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Well- spookily. I watched the whole Shanaz Gulzar, series when it was first on. A bit of caution at first as I took it to be a BBC box ticking diversity exercise, but I ended up enjoying it, and came back for more..

My TV watching technique consists of starting at Ch 101 then clicking upwards till I find something that catches my attention. That way I stumble across quite a few interesting things - but a lot of Judge Judy. :smile:

I was hoping the horse was yours but didn't really think so. There would have two wouldn't there? :smile:
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That's good Tripps, I wasn't sure if it was shown nationally or just in the Yorkshire region.
Shame about the horse, bigger, broader and not as pretty as my boys. I would also have been very worried to see one so far from home! Just to put a spoiler on things, the head nodding is due to fly irritation rather than an attempt at communication. :extrawink:
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Wendyf wrote: 27 Dec 2020, 11:00 the head nodding is due to fly irritation
Proves yet again, that here, (and elsewhere) - I know next to nothing about horses.

I persist in trying to learn though.
Should have listened to Jeffrey Bernard - "tames bl**ding tigers this game" :laugh5:
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Best laid plans and all that. Our Carla had set her sights on climbing Helvellyn today with her Wainwright bashing mate Becky. Makings of a good day for it. We had agreed to have the kids for the day and overnight as she was also going out tonight for a meal for her husband Ant's birthday.

Becky was playing football last night and has injured her finger, she went to A&E last night but there was a four hour wait so she came away. No better this morning of course, she thinks she may have dislocated it so is heading back to A&E this morning. Helvellyn may morph into a more local climb up Sharphaw this afternoon depending how Becky goes on. We will still be having the kids as the evening do is still on.

On another matter. I can't understand why the OS have stopped doing the 1:25000, 2.5" to the mile pathfinder series maps, so handy. They only do regional Pathfinder guide books now rather than the individual area sheets. Sally has managed to find the sheet covering Robin Hoods Bay on Ebay and got it for £3.00 with free postage. It's a 1950's issue but I doubt if the paths up there have changed much in the last 60 odd years. :smile:

Update on Becky, she has broken her finger, ouch! Its strapped up and she is joining Carla for the Sharphaw climb. Sally is going and will bring the grandchildren back with her. I am checking and bringing down camping gear for our trip.
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We have an Explorer OL27 North York Moors East map which covers Robin Hoods Bay dated 2006. You are welcome to borrow it Ian if you want.
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Thanks Wendy, Sally has nabbed one of those as well on Ebay at a bargain price. :smile:
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I get annoyed with the Explorer maps, they are so big and awkward to use.
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They are Wendy but they were good maps. I'm sorry to hear they have discontinued them.
I wonder how GPS programmes for mobile phones have affected map sales?
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The Explorer maps are still available Stanley, it's the smaller Pathfinder maps that aren't produced anymore.
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Yes, you cant see enough area at once on the mobile versions. You can pan around but its not the same as looking at a single sheet Pathfinder map. Sally met a couple of ladies on the green lane down past Copy Nook near the top from Lister Well, they were using OS on their phones but were trying to find the Fanny Grey which of course is where the green lane emerges on Higher Lane. Like I say you can't see even the slightly bigger picture.

When we went down to Glossop few years back we got an OS of the area including the Peak District and Kinder Scout, start of the Pennine Way etc. It was massive when unfolded and very unwieldy, double sided as well which made it even more confusing. I cant see the 1" series without my reading glasses which I don't take out walking with me. The 2.5" series was perfect and big enough to see without specs. With modern digital production methods I can't see why they don't still do the proper area Pathfinders.
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I agree about the double sided ones. The Explorer for the South Pennines is one of them. What you want is alwaYS ON THE OTHER SIDE....
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As reported earlier in this thread I got a pair of Brasher boots about this time last year. Sally walks nearly every day and has various pairs of boots, she has always preferred the lighter weight designs but from my own experience you always have a hell of a job getting any of them to turn water. Despite multiple coats of water proofer for the type of construction.

With some encouragement from Wendy and myself we finally convinced her to get a pair of leather boots to put the wet foot problem to bed. She got a pair of the same brand and style as mine Brasher Country Walkers. :smile:

Boots are only as good as the care you put into good maintenance so I have invested in a boot care kit from Altberg. Yorkshire boot makers who are up at Richmond in North Yorkshire. They manufacture high end boots and shoes for walking, mountaineering, motorcycling, the police force and military so know a thing or two about the construction and maintenance of the same.

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I already have brushes and various tins of polish, dubbin, spray and creams for most footwear maintenance. My brushes though are dedicated mainly to black and brown polish, two brushes for each. The wax oil for the boots is neutral in colour as it is used for nourishing the leather and waterproofing the same. Hence the dedicated kit for the maintenance.

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The kit consists of a large tin of Leder Gris water repellent wax oil which is neutral in colour and a smaller tin of military brown wax oil used for filling in scuffs in the leather. They come with a short putting on brush for driving the oil into the seams and buffing brush which does what it says after the wax oil has hardened and soaked into the leather. You can apply the wax oil to damp or dry boots. The object of course is to keep the leather as supple as possible and avoid any cracking. Here are ours after their first going over with the Leder Gris. I am waiting for the coating to harden off for a few hours before buffing. Sally's new boots have already dropped a shade from the light brown out of the box.

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The boot maker and bloke that owns the factory has a few YouTube videos that cover all aspects of boot maintenance.
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I'll be round for the full treatment! A couple of years back my visiting friend from Scotland bought a pair of Altberg boots at the shop in Whalley, they were the only manufacturer who make the short but very wide boot she needed. We were warned in the shop about the dangers of over waxing but I can't remember what they were! There was a slightly embarrassed woman in the shop at the same time getting the build up of wax steamed off her very expensive pair of boots. :smile:
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I believe Altberg do a made to measure service as well. You can make an appointment for measuring and boots can be made to fit if you cant accommodate regular sizes.
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They look like good boots and the price isn't outrageous....
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Still a bit out of my league Stanley, having said that the Brashers are discounted from about £150 but end up at half the price of the Altbergs. Very similar design and construction. I forgot to mention the Leder Gris is a compound of beeswax and linseed oil. I used Dubbin previously which is a bit thicker as that is generally tallow and paraffin oil. They recommend gently heating with a hair dryer after application which helps to melt the compound into the seams.
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My fell boots were £185 I think. When you look at the work that goes into a hand made boot that's not excessive.
Mind you, my Tricker boots were only £14 a pair when I bought them in the 70s....... (Nearer £450 now!)
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Another tip I picked up is to wax the laces with a quick pull through the tin and wipe off. They hold better and have virtually no chance of coming loose. Having said that I usually double knot mine and have never had a problem but I can see the reasoning. :smile:
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I went for a walk up Dark Hill yesterday. When I got to my favourite stile I noticed that it is still in a state of disrepair on the town side.

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It's still passable but not ideal. Sally noticed this a few weeks ago and we reported the problem on the LCC website. Obviously not got round to it yet. The other side is is reasonably sound.

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Not sure what the policy is regarding wall stiles and ownership? is it just the stile and the right of way through the wall that is the responsibility of the footpath team? I assume the walls will belong to the landowner

The previous wall stile at the top of the field at Stock Village has been replaced with a gate. I wonder if this may what will become of the one on Dark Hill?

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