are likely across the UK, especially in the south, whilst the northwest may stay rather unsettled at times. Temperatures will probably be slightly warmer than this week, but chilly nights are likely, bringing a risk of early morning mist or fog. From the middle of next week changeable weather could well return for much of the country, though southern and eastern parts will probably get the best of any drier or brighter weather."

Good luck, let us know how you get on. Hopefully the website will allow new members again before too long (after they are able stop hackers etc.) who will be able to contribute and/or ask questions.
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#407324 - 11/09/17 12:23 PM Re: Setting off from St Bees Saturday 16th Sept 2017 [Re: dreamer]
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Ha ha, it's probably even longer when the seed first got planted! Thanks for the reply Harland, and the forecast ( yet another thing I've forgotten to check). Have today and tomorrow off trying to get last things together. Booked my train to St Bees for Friday and have just called the farmhouse to check availability, so will be stopping there to set off Saturday. Am going to walk to my brothers and back, some 15 miles, with my pack for the first time (said I'd left it late). Try and get some idea of what the weight will be like. Think I'll sleep well tonight.

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#407325 - 11/09/17 12:26 PM Re: Setting off from St Bees Saturday 16th Sept 2017 [Re: dreamer]
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If the pack is heavier than you would like just walk a bit slower and you will get there.
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#407326 - 13/09/17 09:34 AM Re: Setting off from St Bees Saturday 16th Sept 2017 [Re: dreamer]
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Have a good one dreamer I`m sure you will be fine.Looks like the high winds wil be past by tonight (Wed).

Great to see some interest back on the site

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#407327 - 15/09/17 09:55 AM Re: Setting off from St Bees Saturday 16th Sept 2017 [Re: dreamer]
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Looks like site has opened up to new members at last!

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