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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 2013

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29.12.13
Scarborough
NYD RA walk recce with Bob
10.2 miles
GS2

24.12.13-15.12.13
Keighley
Christmas with Louise & Paul
6.4 total (2 walks)
GS2

1.12.13
Blue Bank
Sun RA Phil led 17
10.1
GS

27.11.13
Battersby
Weds, Phil led 4
9.6
GS2

23.11.13
Coneysthorpe
Sun RA, Anne led 30
9.5
GS2

21.11.13
Blue Bank
Phil's recce, he led 3
10
GS2

19.11.3
Reasty
Recce for Dec Thursday RA
6.8
GS

17.11.18
Flask Inn

Sun RA, Bob led 18
10.1
GS

13.11.13
Whitby
Wed, Phil led 4
10.1
GS2

10.11.13
Eller Beck Bridge
Sun RA, Phil led 28
11 miles
GS2

7.11.13
Cloughton
Thursday, Phil led 10
5.2 miles
GS2

6.11.13
Raisdale/Lord Stones
Weds
I led 4
10 miles
GS

3.11.13
Reasty
Sun RA (with Pocklington)
Richard led 29
12.1 miles
GS

30.10.13
Loftus
Weds, Bob led 3
10.4 miles
GS

23.10.13
Coneysthorpe
Weds, Phil led 4
10.7 miles
GS

18-20.10.13
Area camp, Brotherswater
1 (Fri) Brotherswater circular
4.4 miles

2 (Sat) Pooley Bridge-campsite
12.4 miles

3 (Sun) Gowbarrow Fell
4.3 miles
GS

16.10.13
Sledmere
Weds, I led Bob & Jim.
10.4 miles
GS

9.10.13
Saltburn
Weds, Bob led 4
11 miles
GS

6.10.13
Hinderwell
Sun RA
Tricia led 17
9 miles
GS

3.10.13
Falling Foss
Thurs RA
I led 15
6.9
GS2

2.10.13
Ruswarp
Weds, Phil led 4
10.3
GS2

30.9.13
Falling Foss
Solo recce
7.6
GS2

29.9.13
Thixendale
Sun RA I led 15
10.8
GS2

27.9.13
Thixendale
Solo recce
11.1
GS2

25.9.13
Dalehouse
Weds I led 4
10.1
GS

22.9.13
Bride Stones
Sun RA Judy led 18
9.1
GS

11.9.13
Tripsdale
Weds, Bob led 4
9.9
GS

8.9.13
Kilham
Sunday RA
I led 11
9
GS

6.9.13
Burton Agnes- Driffield
Solo
7.7
GS

4.9.13
Danby
Weds, Phil led me and Bob.
MLT boots split and useless.
10
MLT

1.9.13
Hovingham
Sun RA
Dave led 30
I split off to provide transport for an ailing lady.
10.8
MLT

30.8.13
Willerby
Solo
5.6
Final routes around Willerby/Staxton


ORPA west of Beverley Gate

Farm track leads off ORPA (spot the bunny).

...which leads to field

Field leads to farm road

...which leads to picnic site, but not as easily as I had hoped.

ORPA obviously continued at one time. This is the view from the field.

Gate across ORPA next to A64 (on Willerby side) is rusted shut.

Sign at TA005 791.  Not quite true, as ORPA continues for about 50 yards.

However, where the ORPA ends, this appears, although no ROW is shown on OS map

This sign (arrows are probably white, signifying permissive path, but could be faded yellow) appears at TA 002 796, indicating path west, and track back south.  No sign pointing north towards River Hertford.

MLT

28.8.13
Sledmere
Weds, I led Bob, Phil, Jim
11.5
MLT

27.8.13
Rudston
11.7
solo recce
MLT

23.8.13
Folkton
9.4
I led Bob
MLT

21.8.13
Sledmere
3.56
solo
trainers

Staxton
3.55
solo
trainers

18.8.13
Fylingdales
Sun RA, I led 18
11.3
MLT

14.8.13
Fylingdales
Weds, I led Jim
11.1
MLT

13.8.13
Scarborough
Solo to Eastfield, etc
9.1
MLT

11.8.13
Castleton
Sunday RA, Judy led 9
10.4
MLT

7.8.13
Randy Rigg
Weds, Phil led Jim and me
10.8
MLT

5.8.13
Kilham
Solo
8.8 miles
MLT

31.7.13
Sledmere
Weds I led Bob & Phil
11.4 miles
MLT

28.7.13
Hole of Horcum
Sunday RA, I lead 22
10 miles
MLT

24.7.13
Hawnby

Weds, Bob led Phil and me
10.7 miles
MLT

21.7.13
Hole of Horcum
Solo recce
8.6 miles
MLT

17.7.13
Robin Hood's Bay, Weds
Phil led 7, including Bob's three grandsons
10.6 miles
MLT

7.7.13
Cotham
Solo
9.7 miles
MLT

26.6.13
Teesdale Way, Weds
Phil led 4
11.8 miles
MLT

23.6.13
Fairy Dale, Sun RA
I led 14
8.9 miles
MLT

19.6.13
Slapewath, Weds
I led Bob, Phil, Jim
11.2 miles
MLT

16.6.13
Barton Howle, Sun RA
Judy led 8
10.8 miles
trainers

31.5.13
AJB, Weds group (on Friday)
I led Bob, Phil
10.3 miles
GS2

26.5.13
Barmston, Sun RA
We led 6
10.2 miles
GS2

23.5.13
Barmston
Solo, recce for Sunday
10.1 miles
GS2

22.5.13
Huggate
Weds, Phil led me and Bob
10.9 miles
GS2

19.5.13
Fairy Dale
Solo
East side of Fairy Dale and stayed high after Whay Dale.
5.2 miles
GS2

15.5.13
Goldsborough
Weds Bob led me
10.5 miles
GS2

12.5.13
Esk Valley 3
Sun RA I led 7
10.6 miles
GS

8.5.13
Dunsdale
Weds I led Bob
10.5 miles
GS

5.5.13
Esk Valley 2
Sun RA I led 9
11.3 miles
GS

3.5.13
Esk Valley recce Danby-Sleights
solo
14.7 miles
GS2

1.5.13
Hawnby
Weds
Bob led me, Phil, Jim
10.7 miles
GS2

29.4.13
Esk Valley stage 1 - Castleton
RA Sunday
I led 7
12.3 miles
GS2

24.4.13
Harland Dale
Weds Phil led Bob, Jim & Me
10.7 miles
MLA

21.4.13
Sleights
solo recce
6.2 miles
MLA

19.4.13
Thirsk
Solo
7.2 miles
GS2

17.4.13
Scugdale Head
Weds - I led Bob
11.9 miles
GS2

16.4.13
Westerdale/Ruswarp
solo recces for EVW
8.5 miles
MLA

14.4.13
Snainton
Sun RA, Richard led
10.3 miles
MLA

10.4.13
Hawsker
Weds, Bob led me
11.7 miles
MLA

7.4.13
Hovingham
Sun RA, Dave Grimwood led
9.3 miles
GS2

3.4.13
Lord Stones Cafe
Weds, I Led Phil and Jim
11.2 miles
GS2

29.3.13-31.3.13
Fenny Bentley
assorted
9.9 miles
GS2

26.3.13
Westerdale
solo recce
8.2 miles
GS2

20.3.13
near Rillington

Weds
Bob led Jim & me
10.4
GS2

17.3.13
Aislaby
Sun RA
Margaret & Les
Very muddy
9.6 miles
GS2

16.3.13
York

Solo
10.3 miles
GS2

13.3.13
Ayton
Weds group, I led Phil, Bob, Jim
9.8 miles
GS2

7.3.13
Snainton
Margaret - Thursday
3.6 miles
GS

6.3.13
Castleton - EVW 1 recce
Solo
10.6 miles
GS

3.3.13
Norton on Derwent
Sunday RA
I led 14
10.8 miles
GS

1.3.13
3 * Norton fragments
solo
6.8 miles
GS

27.2.13
Oswaldkirk (linear)
Weds
Phil led me, Bob, Jim
11.6 miles
GS

24.2.13
Langdale Bridge
Sun RA
Ray Johnson
9 miles
GS

22.2.13
Norton

Solo recce
11.3 miles
GS

20.2.13
Commondale
Weds
Bob led me and Phil
13.1 miles
GS2

17.2.13
East Ayton
Sun RA
Judy led 20
9.9 miles
GS2

13.2.13
Whay Dale
Weds group
I led Phil and Jim
10.2 miles
GS2

9.2.13
Middleton East
with Maureen
3.1 miles
GS2
Middleton West
with Maureen
4 miles
GS2

7.2.13
Hugh Force
Middleton break
with Maureen
7.8 miles
GS2

6.2.13
Newgate
Weds RA
Phil
10.2 miles
GS2

3.2.13
Cloughton
Sun RA
11.8 miles
GS2

30.1.13
Thixendale
Weds
10.2 miles
I led Phil, Bob, Jim
10.2 miles
GS

27.1.13
Cloughton
Sun RA
4.7 miles
GS

23.1.13
Hutton Buscel
Weds solo
10.7 miles
GS

20.1.13
Scalby
Sun RA
Ray led 9
9.6 miles
GS

15.1.13
Pickering
Weds
Bob led me, Phil, Jim
12.3 miles
GS

13.1.13
Beadlam
Sunday RA
Phil led 10
9.9 miles
GS2

9.1.13
Lastingham
Weds group
Phil led me, Bob & Jim
10.7 miles
GS

6.1.13
Kirkham Abbey
Sunday RA
Phil led 22
Diverted away from river because of heavy rain.
9 miles
GS2

2.1.13
Loftus to Staithes
Weds
I led Bob and Phil
For book.  Very muddy and a little rain.  I fell and soaked my trousers with mud, and had to go to the pub in my long johns.
10.7 miles linear
GS

1.1.13
Scarborough

RA
I led 22 (including five newcomers)
10.8 miles
GS

 

 

 

 

 



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