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#45627 - 10/03/09 04:53 PM Re: Baggage carrying [Re: Lounge Lizard]
Janice & Rottie Offline
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I think I usually pay between 10 - 20 depending on the trip involved, but usually more towards the lower than the higher amount.
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#45655 - 11/03/09 10:20 PM Re: Baggage carrying [Re: Janice & Rottie]
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Janice is more or less right - somewhere between 10 & 20 - most actually about 15 - but some a little more. I'm pleased with the outcome because its got it down from 300 to about 180 - which is more than I'd hoped but a lot less than the 300. So thanks for the tip Janice. All booked up now - and raring to go!!!

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#45660 - 12/03/09 09:47 AM Re: Baggage carrying [Re: Bliss 60]
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It's always a nice feeling when everything is booked and sorted. I love planning my walks but hate the booking because I have a lot more to ask of the hosts ie. forwarding bags, picking me up in remote places and most importantly will they take my rottie !!!

I am amazed at people's generousity and willingness sometimes and rarely encounter problems.

Enjoy your walk. I would still love to do it some time.
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#45669 - 12/03/09 03:53 PM Re: Baggage carrying [Re: Janice & Rottie]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Rottie
It's always a nice feeling when everything is booked and sorted. I love planning my walks but hate the booking because I have a lot more to ask of the hosts ie. forwarding bags, picking me up in remote places and most importantly will they take my rottie !!!

I am amazed at people's generousity and willingness sometimes and rarely encounter problems.

Enjoy your walk. I would still love to do it some time.


I doubt if many people would argue with someone with a rottie.

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#45685 - 13/03/09 05:47 AM Re: Baggage carrying [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: sea shore sam
Hire a Donkey to carry your bags?

(Hire a Donkey.com)

On other walks perhaps but the Offas Dyke path is notorious for the number of stiles and donkeys can be as stubborn as a mule as far as these are concerned.

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#45691 - 13/03/09 09:30 AM Re: Baggage carrying [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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"I doubt if many people would argue with someone with a rottie."

She does have her uses !!!
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#45693 - 13/03/09 11:49 AM Re: Baggage carrying [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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Originally Posted By: Lounge Lizard
Originally Posted By: sea shore sam
Hire a Donkey to carry your bags?

(Hire a Donkey.com)

On other walks perhaps but the Offas Dyke path is notorious for the number of stiles and donkeys can be as stubborn as a mule as far as these are concerned.


It was an interesting thought - feels a little too biblical for my liking. Plus - don't you have to feed donkeys? And never mind Janice's Rottie, I don't think many B&Bs would let me bring my donkey in.

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#45694 - 13/03/09 11:50 AM Re: Baggage carrying [Re: Janice & Rottie]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Rottie

"I doubt if many people would argue with someone with a rottie."

She does have her uses !!!


This thread has made me realise that your Rottie is a dog!

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#45695 - 13/03/09 01:15 PM Re: Baggage carrying [Re: Bliss 60]
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I'm afraid so...great company, doesn't argue and she keeps the bogey men away on those eerie misty walks in the middle of nowhere. Not much good when I am unsure which way to go though.
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#45787 - 19/03/09 10:41 PM Re: Baggage carrying [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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Registered: 12/01/09
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Loc: Sunny Dorset
I am walking the Dyke at the end March early April and to avoid carrying too much I have posted some kit to the B&B I have booked half way along. I then intend to post some dirty kit back when I get there. I know it is not as good as getting all your kit transferred every day but with a little careful planning you can lighten your load and at 6.85 for a parcel up to 4kg it is a lot cheaper than 300.

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