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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 March
Fangdale Beck
Wednesday group
I led Bob and Les
10.4 miles

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Bumper Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 March
Snainton
Sunday RA, Judy led
10.6 miles

KM

14 March
Wintringham

Weds group, Phil led
11.5 miles
KM

1 March
Stonegrave
5.4 miles 
Just as we were about to join Margaret Ingham's Thursday walk, I read a text message from my bank, which revealed an attempt by someone to use a counterfeit cheque in my name, to swindle £3,800-worth of goods from someone.  I spent half an hour sorting this out, then went on a walk of my own.
solo
MLA

 

 

22 February
Loftus
10.1 miles

Weds group, Bob led
MLA

19 February
Wilton
11 miles

Sunday RA, Judy
MLA

16 February
Fordon
5.25 miles

Thursday group, Margaret
KM

15 February
Castleton-Lealholm
9.7 miles

Wednesday group, Phil
We caught the bus from Lealholm to Castleton and walked back.
KM

12 February
Scalby-Hackness
9.5 miles

Sunday RA, Bob Clutson leads
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7 February
Seamer
4 miles
trainers

5 February
Hutton Buscel
9.6 miles

Sunday RA, Phil Trafford leads
Walk in snow.
KM

2 February
Cockrah Road
4.9 miles

Thurs group, Margaret leads
I had to fetch our car to transport Peter, who was having difficulty walking.  Coffee break after one mile.
KM

1 February
Saltergate
11.1 miles

Wednesday group
Les leads
Past Simon Howe, Fylingdales, Malo Cross.
My Karrimor fabric boots split after only 190 miles.  More Sports Direct rubbish.
KM

22 January
Kirkbymoorside
10.5 miles

Sunday RA
Bob leads 19

19 January
Reasty Bank
5.6 miles

Thursday group, I led 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 January
Newton on Rawcliffe
10.8 miles

Wednesday group, Bob led
Fine weather, diversions from planned route, both intentional and unintentional.
KC

17 January
Reasty Bank
5.5 miles

Solo recce for Thursday group
Forgot my boots - fortunately my plastic trainers coped with the chilled mud, etc.  Wonderful day - cold, but lots of winter sunshine.

15 January
Raincliffe
10.4 miles

Sunday RA, Phil led 15
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11 January
Troutsdale
10.9 miles
Wednesday group, Phil led
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8 January
Flask Inn
11.3 miles

Sunday RA I led 17
This should have been Bob's walk, but he had a bad back. The route was based on a 2008 walk of Bob's and was very hard work. Lunch was taken at the top of the hill in Robin Hood's Bay.
KM

4 January
Scugdale
11.7 miles

Wednesday group - I lead
On a blustery but mild day, we walked into Scugdale from Raisdale Mill, then thrashed through woodland and bracken to find Scugdale waterfall.  From there, we walked along the southern rim of the dale to descend to Holiday House.  After locating the Louie Swainson plaques on the stepping stones on the path of the old mineral line, we returned via Scugdale Hall and Barker's Ridge. 
KM

3 January
Scarborough ridge walk
7.9 miles

Solo
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1 January
Scarborough
7.8 miles

Sunday RA, I lead 16
KM 

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