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    ‹bermensch Nearly Normal Polar Bear's Avatar
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    Hello all. Any southern-based OMers care to join me for a good walk on January 19th and/or 26th? Location's up for grabs but must be train-able. Possibly Box Hill-ish or maybe some of the Ridgeway near Princes Risborough.

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    26th is good for me. 19th I'm in brecon learning how to safely notget lost.

    How about this route?

    http://www.chocolatefoot.co.uk/journ...s_classic.html

    Admittedly its 28 miles but they aren't really real hills (trust me, I've recce'd then).

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    28 miles... maybe a slightly cut down version thereof?

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    just a point. trains to gomshallare every two hours.

    what sort of distance did you have in mind?

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    Looking at Windscale's route - if the twisty loop bit (where it says 4,5 on the map) were cut off I reckon that would take it down to 20/22 miles or so. Which I'd be happy with. Would have to check how early trains go from London to Gomshall though.

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    Is there honey still for tea?

    I mean - is that absolutely fantastic tea shop still there in Gomshall? We used to get taken there very occasionally for treats when visiting my sister's boarding school near Cobham.

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    No idea. I hope so! And what are you doing on this thread if you're not planning a trip over for a walk, hmmmm?

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    A South East meet?... Ooh will there be cucumber sandwiches and tea?...

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    Earliest train from London to Gomsall gets there at 8, which would be about the time one would want to start a 20-mile walk in January. And when we finish we can have cucumber sandwiches, rum or whatever

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    20 miles sounds good. Not too keen on cucumber myself - it is the vegetable of the devil. Wouldn't rum sandwiches make the bread a bit soggy?

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    return trains from gomshall to clapham junction are 13:53, 14:04, 15:53, 16:04, 17:53

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    So, 0800 at Gomshall station on the 26th?

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    Bump

    Apparently 0830 at Gomshall.

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    (oh my first post)

    Dammit... would have been well up for another meet this way... recently (last week) did the NT 8 mile round Boxhill which took a few hours in the sunshine which was nice for a January

    Will have to keep an eye out on here for any more... currently trying to get fit after a motorbike accident so out and about as much as possible, have dog, only limited use of a car but willing to blag one off random family members if there's something good going on

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    Hey Windscale!

    "The vegetable of the devil!" Now that's funny! I love that! lol!

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    I'm back off to the Beacons next weekend but I've not planned anything for this weekend but I think I should get out. Anybody in the SE up for a bit of a jaunt Saturday or Sunday?

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    Probably nothing much this weekend but give me a shout in March.

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