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2016 511.9 miles

2015 801.1 miles

2014 909.3 miles

2013: 1229.2 miles

2012: 1241.6 miles

2011: 1080.9 miles

7 May 2009-31 Dec 2010: 1734.4 miles

Current boots
 
GS3 - 561.1 miles

GS3: New pair of Grisport Storm, bought 7.5.14.
 

Discarded boots

MWA2 Mountain Warehouse Adventurer "waterproof" fabric boots. Replacements for faulty pair 18.9.14. Lasted 172 miles before fabric shredded on instep.
MWA _ Mountain Warehouse Adventurer "waterproof" fabric boots. (bought £27 22.8.14, eyelet pulled out 17.9.14 and exchanged for new pair. Lasted 55.6 miles)
KM2 - Karrimor Mount. Will I ever learn? 2nd pair bought (£32.99 30.7.14). "Waterproof" but soaked by heather during 1st trip 31.7.14.
AF  - Cheap (£16.99) Aldi fabric boots, first used 30.4.14. Sole peeled off one boot 29.7.14 after 197.6 miles.
GS - Grisport Storm (leather) - comfortable and inexpensive boots that wore well. On 20.1.14, after 1593.2 miles, the right boot cracked, probably prematurely because it had been dried in heat too often.
GS2: New pair of Grisport Storm, first used 6.1.13. Retired 10.1.16, when sole and upper seemed about to part company, after 1628.1 miles.
MLT: Mountain Warehouse Traveller, bought 17.6.13. Budget-priced fabric boots. Labelled "waterproof" but soaked through on second outing. On 4.9.13, the left boot suddenly split close to where the upper joins the sole.  The inner structure of the left heel had previously given cause for concern.  Wrecked after only 205.2 miles. Obtained full refund from Mountain Warehouse.
KM: *Karrimor Mount - rubbish quality fabric boots that developed holes in the side fabric after less than 180 miles of wear. 
I thereafter wore them only in dry weather until the holes weakened the fabric too much, and I finally dumped them after 375.7 miles.
MLA: Mountain Life Alpine (fabric), bought 17.2.12 - they have a large tab saying "waterproof" on them, but after about 180 miles, they started soaking up water. 26.4.12: 433 miles: I was reproofing these when I discovered that the adhesive holding the sole of one boot to the upper had separated for about three inches.  Sealed with impact adhesive, but ineffective, so discarded.
 

General walks 2010

October 1-December 31

January 1-March 31

April 1-June 30

July 1-September 30

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29 December 2010
Robin Hood's Bay
10.5 miles, led by Bob/Les.
Lunch in pub at RHB, then tea at Les's.
GS

25 December 2010
Normanton
3.5 miles with Louise and Paul before Christmas dinner.
GS

19 December 2010
Hayburn Wyke
Pre-Christmas lunch
4.1 miles
Snowy and icy - everyone took a tumble at some point.  Five walkers, 16 at lunch.
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15 December 2010
Beadlam Wednesday
10.1 miles
Phil led Bob and me, to recce a walk for early January.
Some snow still on the ground, and a certain amount of mud.
KC (right boot leaks)

12 December 2010
Scarborough Sunday
8.6 miles
Bob led 8, including two newcomers, Graham and Christine.
Although the snow had disappeared from Scarborough, there was still a thick covering, and lots of ice, along our route.
GS

5 December 2010
Scarborough Sunday
Phil led 7 from The Sands, via Stepney Road and Oliver's Mount.
Zip broke the first time I tried to use it on my new Karrimor gaiters.
9.1 miles
GS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 December 2010
Ayton
Wednesday RA
Phil led me, Bob, Nick and a dog.
Very snowy!
10 miles

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27 November 2010
Scalby
Sunday RA, 5.5 miles
Snowy walk - Ray led Bob, Maureen and me.
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Lunchtime

21 November 2010
Hole of Horcum
Solo recce for walk on 26 November
7.8 miles
Failed to locate start of ORPA off Old Wife's Way (not surprising, as it turned out) so I made a wide diversion and walked it from the other end, discovering that it was necessary to approach the ORPA from a gate about 50 yards west of its notional start.  
GS

18 November 2010
Reasty car park - Whisperdales - Silvo (as recced 16 November 2010)
Thursday group, I led six.
5.2 miles
KC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 November 2010
Gerrick/Liverton
Wednesday group, Les led
9.1 miles
The main feature was a scramble along the side of a ravine through Mains Wood, where the footpath was officially closed because of a landslide.  Through judicious use of walking poles and by grabbing hold of any convenient clumps of vegetation, we emerged without mishap.

KC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Waterfall in Mains Wood.


16 November 2010
Reasty CP - Whisperdales - Silpho
6.3 miles
Recce of walk for 18 Nov (Thursday group) with Maureen.
Super sunny day, with just a little mud.

KC

Left: AJ Brown, Broad Acres, Country Life, 1948.

Link: PDF of estate agent's details of Whisperdales Farm.

Note: The fanciful name "Turkey Carpet" does not seem to appear on an OS map until the 1970s, when it is shown, for example, on a 1974-5 1:2500 map as "Turkeu Carpet Picnic Place" to the east of the Silpho- Reesty Bank road.  Is this possibly a corruption of nearby Thirlsey?

 

 

14 November 2010
Helmsley
8.6 miles
Sunday RA
Ray led
GS

10 November 2010
Hartoft
10 miles
Wednesday RA, Bob led.
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7 November 2010
Hole of Horcum/Bridestones/Malo Cross
10.5 miles
Sunday RA.  I led 20 members.
Excellent sunny day with a few showers.
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4 November 2010
Bridestones
3 miles
Solo re-recon in preparation for Sunday.
KC

3 November 2010
Sandsend
11 miles
Wednesday group.  Phil lead Bob, Les, Jim and me.
Through Mulgrave Woods to see the autumn colours, returning via the Cleveland Way.
KC

28 October 2010
Goathland-Wheeldale Moor
4 miles
Thursday group
GS


24 October 2010
Hackness
8.7 miles
Les led
On the face of it, a short walk, but it was quite hard going through mud, water, wet grass, and constant ups and downs.  There were several heavy showers, with occasional sunny spells.
GS

21 October 2010
Hole of Horcum/Bride Stones
11.9 miles
Solo
I recced my Sunday RA walk.  It was bitterly cold at the Hole, so I stripped off to don my leggings, and wrapped up well.  The sun soon shone through, however. I lunched at the Low Bride Stones and had only a couple of unplanned diversions.  I had hoped to climb Blakey Topping, but time was moving on.
GS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 October 2010
Levisham
4.3 miles
Thursday group, Margaret led 16.
KC

13 October 2010
Hawnby
10.5 miles
Wednesday group, Bob led.
Hawnby Hill and Easterside.  Wonderful autumn sunshine.
KC

10 October 2010
Rievaulx
11.2 miles Sunday RA. Bob led 11 members.
Excellent walk in steady sun, with superb profile views of Hawnby Hill and Easterside.
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Scalby
9 0ctober 2010
5 miles.  Saturday, led by Peter.
Pre-RA area group meeting.
GS

6 October 2010
Stape
11 miles, Wednesday group, led by Phil. 5 in party.

Early rain.  Forest and moor. Lunch break at Pinkneys Bothy (left).

GS

 

 

3 October 2010
Langdale Bridge
10.4 miles, Sunday RA, led by Judy. 6 in party.

Constant rain and lots of mud, but great fun.
Day was spoilt by me losing the GPS.
KC

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