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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

July 1-September 30
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July 1-September 30

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December 28
Hawsker

Weds RA, Les led
11.2 miles
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December 27 2011
Haw Park, Normanton

Christmas walk with Louise and Paul
4.3 miles
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December 21 2011

Hartoft
Wednesday group

Lunch midway in New Inn, Cropton.
9.4 miles
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December 18 2011
Cloughton

Christmas lunch, I led
5.1 miles
KM

December 11 2011
Falsgrave Park
8.2 miles

Solo recce for New Year's Day walk
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Above: illegal "keep out" sign attempting to stop the public using the bridleway at Stepney Hill Farm, Scarborough. 
TA 01763 87591.

December 7 2011
Hayburn Wyke
6.3 miles

Recce for Christmas lunch walk.
My first outing since surgery.  No probs.
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November 20
Hutton-le-Hole
10.6 miles

Sunday RA, Bob led 8
Very misty throughout.
KM

November 10
Appleton-le-Moors
5.6 miles

Thursday group
KM

November 9
Stony Cross, Nawton
10.2 miles

Wednesday group, I led Bob

Kirkdale Viaduct - pic by Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old paths lost at Stony Cross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The old wayside cross at Stony Cross, off the A171 near Wombleton, had long interested me, so we decided to folloow the lines of the converging paths. 

However, we discovered that several of the rights of way shown on the OS map had been diverted in 2007. Unfortunately, in two cases these seem to have been paths following the old lines of the routes from the wayside cross.

In the 7th Century, a cross near Wombleton was the assembly point for local government meetings in the Anglian kingdom of Deira (History Of Ryedale), where new laws were announced, and news was circulated.  It is tempting to speculate that Stony Cross was the location, particularly as it is located at a meeting of ways.

Left is th 1856 map, on which the northwest and northeast path are both shown, crossing enclosure boundaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 6
Hovingham
Sunday RA
11.7 miles

Led by Dave Grimshaw
KM

November 2
Urra
Solo
6.5 miles
Checked route of blocked path near Holme Farm, reported path problems east of Urra, walked along Medd Crag ridge.
KM

October 19
Staithes
Wednesday group
Bob led
10 miles

GS

October 16
Sandsend
Sunday RA
Bob led
9.9 miles
GS

October 12
Sandsend
Wednesday group
Phil led
11.2 miles

Mostly rainy. Forded a woodland stream and te beach stream at Sandsend.
GS

October 5
Raisdale-Urra
Wednesday group
I led
12 miles
Excellent day out with Phil and Bob, taking a first look at Raisdale.  We were almost blown off the ascent to Cold Moor and had to retreat.  My map was blown away, and I had to rely on my GPS route.

GS

October 4
Staxton-Folkton recce
Me solo
9.8 miles
Last outing for my Karrimor Coniston boots, which developed a major problem in the reinforcement in one side.
KC

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