Category Archives: Lowland

DofE 6.0

Good weather with mild nights and slightly less hot days. 20°C Another long drive south to the Surrey Hills. The campsite is in clearings in woodland with dry ground. There are many groups here, probably more scouts than anything other. … Continue reading

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DofE 5.0

21°C, white cloud with very high pollen. Some schools vary the rules on their expeditions. This one uses the same route for all groups on qualifying, they are in the same area as their practice and a few other oddities. … Continue reading

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Early morning walk.

I walked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 11.96km, time: 01:59:57, pace: 10:02min/km, speed: 5.98km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2819841856 I woke very early this morning, up by 04.30 and invigorated after breakfast. I embarked on the wall even before coffee. Such is the effect of spring … Continue reading

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Walk in windchill.

2°C white cloud and strong E. Windchill very significant. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 12.95km, time: 02:27:16, pace: 11:22min/km, speed: 5.28km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2740750153 It looks as though it’s about to drop into the water. There are rows of these grooves, probably … Continue reading

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Ainsdale Beach

5°C, still with unbroken blue above. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 7.48km, time: 01:37:45, pace: 13:04min/km, speed: 4.59km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2678812423 Today’s trip is an exploration of my new hometown. Dunes run dominantly in parallel to the rather distant shoreline. Looking out … Continue reading

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Return from Cafngaw.

8°C, no wind, white cloud and dry. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 10.35km, time: 04:16:00, pace: 24:44min/km, speed: 2.43km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142592775 ​ Up a bit late so finally woke after 7am. I blame that chocolate muesli bar from Aldi. Strong chocolate … Continue reading

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Walk to recover.

19°C, bright sun building wind later. I hiked with a medium pack:  Distance: 16.74km, time: 02:52:01, pace: 10:16min/km, speed: 5.84km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2114464646 The idea was to walk a few miles across farmland and practice DofE Bronze terrain navigation. Yesterday, I was … Continue reading

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Bronze d2.

Grey and breezy. 14C. Started near the day’s end checkpoint. My job is to patrol the drover’s paths and pick up any strays. It’s an easier day for me, good because I’m now getting tired. 17km walking yesterday and 77 … Continue reading

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Bronze Assessment d.1

16°C bright and breezy. White peak area: 92 girls on Assessment for Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. We dropped them off at Ilam Hall just before noon. Their plan was to walk to Alstonefields for the night’s camp. They were … Continue reading

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Seed of an idea.

Getting dark now, 5°C and clear. We walk about 6km/hr on good, flat sooth ground. About 4mph, or 40 miles in 10 hours, 80 in 20. Would it be possible to walk 100 miles in a day? That sounds pretty … Continue reading

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