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#43767 - 26/10/08 01:04 AM WINTER ON THE PENNINE WAY
quinnie40 Offline
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Registered: 24/10/08
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Any one want to have ago jan feb time wid camp b&b once a week good food and beer by the way taking timber my border collie,did it there and back jan feb 94 [email protected]

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#43770 - 26/10/08 10:55 AM Re: WINTER ON THE PENNINE WAY [Re: quinnie40]
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Registered: 28/10/06
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quinnie40
it does looks as though there are no offers coming in,
wild camping in winter , what sort of a sleeping bag have you got or does the collie keep you warm on a night,
all the sleeping bags i have seen have a zip down the side and i find that the cold seeps in through the zip.
anyway all the best for your walk. on your last winter crossing did you do a blog about it any photo's, if so what about sharing it with the rest of us
best regards
ern
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#43771 - 26/10/08 12:10 PM Re: WINTER ON THE PENNINE WAY [Re: tim smith]
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Tim,
There are good 4 season sleeping bags out there, down, tend to be expensive but with good shoulder and zip baffles to keep the warmth in. They are also quite heavy even with down filling. With the extra clothing neccesary, I think weight would be an issue, but I suppose that depends on the daily mileasge.
Dave.

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#43774 - 26/10/08 02:53 PM Re: WINTER ON THE PENNINE WAY [Re: Slogger]
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Dave,
thanks for the info.
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#43783 - 27/10/08 11:58 AM Re: WINTER ON THE PENNINE WAY [Re: tim smith]
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Registered: 24/10/08
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Tim Smith in 94 i used snugpak and i will continue more so as the design has changed no more drafts take a look at there website www.snugpak.com look at softie chrysailis design all this range is good value for money tried and tested for 6 weeks on the pennine way in winter .Why winter more of a challange hence i had to do it both ways wonder if ill find any one mad enough to have ago.take care Q

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#43796 - 27/10/08 05:13 PM Re: WINTER ON THE PENNINE WAY [Re: quinnie40]
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quinnie40
thanks for above ,it gives one plenty to chose from
regards
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#43864 - 30/10/08 09:39 PM Re: WINTER ON THE PENNINE WAY [Re: tim smith]
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Registered: 30/10/08
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I'm planning to do the PW over Christmas and NY. Anyone know how things stand with B&Bs at that time of year? Taking tent anyway but would like wussy option if weather turns bad.

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#43872 - 31/10/08 04:47 PM Re: WINTER ON THE PENNINE WAY [Re: tanya]
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well it is high season, so I expect most of the B & B's would already be booked up, in the really tourist areas. Also dont forget most camp sites will be closed. Bunk houses maybe open, but nearly every thing will be closed on Christmas day.
Dave.

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