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    Calderdale Hike 2015

    Anyone fancy a recce of some of the new Calderdale Hike route on the 15th or 16th November? There looks to be a fair few route choices to investigate. Maybe Sowerby to Cornholme - the rest is more or less the start of the 2104 route in reverse. I think I'll be allowed out either day - haven't got round to entering the Tour of Pendle.
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    Cannot do that weekend but could maybe do the following one Andy. ad not thought to look and see if the new route was even published yet

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    Having recced some of the new route in the clag today, I'd just like to say it wouldn't be a good idea to follow another runner in similar conditions without checking they'd already recced the route. There were some interesting bits.
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    There are always 'interesting bits' on the Calderdale, hence the need for reconnoitring (not following). It takes a long time with the to-ing and fro-ing that always seems to occur. I have to recce it in two halves.

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    Just decided to go out for a canine-assisted recce tomorrow, starting at about 8am from Ripponden, if anyone fancies joining me. Middle of the field pace.
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    Le Tour des Moulins. Anyway, I've recced it all now. May not be able to do the race though, due to bust wrist.
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    I've spent the past three days reccying the new Calderdale Hike route and I'm sporting a healthy sun tan as a result. More importantly, it's a right humdinger of a route. I hope the organisers are prepared for a long night at the cricket club and will have many, many search and rescue teams on standby.

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    It could be interesting, particularly if there's cloud on the moors. Good luck everyone!
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    Any advice on shoe choice would be appreciated please BritNick?

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    Comfort and good fit are number 1 priority. It's drying out nicely though there are still some boggy or muddy patches still around. An all-purpose trail shoe with some cushioning would do fine because there are rocky tracks and lanes as well, a bit of everything really.

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