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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

January 1-March 31

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27.3.11
9.8 miles
Hole of Horcum/Blakey Topping
RA Sunday group I led four

Went astray following an unfamiliar route in the Hole and atthe northern end of Newgate Road.
Fine, sunny day.
KFab

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.3.11
5.6 miles
Newgate/Blakey Topping
Harry and Maureen checking part of tomorrow's route.
KFab

16.3.11 Rosedale Abbey
10 miles
Wednesday group led by Les
Lots of mist.  Walking compass bearing through heather.
KC

13.3.11 Filey
10.2 miles
Sunday RA I led six
Overcast.
KFab

12.3.11 Hunmanby
4.3 miles
Harry and Maureen walked recce of new ending for Sunday's walk from Filey.
Kfab

9.3.11 Staithes
10.5 miles
Weds group led by Bob
Walked over rocks on coast to Runswick Bay, where we had coffee in a café.  Much mud and slush in parts, and fabric boots proved to have little grip on wet rocks.
Kfab

8.3.11 Filey
9.3 miles
Solo recce for coming Sunday
Kfab

6.3.11 Grosmont
9.6 miles
Sunday RA, Ray led 15
Kfab

3.3.11 Wharram Percy, Fairydale
5.1 miles
Thursday group, I led 14.
GS

2.3.11 Rosedale Abbey
10.8 miles
Wednesday, led by Phil
From the dead end footpath near Red Barn, we walked through heather beside North Gill.  
KC

20.2.11 Wayrhamdale
9.3 miles
Sunday, 17 led by Phil
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17.2.11 Goathland
4.8 miles
Thursday led by Malcolm
GS

16.2.11 Goathland
10.3 miles
Wednesday led by Les
Very misty, cold and muddy initially, but the sun broke through in the afternoon.  Saw the reservoirs above Goathland that powered the stone crusher at the station.
Left: coffee break at Lilla Cross.
Below: Conditions underfoot.
(Pics by Bob Clutson)

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13.2.11 Newbridge, Pickering
10.4 miles
Sunday RA led by Bob
GS

9.2.11 Lockton area
13.2 miles
Wednesday group led by Phil.
GS

6.2.11 Whaydale, Fairydale, Bigdale
9.7 miles
Solo

A solo walk to check out more thoroughly part of one the open access routes walk publicised in a new county council/Ramblers pamphlet, and to visit Big Dale for the first time.

I started from Fimber and used a very short length of public footpath to reach the embankment of the former railway line at the foot of Big Dale. I followed the line to the take-off point for Whay Dale and began climbing.  At the top, a fierce gale was blowing. I should have found a gate to allow me to pass through a wire fence, but there was just barbed wire, which had to be climbed.

I walked to the end of Whay Dale, and as a track continued, I followed this to check if there was a through route to the B1248.  The track ended, and I found that it would not be possible to reach the road without walking over crops.

The floor of the dale was followed, then I turned towards Burdale House Farm.  On Wednesday, we exited on the private farm road, but as I now had the map in the county council pamphlet, I was able to check that the correct route was to follow the edge of a field along one of the new concessionary paths.  However, there was no gate or stile, and the only other possibility was to walk through the yard of a private house, where a "Keep Out" sign was clearly displayed.  Once more, I had to climb barbed wire, and on reaching the far side, I found a similar lack of formal access arrangements.

I followed the road up the steep hill beside Fairy Dale, the turned along the bridleway towards the B1248.

Another new concessionary path should have led along the field edge to the top of Fairy Dale, but a sign forbade entry.  I ignored this and walked to the head of the dale, where there was brand new barbed wire, which I climbed with difficulty.

I followed the edge of the dale in a howling wind, which made progress very difficult, to the Fairy Stones, where I found some shelter for lunch.  I wanted to discover if it was possible to follow the edge all the way, in the hope of providing a route that avoided a stiff climb for a visiting party.  However, the route became gradually rougher beyond the former exit point (now barbed wire, of course!) from the old footpath up from Tunnel Cottages.

Once beyond Burdale Green, I joined the old railway track and followed it to the entrance to Big Dale.  I climbed the side (very steep) and followed the edge to the dale head, where I stopped for coffee.  I exited ed along the floor of the dale and followed the road back to Fimber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GS  

2.2.11 Whaydale
2.3 miles
Wednesday group with Phil and Bob.

We used new permissive access (one day after it was introduced) to visit the island access land of Whaydale.
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30.1.11 Sunday RA led by Judy
Ayton
10.8 miles
KC

23.1.11 Sunday RA led by Judy
Hawsker-Whitby circular
10 miles
GS

20.1.11 Thursday group led by Anne
Coneysthorpe
5.6 miles.
Sunny, with frosty ground.
KC

19.1.11 Wednesday group led by Bob
Skinningrove
Quite an adventure clambering over fallen trees beside a stream. Modicum of mud - great fun.
9.5 miles
KC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.1.11 Sunday RA led by Bob
Sandsend
Mild day with patch rain.  Snow and ice had disappeared.  11 in party.
9.4 miles.

9.1.11 Sunday RA led by Richard
Reasty Hill Top
9.9 miles
Trudge over snow and ice, mainly using forest tracks.
GS

6.1.11 Thursday group
Snainton, led by Peter Shutt
5 miles
Sociable stroll with 13 walkers, followed by soup at Margaret Ingham's house
KC

5.1.11 Wednesday group
Fylingdales, led by Phil
9.8 miles
Hard going over snowy, icy ground, with several stream crossings.
GS

 

 

 

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