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The Great Outdoors 05 Mar 2018 12:17 #6413

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Its a bit Cold out there at the moment, unless your into Skiing
But come some decent Weather enjoy a good walk, Walked all over the Brecon Beacons in South Wales, Now Merseyside is not far from the North Wales Mountains, With Snowdonia to explore this summer,
Any other Walkers out there ?

In the past enjoyed Climbing & Abseiling my mind is willing but the Body
is showing signs of age, So had to give up those pursuits. :(
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The Great Outdoors 05 Mar 2018 14:33 #6418

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Yep, can't wait to get out and about this year. We've had a dreadful year and haven't even left our hometown once, Just been into town with Mrs Spanner to our regular diner and came back roasting hot, still wearing winter thermals and the usual winter layers but the weather here has really picked up. It feels like spring is just around the corner and I'm chomping at the bit to get out and do some coastal walks. Might even get back to Norway and hike more of the fjords.
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The Great Outdoors 05 Mar 2018 14:55 #6420

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Used to love being outdoors 20 odd years ago when I was around horses and basically not at the mercy of the pain that dogs me these days. Being outside in nice weather really lifts the spirits and well being. Nature can be a real tonic for depression or stress.
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The Great Outdoors 10 Mar 2018 00:21 #6482

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I used to do a lot of walking on my own or in clubs, series of dizzy spells made me give it up for a while and have only been out occasionally since. Some of the gear in outdoor shops is laughably priced but apart from that it can be quite a cheap pastime and I have had some good stuff from aldi and lidl that has lasted longer. I think my highlight was doing a few monroes one glorious summer (2003?). I love those old weavers cottages scattered around Yorkshire as I have a bit of a thing for architecture and it was a good way of combining two interests.
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The Great Outdoors 10 Mar 2018 07:36 #6483

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Agree with Verc the Prices in many "Outdoor Shops" is outrageous, both for clothing and Camping gear; I always use Army Surplus, might not be High Fashion, but Strong gear made to last, at prices one can afford. B)
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The Great Outdoors 10 Mar 2018 11:02 #6489

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However, Paul-UB40 you wearing "Army Surplus " aren't you worried about being done for 'going equipped'. Whether you are or not on a job.... :whistle:

www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/60/section/25
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The Great Outdoors 10 Mar 2018 11:23 #6490

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El-dudeareno wrote:
However, Paul-UB40 you wearing "Army Surplus " aren't you worried about being done for 'going equipped'. Whether you are or not on a job.... :whistle:

www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/60/section/25

Nope; Leave the Tank and Sub-Machine Gun at home ;)
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The Great Outdoors 10 Mar 2018 11:53 #6491

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we love going out and about ... there's not many places round here to go tho' (the deer park has been completely explored and the riverside is bad because of erosion) and everywhere else is a bus or train ride away :( . Not sure how much exercise I'll be getting this spring/summer either as our new baby is due early July and I'm already feeling fat and uncomfortable lol
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B) All The best for your New Arrival; Do keep us informed, :)
I Guess that's as much exercise in its own right. :)
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The Great Outdoors 10 Mar 2018 18:53 #6493

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Paul-UB40 wrote:
B) All The best for your New Arrival; Do keep us informed, :)
I Guess that's as much exercise in its own right. :)
thanks :D it's def exercise lol ... I've got a 4yr old to run around after too ;) xx
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