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    Re: Cumbrian Traverse

    dismally failed to spot anywhere to park in Broughton Mills , but apart from that had a brill day :thumbup:
    parked at Kiln Bank Cross and worked down to Hovel Knott and back
    then up to Brown Pike and (later) back
    so pretty happy with that section now
    even found a nice line off White Pike and over to Caw which should come in handy on the Duddon race
    Scramble the rock face through the glare of morning sun ó to run

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazTheSlug View Post
    I'm going to have Friday off work, go up to Broughton Mills and recce the first bit of this up to Brown Pike...and mess about on the Coniston fells til it goes dark
    And spot some AMAZING wildlife too! (see 'Today's Wildlife Encounter' thread in 'General Chat' http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/showt...ounter/page215)

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    I'm doing the traverse with a few others in a couple of weeks. Very much looking forward to it.
    Looks like a super route, hope visibility is good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickTor View Post
    I'm doing the traverse with a few others in a couple of weeks. Very much looking forward to it.
    Looks like a super route, hope visibility is good!
    I've been looking at doing this as well Mick, haven't got round to it yet for one reason or another. Was wondering if was getting a bit late in the year but I still haven't given up on doing it before the nasty weather sets in .... what sort of time does your schedule have you starting?

    Martyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn P View Post
    I've been looking at doing this as well Mick, haven't got round to it yet for one reason or another. Was wondering if was getting a bit late in the year but I still haven't given up on doing it before the nasty weather sets in .... what sort of time does your schedule have you starting?

    Martyn
    It is just less than half an equivalent BG (35+ 12K feet -> 60 equivalent miles ) plays (65+ 27K -> 120 equivalent miles). For the most part it is good going under foot too, IMHO on average better and more runnable ground than a BG. So BG pace is maybe 11-12 hours.

    There are just 12 hours of daylight at present, dropping to 9.5 by the end of october, so still doable for a couple of weeks at BG pace, perhaps finishing in gloom. The discussion makes me tempted to do it again.

    Sunrise start is 6.15 at the mo , moving to 7.15 over the next month.

    The only thing non obvious is advisable to "know" beforehand is the route to the first two tops, after that the rest of the route is on various race routes and paths. Nice route
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn P View Post
    I've been looking at doing this as well Mick, haven't got round to it yet for one reason or another. Was wondering if was getting a bit late in the year but I still haven't given up on doing it before the nasty weather sets in .... what sort of time does your schedule have you starting?

    Martyn
    Our schedule is 12 hour 38 mins, 6am start to make most of the light at this time of year.

    Good day out by all accounts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysinjured View Post
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    The only thing non obvious is advisable to "know" beforehand is the route to the first two tops, after that the rest of the route is on various race routes and paths. Nice route
    Thanks for that Alwaysinjured, I haven't marked my maps yet!

    Looks like a dark start and finish for us then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickTor View Post
    Our schedule is 12 hour 38 mins, 6am start to make most of the light at this time of year.

    Good day out by all accounts!
    Cheers Mick. If I do manage to squeeze it in, it will likely be early in November - even less light. I am contemplating a very early start to compensate. Let us know how you get on won't you? I am OK with the route ... will have to get that descent of Great End sorted beforehand though, not been off that way before.

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    I think I may in the group with Mikk.

    But it depends on few things happening first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickTor View Post
    Thanks for that Alwaysinjured, I haven't marked my maps yet!

    Looks like a dark start and finish for us then!

    At that pace I would quite like to join you!

    You might be better off, starting in just light, then accepting that if you slow, the last few miles /cat bells are gloomy / dark. Hard to get it wrong from honister on, once you have found dale head tarn.

    The shortest routes to the first top involve some relatively small trods in heather which are possibly hard to find in the dark, although there is always wainwright' route which goes just round the back before up.
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