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    "What are those blue remembered hills,, what spires, what farms are those?"
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    What could be finer than striding across heather-clad moorland on a bright winter's day? After the success of our OM walk along the Malvern ridge a month or two ago, I am thinking of organising another midlands all-day walk in early December.

    This initial post is to gauge interest and narrow down possible dates. I prefer a Sunday again (but it doesn't have to be be)


    If enough people come we could arrange a car shuffle so that we had vehicles at each end (that worked out well at Malvern) thus allowing a one-way walk.

    The route I have in mind would be to set off from Church Stretton, walk up Carding Mill Valley on to Long Mynd, visit Pole Bank (the summit point) then cross Wildmoor, descend into the valley at Ratlinghope then head west to the Stiperstones ridge, visit the summit outcrop at Devil's Chair then descend to Snailbeach. Total distance about eleven miles with two fairly gentle 250metre ascents from the valleys.

    Anyone up for it? If so, what date(s) would suit?

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    Skip, Could be up for a little wander with you. Does depend on dates though

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    That's local to me. Done it a few months ago - would be good to put some OM faces to the names! Cheers, Dave

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    Any date preferences, Chewie and Dave?

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    If a Sunday, pretty much any date suits. Other days depends if I can clear the date or not. Cheers, Dave

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    im in

    pretty much any sunday suits me

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    Re Sundays: I can't do 25 Nov and 23 Dec is too near Christmas. That leaves 2, 9 or 16 December. I'm waiting to hear from my mate Andrew (he was on the Malverns walk) and Teesdale Viking which Sunday(s) they are free. Anyoneone else got a date preference?

    List of 'interested' so far:

    Skip
    Skip's mate Andrew
    Teesdale Viking
    Chewie
    Dave (redscotti)
    Becky

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    Would be good to meet up again with familiar faces and some new ones and a walk I've wanted to return to for ages. 2nd and 9th would be fine , preferably 2nd as I may

    be away camping on the 8th and 16th is ok but 3rd option as its a working Sat.


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    I would be interested. 2nd is a no go as its my birthday and I will be having a drink or 12

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    List of 'interested' so far:

    Skip
    Skip's mate Andrew
    Teesdale Viking
    Chewie
    Dave (redscotti)
    Becky
    Glenn

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    I'd be interested as long as the list doesn't grow too much

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    Dave (redscotti)
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    Glenn

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    Did this one minus Stiperstones the other day with one of my young pupils.I may be up for it.

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    It sounds good. I may bring a couple of my walking mates as well



    Cheers

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    Is it a linear walk, or a circular one? Just thinking of transport issues

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    Need to make some other plans. Are we on for 2nd or 9th for this? Either fine for me.

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    It's a one-way walk. We will arrange to have vehicles at both ends (as we did at The Malverns).

    I am still waiting for a couple of people to get back to me with dates but so far 2 December looks favourite. But it might be 9 Dec. Watch this space.

    Skip
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    Teesdale Viking
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    Dave (redscotti)
    Becky
    Glenn
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    Note: the date now fixed for Sunday 2 December 2012

    This initial thread is now redundant so PLEASE CLICK THROUGH TO THE NEW SHROPSHIRE MEET THREAD

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    Hmm i might be out then,,,2nd is the Mrs birthday and she might not be too pleased

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