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#77292 - 07/12/12 11:49 AM Re: Offa's Dyke - which direction? [Re: Slogger]
tim smith Offline
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Registered: 28/10/06
Posts: 1054
Loc: england
Originally Posted By: Slogger
I believe a large number of the stiles have been replaced with gates since we did it anyway. There were a lot then and it wasn't only the fact of the number of them, but their height with the top bar seeming to always be a good stretch.

re stiles, in our parish, all the stiles have been replaced with kissing gates, there is a problem. If the kissing gates are inserted in a barbed wire fence the fence has to be cut and when the wire is tightened it distorts the post and the gate swings clear. I suggested to the council to put stiles where there is wire fence.
I was informed that it is against the policy of East Riding County Council to put stiles as they have had to many claims against them.
there are 3 kissing gates in the parish which are neither use nor ornament and another one that is a tight squeeze.
some of the stiles on the pennines are real stinkers,
there is picture of one on the november month of the Countryfile calendar

#77337 - 17/12/12 08:12 PM Re: Offas Dyke - which direction? [Re: Harland]
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I have updated my previous post after planning it out roughly with my SATMAP, the details with mileage and ascent in feet are now included. Additionally I have changed the overnight stop from Four Crosses to Llanymynech.

Originally Posted By: Harland
I have just started planning for this walk next year. My current thoughts are also 11 days:-
Day 1 Sedbury Cliffs/Chepstow to Monmouth 18 Miles 2,673'
Day 2 Monmouth to Pandy 16 miles 1,535'
Day 3 Pandy to Hay-on-Wye 16 miles 2,312'
Day 4 Hay-on-Wye to Kington 15 miles 1,919'
Day 5 Kington to Knighton 14 miles 2,103
Day 6 Knighton to Montgomery 18.3 miles 3,343'
Day 7 Montgomery to Llanymynech 21 miles 1,768'
Day 8 Llanymynech to Pentre 17.3 miles 3,651'
Day 9 Pentre to Llandegla 12.7 miles 2,775'
Day 10 Llandegla to Bodfari 17.8 miles 4,225'
Day 11 Bodfari to Prestatyn 12.5 miles 2,280'
Pennine Way 2005&2014; C2C 2006; SWCP 2007; WHW 2008; GGW 2008; Dales Way 2011; Clev.W 2012; Yorkshire W.W. 2012; Offa's Dyke 2013; Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path 2014; Pembrokeshire Coast Path 2015: LEJoG in stages 2018: Camino 5/2019.

#78565 - 04/03/13 09:58 PM Re: Offas Dyke - which direction? [Re: Harland]
john57r Offline
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Registered: 29/10/11
Posts: 145
Sorted my schedule out now.
I am going to walk south to north as the top half does look a little more of a test (and the end is closer to home). 11 days is the plan although a winter house building has done the old knees no good.
So, starting on the 31st May;
Day 1: To Monmouth
Day 2: To Pandy
Day 3: To Hay (but staying at Kington..Southbourne B&B..due to Hay Book festival)
Day 4: To Kington
Day 5: To Knighton
Day 6: To Drewin Farm
Day 7: To Four Crosses
Day 8: To Castle Mill
Day 9: To Gweryd Lake
Day 10:To Bodfari
Day 11: To Prestatyn

B&Bs all the way. Easy enough to book but quite a few listed have shut up shop for one reason or another. Llandegla now seems to be quite a barren spot for accommodation (had to add an extra 3 miles on to an already quite long day to get somewhere to stay further on).
Anyway; if anyone out there is planning a stroll and fancies a day or so in company; I am walking alone and wouldn't mind a chat.
The only thing now is to put the boots on again after winter and do a bit of preparation.
I think I have got it roughly right by making the reported harder bits a bit shorter, tagging some of the easier bits together and saving some of the longer days for the second half. We shall see.
Just one question for those who have done it before...what boots to use? My Mammutt tetons are just about worn out..I have some Mammutt XT Mt GTXs which look too stiff for this...I got a half price pair of Brasher Kisos which on reflection feel a bit it time for a trip to Go Outdoors again or will the Brashers do it. There is a lot of varied terrain...



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