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#43718 - 21/10/08 07:22 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Slogger]
Stottie Offline
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Registered: 21/02/07
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Loc: Derbyshire, England
"Every man his own pathmaker " indeed! An excellent quote, and a new one to me.
I found new ways onto Kinder Scout plateau and down again from the vale of Edale this week, and the beauty and silence gave me such pleasure. I've been going there for 45 years, and there are endless variants.
Many of the luminaries who publish route advice say that people should find their own ways. How right they are: it's our plodding way of emulating off-piste skiing.
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#43721 - 21/10/08 08:06 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Stottie]
DarrenF Offline
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Registered: 17/10/08
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Come on our Kes, bite your tongue and just admit that Wainwright was a true genius. One thing that is puzzling me...how do you yorkie's find walking in your wellies.

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#43728 - 22/10/08 03:29 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Stottie]
Lounge Lizard Offline
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Registered: 07/05/06
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Originally Posted By: Stottie
"Every man his own pathmaker " indeed! An excellent quote, and a new one to me. .


It's more like "Every man has his own pacemaker" in Bournemouth.

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#43733 - 22/10/08 05:17 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Lounge Lizard]
Nick Mac Offline
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Registered: 27/07/06
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Kes??? wasn't that from south yorkshire?

The question has always been 'what makes a man a genius?'

Being good at drawing and liking a good walk does not.....

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#43736 - 23/10/08 12:55 AM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Nick Mac]
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Registered: 10/10/08
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Originally Posted By: Nick Mac


.......... 'what makes a man a genius?'

Being good at drawing and liking a good walk does not.....




Congratulations on such a perspicacious, if rather succinct, biographical encapsulation of the great man.

Dr.BongalongaBingBong x

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#43743 - 23/10/08 06:00 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Dr.BongoBingo]
Nick Mac Offline
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Loc: Cleckheaton
By Jingo Bingo,

There were a few words to look up in the old dictionary!

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#43746 - 23/10/08 07:09 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Nick Mac]
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Registered: 28/10/06
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so it is educational as well
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#43907 - 04/11/08 10:56 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: tim smith]
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Slogger congrats on Doing "The Walk" in that short ammout of time,Having done it summer before last in 17 days "Camping" i can apreciate the effort it must have taken.

BUT !

Did't you feel like you missed something of what its all about by walking so fast in such a short time ?

Every time i've walked the PW one of the things that realy made it the pleasure it was, is just feeling the freedom of walking along and then stopping and just soaking up the place you are, Kinder in the rain, Cross Fell in earie FOG or the Cheviots in total silence, you know what i mean smile

Hard to see or feel some of those things when you maybe develope a "10 yard stare" because your walking so fast smile

Honestly a cracking achievment though, no doubting your an extremly fit guy, just curious with my question realy.

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#43910 - 05/11/08 10:16 AM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: RooSe]
Stottie Offline
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Registered: 21/02/07
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Loc: Derbyshire, England
"Did't you feel like you missed something of what its all about by walking so fast in such a short time ?"

I know this question isn't aimed at me, and I hope you won't be offended that I'm 'chipping in'.
I've frequently found that once I get going on a long walk it's impossible to slow down. Some kind of demon seems to drive me on, as if I have to prove that I still can 'do it'.
Adapting a famous quotation, "You don't take a walk: a walk takes you".
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#43912 - 05/11/08 09:45 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Stottie]
Slogger Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: West Lancs.
No I didnt miss anything, apart from duing the first hour every morning, as it was still dark. I started each morning purposly walking slower than normal, but after a couple of hours just fell into a natural but easy pace which averaged 2.5 mph overall. As I had to cover an average of 30 miles per day, the idea was to walk easy for up to 15 hours, however 14 hours was the longest day. I also did have time for a brew or two on the way, and a breakfast, and I never felt stressed out, I was finished comfortably every day although the weather did have me glad to reach my destinations on more than one occasion.
Dave.

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