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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 2011

April 1-June 30
January 1-March 31

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29.6.11
Blakey
Wednesday group, Phil led
Interesting walk in sunny weather, making use of two non-public stretches.
9.8 miles

KC

23.6.11
Scalby
RA Summer evening, Bob led
5 miles

KC

21.6.11
Fimber
Three dales summer solstice walk to Fairy Stones
9 miles
I led 5
KC

19 June 11
Newgate Bank
Sunday RA, Judy led
10.1 miles

KFab

16 June 11
Fimber
Solo recce for walk on Tuesday
7.9 miles

KFab

12 June 11
Lealholm
Sunday RA, Les led
10.4 miles
KFab

9 June 11
Hartoft
Weds group, Margaret led
6.6 miles

KFab

8 May 11
Chop Gate

I led, but only other person was a lady from Ryedale group, who had driven from York. .  Excellent weather, and I followed the miners' track below Cringle Moor for the first time.  Very good route, without sacrificing the views available from the top.
10.6 miles
GS

29 April 11
Scarborough
Not The Royal Wedding.
  
I led eight from Oliver's Mount.  Fine weather, pre-walk interview on BBC Radio York.  Richard and Lisa wore tiaras, Anne Thornton brought sherry.
9.9 miles
GS

28 April 11
Grosmont
Thursday group led by Peter Shutt
6 miles
KFab

24 April 11
Chop Gate
Recce for Sunday walk
10.8 miles

With Maureen.  Tough walk in warm weather, up to Bilsdale Moor, then to Lord Stones Café, Cringle Moor, Cold Moor. Welcome cold drink at Lord Stones.
GS

14 April 11
Falcon Inn
Thursday group, led by Ann. 
5.4 miles
Margaret Ingham returns.
KFab

12 April 11
Oliver's Mount - Raincliffe Woods
12 miles

Solo recce for royal wedding day walk.
KFab

10 April 2011
Grosmont
Sunday RA, led by Judy
9.1 miles

Another sunny, very warm day, from Grosmont to Goathland, via Whinstone Rigg.
KFab

3 April 2011
Lealholm/Glaisdale
Sunday RA, led by Judy
10.6 miles
Fine, sunny day, with brief downpour at lunchtime.
KFab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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