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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 2012

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28.6.12
Lastingham
Thurs group
Margaret led for 1.5 miles, then Malcolm, Sue, Sheila, Maureen and I did a few more miles to make the outing worthwhile.
5.6 miles

KM

27.6.12
Humber Bridge
Weds group
I led Phil and Bob
11.1 miles

KM

24.6.12
Sleights
RA (Sun)
Ray led 5
10.4 miles

MLA

20.6.12
Fairy Dale
RA (Weds) -
I led 4
10.7 miles

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17.6.12
Fairy Dale
Sun RA - I led 19
9.2 miles

MLA

14.6.12
Fox & Rabbit
(Irene's 80th)
Thursday group
5 miles

MLA

 

13.6.12
South Cave
Wednesday group
Les led
10.6 miles

St Austin's Stone. in private woodland near South Cave, is now very overgrown.  It is reputed to have been used for worship by druids and by St Augustine in 600 AD.

Services were held there into the 20th Century - a photograph of one exists on a postcard dated 1906.It is approached intially by a public footpath, but it is then necessary to climb a barbed wire fence as the Drewton Estate, in common with many landowners on the Yorkshire Wolds, is pathetically fanatical about excluding outsiders from its land, no matter how commercially unviable it may be. 

MLA

 

10.6.12
Fairy Dale recce
Solo
11.2 miles

MLA

6.6.12
Fridaythorpe
Wednesday group.
Les led Bob and me.
12.7 miles

MLA

5.6.12 Hawnby Hill/Easterside
Solo for book
8.9 miles

MLA

3.5.12 Hole of Horcum
Sunday RA
9.3 miles

Richard led 8
MLA

 

30.5.12
Kirkham
10.9 miles

Wednesday group
Phil led, plus Bob and Les.
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28.5.12
Grosmont-Darnholme-Sleights
11.8 miles

Solo for book
Chased by sheep.  Train from Sleights to Grosmont.
KM

 

25.5.12
Cloughton-Burniston
4.9 miles

Solo - filling in a few gaps by walking paths I have not used before.

Dangerous stile reported to NYCC.
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23.5.12
Wednesday group
Commondale
11.5 miles

Bob led
Very hot throughout.  Quite a bit of trespassing.
KM

20.5.12
Glasidale
Sunday RA
9.4 miles

Pam Grimwood led
KM

15.5.12
Millington
Wednesday group
12 miles

I led Bob and Phil
Saw two red kites during high-level circuit of seven dales.
KM

15.4.12
Barton Howle
Sunday RA - Judy led
10.4. miles

KM

4 April
Falcon Inn
Weds group - Bob led
11 miles

MLA

1 April
Sunday RA
Pickering-Roman camps
11.4 miles

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