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#62923 - 23/09/11 09:37 AM Re: Finally going to walk the C2C - but which month? [Re: slowcoach]
Calluna Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
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Loc: Wirral
My choice would be May, (which is when I did it in 2010. I like the long days, the fresh greens of late Spring, lambs in the fields - and the best chance of clear weather in the Lakes for good photo's!

I think that late Spring is one of the best times to appreciate the beauty of the British countryside, the Ransomes will be in flower in Swaledale and the heat is not too oppressive yet (well, generally - there are exceptions some years!)

I'm getting all dreamy now *sigh*

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#62935 - 23/09/11 10:02 PM Re: Finally going to walk the C2C - but which month? [Re: Calluna]
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Registered: 26/09/09
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We did Early June for the longer days, then didn't use all the daylight we had.
BUt we only had four days real rain,one night -4 and ice on the tent, and a few days where the desert was cooler.
Take your pick.
It's England. So you will get what you get.
Just be prepared.



and GOOD LUCK
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June 5th 2016.
The Fifth anniversary of C2C1
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#62939 - 26/09/11 10:04 AM Re: Finally going to walk the C2C - but which month? [Re: Reluctanttrucker]
rogere Offline
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Registered: 15/12/04
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Calluna

What is a Ramsome? Is it a local name for a type of plant in Swaledale? I've certainly never heard of it.

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#62940 - 26/09/11 04:54 PM Re: Finally going to walk the C2C - but which month? [Re: rogere]
Calluna Offline
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Hi Rogere

It is another name for wild garlic - a pretty common plant found in damp ground. I always think of Swaledale because they were in full bloom (and smell) when I walked through some woods on the day from Reeth to Richmond.
The leaves have a lovely mild garlic flavour - and can be safely used for cooking, the flowers are white and have a sweet garlic smell.

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#62943 - 26/09/11 06:29 PM Re: Finally going to walk the C2C - but which month? [Re: Calluna]
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Registered: 21/09/09
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I love the wild garlic also. I use it in soups rather that garlic bulbs. As you say, I love walking next to a stream where it is abundant.

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#62946 - 26/09/11 07:11 PM Re: Finally going to walk the C2C - but which month? [Re: scaredovheights]
slowcoach Offline
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Registered: 30/07/09
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Don't try planting it in your garden though! It takes exceptionally well and makes the garden smell garlicky in May .... but it is very invasive and will take over if not kept well down. Probably best to grow it in a pot where it can't self seed.

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#62957 - 27/09/11 09:37 AM Re: Finally going to walk the C2C - but which month? [Re: slowcoach]
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Calluna, thanks. I'm familiar with wild garlic, but I never knew it had another name!

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#62970 - 28/09/11 06:55 PM Re: Finally going to walk the C2C - but which month? [Re: rogere]
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Anyone walking the Coast to Coast at the moment would find the heat making it tough going!

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#62973 - 29/09/11 08:36 AM Re: Finally going to walk the C2C - but which month? [Re: slowcoach]
Slogger Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
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It was hotter for longer during Easter week. It is even hotter and has been generally all summer in continental Europe, but the first snow fell on the Trudos Mountains in Cyprus yesterday.
Dave

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#62976 - 29/09/11 09:33 AM Re: Finally going to walk the C2C - but which month? [Re: Slogger]
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Loc: Yorkshire
I think that anyone on the open stretches of any walk yesterday would find it quite challenging.

It was 25 degrees at 10am on the top of Dufton Fell yesterday. This is not usually a problem on high fells as it is frequently cooled by the wind. However there was no wind at all and there was no respite from the sun. Fortunately, I was back in Dufton itself before the heat really cut in, reaching 29 degrees by the time I left. Even on the summit of the A66 it was still 28!

When I started out on my walk on Monday it was 6 degrees at Hartside. There was a flurry of sleet on the summit of Black Fell, only lasting a couple of minutes and not even whitening the ground. Some contrast in 2 days!!!

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