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    Lake District Walk

    Here are some pics of my lil stroll up Blencathra in the Lake District with a mate.
    Not much to see at the top this time of year except snow..


    A finishing pint and a meal in a pub is compulsory for all us outdoorsy types


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    Very nice, SP.



    How far did you walk and how cold was it at the top?

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    Great bunch of photos.

    That weather and terrain, believe it or not, can be a welcome respite to the oppressive Thai heat. If you got a good jumper, coat, boots, a flask of hot tea & a country pub or chip shop to head for, you're laughing. Unless you get caught in a storm.

    I'm in London & Cornwall for 3 weeks end of the month and I plan to do a couple of trecharous coastal path walks a week, probably alone (as my dad had a heart attack 2yrs ago and won't be able to keep up).

    Best walk is 9 miles from Portreath to Hayle. Takes about 6hrs due to the terrain. And you gotta finish it by 4.30pm as it gets dark.

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    Is that dogs in the bar where they serve food?

    Nevertheless great pictures and the pie looks mega!

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    Some good snaps there, really like the pie pic.
    Nice one spunters.

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    ^^Many pubs allow sensible and well behaved dogs in.

    Darren or Kevin the tattooed chav and his staff bull terrier or pitbull would get turned away, for example

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    1 hour in the summer maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    ... stroll up Blencathra in the Lake District ...

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    Lot's to like in the first image ... I reckon you nailed it.


    BTW ... any images of the boots you walked in.

    They would have to be special to cope with the cold and the wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Lot's to like in the first image ... I reckon you nailed it.


    BTW ... any images of the boots you walked in.

    They would have to be special to cope with the cold and the wet.

    No nothing special..

    Karrimor waterpoof walking boots and merino wool socks and your laughing anywhere in the British isles

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    Good photos mate,but to f--kin cold for me.

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    Try Scafell Pike to Hellevian next time your back in the UK Puntski, not for the faint hearted,

    Probably the most dangerous 15 mile walk in the UK, even more so at this time of the year with avalanches and white outs.





    Did you use crampons on your Karrimor boots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter
    A finishing pint and a meal in a pub is compulsory for all us outdoorsy types



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    Always good to see one of those pesky photo threads get trumped, CCC.
    I'm sure you had superior Kendall mint cake too.

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    Very nice Punty.


    Think I'd rather do it in the summer. Bit too sludgy for me flip-flops.


    Damn nice to get a bit o' freshness after Thailand.

    Thanks for the pics.

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    Great for clearing the head of Thai cobwebs and stifling Bangkok madness

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Always good to see one of those pesky photo threads get trumped, CCC.
    I'm sure you had superior Kendall mint cake too.
    Chitty did what Chitty does, and nicked the pics (*ahem*) off google.

    Just right click and select 'Search google for image'.


    Well done Chitty.


    Very nice Punty, the pub grub and beer at the end, makes it even more worthwhile.

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    Nice pics and good to see you doing something adventurous at last Punty.....even if it was only 2 miles and took you a whole hour

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    Looks really cold, SP.
    Brr! A very nice area, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Chitty did what Chitty does, and nicked the pics (*ahem*) off google.

    Just right click and select 'Search google for image'.


    Well done Chitty.


    Very nice Punty, the pub grub and beer at the end, makes it even more worthwhile.
    OK Mr expert on the subject

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Always good to see one of those pesky photo threads get trumped, CCC.
    I'm sure you had superior Kendall mint cake too.
    You carn't see the wood for the trees you boring twat .

    Haven't you got some books to dust down.

    Punski the international man of mystery traveller extraordinor.

    Can you do a photo thread on Rhyl tomorrow, Scotland Friday, London Saturday, Bankok Sunday then Timbukt on Monday.

    Td's Alan Whicker

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    Spunty only trogged up that hill to recover the cash he stashed there from the Rhyl post office blag a few years back.


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    Great stuff, wandered over those fells in the summer and doubt I could in the snow safely alone anymore, do they have ST Bernard's with killer brandy or girk guides with mintcake on draft ! The lakes inspired Wordsworth

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    I wandered lonely as a cloud

    That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

    When all at once I saw a crowd,

    A host, of golden daffodils;

    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.



    Continuous as the stars that shine

    And twinkle on the milky way,

    They stretched in never-ending line

    Along the margin of a bay:

    Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

    Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.



    The waves beside them danced; but they

    Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

    A poet could not but be gay,

    In such a jocund company:

    I gazed—and gazed—but little thought

    What wealth the show to me had brought:



    For oft, when on my couch I lie

    In vacant or in pensive mood,

    They flash upon that inward eye

    Which is the bliss of solitude;

    And then my heart with pleasure fills,

    And dances with the daffodils.
    How much deeper would oceans be without sponges

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Try Scafell Pike to Hellevian next time?
    I've done Scafell Pike, Nevis, Snowdon etc. all the famous ones..

    These days i look for the under the radar places that are not rammed full of people on the weekend
    Easy to find if you google

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    I've done Scafell Pike, Nevis, Snowdon etc. all the famous ones..

    These days i look for the under the radar places that are not rammed full of people on the weekend
    Easy to find if you google
    Entirely agree I rented my RV mobile home to Lulu and Maanam for a bonding weekend
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