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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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29.12.12
Beadlam
Accompanying Phil on recce for January
Rain all day.  Hunt seen.
10.2 miles
GS

26.12.12
Langsett
With L&P
3.6 miles
GS

19.12.12
Hawnby
Weds, Bob led me
10.4 miles
GS

16.12.12
Mere (New Year walk) recce
Solo
10.6 miles
GS

12.12.12
Cropton Christmas lunch
Weds group
Phil led me, Bob, Jim
Misty all day
8.6 miles
GS

9.12.12
Ravenscar
Sunday RA
Phil led 11
10.2 miles
GS

5.12.12
Givendale
Weds, I lead Bob, Phil, Jim
11.7 miles
Lunch at World Peace Café
Snowstorm on drive back
GS

2.12.12
Reasty Top
Sun RA, Richard leads 7
9.6 miles
GS

1.12.12
Ravenscar
RA recce for/with Phil
10.1 miles
GS

28.11.12
Skinningrove
Weds
Bob led me & Phil
mines theme
11.1 miles
GS

25.11.12
Reasty Top
Sunday RA
Richard led 10
Switched from Langdale End bridge because of floods.
8.3 miles
GS

21.11.12
Rosedale
Weds group
Phil led 5 — me, Bob, Jim, Nick
Wind, rain, very cold hands and cold feet.
10.1 miles
GS

18.11.12
Cawthorn Roman Camps
Sunday RA
Judy led 17
9.4 miles
GS

14.11.12
Hanging Stone/Roseberry Topping/Cap Cook
Weds group
I led 6
10.2 miles
GS

11.11.12
Basin Howe
Sunday RA
Phil led 21
10.4 miles
GS

9.11.12
Thirsk

Solo
10.8 miles
GS

8.11.12
Coxmoor Hall
Recce with/for Phil
10.4 miles
GS

7.11.12
Bransdale
Weds group
Bob led
9.5 miles
GS

4.11.12
Gristhorpe
Sunday RA
I led 7
10.1 miles
MLA

31.10.12
Mulgrave Castle


Weds group, Phil
9.7 miles
GS

28.10.12
Warter
Sunday RA
I led 5
8.5 miles
GS

24.10.12
Eston
Weds group, I led Bob & Phil
11.8 miles
MWA

21.10.12
High Hawsker
Sunday RA
Ray led 10
9.8 miles
MWA

17.10.12
Helmsley
Bob led me, Phil, Jim
9.7 miles
GS

14.10.12
Warter
Me, Maureen, Louise & Paul
8.7 miles
MWA

10.10.12


Lastingham
Wednesday group, I led Bob and Jim
Heather was being burnt across the line of a footpath on the moors.
8.3 miles
MLA

7.10.12
Hutton Buscel
Sunday RA, Rosemary
Grisport Storm leather boots reached 1,000 miles.
8.1 miles
GS

3.10.12
Castle Howard
Wednesday, Phil led me, Bob and Les
8.3 miles
MLA

26.9.12
Ayton-Cockrah Road
Wednesday, Phil led me and Les
9.8 miles
GS

19.9.12
Market Weighton-Holme
Wednesday, I led Bob & Jim
7.8 miles
MLA

16.9.12
Sherburn
Sunday RA, Ray
10 miles
MLA

12.9.12
Castleton/Botton
Wednesday group, Phil
11.3
MLA

19.8.12
Rillington
Sunday RA
I lead 10
10.4 miles
MLA

17.8.12
Cowhouse Bank
with Phil
9.4 miles
MLA

12.8.12
Cockmoor Hall
Sunday RA, Richard Bedford
9.9. miles
GS
 

5.8.12
Carr End
Sunday RA, I lead 4
10.2 miles
MLA

3.8.12
Liverpool
With Richard and Maureen
Riverside, Sefton Park.
5.6 miles
trainers

1.8.12
Rillington
Wednesday group
Recce of new route with Phil and Les
10.7 miles
MLA

29.7.12
Tripsdale
9.1 miles
An introduction to Tripsdale for my daughter Louise and her boyfriend Paul.  The bracken south of the Ship Stone and on the public footpath beyond the ford was worse than I had ever before experienced it.  The path down to the ford was very squelchy and covered in 4ft-high reeds.  For more details, see Tripsdale.

Louise, Maureen and me at the Ship Stone. Picture by Paul Beal.

The drop to the ford.

The waterlogged public footpath to the ford.

Paul and Louise atop the Ship Stone.

The shooting track that leads towards Low Cable Stone.

Inexpert Latin translation for Dr Louise Whitehouse. Picture by Dr Paul Beal.

26.7.12
Hunt House
Thursday group
Confrontation with gamekeeper
4.6
MLA

25.7.12
Rillington recce
solo
11.3
MLA

22.7.12
Sleightholme Dale
Sunday RA
I led 15
10.2 miles
MLA

18.7.12
Carr End



Wednesday group
Phil led Les and me
10.4 miles
MLA

 

11.7.12
Hole of Horcum — Pigtrough Griff
Wednesday group
Les led Phil and me.
10.5 miles
GS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.7.12
Ravenscar
Thursday group

I led 11
4.9 miles
MLA

10.7.12
Sleightholmedale
Solo
Recce for 22.7.12 — lots of rain.
11.7 miles + 2 miles follow-up 15.7.12
MLA

8.7.12
Ravenscar
Sunday RA
Margaret/Les led
9 miles
Visited seal colony.
GS

4.7.12
Farndale
Wednesday group

Bob led
9 miles
MLA

1.7.12
Grosmont-Whinstone ridge
Sunday RA
Judy led 16
9.5 miles
KM

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