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Everything posted by Alligin

  1. Hi all, please remember that orange peel and banana skins are included as litter, these do take ages to degrade. In fact I believe that the degrading of banana skins can be counted in years.
  2. Hi megalithic, I'm 65 years young this year, regarding your hobby, have you ever looked at a copy of The Modern Antiquarian written by Julian Cope. I have found this to be an excellent reference book on stone circles etc, but because it's quite expensive I don't own my own copy but I'm able to borrow one from a good friend.
  3. Hi megalithic, I must thank you for this thread as it's made me realise what I've missed out on over the past couple of years. So as I'm off up to Fort William this coming Saturday for a couple of weeks, we have decided to have a few days in the Cairngorms and walk the Lairig Ghru each way, giving a 2 night stop over. Although we will have tents ( I use a Vango Hurricane) we hope to stay in the Bothy at the Devils Point, if it's not full, should not be at this time of year. Staying in the Bothy can be a little more comfortable at this time of year, at least you don't have to crawl in the snow to access the tent. As for wild camping in Derbyshire I think my days of doing that are now long gone, but as I love Scotland that's a different thing. It's a feeling that I can't explain, but to wake up and go to the summit of any mountain at sunrise is just brilliant.
  4. Hi all never thought that a bit of truthful friendly advice which was meant for AO would cause a fuss and even warrant a response. I have wild camped on Kinder, Bleaklow and many more places in Derbyshire, Wales and Scotland where I took my leadership course. Stephen, I never mentioned legalities only said frowned upon, keep up the walking and camping.
  5. Hi megalitic not too concerned about legalities of wild camping just trying to help by stating that it's frowned upon. The information was intended for people who don't know, but the signs asking for people not to camp are there for a reason. It's only like asking people not to let dogs run free, we know that these signs are also ignored. AO if you get a chance for a short break in Scotland, go and walk the Lairig Ghru path with an overnight camp at the Devils Point, or stay more than one night and climb some of the tops around there. The length of stay could depend on the midges though. Once again megalithic I was only trying to be helpful to someone who I know, and would appreciate the information.
  6. Hi Hemlock, when you reach my age as you well know, each month seems the same, but you are right it's Jan 23rd. Although we also go again on the 28Th Feb, this retirement is real hard work, especially trying to remember holidays. Have a good walk tomorrow and say hello to Mr Hemlock.
  7. Hi AO just thought I would let you know that wild camping is frowned upon on Kinder Scout and the park rangers could ask you to move on. Now if you want to wild camp try doing a holiday in the Scottish Highlands, where it's o/k to camp anywhere within reason.
  8. Hi all, not be able to make this night out or indeed any walks for a time, off back to Scotland for 2 to 3 weeks on the 23rd of Feb. Then back up again at the end of Feburary for another week or two.
  9. Like me you are just a young buck then scoobz.
  10. Going to try and make this walk, providing the weather is not too bad to get there. If anyone is stuck for a lift please get in touch.
  11. Hi It would appear that your boots are compatible for crampon use, I use 10 point Stubai universal ones which have always been fine for use in the Scottish Highlands.
  12. Hi, as AO has stated, they are marked for forest management.
  13. Hi all, glad that you all got back home safe and sound (I hope you did). Sorry that we did not wait around but I could not risk getting stuck with Margaret being in the car. I must remember to fit a set of snow tyres onto her wheelchair. Hope everyone as a good Christmas.
  14. Just like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas, good health to all.
  15. My wife went to Hucklow school, and spent many hours in the Wharncliffe she had to as she used to live their many years ago. (Margaret Gandy)
  16. Hi, it's about time you dragged yourself out of bed and did a walk, I'm too far away for you to shout at me.
  17. Hi all, what happened to Mrs dj, I can recall a little promise made to me last Thursday night about the walk to-day. Oh, no snow here but plenty of water but snow as been mentioned in the weather forecast for Friday.
  18. Hi all, can't make this walk but I'm sure you will all enjoy it.
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