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#42366 - 26/11/06 12:55 PM Re: The big one
Nimrod Offline
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Quote:
Originally posted by Arial:
6 months and a toleration for West Nile Virus, snakes, bears, and humidity.

I know the midges and mossies would be thick in Scotland, but apparently vodka is a good repellant for mossies. What about single malts for breakfast?


I would love to do it,but the navigation of it is supposed to be hard.
Nimrod

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#42367 - 28/11/06 08:16 AM Re: The big one
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Registered: 29/04/05
Posts: 1328
Loc: North Yorkshire
Phil Slater - What a wonderful account of your walk. I have thought about doing this a few times, your account makes me want to do it even more although the weather on parts of the Pennine Way (which I did last year) does make me think again!

I thought that I should let you know that I have put your posting on the Pennine Way Forum so that other people who may not visit this forum don't miss it.

Thanks again.
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#42368 - 24/01/07 02:34 PM Re: The big one
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Registered: 28/08/06
Posts: 32
Loc: Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Im considering doing it this summer but JOG to LE N-S, Im in the process of Planning the time off work and the route
Joe

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#42369 - 24/01/07 02:40 PM Re: The big one
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Registered: 28/08/06
Posts: 32
Loc: Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Phil and Marilyn,
What an inspiration you have been to me.
Iam reading your journal every lunchtime, what an experience, which I intend to replicate.
I was going to thank you on finishing the reading , but just seen you post an couldnt resist saying welldone and thanks.
I would like to make contact with you if I go ahead and do the walk, if thats ok.
Thanks again
Joe

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#42370 - 24/01/07 02:42 PM Re: The big one
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Registered: 28/08/06
Posts: 32
Loc: Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Sparnel
would love to check you out too, for advice.
Well Done
Joe

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#42371 - 25/01/07 05:15 PM Re: The big one
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Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 56
Loc: scotland
Joe O,

I completed the walk from South to North last year. Feel free to ask me any relevant questions.

Sparnel

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#42372 - 27/01/07 04:58 PM Re: The big one
Slogger Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 2893
Loc: West Lancs.
I once bumped into a guy doing the lejog. It took him 8 months to complete the walk.
Mind you, he did become the first and only one to date to do it, including all the 3,000ft mountains on the UK mainland.
Dave.

[This message has been edited by Slogger (edited 27 January 2007).]

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#42373 - 29/01/07 02:32 AM Re: The big one
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Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 5
Loc: Australia
Quote:
Originally posted by joeO:
Phil and Marilyn,
What an inspiration you have been to me.
Iam reading your journal every lunchtime, what an experience, which I intend to replicate.
I was going to thank you on finishing the reading , but just seen you post an couldnt resist saying welldone and thanks.
I would like to make contact with you if I go ahead and do the walk, if thats ok.
Thanks again
Joe

Thanks Joe for the positive response, we have had over 300 copies of our Free "Walking the Length of Britain" Journal taken off the web, so the feedback to us is very much appreciated. We would be pleased to hear from you if you decide to go ahead yourself .
Best wishes Phil & Marilyn Slater
www.ukendtoend.com




[This message has been edited by Phil Slater (edited 29 January 2007).]

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#42374 - 09/02/07 02:05 PM Re: The big one
joeO Offline
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Registered: 28/08/06
Posts: 32
Loc: Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Sparnel
Thanks,
How long did it take you and which route did you take.?
What was your average per day?
Any tips
Joe

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#42375 - 09/02/07 02:07 PM Re: The big one
joeO Offline
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Registered: 28/08/06
Posts: 32
Loc: Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Sparnel
What time of year did you do it.
I want to try for the best time of year, but want to avoid the midges in Scotland
Joe

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