MY WALKING WORLD David Preston

  

 Last updated 02/01/2017

 
 

Well its January 2017 and the walking year starts here.  I've had some great walks during 2016. Some great backpacking trips including the Cairngorms in May and the Cateran Trail in August. I have also had a few interesting overnight solo trips including a snowy night on Shining Tor, a stormy night on Kinder Scout and a very wet night on the Roaches. All good fun and I look forward to many more in 2017. At the start of 2016 I signed up to the Viewranger Challenge to walk 500 miles during the year, I have never managed to get to the 1000 miles in previous years and I thought I would go for something I knew was attainable. Quite surprised to  look at the stats for 2016 on the Viewranger Website which I have include below. Very close and I have actually covered more than I thought. The discrepancy can be explained by the fact I tend to round the miles down. Still pondering whether to go for the 1000 miles next year.

 

Our group the MaccPackers about to set off along the Cumbria Way to head up to Skiddaw 30/12/15

The stats on the right are taken from my Viewranger Account for 2016

Recent Walks on the Walking Summary 2016
           
30/12/16   Lake District Walk 16167 Bakestall, Skiddaw, Carl Side & Ullock Pike with the MaccPackers Low cloud, windy 9 miles
27/12/16   Peak District Walk 16166 A walk around Bakewell Sunny periods 3 miles
26/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16165 A short walk around Ridgegate Reservoir Overcast 2 miles
19/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16164 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill evening walk Clear night 2 miles
18/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16163 Rainow and Kerridge with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 7 miles
16/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16162 Xmas Meal, Langley with MaccPackers & walk home to Macclefield Clear night 5 miles
14/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16161 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill evening walk Clear night 2 miles
14/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16160 Lyme Park circular Sunny periods 3 miles
11/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16159 Gawsworth and North Rode with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7 miles
10/12/16   Lake District Walk 16158 Bowfell and Angle Tarn with the MaccPackers Overcast, cold wind. 8 miles
09/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16157 Rainow and Harrop Fold Farm Overcast 2 miles
05/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16156 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear night 2 miles
04/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16155 Timbersbrook & the Biddulph Valley Way Broken Cross Walkers Sunny 7 miles
03/12/16   Cheshire Walk 16154 Timbersbrook and Congleton Sunny periods 7 miles
28/11/16   Cheshire Walk 16153 Shutlingsloe from Trentabank Clear evening 4 miles
27/11/16   Cheshire Walk 16152 Tatton Park and Knutsford with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 6 miles
25/11/16   Cheshire Walk 16151 Tatton Park Sunny periods 4 miles
21/11/16   Cheshire Walk 16150 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear evening 2 miles
20/11/16   Cheshire Walk 16149 Alderley Edge and the Wizard with Broken Cross Walkers Drizzle then dry 7 miles
16/11/16   Cheshire Walk 16148 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear evening 2 miles
14/11/16   Cheshire Walk 16147 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear evening 2 miles
13/11/16   High Peak Walk 16146 Whaley Bridge with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7 miles
12/11/16   Cheshire Walk 16145 Alderley Edge and the Wizard Overcast, damp 7 miles
08/11/16   Cheshire Walk 16144 Plumley and Holford Hall Overcast, dry 7 miles
07/11/16   Cheshire Walk 16143 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear night 2 miles
06/11/16   Lake District Walk 16142 Scales Tarn from Scales with the MaccPackers Sleet and snow 4 miles
05/11/16   Lake District Walk 16141 Clough Head and Great Dodd from Scales with the MaccPackers Windy 14 miles
04/11/16   Lake District Walk 16140 Harrop Pike from Swindale with the MaccPackers Showery 10 miles
  The little bus on my walks list means I have used public  transport on my walk. Especially useful now I have a Bus and Senior Rail Pass

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

 

Click on the image on the left for photos of my trip across the Knoydart in May of 2014. A wonderful trip and I am looking forward to another in a remote area next year. Probably be in Scotland but you never know, the maps are out

I am a keen follower of Twitter, a great way to keep up with what's happening in the outdoor world. I am not interested in what Pop stars, Film stars, Footballers and Politicians have got to say. I follow real people and organisations such as Mountain Rescue Teams, Park Rangers, Outdoor Groups, Hill Farmers, Mountaineers, Wildlife Groups, Police and other local groups.

 
 

   

Walking miles since 2003

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Total Running total Walks in Year Avg length
2003             43 32 39 11 43 17 185 185 20 9.25
2004 29 48 35 18 44 0 81 13 24 41 37 21 391 576 45 8.69
2005 37 37 29 44 9 35 26 42 7 38 42 13 359 935 41 8.76
2006 36 29 29 20 33 12 77 17 45 44 30 13 385 1320 49 7.86
2007 12 37 67 45 15 30 67 37 52 23 27 10 422 1742 50 8.44
2008 21 39 21 59 15 33 54 9 20 30 10 23 334 2076 38 8.79
2009 35 61 33 0 31 51 102 19 51 37 22 33 475 2551 50 9.50
2010 15 40 35 58 20 61 25 29 16 43 39 23 404 2955 51 7.92
2011 15 40 35 58 20 61 132 86 37 87 87 48 706 3661 96 7.35
2012 60 51 91 34 68 44 70 34 88 99 60 41 740 4401 97 7.63
2013 45 74 87 91 75 71 122 86 71 17 60 48 847 5248 116 7.30
2014 61 69 122 72 84 96 42 87 79 45 88 69 914 6062 120 7.62
2015 35 70 82 75 107 47 107 68 85 61 61 40 840 7002 136 6.18
2016 57 89 71 71 114 53 58 107 73 65 78 65 901 7903 167 5.40
                                 

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