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The boot repair specialists have a 4 to 5 month turnaround with no sign of the business slackening off. I'd need a new pair of boots before I could do that!
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Have a look at Altberg, bit of trek up to Richmond but a nice run. I have no idea about their pricing but I know they offer the service. I wonder also if the cobblers in Barlick could do anything for you?
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It was our Jacks Birthday yesterday, we normally have a family get together but with Sally still testing positive for covid that was off the cards. Jack came up after his gym session and we went for a walk. Just one of our normal circulars. Out via the stables up to Cow Pasture, Hollins, out onto Dark Hill and up onto Edge Lane. The stile at Dark Hill has not been repaired yet on the town side. We returned via Edge Lane and then down Esp Lane, Town Head and home. It was warm and only required a T shirt. I had a nice glass of Aldi's fruit infused Cider to cool down in the back yard sun trap. :smile:

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Shorts a T shirt walk yesterday. I popped my boots on because they are better for walking in. Out via the Parrock and then up Westgate to Town Head and then on to Esp lane. New fence has gone in by the old farm where they grubbed the hedge out and removed the rather nice tree at the bottom of the field! Up Esp lane to the stile above Springs, I was going to go up Edge Lane but it was a tad warm for that. Through the stile and down the hill, there is a new way mark sign on the fence to indicate a router change at the bottom of the hill. The exit stile used to be at the back side of the garage but has now been moved about 30 metres to the right, into the corner of the field. Here is the new stile, the path from the top is now diagonal rather than straight down the field.

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A proper job done by Tom and the footpath team, way marked on the approach to indicate the change.

Through the yard and over the stile to the path by the beck through to Hollins Lane. Another change here about half way through the field. A new dividing fence, gate and stile have been put in, perhaps a change of ownership for a bit of the field, anyway it had sheep in. Out onto Hollins and up the hill. I continued along to the path down to Cow Pasture. Then through the stock holding area and down the field below Cow Pasture. The thick set Texel sheep here have all been shorn and look particularly clean. Over the beck and then the path down to the stables, could do with someone with a strimmer here as there are a lot of nettles either side of the path. I grabbed a dock leaf at first opportunity in case I got stung with only having shorts on! I survived the ordeal and returned home via Priory Way and Valley Gardens.

Plenty warm enough and glad of my hat.

Here is the route, just short of 2.5 miles. I wish I could find out how to change the map to satellite view. The OpenStreetMap view is a bit bland.

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Multitasking today, bread production, walking and taxi service all in one afternoon. :smile:

I started by mixing my dough, giving it the required kneading and then setting it aside to prove. Sally and Wendy walk together on Thursdays and it was Sally's turn to set the route. She had decided on walking over to Gisburn and asked if I could pick them up later in the afternoon. No real problem there but I fancied a walk as well.

We set off together Sally going to meet Wendy and I on a normal escape round the Parrock. I then went up Calf Hall Lane and up to Cow Pasture. Down the field to the footpath to the stables but then took a left and on to the opposite corner of the field. Stile here down to New House and out onto Brogden Lane. Left back towards Barlick then I took the footpath across the field towards Fernbank. Once at the stile at the other end I crossed the small beck and then found that the footpath up the hill was now fenced in. I noticed a few posts going in the last time I walked this route. Here is the view back down to the beck.

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This is the view looking up the hill.

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Looks like the field has now been split into two. It was rather a large field. At the top of the hill where the field levels out towards Fernbank there is a new wooden kissing gate installed about halfway along the route. Just to the other side there are three new gates, one set into the fence at each side and a third gate for access into the adjacent field. The new fencing extends all the way down to Fernbank, the original metal kissing gate is still present at that end.

This notice of a footpath diversion was on a post just into the old mill yard. Seems like they are looking towards future development there by diverting the pathway around the edge of the site rather than straight across to continue on through to Priory Way as it does now. The notice was posted in late May.

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I doglegged back down Fernbank Avenue then came up Coniston Ave, I diverted down onto Gisburn Road as I fancied treating myself. I called into Singh's and got myself a Magnum Ice cream. Back through valley Gardens and home.

My bread had proved so I knocked it back and formed it into today's creation which is a Plaited Chia with Wholemeal. Set that aside while I had a brew, just finished when Sally rang to say they were ready for pick up in Gisburn, nice timing. My bread was ready for the oven by the time I got back. Result is in the bread thread.

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I did a quick walk yesterday as I was a bit late setting off. Just down to Park Bridge and down onto the canal, back to the marina and back up over Cockshot Bridge to have a look at the new urban spread up there. About a dozen new houses, built on green field of course. :sad:

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2.6 miles, it was rather warm, got back about 20 minutes before Sally who had set of an hour or so before me. She went up Lister Well to Duckpond then over the moor to Weet's summit and returned via the ridge, Standridge and Folly. About twice as far as I walked. 5 to 6 miles is about her average daily walk.

We are off up to Hawes, (Gayle actually) for a long weekend, footpath maps have already been sorted. :smile:
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Walking is probably the thing I miss most as the effects of the years bear down on me. I hope you have a good weekend.....
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Thanks Stanley, I have charged the batteries for my little hand held radio and the Canon DSLR. I am taking the tripod as you get dark skies up there and a good aspect to the North. Not proper dark at this time of the year but I might get the opportunity of some Noctilucent Clouds just after sunset.
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Only on OG.......!
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As reported elsewhere, I baked yesterday. I mixed up some dough for a couple of loaves and had an hour to kill waiting for it to prove. I went out via Valley Gardens and over onto the end of Fernbak Road. Field path over onto Brogden Lane. left up the lane to New House, through the yard with a quick hello to the little Jack Russell that always has something to say about the intrusion through his patch. Back into the fields and up the hill. Through the next field which was bit hard going for me. mown and turned but not gathered. My drop foot on the right made sure I dragged quite a bit with me, hard to see the odd depression underneath as well. I took the path down to the stable and completed the loop back home via Priory Way and Valley Gardens. My dough had risen nicely when I got home. :smile:

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Not going on this one but Sally, Carla and Jack are doing four of the Wainwright's tomorrow. Our Carla is tackling the whole lot bit by bit and I think she is well over 50 now of the 214 peaks to conquer. :smile: My contribution to the expedition is a batch of energy bars at about 400 calories each, should keep them going. :extrawink:
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My limit is Town Square and back! As Dirty Harry said, it's good to know your limitations!
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PanBiker wrote: 29 Aug 2022, 14:17 Our Carla is tackling the whole lot bit by bit and I think she is well over 50 now of the 214 peaks to conquer.
Carla did another four Wainwright's last Saturday on her birthday, she just took their dog Hettie the springer spaniel with her. I checked with her on Sunday when we went over for tea. She has done 55 now so just another 159 to go!
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Came across this today GM Ringway

Suppose I'll have to get used to Ringway not being an airport any more. I don't suppose you have to do it all at once, but some of the stages will be within reach of members. Too late for me I'm afraid.

I think Benny Rothman would have approved. :smile:
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Funny thing is David That I noted on Flight Tracker 24 that if you zoom in on Manchester Airport there is still a section called Ringway.
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Tripps wrote: 06 Nov 2022, 19:34
I think Benny Rothman would have approved. :smile:
I'm sure he would. :smile:
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PanBiker wrote: 07 Nov 2022, 09:17 I'm sure he would. :smile:
Well done for saving me explaining who he was. That's pleasing. :smile:
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Cyclist and rambler, early campaigner, and activist within the "mass trespass" movement that ultimately opened up thousands of miles of footpaths and the right to roam. :smile:
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Went for a walk yesterday as it was such a nice day. Furthest Sally has walked for over three months. We went up Kelbrook Road then down to Cockshot Bridge, along the tow path to the old railway bridge then into the fields over to Salterforth. The path brings you out through the farm yard opposite the school. Left here and onto Salterforth Lane past the cemetery then back down Bob Preston's to the bridge I noticed that the water feeder pipe for the Park Road reservoir that runs parallel to the bridge has a small but steady leak right above the tow path which catches unwary walkers and cyclists out. Back up Marina Drive and home. About 3.5 miles, not fast as we had frequent rests, we have both taken a stamina hit with our chest infections.

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I wonder if anyone has informed the water board about the leak?
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Yes I have just done it. YW want to know the far end of the proverbial to log the fault! Not a big leak but its a cast Iron pipe and it wont get any better. They are installing a new underground reservoir at Park Hill to replace the existing one which is what this line feeds if I am not mistaken.
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Good. Well done Ian! Yes it is a big CI pipe and the leak will only get worse and may be a symptom of a bigger fault like a crack. Yes it feeds Park Hill.
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I received a confirmation email from YW and an estimate of a visit within 2 days. You get a nice satellite map on the reporting form on the website so you can accurately position the fault location. :smile:
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As reported elsewhere, I got some new walking trainers yesterday. A lot lighter and better for walking in summertime. Took them out for their first foray today. Lovely day and plenty warm enough. I only wanted a short walk as I had two loaves in the making. I knocked back the dough and set one in a tin and made the remainder into a plait. Shoved them in their plastic bags to rise and went out for my walk.

Down Valley Gardens and on to the stables, over the beck and up to Cow Pasture. I was going to go up onto Hollins Lane but decided to return straight back down Calf Hall. Had a bit of a chat with a mate I haven't seen for while. He is a bit younger than me and he commented on my slight limp so I told him the whys and wherefores. He said he was the other side of a heart attack, he had a stent fitted and has to keep taking the tablets to stop clotting and a potential stroke. He used to be an avid runner but has had to scale back somewhat. Nice to catch up anyway. :smile:

Back home in 42 minutes, Strava says 1.6 miles my watch says 1.8 so somewhere around there. Bread was ready for the oven when I got back. Tin loaf sorted, plait just gone in. :smile:

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We both went out for walks yesterday on different routes but our paths crossed below Cow Pasture on the way back. As is the norm for Sally, she is flavour of the month yet again! Bitten 7 times 4 from Horse Flies. They always go for Sally since she had chemo which is a bit weird. Nothing tends to bother me, I must taste nasty or something.
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