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 71 
 on: April 21, 2014, 08:26:12 am 
Started by Jack - Last post by bsmyth
I see Contours are offering the Loch Ness Round from April 2014. Is the east side of L Ness section the new high route?

 72 
 on: April 12, 2014, 06:08:31 pm 
Started by Jack - Last post by bsmyth
Very interesting to hear of this. Just looked At GGW web site and no mention of this. Can you tell me more plse? Where did you hear of it?

 73 
 on: April 11, 2014, 05:46:09 pm 
Started by Jack - Last post by Jack
Hi to all.
Having completed the GGW now on several occasions, I'm rather keen to tackle the new high route. Does anybody know if there are any route maps available or being planned to cover this alternate new route?

Jack  Grin

 74 
 on: April 06, 2014, 09:06:20 pm 
Started by Mason - Last post by Mason
Have not been here for some time. Guess experience and other adventures have taken more time. Thanks Jaquetta and Buggiba. I did the Knoydart walk and Great Glen (together with GF) and now she (and i) wants to do WHW again. Any news? Any news on wild camping along Loch Lomond? We aim to go in June this year and we both look forward to it. Only God knows what weather it will be Smiley

Thought you all might enjoy the walk on Camino del Rey. Daniel Ahnen is no longer alive as he died in East Asia climbing / walking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Nd1qtk1Go

If you are into walking there is a very beautiful movie called "The way". I hope to walk the Camino one day....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueDALC6E8_0


 75 
 on: December 12, 2013, 03:26:39 pm 
Started by Kintyre Way Ranger - Last post by Kintyre Way Ranger
Hello all

I'm the new route manager for the Kintyre Way. I just wanted to let you know of some exciting new projects we have on the go at the moment. Building on the already great work that has gone on before, we are using a coastal communities fund to help employ and train 3 trainees and an employability maintenance squad. They are helping the management team to extend the route from its southern terminus, Dunaverty/Southend and continue the route round to Campbeltown. We have identified new routes to allow us to remove more dangerous road walking, so bear with us whilst we go through the process of securing permissions etc. The extension should be on the ground and ready to walk by early spring 2014. Website and leaflet are being updated and redesigned as we speak.

Look for us on facebook The Kintyre Way and twitter @kintyreway here you will be able to follow our progress and find out about some interesting sponsorship opportunities and more about what the CCF project is about.

e-mail me with any questions or comments routemanager@kintyreway.com

Andy

 76 
 on: September 13, 2013, 11:17:38 am 
Started by Jack - Last post by Jack
Hi Buggiba
Thank you for the information, I will almost certainly be walking the WHW next year.  Grin

 77 
 on: September 12, 2013, 08:52:11 pm 
Started by Jack - Last post by Buggiba
Hi Jack,

The way-marking on the WHW is very good and it is probably possible to walk the route without a map. I would, however, recommend taking the Rucksack Reader for the info it contains and also the Footprint map, as it breaks the whole thing down in to 1 mile at a time and a day-by-day basis. Only you can decide.

 78 
 on: September 12, 2013, 03:30:47 pm 
Started by Jack - Last post by Jack
Hi to everyone.
I'm hoping to undertake the WHW next year as one of my LDW trips. How difficult is the navigation along the route, is the way marking clear and precise and easy to follow. I've been told that it can almost be undertaken without maps because the way marking is so good. However, I find that hard to believe, all information gratefully received!!! Wink

 79 
 on: July 29, 2013, 04:58:13 pm 
Started by Jacquetta - Last post by Jacquetta
We list the Dales Way Association under Links on our website page and its site is worth checking before you set off. Note that their route updates page currently does not list the important Watershed Alternative, which you can also download from here. Also, beware of the date: the update listed as 2013 was in fact changed many years ago so for most people it isn't an update. If you have our 2011 guidebook, we think the only update you need to know about is the Watershed Alternative, which was announced after our guidebook was published: download the PDF.

The highly recommended alternative route from Cam Houses into Upper Dentdale is in two sections: you can opt to walk either or both.

The section from Cam Houses to Newby Head is 1.5 miles shorter than the official route and after a short climb offers fine views most of the way, in addition to saving time/distance. The second section, from Newby Head to Arten Gill or Lea Yeat is about 2.5 miles longer than the main-road official route, but is largely traffic-free along an old drove road. It greatly reduces the on-road walking, takes you to a higher point (550 m/1805 ft) than the official route and offers wonderful views down Dentdale, framed by the fells.

If you do both sections of the alternative route, it would add about a mile (half an hour) to your total walking time, with great benefits in terms of quality.

These options will be added to the foot of page 41 once we reach a new edition.

 80 
 on: June 25, 2013, 09:14:31 am 
Started by Louise - Last post by Jacquetta
At last, the Footprint map has appeared – at a new scale (1:40,000) and at a new price (£9.50). Compared with previous Footprint maps, this is slightly more detailed and more spacious. It has all-over relief colouring with contours at 10-m intervals; it shows altitude profiles for each section as well as the whole route, and it features text boxes that clarify points along the route. Once you've got used to reading each text box from the bottom up, these are helpful and much clearer than the old, scattered route notes. And it still features the familiar Footprint mileage blobs along the route line which seem to be popular with walkers, even those who normally think in km. It also devotes two panels to an overview map at 1:275,000 which shows a useful level of detail, as well as letting you locate each panel.

Compared with other Footprint maps at £5.95, many will baulk at the 60% price hike, albeit arguably Footprint maps have been underpriced for years. The only competition is the Harvey route map at £12.95: it is at the same scale, is printed single-sided and is taller again when folded (24 cm tall cf Footprint's 22.5 cm but formerly 21 cm). People may differ about which is easier to use in practice: personally I find the highlighted route line in Footprint easier to follow and I like its new features such as altitude profiles.

And whether you pay £9.50 or £12.95, either of these route maps beats the pre-2012 situation where you had to buy 4 Explorers at £7.95 each! It's just a pity we had to wait over a decade for a route map, and then two come along in quick succession. But we welcome the fact that walkers now have a choice.

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