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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2013, 04:57:41 pm »
Out doing a few of these at the moment. Looks like I am following Wrighty :)

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2013, 06:54:06 pm »
Or are we following you.

Did some more with the History Lady today.

Was going to the Pinswell series but it was a bit dull this morn so left it for a nicer day and maybe the 4,000 this weekend.

Parked again in Ablington and did 71 to 82 before heading into Bibury and up to 22 where we saw Gackt in the log book.Picked of 21,20, and 19 before heading back to Ablington via 23 to 35.

Met flones and janeydob near 32.

Just over 7 miles walked,26 finds,one dnf and walked past 2 due to muggles nearby.


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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #62 on: May 21, 2013, 06:56:25 pm »
Forgot to mention no Cuckoo heard ???

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #63 on: May 21, 2013, 07:51:35 pm »
Well done. It was a bit grey today now and then, but otherwise the weather was just right for me.

I mostly cached around the middle loop plus did a few others here and there. Think it was 60 finds, 2. DNFs, and 1 walk on by because of muggles painting their house very close by.

I enjoyed the walk. Pretty flat and easy going, mostly. Just need to log them now :D Tomorrow's job I think.

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #64 on: May 21, 2013, 08:19:40 pm »
Well done to you too 8)

We walked  past 75 due to muggles working on the house and 29 as the farmer spraying the field was right by us when we got there.

Dnf number 31.

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2013, 01:47:16 pm »
Yep, #75 was the one I walked on by, #31 was one of the ones I had a DNF on too. I have been offered by the CO that I can log as a find if I want because the cache was missing and they have now replaced, but I will not be taking up the offer. It looks one cacher has though.

#84 was my other DNF. That one's not missing as it's been found since I went around, just hidden too well for me :-[

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #66 on: May 24, 2013, 09:35:54 pm »
Also had the offer to log 31 but wont be,how would i sleep at night ???

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #67 on: December 29, 2013, 04:22:15 pm »
Sorry to waken an old thread  :o

Which of the three rings of the series is the best? Might embark on finally doing one soon  :)
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2013, 04:29:31 pm »
Be brave, do it all. 😃

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2013, 04:34:18 pm »
Be brave, do it all. 😃

I would, I want to, in fact,  but daylight is the issue at this time of year  :(
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #70 on: December 29, 2013, 10:18:55 pm »
The middle loop was a nice sized walk. The lower loop can be done very quickly, and has a nice section along the river.

I haven't done all the top loop yet, so can't really comment on that one. I did find 7 of the top loop out at about 5am a couple of days ago, without the use of a GPSr too :D They are so evenly spaced that all I needed was the clues and a torch. Darkness isn't an issue, you've got experience now ;) but admittedly I would prefer to walk the area out in the nice sunshine.

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #71 on: December 30, 2013, 03:09:20 pm »
I am planning this one for a long dry day next year, I reckon it will take me 20 hours to complete it - that's 12 hours walking 8 hours searching. Should be quite a challenge but I am used to walking 15 miles or so in mountainous / moorland terrain so 23-24 miles of slightly flatter terrain should even it out. Even so I will probably be footsore at the finish - also I would probably do it in reverse and then there is no going back on the northern loops with the - there's the car I have had enough thing....

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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #72 on: December 30, 2013, 03:21:43 pm »
This one took tarmacjohn and omis49 12 hours. I was going to tackle it this holiday, but we have just decided to also save this until the summer to be able to get 100 in one day  ;D
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Re: The great Cotswold walk
« Reply #73 on: December 30, 2013, 03:29:23 pm »
I am hoping to get another long distance geocacher / walker along to help cut the search time a bit. Ideally I would want to spend less than 5mins per cache.

 


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