Showing 10 of 87 Walking logs from 24 Jul 2012 to 18 Oct 2015 for @JonnyC
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Young men on the old man - The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man], Low Water
A pleasant autumnal wander up the old man and back @JonnyC: Finding our Sunday slightly more free than originally intended we treated ourselves to a posh breakfast and drove to Coniston, parking in the top car park. The weather was pleasant but not too sunny, which made this classic a rather popular destination. We took our time strolling up, appreciating the old quarry workings and infrastructure before stopping for a snack at low water. Continuing on up hill the views soon opened up (as did the breeze), and before long we had reached the summit
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A Draughty Pilgrimage - Hartsop Above How [Gill Crag - Hartsop Above How], Sykeside Camp Site, Low Wood, Brothers Water, Priest's Hole
Autumnal walk past Brothers Water, over Hartsop above How around to Dove Crag, a nice Dinner in Priest's Hole before dropping out through Dovedale back to Hartsop @JonnyC: Having toyed with many and various configurations for this wander, we ended up heading out of Sykeside past Brothers Water to the lower end of the Hartsop Above How ridge. We started our ascent which we took gently so as not to over exert. We charged AI with the nav at which he did very well, he navigated us along various features and plenty of inclines and got us on top of the ridge. Having found our bear ...
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39th County Top - Dunkery Beacon
Our final hill to complete our week long tour of the 39 historic county tops of England was in our home county of Somerset. A surprise gesture was a very welcome sign on top of the Beacon placed by avid supporters of our challenge - thanks gentlemen and a massive thank you to everyone who supported our challenge, in turn saving lives in the future by supporting the work of SAVES
Second Sunny Stroll - Pen y Fan
Sunny stroll up Pen y Fan trying to get fit for the Ben
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Sunny Lunchtime - Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Storey Arms Centre
Wander up to Pen y Fan in good sunshine, up from storey arms layby path return via TJ obelisk then off path back to storey arms @JonnyC: Sunny weather meant a change of plans, instead of progressing the personal task list I grabbed they keys and headed to the Beacons. Good weather made the trail up pretty warm as well as being a little crowded, beautiful weather on top for a lunch stop before grabbing some tranquillity off path on the way back.
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Worms and Seals - Worm's Head
Nice stroll over worm's head @JonnyC: A last minute plan to get some sea air and break the walking boots in, took the opportunity to head up to Gower and wander the peninsula and to take Andy and Soph on to Worm's Head. The weather turned out to be pretty much perfect although the sun tucked in behind the clouds before Andy got to launch the drone. Good stroll and good to get out, nice to have a little visit from a seal also.
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Crocodile Hunting - Penwyllt, Fan Gyhirych
Walk on the Beacons from SWCC, path & micro nav in low vis, great terrain, damp with variable cloud base shrouding high ground @JonnyC: Out from SWCC heading out toward Fan Fraith along the dismantled tramway and then the 'motorway', quick dash into the quarries for a cache allowing the army cadets to overtake. Heading up the shoulder of Fan Gyhirych we reviewed ground conditions and decided rather than breaking path to the East for Fan Nedd we would break West for the summit of Fan Gyhirych. Micro Nav up and arounf Fan Gyhirych before grabbing the Trig and dancing the contou ...
Holme Moor - Holne Woods, Horns Cross, Combestone Tor, Venford Resr
A circular walk from Venford Reservoir, through Hone Woods to Combestone Tor, Lunch at Horns Cross and back to reservoir. Rain, sun, wind, hail
We set off with a group of 17 cadets heading out in the rain following a theory session, briefing and kit check. Despite the weather we had a good walk along the coastal path from orcombe point towards Budliegh salterton and round in a circle.
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48Hr Getaway: Prince Hall - Princetown, Royal Tor, Muddilake
Walk from our exped spot at the GunPoweder Mills to the Plume in Princetown. @JonnyC: After a relaxed breakfast and a refreshing face wash in the Cherry Brook, we packed up and headed South East, with a quick stop in the pottery to fill Rich's water bladder (having filled mine from the brook), an interesting place. Back on the hills the sun really took it's toll, my water was undrinkable despite chlorination and Rich's was going down fast, we spied a route past the Prince Hall Hotel, and decided that would be a very worthy water point. Having walked along the tree ...