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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2013, 07:17:33 pm »
I was about to but now decided to do the Pinswell Loop tomorrow instead, after your recommendation  :)
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2013, 09:12:07 am »
Walk tall, now you've done all the series - overall final thoughts and comments? Is 37km an underestimate?  :o Likely to be doing it next weekend, if not I'll have to wait until June as dad is away for three weeks  :-\

On another note, about to do a PQ for the Pinswell series... Will keep you posted TJ  ;) :D
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2013, 09:31:56 am »
Yep.

We've decided that should we decide to do the GCW next weekend, it will be on Saturday (to recover on Sunday!  :D) - If we do, does anyone else want to join us?
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2013, 10:07:30 am »
Don't you think the talk on PQ's should be some where else ???

This is why I stopped using GC's forums, as topics went off subject too often :(
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2013, 10:14:31 am »
Well, the talk was originally referring to the GCW series  :D I can move the posts if you want?

Walk tall, now you've done all the series - overall final thoughts and comments? Is 37km an underestimate?  :o Likely to be doing it next weekend, if not I'll have to wait until June as dad is away for three weeks  :-\

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2013, 10:15:14 am »
Quite correct, I have split the posts into 2 separate subjects.

My humble apologies ;D

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2013, 10:16:38 am »
I can move the posts if you want?

Already done it

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2013, 10:23:26 am »
Thanks  ;D
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2013, 10:40:32 am »
Walk tall, now you've done all the series - overall final thoughts and comments? Is 37km an underestimate?  :o Likely to be doing it next weekend, if not I'll have to wait until June as dad is away for three weeks  :-\

I think 37km is an under estimate even if you did it in one hit. It is certainly further if you split them. My stats were: 5.1 miles, 4.6 miles and 17.8 miles.

Which one did I enjoy the most? The first loop (and not because of the FTF's) as this had varied terrain and more consistent good views and certainly would be a good one to do as a taster. It's what I would call a lolly pop walk, along the stick, round a circular route, back down the stick: Ablington - Coln Rogers - Winson - Ablington. You could easily combine it with the loop south to Barnsley Park and back.

Overall, I don't think some of the caches will last long, yesterday several were out in the open which I put back but also some where intentionally visible. There are a few that are overlooked, so again, will they last.

I know they used a lot of 35mm's but why coin bags, they are not water tight and fiddly. With that amount of caches, I'm sure it was expense that was behind why they used what they did.

The route from Bibury to Quenington along the river was muggle central yesterday. I nearly had to give up on one cache, it think it was #83.

I think it is great that they have published these loops and I'm sure they will be enjoyed but I wouldn't like to look after so many.
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2013, 07:11:10 pm »
Quite good then  :) thanks for pointing all that out  ;D

Did you split the series as the CO suggests, or elsehow?
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2013, 08:08:09 pm »
Quite good then  :) thanks for pointing all that out  ;D

Did you split the series as the CO suggests, or elsehow?

In the end of the day, the routes are good some parts are brilliant.

I split the series as how I wanted, so not sure if I did the same as CO suggested.
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2013, 06:43:38 am »
I have just seen the main log by TheTwoMotts who I met near the start going the other way. They were doing the whole lot. Measured it as 25 miles in total, so yes affirms walk tall's thoughts that 37km is a bit short an estimate for the whole thing.

Only completed the lower loop myself so far, but that one is a very pleasant easygoing walk. Had to go through two herds of cows, but they were mostly dozy and left me alone.

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2013, 06:46:03 pm »
Always thought the area should have more caches but did not expect so many.

Anyway out with the History Lady today and after parking in Ablington we did number 70 down to 36.

7.5 miles,34 finds and one dnf.

A cracking walk in lovely and peaceful countryside and only saw two other walkers on the way round.

Think its best to do the series in sections/loops as you please and its not to far away to return to.

Yes lots of micros today but no nanos ;D

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2013, 09:56:44 pm »
You know I joked about Dr Solly using his bike... it has actually happened  ;D

He hasn't done them all though.

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2013, 07:54:13 am »
Yes   :D

Then I clicked to see his account of the day - three sentences  :o :D
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