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Quoting TobyCoulson: Aha there you are. Have you been on holiday? Just got back from walking Karhunkierros. RHS of Finland in the angle between the Arctic Circle and the Russian border. Slept in wilderness huts and lean-to shelters. Miles and miles of forest and lakes. There are lynx, bears and wolverines, but didn't see any of course. Recommended, but not dramatic landscapes or wildlife. Didn't take a lot of sisu, apart from deciding we could do it. Anyone else walked this, or Kungsleden? Other recommended treks? Jonathan
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Not capable of walking much these days due to arthritis but have always fancied doing some of Wainwright's walks. Glad you enjoyed yourself even if you didn't seem much fauna. Edited by - TobyCoulson on 14 Jun 2012 08:47:42
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Quoting TobyCoulson:  Edited by - TobyCoulson on 14 Jun 2012 08:47:26
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Yes, Wainwright's books are brilliant, and he scores high on the English eccentric scale. Reading the books at home is a good reminder of what it's like in the fells. (Spot the 7 analogy.) The first long-distance walk we did was his coast-to-coast route. Jonathan
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An artist is painting a watercolour version of every Wainwright sketch. That's more than 1500. (BBC News article) Not sure what I think about that yet. Someone interfering with something I care about, or a similar labour of love done with respect? I'll certainly go and have a look at them. Jonathan
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Short walk (8 miles or so?), but if you're near Stavanger, climb Preikestolen (probably spelt that wrong). Hell of a view at the top.
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Jiri to Everest Base Camp? or if that is a little too far then The Snowdown Horseshoe, a little nearer to home, is a great trek (involves a bit of scrambling though)

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Get a copy of the Inn Way by Mark Reid. You can walk and sup ale on the way
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Quoting myothercarsa2cv: Short walk (8 miles or so?), but if you're near Stavanger, climb Preikestolen (probably spelt that wrong). Hell of a view at the top.Not heard of that before but there's a great photo here. Someone's off driving through the Picos in another thread. The Cares Gorge has a 1500m face with a path along the top. Our spring walk is the Great Glen, sleeping and eating on a barge each night. Banavie to Inverness. Anyone done that? Jonathan Edited by - Jonathan Kay on 5 Mar 2013 10:09:15
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Quoting Jonathan Kay:  Our spring walk is the Great Glen, sleeping and eating on a barge each night. Banavie to Inverness. Anyone done that? Jonathan No, but I'm going to Loch Ness and then on to the Moray Firth for some dolphin watching at the end of April. I shall wear a silly hat so you'll recognise me
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Quoting TobyCoulson: Get a copy of the Inn Way by Mark Reid. You can walk and sup ale on the wayThanks. I didn't know about this walk or the book. Although I've had many happy holidays in Buckden. Jonathan